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Graphics/Production Specialist

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A top tier sports company is looking for a Graphics/Production Specialist. This is a role for someone with a background in Live Production and some skills in graphic design and animation preferred. Ideal candidate will be a sports fan. Any experience working for a News or Sports organization is a huge plus.

Candidate will support the live production, creation, development and deployment of designs, animations, and real-time graphics directories at an intermediate level. This position provides production and creative support for daily shows and long-range assignments, contributes to group projects and works independently on assignments when needed. This is a hands-on position requiring individuals who possess a strong ability to learn quickly, push their software and creative skills to higher levels, and actively communicate on all phases of a production or project to maintain the quality of on-air product.

Responsibilities:
- Builds show information graphics in a collaborative environment with Producers, Directors, Technical Directors and other production personnel.
- Executes the playout of show graphics during the live broadcast, utilizing multiple software applications and communications systems.
- Performs a quality check on all show graphics, correcting misspellings, grammar, image content and informational inconsistencies.
- Displays ability to research and answer technical questions with respect to design/animation techniques or systems in use.
- Prepares image files for programs and maintains image management system
- Proactively collaborates within the Creative Services group to contribute on longer-term initiatives.
- Observes graphic format deviations and enforces graphic look.
- Adheres to proper file management techniques to ensure efficient archiving and subsequent retrieval of projects.
- Recognizes, reports, and helps troubleshoot equipment/software/work environment issues.
- Translates project details and creative direction into custom design, animation, and layout solutions.
- Participates on special assignments such as in-house/off-site training and technical support for packagers, remote freelancers, and vendors.
- Adheres to all administrative responsibilities, including time entry and daily reporting requirements.
- Maintains high standards of efficiency, consistency, accuracy, creativity and timely delivery of all requests.
- Must be highly motivated, work well under pressure, and regularly effectively prioritize multiple assignments.
- Possesses strong individual and team communication skills with the ability to take direction well.
- Displays keen attention to detail, spelling and grammar.
- Utilizes Adobe, VIZ-RT, and proprietary software to create advanced designs and animations for network productions and long-range assignments.
- Creates and develops graphics directories for studio shows and remote events

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