SNY Job Opportunities

Full-time jobs

Title: Technical Director
Entity: SNY

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Crew leader who works with technical and news staff to satisfy production needs for live, taped and automated programming, under supervision of Director & Operations management
• Build and organize switcher effects, snapshots, transitions and specialty wipes
• Help provide solutions for studio, and control room production needs
• Test and prepare television technical operations systems and equipment for use including automation coding
• Work closely with Operations Management and Engineering to ensure all equipment is meeting expectations
• Other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

QUALIFICATIONS:
• Bachelor's degree preferred (preferably in Communications) or equivalent work experience
• Five (5) years of related TD experience in live, multi-camera studio production preferred
• Proficient in operation and building of effects on Ross Overdrive and Grass Valley Kayenne with internal DPM
• General understanding of all aspects and duties of a Level 1 technician, including: Stage Managing, Robotic Camera, Teleprompter, LED Lighting, Audio, Playback
• Proficient in live studio and remote program operations

DESIRED SKILLS:

• Familiarity with NY sports a plus
• Live directing experience, both standard and automated, a plus
• Proficiency in iNEWS or similar newsroom software system preferred
• Excellent interpersonal & communication skills required
• Must be a collaborative team player who works well with others, in a fast paced, dynamic studio environment.
• Available to work flexible, non-traditional hours including weekends and holidays.

Title: Audio operator
Entity: SNY

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

• Work with technical and news staff to satisfy production needs for live, taped and automated programming under supervision of Director and Operations management
• Familiarity with 5.1 surround sound, up mixing, down mixing and operation of associated support equipment
• Work creatively and collaboratively with Production and Operations management to establish sound production practices for the delivery of content within sports, news, and topical programming
• Become fully knowledgeable in all aspects of operation and basic maintenance of the production audio systems including but not limited to: audio console, RTS intercom system programming, audio server routing, RF microphones and IFBs as well as other audio or communication related support systems
• Perform daily set-up operations and continuously monitor audio levels from all sources across multiple studios to ensure consistent quality in accordance with established industry standards and guidelines
• Pro-actively and as directed, maintain the integrity of all associated audio and support equipment, notifying Operations management should anything require repair or replacement

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Basic Qualifications
• Bachelor's Degree (preferably in Communications) or equivalent work experience required
• Two (2) years of related A1 experience in live, multi-camera studio production
• Must be able to lift 25 lbs. and set / strike studio gear

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

• Previous experience with SSL audio boards, RTS intercom systems & ENCO audio servers a plus
• Configuration knowledge of the RTS Adam Edit communication system preferred
• Knowledge of all commonly used RF and wired microphones, IFB and PL systems
• Familiarity with NY sports
• Qualified applicants must demonstrate and maintain an understanding of established industry standards, equipment and quality control
• Proficiency in iNews or similar newsroom computer system a plus
• Excellent interpersonal & communication skills required
• Must be a collaborative team player who works well with others, in a fast paced, dynamic studio environment
• Available to work flexible, non-traditional hours including weekends and holidays

Part-time jobs

Title: Technical Director
Entity: SNY

JOB DUTIES:

• Crew leader who works with technical and news staff to satisfy production needs for live, taped and automated programming, under supervision of Director & Operations management
• Build and organize switcher effects, snapshots, transitions and specialty wipes
• Help provide solutions for studio, and control room production needs
• Test and prepare television technical operations systems and equipment for use including automation coding
• Work closely with Operations Management and Engineering to ensure all equipment is meeting expectations
• Other duties and responsibilities as assigned

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Basic Qualifications
• Bachelor's degree preferred (preferably in Communications) or equivalent work experience
• Five (5) years of related TD experience in live, multi-camera studio production preferred
• Proficient in operation and building of effects on Ross Overdrive and Grass Valley Kayenne with internal DPM
• General understanding of all aspects and duties of a Level 1 technician, including: Stage Managing, Robotic Camera, Teleprompter, LED Lighting, Audio, Playback
• Proficient in live studio and remote program operations
• Must be able to lift 25 lbs. and set / strike studio gear

Additional Job Requirements
• Interested and qualified candidates must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com
• Must be willing to submit to a background investigation
• Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States
• Must be covered by Solutions, NBCU's Alternative Dispute Resolution Program
• Must be 18 years or older
• Must be willing to work in New York, NY
• Ability to travel as required
• It is the policy of NBCUniversal and NBCUniversal' s affiliated businesses to consider all qualified applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex (including pregnancy) sexual orientation, age, disability, veteran status or other characteristics protected by law

