News Producer

POSITION SUMMARY:
Reporting to the Coordinating Producer, the Producer is responsible for the visionary planning, daily editorial oversight, scriptwriting, organization and creative execution of a sports-news show that is based upon nightly sports news programming on NESN. He/She must understand, support, maintain, and help lead the company news philosophy and success narrative. He/She will interface with existing show productions to share content that is relevant for shows. The Producer will work interdependently with other staff producers on creative and editorial assignments of anchors/reporters, and production personnel, including content producers, associate producers and production assistants.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Oversee sports-news content and lead the editorial voice for NESN’s sports news shows
  • Execute all scriptwriting and creative re-writes of the nightly show scripts for quick-turnaround production
  • Routinely collaborate with NESN’s Digital Business Unit to drive content integration and editorial consistency
  • Plan show assignments, elements, and formats to be executed interdependently and seamlessly within current sports-news productions and, as appropriate, to use additional resources
  • Lead the organization and execution of content creation by multiple show-units, across several divisions, which will be integrated within shows
  • Guide junior staff’s performance and development on scriptwriting, leadership, editorial, technical and creative skills and abilities
  • Lead Associate Producers and Production Assistants to achieve high quality creative content, including writing and execution of assigned elements
  • Oversee editing and, as needed do own re-cutting of sports highlights/content on non-linear editing system
  • Work in conjunction with the Director of News, Coordinating Producer, Supervising Producers and Assignment Manager to establish production assignment schedules, run production meetings, plan ENG and live shot resources, as well as news production schedules
  • Pitch and/or write timely and creative story ideas to Coordinating Producer and other show units that will enhance the quality and production of all NESN programming
  • Assist and supervise Content Producers, Associate Producers and Production Assistants with graphical elements, video material, editorial judgment and live show execution
  • Work closely with the Coordinating Producer to ensure that overall production adheres to conceived format, procedural guidelines and NESN’s news philosophy
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of the production and programming vision of the network and ensure that programs are consistent with NESN’s business strategy
  • Lead execution of interactive television & social media coverage on shows
  • Continuously improve news productions by working with production staff to conduct screenings of the telecasts for the staff and talent to review their work
  • Responsible for the necessary production judgments and for overseeing pre and post-production editing of programs and ensure re-airs remain relevant
  • Partner with Operations to identify and communicate operational needs/resources and ensure those needs are met
  • Provide routine feedback of production staff on their professional development to Director of News and Coordinating Producer
  • Work with Creative Services to identify and communicate graphic needs
  • Organize and manage meetings and conference calls related to programs as required
  • Assemble information and materials needed for the production of programs
  • Successfully perform other duties as assigned by the Director of News/Coordinating Producer

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 6+ years of experience in live sports news or sports content production is preferred
  • Bachelor’s degree in Communications, Broadcasting, Radio/TV/Film or equivalent work experience preferred
  • Significant live studio producing and content creation experience on a sports-news show is required
  • Exceptional scriptwriting abilities with a portfolio of sports-television writing work is essential.
  • Knowledge of ENPS is preferred
  • Creative with a strong sports knowledge of major professional leagues/teams required; good understanding and knowledge of Boston sports/teams strongly preferred
  • Solid non-linear editing ability and knowledge of non-linear editing equipment is required
  • Very strong written, verbal communication and organizational skills are required
  • Strong ability to work collaboratively and interdependently in a team-oriented environment across various departments
  • A demonstrated ability to work under limited supervision in a high pressure and loosely structured environment is essential
  • Experience supervising staff on show productions
  • Strong project management experience is required
  • The ability to operate studio production equipment is required
  • Full knowledge of production equipment and inner workings of production facilities is necessary
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, and Outlook is necessary
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule including nights, weekends and holidays is required
  • Keen instincts to aggressively pursue and tell stories as news warrants

 

