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Sinclair Broadcast Group Inc.

Director, Digital Operations Center

Publishing and Broadcasting

Public Relations Director

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Santa Monica, California, United States

We are in search of a highly skilled and motivated Director, Digital Operations Center to lead our 24/7 digital operations center. This pivotal role involves overseeing the Tennis Channel direct-to-consumer (DTC) offering on various streaming platforms. This role will maintain the overall workflow of Tennis Channel’s DTC platform. A robust technical background and familiarity with a range of digital distribution technology and transmission equipment is crucial, as is the ability to provide top-tier technical support and effectively manage a team in the dynamic sports broadcasting environment.

If you have a passion for sports and the technical expertise to ensure a seamless digital experience for our consumers, we encourage you to apply for this exciting opportunity.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Lead and manage a team of Digital Network Operators to ensure the smooth functioning of Tennis Channel's digital operations center.
  • Monitor and oversee the delivery of the Tennis Channel's DTC product across various streaming platforms, including Apple TV, Roku, Amazon, Fubo, Samsung TV, and other smart TVs and devices.
  • Provide first-line technical support for a variety of equipment and workflows, including haivision encoders and decoders, switches, Selenio Network Processors, Dell computers, SDI video signals, and IP video delivery systems.
  • Maintain a high level of familiarity with online distribution platforms, Content Management Systems, Sports Radar, Amagi, AWS, and other relevant technologies.
  • Demonstrate a strong understanding of the technical aspects of sports broadcasting.

Other responsibilities Include but aren’t limited to:

  • Communicate effectively with team members, stakeholders, and external partners to ensure smooth operations and seamless service delivery.
  • Display strong leadership skills and foster a collaborative and supportive team environment.
  • Work flexible hours, including nights, weekends, and swing shifts, as necessary to ensure 24/7 operations coverage.
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to work effectively in a team-oriented environment.
  • Demonstrated leadership abilities and a proactive approach to problem-solving.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and high-pressure work environment, particularly in the context of live sports broadcasting.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science or a related field is preferred, but not required
  • 5 years of experience supervising and managing digital operations departments in the broadcast industry
  • Strong technical knowledge of a variety of digital equipment and platforms, including encoders and decoders, network processors, and video delivery systems
  • Understanding of broadcast industry transmission standards, codecs, policies, and procedures
  • Familiarity with digital video processing, IP delivery, and other transmission methods
  • Familiarity with Content Management Systems, online distribution platforms, and cloud-based services is highly desirable

Tennis Channel is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

About Tennis Channel

Tennis Channel is the media home to two twenty-four-hour television networks, a subscription streaming service, online magazine and podcasts dedicated to the sport and its unique lifestyle. The tennis-media hub is home to every aspect of the wide-ranging, worldwide tennis community. Tennis Channel is carried nationwide by every one of the top ten pay-TV service providers.


About Sinclair

Make your mark in Media with Sinclair Broadcast Group, a diversified media company dedicated to connecting people with content everywhere! We have consistently led the broadcast industry since our inception, and now Sinclair owns the largest regional sports network business and one of the largest television broadcast portfolios in the country. Also, we have affiliations with all of the major broadcast networks, our own Tennis Channel, and several multicast networks including TBD and Comet. Our content is distributed over-the-air, on multi-video providers, and through our industry-leading digital media platforms. Our success is the direct result of our extraordinary employees and management team who believe in our vision and are dedicated to ensuring a great future for our employees. We are advancing the world of Media and want YOU to join our winning team!

About the Team

The life-blood of our organization is our people. We have a compelling story, a goal-oriented culture, and we take really good care of people. How good? Here is a glimpse: great benefits, open-door policy, upward mobility and a strong desire to see you succeed. Ready to be part of a winning team? Let’s talk.

The base salary compensation range for this role is $126,000 to $144,200. Final compensation for this role will be determined by various factors such as a candidates’ relevant work experience, skills, certifications, and geographic location. Full time positions are eligible for benefits that include participation in a retirement plan, life and disability insurance, health, dental and vision plans, flexible spending accounts, sick leave, vacation time, personal time, parental leave and employee stock purchase plan.

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