PLEASE NOTE: This is a freelance position, filling in as needed


DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

• Familiarity with NY sports a plus
• Live directing experience, both standard and automated, a plus
• Proficiency in iNEWS or similar newsroom software system preferred
• Excellent interpersonal & communication skills required
• Must be a collaborative team player who works well with others, in a fast paced, dynamic studio environment
• Available to work flexible, non-traditional hours including weekends and holidays

Title: Freelance producer
Entity: SNY

JOB DUTIES:

• Produce newscast, including but not limited to formatting the show, determining news stories to be shown during the assigned newscast, coordinating cut-ins, and writing copy
• Determine the sequence and flow of the newscast. Format and write material for broadcast-take newscast from concept to completion-day after day
• Occasionally produce 60 minute specials, including interview programs
• Write compelling opens, teases and other scripts
• Execute all sponsorship elements
• Coordinate all live shots during broadcast
• Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned
• Produce specials or original programming as assigned
• Train and supervise all newsroom staff: including associate producers and production assistants as needed
• Perform other duties and responsibilities as assigned.

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:
Basic Qualifications
• BA/BS degree in Radio/TV/Film, Communications, or equivalent experience
• Minimum Five (5) years television experience
• Must have newsroom experience

Additional Job Requirements
• Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through http://www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered
• Willingness to travel and work overtime, and on weekends with short notice
• Must be willing to work in New York, NY

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

• Thorough knowledge of local and national sports required
• Extensive experience producing 30 and 60 minute shows
• Possess poise under pressure and be able to meet tight deadlines, change and numerous other tasks
• Able to present sports news stories in a creative, non-traditional way
• Maintaining accuracy and details are critical to newscast
be creative and enterprising, a team player with leadership qualities
• Possess excellent copy editing skills
• Excellent knowledge of current events, regionally, nationally, as well as, internationally
• Have the ability to guide writers, reporters, contributors, production assistants and others in order to complete a well-structured newscast
• Have the ability to operate in the control room
• Strong work ethic, positive attitude and leadership qualities with the ability to handle multiple tasks and set priorities a must
• Ability to work non-traditional hours, weekends & holidays
• Ability to work in a fast paced, high pressure environment
• Producing Live Studio show experience a must.


Title: Freelance Makeup Artist
Reports to: Production Manager
Entity: SNY

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Experienced Makeup Artist in Television/Film and or Editorial Production for high definition broadcasting
• Airbrush experience preferred
• Ability to perform light hair styling • Excellent interpersonal & communication skills required
• Strong work ethic, positive attitude, and ability to work as a team member
• Ability to work in a fast• paced environment
• Ability to work well under pressure
• Ability to work with celebrities and other high-profile personalities
• Ability to work non-traditional hours, weekends & holidays

SportsNet New York is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at SportsNet New York via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written Statement of Work in place for this position from SportsNet New York HR/Recruitment will be deemed the sole property of SportsNet New York. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by SportsNet New York as a result of the referral or through other means.

To apply, please email SNYJobs@sny.tv


Title: Freelance Studio Director
Reports to: Senior Studio Director
Entity: SNY

QUALIFICATIONS:

• 5+ years experience directing live, fast-paced news, talk and or sports oriented programs. Ability to think quickly & keep pace with fast moving shows.
• Strong ability to multi-task, integrating considerable production elements during both live and tape shows, including live shots, graphics, video and cameras for air
• Excellent interpersonal skills; ability to work effectively in high-pressure environment.
• Thorough knowledge of studio and control room operations
• Strong communication skills
• Proven ability to make priority decisions under extreme deadlines
• Willing to work flexible hours, including evenings, weekends, holidays, and early mornings
• Any previous experience using Avid iNews, Sony model switchers (Sony MVS-8000 preferred)

JOB FUNCTIONS:

• The Director will work closely with the show producers and technical crew to ensure the show rundown is executed cleanly and accurately. Responsibilities include camera blocking and studio direction, in addition to disseminating control room traffic to the necessary personnel including audio, tape role, and lighting cues. Candidates should have experience working in a High Definition, state-of-the-art, sever based facility. The candidate should be able to work using paperless rundown and script through Avid iNews. Additionally, candidates should be able to time show elements and back time a show without the use of an Associate Director.
• Candidates should have experience working in a High Definition, state-of-the-art, sever based facility. The candidate should be able to work using paperless rundown and script through Avid iNews. Additionally, candidates should be able to time show elements and back time a show without the use of an Associate Director.

Candidates must be responsible, have good communication and interpersonal skills, and take direction well.

