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» Event Production/Broadcast Engineer - Professional Bull Riders (PBR) (Pueblo, Co)
» Video Production Coordinator - Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (Pueblo, CO)
» Product Manager - Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (Pueblo, CO)



Technical Services: Technical/Engineering
Event Production/Broadcast Engineer - Professional Bull Riders (PBR) (Pueblo, Co)

“Seeking eager and knowledgeable candidates for an exciting opportunity, who are able to travel”

The premier bull riding organization in the world began as a dream of 20 bull riders 23 years ago and is now a global sports phenomenon. PBR broadcasts reach more than half a billion households in 50 nations and territories around the world, and more than 2.5 million fans attend live events each year. The PBR features the Top 35 bull riders in the world and the top bulls in the business. Three circuits, the televised Built Ford Tough Series, the BlueDEF Velocity Tour and the Touring Pro Division have paid more than $140 million in earnings to its athletes. Twenty-seven men have earned more than $1 million, including three-time world champion Silvano Alves who, in just 54 months, won more than $5.2 million to become the richest Western athlete in history. 2013 World Champion J.B. Mauney and two-time World Champion Justin McBride have also surpassed $5.1 million in winnings. For more information on the PBR, go to PBR.com, or follow on Facebook at Facebook.com/PBR, Twitter at Twitter.com/PBR, and YouTube at YouTube.com/PBR.
 

POSITION SUMMARY/OBJECTIVE:
The Live Event Production/Broadcast Engineer is a “back of house” position, responsible for the setup, operation, and maintenance of all of the technology and technical equipment necessary for execution of a PBR Live Event. The Live Event Production/Broadcast Engineer must have a thorough understanding and practical hands-on experience working with professional grade high definition video equipment, analog and digital audio equipment, RTS intercom systems, RF Wireless, fiber-optic transport equipment, computer networking and other IT equipment, and understanding of signal flow. This position is based in Pueblo, CO with weekly event travel approximately 60-70% of the year.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
• Setup, Operate, Troubleshoot, and Maintain broadcast equipment for the in-arena and webcast shows for each event.
• Oversee Setup, Operation, and Breakdown of a custom roll-down 8-Meter LED Video Screen at each event venue.
• Establish contact with each event venue to ensure appropriate internet connection is ordered. Connect, test connection, troubleshoot, and verify adequate bandwidth with venue IT Staff in each broadcast truck and critical location on setup day.
• Maintain proprietary scoring and timing equipment and systems, including digital judge score tablets, clock-plunger and challenge triggers, backend servers, and displays.
• Work with judges, officials, and operators during event performances to quickly resolve any issues and ensure seamless and accurate timing, judging, and reporting of scores.
• Troubleshoot and Maintain RTS Cronus System & peripherals, RTS Trunkmaster, Telex Wireless BTR-800 System(s), and other intercom communication systems.
• Design, Repair, Maintain, and Update all aforementioned systems during tour downtime.
• Other duties as requested by tour management.


KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:
• Business acumen, creative problem solving, organization, and project management skills.
• Working knowledge of MS Office (MS Word, MS Excel, MS Outlook, and MS Power Point) .
• Experience with RTS AZEdit, RVONEdit, & TrunkEdit Software, and Digital Matrix Intercom Equipment.
• Experience with Professional Broadcast-Grade HD Video Equipment, and Digital & Analog Audio Systems.
• Thorough understanding of signal flow, fiber optic transport/conversion, and basic computer networking.
• Knowledge or Practical Experience with LED Video Boards, Theatrical Lighting & Sound Equipment, and other live-event production related experience is a plus.
• Ability to work in a high-pressure, fast-paced environment to resolve problems quickly and efficiently while ensuring a seamless experience to our fans is an absolute must.
• Ability to climb stairs and ladders, climb over objects, crawl underneath objects, work and lift 30lbs overhead and work on an uneven dirt surface.