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Studio Producer

POSITION SUMMARY:
Reporting to the Coordinating Producer of Studio, this position will develop, create and line produce innovative network quality television productions of live Boston Red Sox, Boston Bruins and other pre-game and post-game shows, and produce and edit creative elements for such studio shows, as assigned.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Produce live pre and post game shows (studio and remote) and other productions, as assigned
  • Develop, conceive, create and execute show rundown and editorial decisions
  • Develop and implement a focused role for all talent assigned to the telecast
  • Work closely with on-air talent to achieve highest level of performance
  • Produce and edit creative elements for studio shows including high end teases, historical roll-ins, analysis, sound-full recaps and bumps
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding for the production and programming vision for the network and ensure that, pre and post-game shows and other productions, as assigned, are consistent with NESN’s business strategy and programming, production and news philosophy
  • Work closely with all facets of the production and operations staff and talent to improve shows, including aligning with senior producer of studio content and coordinating producer of studio on short-term and long-term planning
  • Lead from studio perspective AM planning calls with remote
  • Take and distribute comprehensive notes before, during and after each assignment and leave proper communicate to senior management
  • Achieve fluency in content center integration, ENPS and control room cadence to lead a studio production in an automated control room environment
  • Achieve fluency in the ratings wheel and audience retention methods in order to maintain ratings from show to show
  • Collaborate with news management and news producers on content sharing, original content segments and messaging
  • Properly tease items for news, ONE and other shows within the studio and lead creative enhancements of sponsored elements
  • Collaborate with operations and  production supervisor to ensure production and operations needs are met for each show
  • Provide consistent and annual feedback to various supervisors on content producer, graphic producer and associate producer performance and development needs
  • Make recommendations for show improvements on a consistent basis throughout the course of the season
  • Perform other duties as assigned and required

 

EDUCATION:

  • BA in Communications, Broadcasting, Radio/TV/Film, or equivalent work experience required

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 5+ years experience in live studio, event or news production is necessary
  • Experience producing live sports studio, events or news is preferred
  • Ability to edit with non-linear equipment (Sony preferred)
  • Experience with production budgets is helpful
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and organizational skills are required
  • Strong ability to work collaboratively in a team-oriented environment across various departments
  • A demonstrated ability work under limited supervision in a high pressure and loosely structured environment
  • Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications, including Word, Excel, and Outlook is necessary
  • Ability to work nights, weekends, and holidays as needed

 

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Technical Operations Supervisor

POSITION SUMMARY:

The New England Sports Network (NESN) is owned by the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins and is the definitive source for New England sports programming. We are looking for a Technical Operations Supervisor to join out Operations team.

Reporting to the Technical Operations Manager, the Technical Operations Supervisor is responsible for overseeing master control and video shading and supervising all permanent part-time and seasonal part-time personnel within the technical operations area. This position will work as part of a collaborative operations team and have superior knowledge of the technical operations in master control and video control including signal flow in a multi layered signal environment.  Responsibilities include providing support to other departments as it pertains to master control and video control duties, assisting the Tech Ops Manager in developing and implementing daily procedures for training and mentoring of master control and production technician staff, and providing assistance in scheduling and evaluating staff and maintaining budgetary guidelines.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  

  • Oversee daily operation of master control and video control.
  • Supervise and manage part-time and seasonal technical operations employees including managing performance, conducting reviews, managing employee relations and assuring compliance with existing company policies and procedures.
  • Work with the Technical Operations Manager to identify individual operator developmental and training needs; make recommendations as to hiring, advancement, promotion, termination and other change of status of master control and production technician operators.
  • Provide feedback for the individual performance reviews of full-time employees.
  • Work with the technical operations manager in the training, development and scheduling of staff for maximum efficiency.
  • Assist with training of operators as needed based on experience and needs of the department.
  • Recommend and implement new procedures as dictated by the developing needs of the network both on a technical and operational level.
  • Maintain a high level of communication with engineering, traffic and programming to assure superior performance in support of those departments.
  • Maintain superior knowledge of master control and video control areas as well as overall knowledge of signal flow through all areas of operations; assist technical operations manager in developing and recommending improvements.
  • Provide support as operator in duties assigned to master control and video control.
  • Participate in developmental programs to improve and enhance supervisory skills and knowledge.
  • Successfully complete other related projects and tasks as needed

 

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelors Degree or equivalent

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 3+ years master control or 6+ years in a live production environment.
  • 2+  years in team leadership position
  • Solid communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to supervise staff with all levels of experience and skills to achieve operational and company goals
  • Strong understanding of all aspects involved with live event television production and the ability to prioritize needs quickly and efficiently
  • Successful track record of working in a fast-paced, challenging, loosely structured environment
  • Ability to work with flexibility including  nights, holidays and weekends are necessary
  • Ability to successfully work in a fast-paced, loosely structured, growing and changing work environment
  • Must be a self-starter who can work independently with minimal supervision but also able to work effectively within a team environment
  • Must have a strong work ethic and a “can do”, positive attitude

 

 

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Sr. HR Generalist

Overview:

Are you an energetic, well rounded HR professional looking for an opportunity to join the top Regional Sports Network in the country?

