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MSG Sphere Studio

Burbank, California - United States
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Playback Operator


Who are we hiring?
The Playback Operator role will be joining the growing MSG Sphere team in Sphere Studios based in Burbank, California. This role will provide daily media server programming in Sphere Studios for reviewing video content of various internal departments. This key position will be used for training and development of our future Sphere Studios needs and will be integral to the daily operations of the studio. The candidate will work with various departments to ensure on-time review sessions and VIP tours.

What will you do?

• Coordinate media preparation and loading, program and operate playback sessions
• Work closely with external & internal partners to ensure data paths and efficient communication
across hardware solutions
• Optimize playback hardware for the Sphere Studio’s high performance needs
• Work with the various departments to optimize the daily workflow of playback hardware and software
• Provide playback services on high profile reviews with executives, creatives, internal and external
• Apply critical thinking and new learnings towards the betterment of Sphere Studios

What do you need to succeed?

• Degree in engineering or equivalent work experience
• 5+ years of previous experience as a Playback Operator or similar role.
• 5+ years live production experience.
• Experience with large format multi-processor systems is a must.
• Must have operational and engineering experience with 7thSense Media Servers – experience with
Disguise, Hippo, or Pandora is a preferred
• Experience with LED screens and processing systems
• Medialon show control programming experience
• Experience working with large file systems and media management
• Experience and working knowledge of codecs and image sequences – DPX, .7th
, ProRes, DNx, Targa
• Knowledge of video routing systems, broadcast solutions, and AV IT networking
• A confident, professional, and persuasive communication style with senior leaders and team members
• A passion for creative problem-solving and strategic thinking
• Ability to remain flexible and calm in high-pressure situations


The Company requires that all individuals, subject to certain limited exceptions, be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. The Company will consider requests for reasonable accommodations regarding this requirement.

Why is MSG for me?
With MSG Sphere, we are creating an entirely new medium that will deliver immersive entertainment experiences at an unparalleled scale. Beyond a venue, Sphere is a multi-sensory platform with experiential technology programming directly to your senses. You will see in ways never imagined, hear with every fiber of your being, and experience like never before. To deliver on this promise, we are building the largest immersive venue in the world, MSG Sphere at The Venetian in Las Vegas, with a second Sphere venue planned for London, pending necessary approvals. In addition to building a breakthrough venue, we’re building a production studio team, a technology venture team, and a full commercial organization to make the MSG Sphere a world class brand and business for our fans, our artists, and our partners. We have offices and roles in Burbank CA, Las Vegas NV, New York, NY and London.

We focus on Career Development and Invest in YOU
At MSG, we recognize the importance of upskilling employees’ talents and strengths so they can drive their careers forward. We are proud to offer a robust set of tools and resources to help employees understand their interests and purpose, harness their talents and obtain the skills they need to reach the next step in their careers. Growth and longevity for our employees are top priorities here.

We value diversity and are looking for extraordinary employees of all backgrounds
At MSG we value diversity and are looking for extraordinary employees of all backgrounds! MSG is an Equal Opportunity Employer and provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, sexual and reproductive health choices, national origin, citizenship, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status. In addition to federal law mandates, MSG complies with all applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in all locations and will consider requests for reasonable accommodations as required. #LI-TT2

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