SNY is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at SNY via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written Statement of Work in place for this position from SNY HR/Recruitment will be deemed the sole property of SNY. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by SNY as a result of the referral or through other means.

To apply, please email SNYJobs@sny.tv


Title: Freelance/Part-Time Technician I
Reports to: Manager, Operations Support
Entity: SNY

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Degree (preferably in Communications) or equivalent work experience required
• Minimum of two (2) years experience in TV Studio Production
• Ability to understand and perform all aspects and duties of a level 1 technician, including: Stage Managing, Studio Camera, Teleprompter, Lighting, Non-Linear Playback, Still Store, Video Shading
• Ability to understand and perform all aspects and duties of a level 2 technician, including: Technical Director, Audio Operator
• Functional knowledge of Digital tape and non-linear recording & playback
• Familiarity in news program operations preferred
• Familiar with Avid INEWS
• Excellent interpersonal & communication skills required
• Strong work ethic and positive attitude with the ability to handle multiple tasks and set priorities a must
• Ability to work non-traditional hours, weekends & holidays
• Ability to work in a fast paced, high pressure environment

JOB FUNCTIONS:

• Work with technical staff to satisfy production needs for show, under supervision of Producer, Director & Technical Director
• Serve as fill-in for all other Tech 1 or 2 positions as needed
• Perform other duties as assigned

SNY is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at SNY via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written Statement of Work in place for this position from SNY HR/Recruitment will be deemed the sole property of SNY. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by SNY as a result of the referral or through other means.

To apply, please email SNYJobs@sny.tv


Title: Part-Time Avid Editor
Reports to: Operations Manager
Entity: SNY

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Minimum of 1 year experience in news, preferably sports
• Must have a well rounded knowledge of Avid and its applications
• Ability to work under tight time restrictions
• Ability to work in a fast paced, high pressure environment with a positive attitude
• Ability to work nights, weekends and holidays
• Knowledge or media manager and multiple formats a plus

JOB FUNCTIONS:

• Editing content for nightly newscast
• Avid editing during live game telecasts

Candidates must be responsible, have good communication and interpersonal skills, and take direction well.

SNY is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at SNY via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written Statement of Work in place for this position from SNY HR/Recruitment will be deemed the sole property of SNY. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by SNY as a result of the referral or through other means.

To apply, please email SNYJobs@sny.tv


Title: Jib operator
Entity: SNY

SNY is looking for experienced jib operators for on air (live) studio camera work. Freelance candidates are needed for weekday evenings, weekends and holidays.

QUALIFICATIONS:

• Minimum 2 years of experience working with Jib in studio production
•Ability to work in a fast paced studio environment
• Good communications skills, the ability to work with Directors on shot composition of multiple shows

SNY is not accepting unsolicited assistance from search firms for this employment opportunity. All resumes submitted by search firms to any employee at SNY via-email, the Internet or in any form and/or method without a valid written Statement of Work in place for this position from SNY HR/Recruitment will be deemed the sole property of SNY. No fee will be paid in the event the candidate is hired by SNY as a result of the referral or through other means.

To apply, please email SNYJobs@sny.tv

Internships

SportsNet New York has internships available for the spring, summer and fall semesters.

Interns, who must have completed their sophomore year in college will be paid and may receive college credit if needed. The minimum GPA requirement for our internship program is a 3.0. Interns will receive hands-on experience assisting in a wide range of the station's operations. Interns generally work approximately 20 hours per week, which may include nights and weekends. Internships are available in the following departments:

Newsroom
Operations
Original programming and production unit
Marketing/Programming
Sales
Finance
IT
Digital

To be considered for an internship at SNY please email interns@sny.tv, and include in the subject line your name and the department you are applying for. In this email include the following:

• One-page cover letter on why you would like to intern at SportsNet New York and what department you are interested in applying for. Also include what you expect to learn and career goals that might relate to your internship experience.

• Copy of your resume

See below a brief description for each department's internship program available at SNY.

Newsroom

The Newsroom at SportsNet New York is responsible for the day-to-day planning and production of SNY's on-air schedule. Additionally, the department produces "Daily News Live," "Loud Mouths," "GEICO SportsNite," and Mets, Jets, and UConn programming.

Interns will assist with the following:

  • Screening/logging of games, press conferences, interviews and taped programs to prepare for editing
  • Researching for graphic boards, creating on-air graphics, and assisting the ticker operators
  • Assisting Associate Producers in the edit rooms
  • Working on the production of "Daily News Live," "Loud Mouths," "Geico SportsNite" and Mets programming
  • Preparing, copying and distributing programming information and scripts
  • Doing detail work to procure footage from external sources
  • Working the Assignment Desk and answering the newsroom hotline
  • Any other tasks needed to support the network's day-to-day operations

Candidates should be concentrating in communications, with an education and/or training in broadcasting. They should also have a strong interest in televised sports and production. Proficiency in computers and typing is a must. They should also be familiar with the programs currently presented on SportsNet New York.