NESN is currently looking for a Senior Human Resources Generalist to join our HR team. In this role you will be responsible for applying business knowledge and human resources expertise while performing a wide range of HR-related functions. The ideal candidate will play a key role in the success of the organization by offering guidance on HR best practices while facilitating a positive relationship between employees, management and the HR team.


Responsibilities:

  • Support the HR department in implementing and administering programs to help improve the employee experience. Assist in development and implementation of human resource policies and procedures.
  • Manage full lifecycle recruitment and develop creative and innovative strategies for sourcing and acquiring top talent. Develop recruitment initiatives, services, and solutions that apply contemporary internet based and social media strategies.
  • Build relationships with key internal/external partners to assure that our outreach is inclusive and our talent pipelines are rich and diverse.
  • Recommend new approaches to continuously improve efficiency of the department and services performed.
  • Provide high-quality advice and service to management of all levels on daily employee relations and performance management issues.
  • Improve manager and employee performance by identifying and clarifying problems; evaluating potential solutions, coaching and counseling managers and employees. Manage employee relations issues.
  • Leverage technology; HRIS, ATS, and Performance Management system, and ensure reporting and efficiency of use.
  • Complete analysis and able to translate data into insight, builds dashboards and enables data driven decisions.
  • Complete special projects by clarifying project objective; setting timetables and schedules; conducting research; developing and organizing information.
  • Proactively develop business and industry knowledge by participating in educational opportunities; reading professional publications; maintaining professional networks.
  • Support the onboarding and orientation of employees.
  • Collaborate with the HR team and business leaders and establish relationships with senior leaders and client groups to fully understand their objectives.

Requirements:

  • Bachelors or Master’s degree in Business/Human Resources/Organizational Development or equivalent.
  • Minimum of 8 years HR experience in the fields of HR policy and procedures, employee relations, and organizational effectiveness.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • SHRM Certified Professional or HRCI Certified Professional
  • Strong, outgoing personality; able to connect quickly and build trusting relationships
  • Demonstrated sound judgment and problem-solving skills as well as the ability to engage effectively at all levels of the organization and be a strong contributing team member.
  • Results orientation, creative problem solving, high quality decision making with a strong mindset for continuous improvement to meet or exceed expectations.
  • Demonstrated expertise sourcing, recruiting and placing talent from a multi-source pipeline including internal candidates, Internet scouring, networking, direct sourcing methodologies, conferences, and universities.
  • Expert knowledge in full lifecycle recruitment, including thorough pre-qualification screening, interviewing and closing professional level candidates across multiple levels and disciplines
  • Solid knowledge of legal issues and requirements of employee labor laws, ensuring the organization develops appropriate policies and implements systems that are legally compliant
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Aptitude in problem-solving and ability to resolve conflicts.
  • Desire to work as part of a team with a results driven approach.

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Marketing & PR Assistant

POSITION SUMMARY:
The New England Sports Network (NESN), owned by the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins, is the definitive source for New England sports programming and has consistently been one of the top rated regional sports networks in the country. We are looking for a Marketing and PR Assistant to join our Marketing team for the Red Sox season.

Reporting to the Marketing & Communications Manager, this position provides support to the Marketing department in the areas of sales promotions, public relations, marketing/ratings research, viewer relations, client events, advertising and other special projects as assigned.  This is a temporary, hourly position (32 to 40 hours/week) contracted from April through the first week of October and includes health and dental benefits.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist with administration of sales promotions from drafting rules, screening entries and fulfilling prizes
  • Research PR opportunities, draft press releases and assist with tracking department activities
  • Monitor social media platforms as well as local and national media to alert manager to emerging trends
  • Conduct ratings research to support NESN’s marketing, programming and sales goals
  • Assist with advertising campaigns to include writing promo copy, tracking progress and coordinating delivery of promotional assets
  • Participate in planning, implementing and hosting NESN events
  • Successfully complete other related projects/tasks as needed

 

EDUCATION:
Bachelor’s degree required
Course work in marketing, sports management or communications is a plus

