MSG Sphere Studio  Company Logo

MSG Sphere Studio

Burbank & New York City, - United States
View all jobs at this company »

Camera - Technical Project Manager

Description

  MSG is looking for a Project Manager with technical experience who will be responsible for delivering projects of medium to high complexity for MSG Ventures. The Camera/Capture team at MSG encompasses all aspects of creative capture, including cameras, multi-camera arrays, motion control, still cameras, pre-visualization, immersive media, optics, data storage and management, color, image evaluation, photogrammetry, with concurrent development in all of these areas.  

Based in the Camera/Capture team, the Technical Project Manager will also work with colleagues and stakeholders across Creative Development, Software Engineering, Post-Production, and Playback teams to plan and execute projects of strategic importance to the organization, in the support of production, post-production, and playback.  

An emphasis on delivery and communication with executives and internal and external stakeholders, as well as teamwork within a matrixed environment is required. This position requires a versatile experience base in both production and project management processes, and ideally, a background and/or experience with production technology. 

SPECIFIC FUNCTIONS/ACTIVITIES SUMMARY:  

  • Primary function and activities will include planning, organizing, managing, and tracking on the completion of specific technical projects to keep projects on time, on budget, and within scope. 

  • Provide status reporting, budget tracking, and timeline and task tracking at all levels and stages of a project.  

  • Ensure product definitions provided by colleagues contain the necessary information and relay appropriate feedback and questions to stakeholders 

  • Utilize standard project management workflow to develop project plans and track budgets, resources, and key dates and milestones 

  • Support Capture’s integration with other creative and technical teams to ensure project and production milestone alignment and symmetry 

  • Create, maintain, and distribute project documentation, internal reporting, meeting minutes and deliverables. 

  • Proactively identify project risks and dependencies and communicate these to the appropriate project lead 

  • Maintain effective and clear communication to project sponsors, resources and management around project planning. 

  • Maintain key customer and vendor relationships 

  • Preparation of executive presentations 

 

 

QUALIFICATIONS:  

 

  • 5 years’ experience in production, post-production, and production project management  

  • Self-motivated and able to anticipate stakeholder needs and stay ahead of potential issues. 

  • Fluent in Microsoft Project and associated project management tools with experience building automated tracking dashboards and wikis. 

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills 

  • Previous experience developing and managing vendor relationships. 

  • Very strong communication is critical with a proven ability to identify key concepts and communicate effectively with business stakeholders and executive leadership. 

  • Demonstrated expertise in planning, budgeting and project management. Prior experience in another business function within the media and entertainment space is a plus. 

  • BA/BS in media, IT, business or equivalent practical experience; advanced education is a plus. 

  • Experience in the entertainment and production industry preferred.  Coordinator experience in a fast-paced production environment is a plus.  Strong organizational skills are a must. 

  • Be able to work calmly under pressure and/or challenging condition and manage multiple projects simultaneously  

SUPERVISION:   

  • The role requires a self-directed “project-minded” work ethic.  

  • Takes ownership of projects to ensure success.  

  • This role requires a high degree of organization, project management, and indirect personnel managing for high performance and goal setting 

  • Reports to the SVP Capture Systems and Innovation 

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS OF THE JOB:  

  • Travel to location shoots as necessary (5-10%).