Operations

SNY Operations Interns will have an opportunity to work in one or more of our locations; the office, our studio and remote events. While some interns are assigned to a main focus, all interns are rotated through each area at least once to see all aspects of the dept. This also allows them to focus on specific areas of interest that they have developed or develop while doing their internships. All SNY Operations Interns are requested to fill out a schedule and education plan which ensures that they are exposed to as many aspects as possible of the network. Interns will assist in a wide range of the station's operations and the responsibilities will include:

Operations office/studio

• Distributing and updating production documents, schedules, misc. paperwork
• Running errands to pick up supplies and materials for remotes
• Observing in the studio control room and in the studio setting to how the network produces live on air programming in conjunction with live news remotes
• Observing and meeting with other depts. by appt. (newsroom, programming, finance, marketing, sales, traffic, etc.)
• Research locations, teams, towns for operations tactical planning
• Interface with all areas and levels of internal and external contacts, sr. management, talent and others in a professional manner
• Library Data Entry for our SNY Library System including taping, screening, organizing games/inventory of tapes for Mets Games
• Assist in planning and organization of annual crew bbq

Operations remote (Mets, Brooklyn Cyclones, UConn basketball):

• Light general office work, answering phones, faxing, running errands for the production staff, etc.
• Providing truck with Media/PR updates and team notes, line ups etc.
• Assisting roving reporter when necessary to help ease movement around stadium
• Observing in the truck and out in the field with roving reporter to see how the network produces live sports game coverage
• Fall interns get a chance to visit the Jets production team one week to observe how a game week is covered in from post Sunday game coverage thru to the Thursday night Jets programming

Original Programming and Production Unit

The Original Programming and Production Unit (OPPU) at SportsNet New York, is responsible for the original programming aired on the network. The department produces "Mets Insider," "Kids Clubhouse," "The Geno Auriemma Show," "Geno's Legacy," "Mets Classics," and "Mets Yearbooks" and other specials including "SNY Spotlights" and features within shows like "Geico Sportsnite." Interns will be exposed to variety of facets in the OPPU and the responsibilities will include:

• Screening/logging of games, press conferences/interview and taped programs to prepare for editing
• Helping organize b-roll in AVID
• Working on the production of "Mets Insider," "Kids Clubhouse," "The Geno Auriemma Show," and other programming
• Researching statistics, brainstorming segment ideas
• Assisting on shoots in the field when called upon
• All other duties needed in the OPPU's everyday operation

Candidates should be concentrating in communications with a strong interest in televised sports and production, have some education or training in broadcasting, and proficiency in computers. They also should be familiar with the programming currently presented on SportsNet New York.

Affiliate, Marketing and Programming

Interns in the department will assist the Marketing/ Programming Staff in various consumer marketing, affiliate marketing, public relations, on-air promotion, program planning, ratings research and website related tasks. Interns will be assigned on-going, daily responsibilities as well as stand-alone projects and will assist with various office and administrative duties. Interns will attend weekly department meetings and various project meetings throughout the semester. Requirements and skills are as follows:

Affiliate:

• Assists with creating unique programming schedules as requested by affiliates
• Keeps up-to-date distributors channel information for internal documents as well as making sure affiliates websites promote SNY correctly
• Sends affiliates premiums and tickets as needed
• Create spreadsheets as needed to show year over year comparisons for affiliates (ticket use, incentive programs, marketing participation)
• Helps manage the premium closet and keep track of inventory

Marketing:

• Assists the Marketing Staff with various consumer marketing tasks
• Reviews games to ensure drop-ins and promotions are executed
• Assists the on-air promotion department by cataloging videos
• Sends materials for trade partnerships including premiums and signage
• Creates and keeps up-to-date the calendar for all SNY trade partnerships including event dates and media schedules on SNY
• Assists marketing team by researching images for network creative around Mets and Jets partnership deliverables

Programming:

• Assists in creating weekly contingency programming for live sports programming
• Screens various programming for quality control
• Assists in the creation of monthly schedule grids for VOD, Mets Fast Forward, Closed Captioning
• Helps work with Master Control on coordinating feed schedules
• Provides support in creation of schedules and rating analysis projects
• Inputs monthly schedules into Nielsen scheduling system