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 6 months to 1 year of experience providing administrative support, preferably to a marketing and/or public relations unit
  • Must be very familiar with Red Sox and Bruins recent history, their players and the latest sports news
  • Experience working for a sports team, network or related entity a plus
  • Strong work ethic and ability to work flexible hours including some nights and weekends
  • Detail oriented, strong organizational skills and a strong ability to multi-task efficiently
  • Strong interpersonal skills and written and verbal communication skills
  • Proficiency with MS Office (particularly with Excel) with ability to learn new software applications
  • Ability to effectively work in a loosely structured, fast paced environment with minimum supervision
  • Career interest in promotions, marketing and/or sales preferred
  • Good track record of working in a team environment

 

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Sr. Systems Administrator

POSITION SUMMARY:

The New England Sports Network (NESN) is owned by the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins and is the definitive source for New England sports programming. Reporting directly to the IT Manager, the primary role of the Senior Systems Administrator is to be the subject matter expert for all core infrastructure including virtualization, storage, networking and security. Supporting knowledge and experience with operating systems, peripherals, and applications will be used to provide reliable and timely escalated support to critical corporate systems for the entire NESN user community of approximately 225+ users.  We are looking for a talented and experienced senior-level technical person to propose, design, develop, and implement desktop, server, network, security, application, and telephone upgrades and installations.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Provide timely and effective desktop and server support to NESN users
  • Identify, troubleshoot and resolve network performance issues
  • Consistently re-prioritize break-fix issues and projects effectively and successfully
  • Propose and recommend desktop, server and network upgrades, patches, new applications and equipment. Purchase new hardware and software as needed.
  • Setup, configure, and support internal and/or external networks
  • Configure and support remote SSL/VPN access
  • Support company iPhones and the MobileIron MDM platform
  • Manage and maintain vendor and manufacturer relationships to resolve IT issues
  • Proactively maintain network, server and end point security
  • Solid interpersonal and communication skills
  • Self-motivated with a proven ability to work independently and as part of a team
  • Experience working in a fast-paced, loosely structured environment

 

EDUCATION:

  • Bachelors degree or higher preferred
  • VMware VCP certification desired
  • Cisco CCENT or CCNA networking certification desired
  • MCSE Server 2008, SQL 2008, Exchange 2010 certification desired
  • CISSP security certification desired

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • More than eight (8) years of experience in a system administration role.
  • Must have experience with the following technologies: VMware vSphere 5.5/6.0, EMC/HP NFS/iSCSI/NAS storage, and a thorough understanding of TCP/IP networking.  Experience with VMware and EMC based disaster recovery (SRM) a big plus.
  • Demonstrable experience with the following technologies desired: Windows Server 2008/2012, AD GPO policies, Exchange 2010, SQL 2008/2012, Microsoft Office 2007/2010, Windows 7/10, backup systems, desktop, laptop, server hardware, Avaya VOIP phones, Anti-Virus (Sophos), iPhones/iPads, mobile device management (MobileIron), Aerohive wireless, Proofpoint end point security, Cisco networks, Check Point firewalls and firewall policies in general.
  • Works primarily days but some nights and weekends required.

 

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Sales Internship

POSITION SUMMARY:

The New England Sports Network (NESN), owned by the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins, is the definitive source for New England sports programming and has consistently been one of the top rated regional sports networks in the country. We are looking for a team of driven and enthusiastic interns to join us for the summer 2017 semester!

This is a great opportunity for current college students looking to gain experience in a fast-paced work environment learning from our experienced team. This position reports directly to the Local Sales Manager and works closely with the Account Executives and Local Sales Coordinator on our sales team.

 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create and assist in presentations for Account Executives to pitch to clients
  • Prospect potential clients and present to sales team
  • Attend and participate in weekly sales meeting
  • Distribute posting reports and analysis to Account Executives and clients
  • Clip sponsor spots through the Volicon Database
  • Assist with additional adjustments within our Wide Orbit database
  • Review and analyze daily Nielsen Data
  • Organize and send out express mail packages
  • Create and present presentation to sales team at the end of the semester
  • Provide one to three hours per week of coverage for the front reception area greeting visitors, answering phones, answering customer inquiries, etc.
  • Assist sales team with any other day-to-day requests or related tasks as assigned

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Interest in sports
  • Ability to learn and utilize new software applications and various type of equipment used for technical editing and dubbing
  • Excellent organizational skills and must be detail oriented
  • Ability to be successful working in a fast paced, loosely structured environment
  • Should have strong communication skills
  • Must be a self-starter who can work independently with minimal supervision but also able to work effectively within a team environment

 

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Original NESN Entertainment (ONE) Programming Internship

POSITION SUMMARY:

The New England Sports Network (NESN), owned by the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins, is the definitive source for New England sports programming and has consistently been one of the top rated regional sports networks in the country. We are looking for a team of driven and enthusiastic interns to join us for the summer 2017 semester! This is a great opportunity for current college students looking to gain experience in a fast-paced work environment learning from our experienced team.

