Production Technician

 

Company Overview:

Broadcast Management Group (BMG) is a full-service media production company specializing in live production, broadcast consulting, system integration, production staffing, event management and creative services. BMG is headquartered in Washington, DC with offices in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and Las Vegas, but our projects take us anywhere and everywhere. 

 

Job Summary:

Broadcast Management Group is looking for an experienced Production Technician/Utility to manage the company’s production equipment and serve as a Production Tech/Utility during production projects. Qualified candidates must have extensive experience working on live, multi-camera productions in both a flight pack and production truck environment. The Production Technician will be responsible for maintaining all existing production equipment, properly tagging and inventorying all production equipment, checking gear in / out for live productions and troubleshooting equipment in the field as needed. This position will be based in Washington, DC – splitting time between our office and our warehouse – but will travel to other cities for remote production projects. The Production Technician will be required to drive the company sprinter van to other cities for production projects within in a 20-hour drive of either the Washington DC or Las Vegas warehouses. The Production Tech will also be responsible for maintaining the company production vehicles, Qualified candidates must be comfortable working long production days, which may include weekends from time to time. Hands-on experience with live streaming is a plus. The Production Technician will be required to stay on top of the latest industry trends and learning new production technology.

 

Responsibilities:

·         Maintain, service and troubleshoot existing production equipment

·         Maintain the company’s existing inventory system and check gear in / out for remote productions

·         Setup, test and QC all production equipment prior to remote productions

·         Setup production equipment in the field during remote production projects, including, but not limited to, flight packs, cameras, comms systems, mics, lighting instruments, record decks, network servers, etc.

·         Pack the company sprinter van prior to remote productions

·         Perform general warehouse maintenance, including organizing all production equipment, keeping a proper inventory of expendables and collecting shipments when new equipment is ordered

·         Prep and manage freight shipments to other BMG office locations as needed

·         Maintain the company production vehicles

·         Make recommendations on new equipment and conduct research on equipment prior to purchasing

·         Assist with the creation of production diagrams, pull lists, camera plots, cabling plans, etc. leading up to remote production projects

·         Provide support to BMG’s system integration division as needed

 

Requirements:

·         Live video production experience

·         Experience working as a Production Tech/Utility

·         Valid US and clean driver’s license

·         Ability to travel

·         Eager to learn

 

 

Pluses:

·         Hands-on experience with web encoding and live streaming, specifically Elemental and Teradek encoders

·         Hands-on experience with the Tricaster TC1 (or equivalent)

·         Hands-on experience with ATEM production switchers

·         Project management experience

·         IT experience

·         CAD experience

·         Work history with a mobile production truck company