Network Origination Operator

Job Description


The Network Origination Operator will work rotational shifts to support 24 hour
/ 7 day a week media network operation. Their primary responsibility will be to
provide direct control, oversight, administration and support of Disney Media
Networks and their underlying systems while maintaining a close partnership
with internal teams such as Marketing, Programming, Media Operations and
Traffic. This will include Disney Channel Networks, Freeform, FX Networks,
National Geographic Networks, and ABC Television Network and all related
streaming networks. The Operators are the gate keepers of our operation to
assure all business needs are being met while protecting our high standard of
quality and content being released to the public. In all, the mission is to
execute and support our network operations while ensuring technical quality /
creative vision are maintained.

The Network Origination Operators responsibilities will span all log
preparatory duties through playout, monitoring and responding to playout
issues, routing control and change requests. A successful candidate in this
role must be able to maintain a high-level attention to detail across several
streams and systems while being able to prioritize tasks and requests.

* Maintain and execute network operations including control and monitoring
of systems as well as administrative duties and communications with
supporting departments to ensure all networks are airing as instructed
* Monitor and identify components and quality of the on-air product
including measurement of and validation of signal components such as
closed captioning, V-Chip, format ratio, graphical placement, and SAP/DVS
* Troubleshoot video, audio, and file technical issues that may arise and
be able to recover quickly and effectively while strictly following rules
and regulations pertaining to legal requirements, standards and practices
* Maintain recovery expectations via the ability to analyze and recover
quickly from emergent issues in high pressure situations to minimize
revenue loss
* Express technical and operational issues clearly to support, engineering
and management through well written reports
* Provide feedback to management that directly affects the formulation of
Standard Operating Procedures
* Flexibility to work all shifts composing a 24/7 day, including swing
shifts, overnights, weekends, holidays and special events
* Work constructively and respectfully with fellow team and department
members to achieve a common goal while always upholding the values of The
Walt Disney Company
* Provide input for the implementation of technological upgrades and
projects furthering the vision of the Facility

* Media/communications or technology background
* Proficiency in Windows and Microsoft Office (esp. Outlook and Excel)
* Proactive problem-solving and critical thinking skills
* Self-motivated, organized and communicate clearly and concisely both
verbally and in writing

* Prior experience in television or streaming media field
* Knowledge of television network operations that may include traffic
planning and timing calculation, playout automation systems, signal flow,
measurement tools and signal elements
* Understanding of basic video formats (SD, HD, UHD, HD-HDR and video and
audio standards (SMPTE)
* Understanding of video routing systems and analysis tools (waveform
monitors, rasterizers and audio meters)
* Basic knowledge of live acquisition remote workflows for live events and
linear channels
* Strong interest in current industry technologies and developments
* Familiarity with streaming media platforms (e.g., Netflix, Fire TV, Hulu,

Required Education
Bachelor s degree or certificate in a field related to media, broadcast,
engineering, communications, computer science OR equivalent work experience
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