We are looking for a talented Programming Intern to provide support to the Director of Programming/Coordinating Producer and Senior Producer of NESN Original Entertainment Productions (ONE) programs in the evaluation, development, and production of new and existing programs. This position is 15-20 hours/week, from May – August.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Assist NESN producers on field shoots
  • Assist in Digital Media outreach/promotion for ONE programs
  • Log interview footage
  • Research potential show/story ideas
  • Screen program submissions from outside parties
  • Assist in the execution of select show-related events
  • Schedule and upload NESN video content for program websites
  • Provide one to three hours per week of coverage for the front reception area to greet visitors, answer phones, answer customer inquiries, etc.
  • Other related tasks as requested and needed

 

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Strong work ethic and ability to work flexible hours
  • Detail oriented and ability to multi-task efficiently
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Video editing skills preferred
  • Radio/TV/Film or Journalism or Broadcast Communications major preferred
  • Ability to be successful working in a fast paced, loosely structured environment
  • Must be a self-starter who can work independently with minimal supervision but also able to work effectively within a team environment

 

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Marketing Internship

POSITION SUMMARY:

The New England Sports Network (NESN), owned by the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins, is the definitive source for New England sports programming and has consistently been one of the top rated regional sports networks in the country. We are looking for a team of driven and enthusiastic interns to join us for the summer 2017 semester! This is a great opportunity for current college students looking to gain experience in a fast-paced work environment learning from our experienced team.

We are looking for a talented Marketing Intern to provide support to the Marketing & Communication Manager and Marketing Coordinator in the areas of marketing research, sales promotions, viewer feedback and social media tracking, website management, barter relationships, charity relations, and other special projects as assigned.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Conduct research for NESN press releases and website updates
  • Respond to viewer inquiries about NESN programming/distribution
  • Use Nielsen ratings system to track success of NESN’s programming initiatives
  • Identify trends and prepare ratings research for presentation to marketing managers
  • Monitor and suggest updates to keep online information about NESN current
  • Monitor local and national media for NESN related stories
  • Assist with sales promotions, draft rules, screen entries, fulfill prizes
  • Assist with planning and implementation of client events, charity relations projects and events, and promotional campaigns and special events
  • Schedule and upload NESN video content for website
  • Update media/marketing contact lists
  • Other related tasks as requested and needed

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Interest in sports a plus. Let’s go Red Sox!
  • Strong work ethic and ability to work flexible hours
  • Detail oriented and ability to multi-task efficiently
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Major in communications, marketing or sports management preferred
  • Ability to be successful working in a fast paced, loosely structured environment
  • Must be a self-starter who can work independently with minimal supervision but also able to work effectively within a team environment

 

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Digital Internship

POSITION SUMMARY:

The New England Sports Network (NESN), owned by the Boston Red Sox and Boston Bruins, is the definitive source for New England sports programming and has consistently been one of the top rated regional sports networks in the country. We are looking for a team of driven and enthusiastic interns to join us for the summer 2017 semester! This is a great opportunity for current college students looking to gain experience in a fast-paced work environment learning from our experienced team.

We are looking for a talented intern to provide a variety of support to NESN.com’s daily operations while gaining valuable experience in various aspects of new media.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Create pre- and post-game pages
  • Copy edit, post and update stories
  • Edit and post relevant video, photos and audio content
  • Research future projects
  • Assist with other facets of editorial Web production
  • Potential writing opportunities may exist

 

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must have solid knowledge of and interest in sports — a background in hockey and/or baseball is especially helpful
  • Available and willing to work night and weekend shifts
  • Excellent research and organizational skills and must be detail oriented
  • Must possess basic journalistic skills — copy editing, familiarity with AP Style, etc.
  • Ability to be successful working in a fast paced, loosely structured environment
  • Should have strong communication and interpersonal skills
  • Must be a self-starter who can work independently with minimal supervision but also able to work effectively within a team environment
  • Experience working with/having knowledge of new media practices and/or multiple media formats  text, video, audio and photo – is a plus
  • Pursuing a degree in Journalism, Communications, English or a related field is preferred

 

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