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Spyder Operator

NBC Sports Group

Location: Stamford, CT
Job Status: Full Time
Posted/Updated: 1/8/2019

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Role Purpose

The Spyder Operator will work with Production and Operations staff in the control room before and during productions. Work will be performed in a fast-paced environment for a wide variety of sporting events and studio shows. The Spyder Operator will be responsible for preparing and switching video elements during live and pre-recorded productions, coordinating with the Graphics and Post Departments for the design and delivery of elements, all while ensuring our content meets high standards of quality. This is a great opportunity to work with the best in the business in a live/tape Sports environment.


  • Operation of a Christy/Vista Spyder and Ross/Abekas Mira devices for play-out to air, while maintaining high technical standards.
  • Operation of a Ross Augmented Reality system for the insertion of elements into taped or live shows.
  • Format graphic templates, organize data and prepare effects for live telecasts.
  • Coordinate graphics details with Directors, Technical Directors, Producers, Artists and Operations Managers.
  • Work with the Technical Director to execute a daily FACs check of all pertinent control room and studio source systems related to Spyder and AI technology.
  • Operational knowledge of production switcher timelines, P Bus II and CPL protocol for direct control of DDR's and DVE's.
  • Check content for accurate spelling and grammar
  • Other duties as assigned.


Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree in Communications, Television Production or equivalent work experience
  • Minimum five (5) years of experience in a live news all-time sports production control room environment.
  • At least three (3) years of experience as a Spyder Operator.
  • Proven ability to quickly identify potential video problems, troubleshoot and resolve.
  • Strong computer skills including experience with Microsoft Word and Excel.

    Eligibility Requirements

  • Must be willing to work a flexible schedule. Including overnights, weekends and holidays and must be able to adapt with little notice.
  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered.
  • Must be willing to work in Stamford, CT.
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.
  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • 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.

    Desired Characteristics

  • Solid knowledge of Christy/Vista Spyder and Ross/Abekas Mira and other equipment
  • Excellent interpersonal & communications skills
  • Strong work ethic, positive attitude & leadership qualities with the ability to handle multiple tasks and priorities a must
  • Ability to work in fast-paced, high-pressure environment


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