EDUCATION AND FORMAL TRAINING:
• Bachelor’s Degree, preferably in IT, Broadcast, or Technology Related Field; or equivalent relevant work experience
• 2-4 Years of Broadcast Engineering or Similar Field Experience Preferred, but will consider waiving for the right candidate
• Membership or Certification from NAB (National Association of Broadcasters), SBE (Society of Broadcast Engineers), or InfoComm CTS (Certified Technology Specialist) strongly preferred


WORKING CONDITIONS:
• Normal office business hours are Monday-Friday 8AM - 5PM
• Business Travel is required 60-70% of the year, mostly during tour season weekends in January-May, and August-October.
• Extended hours frequently necessary during event weekends
 

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Are able to travel extensively?
2. Are you able to relocate to Southern Colorado?
3. What experience do you have in the Broadcast Engineering or Technical Management field?
4. What are your salary expectations?
5. Please list 3 professional references, including their contact information.


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Technical Services: Audio/Video Editing and Production
Video Production Coordinator - Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (Pueblo, CO)

POSITION SUMMARY/OBJECTIVE:

The Video Production Coordinator will be responsible for assisting the PBR Productions department to effectively manage the internal needs for video content for our live and external events, as well as the day-to-day management and distribution of digital video content on official PBR digital platforms. The successful candidate will manage relationships with partners, including some of the largest broadcast and online video distribution companies in the world, and work aggressively to assist in the development and execution of appropriate strategies to help expand the reach of the sport, both in traditional television and online media.

 ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

 TRADITIONAL

  • Support video need of editors, producers, sponsors and broadcast partners

  • Perform footage research for editors and creative team.

  • View, log and tag raw footage while adhering to existing metatag scheme.

  • Assist in the production of television commercials.

  • Create rough cuts based on creative/editorial scripting and instruction.

  • Produce daily status reports of footage routing both internally and externally.

  • Manage, track and catalog digital media on network drives, servers and local computers.

  • Provide quality control for all incoming and outgoing media.

  • Prepare clips and produced pieces for broadcast based on individual station specifications.

  • Track inventory of internal and external media.

  • Video Library Asset Management Archival and Cataloging.

 ONLINE

  • Manage the PBR’s digital video content, including obtaining edited content from video creators, uploading on-demand video to PBR websites, mobile apps, social channels, and third-party websites, as well as making appropriate strategic decisions regarding what video(s) should be featured and where.

  • Develop an in-depth understanding and knowledge of the sport to ensure the most appropriate pieces of video content are being delivered.

  • Manage the PBR’s expanding partnership with external video distribution partners, as appropriate.

  • Assist in video content strategy development, monitor trends and analyze metrics, and assist in making recommendations to improve future strategies.

  • Support the creation, editorial and production of digital video content.

  • Assist in the development of a weekly distributed content schedule.

  • Become familiar with the official PBR.com digital content management system, and assist with video for digital content management.

 KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:

  • Proficient in Microsoft Office software – Excel, Word, PowerPoint, Outlook.

  • Exceptional knowledge of video-editing and post-production software (Avid, Adobe Premiere, After Effects and Creative Suite).

  • Strong understanding of digital video file types, compression techniques and how each affects video quality on the web.

  • Deep understanding of currently used broadcast video and audio codecs.

  • Familiarity with content management systems, ad-serving platforms, digital best practices, measurement tools, as well as current digital trends.

  • Is extremely detail oriented and focuses on producing high quality work

  • Ability to multitask in a fast-paced, time-sensitive sports environment.

  • Ability to work independently on assigned projects as needed;

  • Ability to work nights

  • Strong creative sense and vision.

  • Demonstrate strategic thinking and problem-solving skills.

  • Ability to independently maintain and troubleshoot video production equipment.

  • Ability to relocate, travel, and work weekends as needed.

EDUCATION AND FORMAL TRAINING:

  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, marketing, film and video or related field.

  • 2+ years of relevant experience in digital media, preferably in sports.

