2019 Technology Apprenticeship Program (TAP) - NBC Sports

NBCUniversal - Stamford, CT4.1

Full-timeEstimated: $41,000 - $60,000 a year
The TAP is an 18-month program designed for recent broadcast/technology college graduates who have a desire to learn and work on live television. The primary purpose of this position is to build a pipeline of technical entry level talent who are passionate about broadcast and technology. There will be four (4) rotational programs in the following areas: Traditional Broadcast, Engineering IT, Broadcast origination & Post Production.


Traditional Broadcasting Rotation: Supporting Studios, Control/Audio Control Rooms and Core.

Read drawings and install equipment accordingly.
Troubleshoot using various tools such as waveforms and oscilloscopes.
Become familiar with Control and Audio room workflows and understand the different positions.
Understand how the core router sends signals throughout the facility.
Become familiar with basic operation and troubleshooting of broadcast equipment including intercoms, playback devices, audio consoles & switchers.

Engineering IT Rotation: Supporting the Business and Broadcast IT.

Support day-to-day network operations support
Set up routers and switches.
Assist in hardware and software deployments and changes
Understand multi-casting and convergence.
Understand video streaming and digital delivery methods.

Broadcast Origination Rotation: Supporting BOC and Transmission

Support live-event and off-air workflows.
Assist in troubleshooting digital and analog signals.
Understand how all signals come in and out of the facility.
Become knowledgeable with the various encoding/decoding methods and transport streams.
Become familiar with operating the transmission console.
Post Operations and Digital Workflows Rotation: Supporting Post Production, Graphics and Remote Systems

Assist in setting up and supporting remote events.
Know MAM and all of its processes.
Become knowledgeable with various post-production applications including AVID and Adobe
Become familiar with data transfer acceleration systems.
Understand file-based workflows including 4k and above.


Basic Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in Technology, Broadcast Television, Studio Production, Audio, Film or related field
Minimum of 6 months hands-on experience in live broadcast technology or film production

Eligibility Requirements
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

Desired Characteristics

Strong sports knowledge.
Strong communication and organizational skills.
Ability to work nights/weekends/holidays as required.
Ability to work overtime as needed.

Sub-BusinessNBC Sports Group HQ & Broadcasting
Career Level




CountryUnited States
About Us

NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks.

Sports & Olympics
NBC Sports is synonymous with superior production that elevates the event, broad promotion, and mutually-beneficial partnerships. Known as America’s Olympic Network, NBC has broadcasted 16 Olympic Games including the 2018 Olympic Winter Games, more than any other network. NBC Olympics is also renowned for its award-winning production including more than 90 Emmy Awards. Its ability to amass large audiences with broad promotion, particularly for the Olympics, has resulted in NBC Sports broadcasting nine of the top 10 most-watched events in U.S. television history, including the 2012 London Olympic Games which stands at No. 1 all time with 217 million viewers. In 2009, NBC Sports won the prestigious Peabody Award for its production of the Beijing Games and was named ‘Best in Sports Television’ at the Sports Business Awards.


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