Operations Coordinator

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In this role, the Operations Coordinator uses technical background and practical experience to organize and coordinate operations and logistics relevant to ESPN-produced events. This individual is expected to acquire working knowledge of all phases of departmental operations through orientation and observation; familiarizes self with basic duties of other departmental personnel and performs functions of Operations Producer during vacations or at other times required. This role may travel to remote sites, as needed, on various sporting events.

ESPN, Inc., The Worldwide Leader in Sports, is the leading multinational, multimedia sports entertainment company featuring the broadest portfolio of multimedia sports assets with over 50 business entities. Headquartered in Bristol, Connecticut, ESPN is 80% owned by ABC, Inc. (a subsidiary of The Walt Disney Company), and 20% by the Hearst Corporation.
ESPN was founded by Bill Rasmussen and launched on September 7, 1979. Now with over 6,500 employees, each year ESPN televises more than 5,100 live and/or original hours of sports programming. The company?s mission is to serve sports fans. Anytime. Anywhere.
? Provide support to the Operations Management in Bristol and at remote locations. ? Maintain event personnel lists, ensuring the accuracy of work start and end dates and coordinate with crewing department to ensure that personnel are hired properly. ? Create and maintain the Operations hotel list and work with Travel to ensure its accuracy. ? Place orders for equipment and supplies as requested. i.e. VIZ, C&S, ART etc. ? Oversee and carry out office functions at remote work sites. ? Receive and process invoices. ? Update financial tracking documents on the I Drive. Interface with the Program Finance Department to keep them apprised of location expenses and budgetary information pertinent to remote events. ? Evaluate freelance candidates for entry-level support positions for remotes. Booking the local runner and utility hires. ? Ensure all new hires and vendors complete corporate paperwork correctly and guide it through the system that will result in appropriate payment. ? Assist in arranging shipping between vendors and remote locations. ? Acquire and maintain a thorough understanding of technical equipment and systems. ? Assist the Operations Producer on survey distribution and remote maintenance. ? Must be willing to take calls after hours, and on nights and weekends. ? Ability to balance the day-to-day workload, along with helping to oversee day-of-air remote challenges.
Typically, incumbent has a minimum of one (1) year of related technical/operations and/or practical experience in Remote Broadcasting.
? Must have strong interpersonal skills, including voice and email communication.
? Has computer experience, with proficiency in Windows-based PC applications. Heavy use of Microsoft Excel.
? Willingness and ability to travel to domestic work sites.
Additional Qualifications
International Production experience
? Foreign language proficiency
? Microsoft Visio proficiency

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