  • 2+ years of relevant experience in a television production/editing environment.

WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Monday – Friday, 8am – 5pm nonevent weekends

  • Weekend work during event season; some evening during event season

  • Travel up to 25% of the time

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. List your relevant experience in television editing and production.
2. List all video editing software that you've use in previous positions.
3. Forward a link that shows a portfolio of work.
4. What are your salary expectations?
5. Are you able to relocate to Pueblo, CO?
6. List 3 Professional References.


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Technical Services: Project Management
Product Manager - Professional Bull Riders, Inc. (Pueblo, CO)

POSITION SUMMARY/OBJECTIVE:

The Product Manager is responsible for the product planning and execution throughout the PBR product lifecycle, including: gathering and prioritizing product and customer requirements, defining the product vision, and working closely with engineering, sales, marketing and support to ensure customer satisfaction and revenue goals are met. The Product Manager ensures that products support the company’s overall strategy and goals.

The Professional Bull Riders are much more than the premier bull riding sports league in the world. We are a technology company producing multiple internal and external products to support our fans.  The ideal candidate will be the vision and caretaker of existing and future products. To name a few:

  • PBR CRM – Microsoft Dynamics based fan support platform

  • PBR.com – Main PBR web site

  • PBR Live Event Center – Global event live streaming

  • PBR Raging Bulls – Mobile phone video game

  • PBR Now – Mobile application on Apple and Android

  • PBR International Web Sites – Australia, Brazil, Canada, China, Mexico

  • PBR Fantasy – Fantasy Bull Riding

  • PBR Shop – Online merchandise ordering

  • PBR Scoring – Multiple applications for judging and scoring bull riding

  • PBR Micro sites – World Finals, Cowboy Spring Break, Unfinished Business, Music of the PBR, etc.

The Product Manager will serve as the internal and external point of contact for PBR product offerings building products from existing ideas, and help to develop new ideas based on your experience and contact with customers and partners. The candidate must possess a unique blend of business and technical savvy; a big-picture vision, and the drive to make that vision a reality as well as enjoy spending time in the market to understand problems, and finding innovative solutions.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Define the product strategy and roadmap for all PBR products

  • Deliver MRDs and PRDs with prioritized features and corresponding justification

  • Be an expert with respect to Microsoft Dynamics

  • Develop the core positioning and messaging for each PBR product

  • Develop sales tools and collateral

  • Develop KPIs and report on effectiveness and its contribution to growth

  • Be aware of current product and technology trends, best practices and items of interest and use them in product strategy

  • Develop testing scenarios and analysis to provide learnings for future campaigns

  • Continuously monitor the business by mining our customer data to surface business opportunities

  • Quantify the business impact of the programs developed and continue to enhance performance over time

  • Act as a champion for the customer, partnering with internal and external teams to develop capabilities and strategies that will drive customer engagement, satisfaction, loyalty, and lifetime value, and deliver traffic and sales across our customer touch points and channels

  • Develop a set of standard customer metrics that will provide a view of performance across to senior leadership

  • Manage projects and campaigns on time and within budget

  • Additional duties as assigned

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, & ABILITIES:

  • Demonstrated success defining and launching excellent products

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills

  • Technical background, with detailed experience in Microsoft Dynamics CRM

  • Proven ability to influence cross-functional teams without formal authority

  • Successful track record of successfully implementing CRM campaigns in a global environment

  • Proven experience of creating customer centric, value based propositions

  • Ability to build and manage relationships, developing trust and credibility with internal and external stakeholders.

  • Performance and results minded

EDUCATION AND FORMAL TRAINING:

  • 2 or more years’ experience in Product Management or Product Marketing

  • B.S. Business, Marketing, Economics, Statistics

  • MBA Preferred but not required  

 WORKING CONDITIONS:

  • Normal office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 5:00pm

  • Some weekend, evening work as well as limited travel based on the business


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