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Noah Smith
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Summary
Results oriented professional who generates quantifiable bottom line results. Effective leader who motivates staff and excels in calm and steady command during fast-pace, high pressure situations. Strong organizational and prioritization abilities.  Strong interpersonal and communication skills enhanced by an MA in Communications.
Skills
  • Management of Personnel Resources
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Time Management
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Coordination
  • Instructing
  • Active Listening
Experience
Director, Technical Operations, 07/2009 to 12/2014
Home Box Office New York, NY

Lead staff of 4 Managers and 10 Technical Evaluators in daily operations concerning the QC of all tape and file based assets.  Coordinated QC logistics surrounding live programs, such as Hard Knocks and 24/7, with Production, Studio, Transmission and Broadcast Operations.  Ensured all recorded programming including Emmy Award winning shows like Game of Thrones and Boardwalk Empire, adhered to the highest technical standards for 17 network feeds, HBO Go, On Demand, Home Video (Blu-Ray & DVD) and international and domestic affiliates such as iTunes& Amazon.

  • Resolved technical issues introduced in duplication, edit rooms and or post audio suites on broadcast master tapes by troubleshooting with Studio Engineering
  • Coordinated the maintenance of the 7 screening rooms and executive offices for the QC facility and followed up on all service requests concerning equipment failures until issues were resolved
  • Provided valuable resource consistency by creating department's first QC procedures manual
  • Educated and trained staff on new equipment by staying current with evolving technology
  • Managed monthly overtime report for Technical Evaluation staff to optimize operating budget
  • Enhanced productivity 25% in one year by establishing staff maintenance schedule minimizing down-time
  • Reduced formatting errors 75% over a 3 year period by revising the technical specification manual for recorded programming.
  • Manager, Network Programming Operations, 04/2003 to 07/2009
    Home Box Office New York, NY

    Supervised 25-30 editors and technicians during in-house edit sessions.  Reviewed and distributed quality control reports to appropriate internal or external parties requesting correction of all technical anomalies detected during QC.  Produced clip reels for hits like The Sopranos and Sex and the City for the Emmy Awards, NAB and other industry shows and events.  Supervised and produced World Championship Boxing highlight shows promoting pay-per-view matches.

    • Developed new application with IT, which more effectively allowed for the tracking, scheduling and updating of all tape and file based assets
    • Led project to get English and Spanish programming closed-captioned in accordance with FCC guidelines
    • Increased work output 15% over six months by devising a more efficient method of QC
    • Saved department many thousands of dollars in overtime costs by writing a proposal to increase staff.
    Assistant Manager, Network Broadcast Operations, 03/2000 to 04/2003
    Home Box Office New York, NY

    Coordinated the Dolby Digital 5.1 encoding to feature films and HBO original programming.  Directed plan to make majority of programming available in Spanish.  Supervised post-production of weekly NFL pre-season special during its six week run.

    • Reduced department overtime by thousands of dollars annually by restructuring staff.
    Senior Videotape Evaluator, Network Quality Control, 09/1994 to 03/2000
    Home Box Office New York, NY

    Analyzed technical and aesthetic quality of all programming broadcast on HBO and its affiliates.  Supervised edit sessions to correct technical, legal and content problems.  Identified and resolved deviations from technical standards.

    • Coordinated the off-air recordings of all live programming for future broadcasts.
    Freelance Producer, 01/1994 to 12/1994
    SportsChannel Woodbury, NY
    • Pre-interviewed show guests and produced live locker room interviews with athletes and coaches.
    • Associate director of live NBA and NHL broadcasts.
    • