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Account Manager - Northern California

Tennis Channel

Account Manager - Northern California

Culver City, CA
  • Responsibilities

    Make your mark in tennis. Tennis Channel is a 24-hour television network, online streaming service and national print magazine circulation 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.

    This position is an operational role in a 24/7 environment that strives for superior performance and expects excellence from its employees. A key component of Tennis Channel’s programming is the integration of over 2,000 hours of live feeds with most live activity occurring during the early morning or overnight shifts, with a heavy concentration of activity occurring on weekends, Fridays through Sundays. This position works 5 days a week, 40 hours per week. The Transmission Operator is willing and able to work during the aforementioned days and hours, as well as during holidays and demonstrates a high level of commitment to the Company’s quest for excellence.


    • Performs transmission activities.
    • Proactively performs all preparation to ensure accurate, error-free transmission of all live programming.
    • Checks and double-checks transmission work orders for correctness and accuracy, including the assignment of all technical resources.
    • Works with department Supervisor to prepare and understand back-up scenario(s) as necessary, in the event of service interruptions during the live event.
    • Ensures proper “fax out” of the transmission facilities, follows documented procedures, prior to live events.
    • Monitors incoming feeds for the duration of the events, including re-feeds, if necessary.
    • Performs basic troubleshooting of problems or service interruptions for the live signals, including interfacing with vendors, management and other TC departments (Production).
    • Performs recording, ingesting and QC duties of programming assets into on-air severs, AVID, NEXIO, tape decks, as required.
    • Provides clear and concise information to all operating area, including logging all activity.
    • Understands the Company standard for being a good corporate citizen by recycling, minimizing waste, maintaining excellent departmental morale, proudly representing self and department both inside the Company with vendors and affiliates.


    • Minimum 5 years’ experience of working with satellite and fiber-based transmission vendors and a thorough understanding of their specific capabilities
    • Minimum 2 years’ experience as a Transmissions Operator
    • Experience performing QC procedures and operation of waveform monitors, vector scopes, audio scopes and server operation is required
    • Ability to troubleshoot difficulties in a live environment with at least 1 year of exposure to integrating live/sports programming
    • Proficiency with record machine operation and associated systems, such as router switches, Servers, AVID, NEXIO
    • Ability and willingness to demonstrate confidence and take ownership of the operation, including errors, faults and outages when they occur, and to communicate events to others in a timely, professional and accurate manner
    • Team player that can interact with all levels of the Company, including management and internal stakeholders
    • Ability to lift a minimum of 50 pounds.
    • Ability to work independently and effectively under pressure, in a live programming and multi-channel, HD environment
    • Excellent communication and inter-personal skills
    • A mature approach and the ability to occasionally work shifts in an unsupervised environment
    • Self-motivated and driven with the propensity to proactively detect problems and errors in advance and take responsibility to resolve issues and to champion continuous improvements
    • Highly detail-oriented and capable of performing meticulous work
    • Superb organizational skills

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    Tennis Channel Inc. is part of the Sinclair Broadcast Group, the largest and most diversified television broadcasting company in the country.

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    Required Skills Required Experience

  • Qualifications

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