Sales

SNY's Advertising and Sponsorship Sales department is seeking a highly motivated, sports business intern to join the team!. Responsibilities include: • Assisting Promotions Manager in developing, scheduling, and executing all promotions on-air and on-site
• Assisting Promotions Manager in capturing clips and screen grabs of all on-air enhancements
• Working with sales team managing current clients
• Working with sales team to prospect new clients
• Working with sales team to manage and execute special events at the SNY studio, around New York City, and/or at Citi Field
• Assisting sales team in other daily administrative tasks including filing, labeling, mailing, etc.
• Client interaction at Mets games and other events in New York City and/or at Citi Field

Intern can expect to gain experience in sales, sponsorship, marketing, advertising, promotions, media and the general sports industry.

Finance

Interns in the department will have the opportunity to work with the Finance Department and understand the purchasing and procurement cycle, as well as the employee expense reimbursement process and policies. They will work with Payroll in understanding the payroll cycle and work with Office Administration on learning various aspects of office management. Interns will work with Human Resources in administration of employee paperwork and ensuring they are in compliance with state and federal guidelines. Requirements and skills are as follows:

• Ability to learn in a fast paced environment
• Ability to communicate clearly, both written and verbal
• Ability to follow instructions
• Assist the Finance Department with day to day workload
• Assist the Human Resources/Payroll Department with weekly processing
• Assist in day to day administrative duties
• Able to commit at least three days per week (5 hours/day)

IT

As an IT Support Technician intern you are the go-to person for SNYs' computer hardware and software needs, providing front line user support for all of SNYs' internal tools and technologies.

You are highly technical and are comfortable problem solving across multiple operating systems and devices. You troubleshoot, respond to inquiries and find solutions to technical challenges. You have a passion for sports, technology, computing, and the Internet, and care deeply about helping people. You will use your inquiring, problem-solving mind to dig deep and find the underlying issues to tackle challenges. Beyond the day-to-day, you will contribute to longer-term technical and non-technical projects and documentation efforts that support the people and technology that make SNY happen.

Responsibilities:

• Provide direct support for desktops/laptops and user access to corporate network and applications both on the network as well as through remote VPN access.
• Assist with moving equipment and users.
• Provide direct support for services such as office phones, Android/iPhones/iPads mobile devices, conference rooms and remote access.
• Provide basic corporate network infrastructure and server support.
• Provide direct support for SNY's corporate resources and applications.

Minimum qualifications:

• Currently pursuing a BS or MS in computer science or a related technical field.

Preferred qualifications:

• Experience working in an IT department or PC support, or in another technically-focused service environment.
• Ability to configure, upgrade and relocate PC hardware, software and print devices.
• Experience in basic Microsoft server configuration and support.
• Understanding of LAN/WAN environments.

Digital

Interns in the department will assist the SNY.tv Digital Media Staff in various production and marketing related initiatives including research, audio/video production, news gathering, editing content for the web site, generating traffic reports for analysis and assisting in the management of sales inventory, creating sales decks and campaign recaps. Interns will be assigned on-going, daily responsibilities as well as stand-alone projects. Requirements and skills are as follows:

• Strong interest in the web, mobile, social media, sports and television
• Excellent verbal and written communication, interpersonal, and creative skills
• Detail-oriented, with the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously; meet deadlines and work as part of a team while also being able to work independently in a fast paced environment.
• Possess great organizational skills and has excellent track record for following through on projects
• Strong computer skills, including Word, Excel and Powerpoint
• Able to commit at least three days per week (2-5 hours/day)

SNY network overview

SNY is the official television home of the New York Mets and New York Jets. SNY features unparalleled, exclusive access to the New York Mets with more than 130 live telecasts each season, as well as other Emmy Award-winning Mets entertainment programming. As the official TV home of the New York Jets, SNY delivers 300+ hours of exclusive year-round content devoted to Gang Green. SNY is also the official television home of the eight-time national champion UConn Huskies women's basketball program. As New York's leader in local sports TV coverage, SNY delivers the most comprehensive access to all of the Tri-State area's professional and collegiate sports teams through the network's nightly sports and entertainment programs broadcast from SNY's street-level studio in the heart of Manhattan. SNY's programming roster also includes classic sports programming, critically acclaimed original entertainment shows and exclusive interview and magazine programs. Founded by Sterling Entertainment Enterprises, Time Warner Cable and Comcast, SNY is available to viewers throughout New York, Connecticut, New Jersey and northeastern Pennsylvania, and nationally on DIRECTV, Verizon FiOS, Comcast Cable and AT&T U-Verse.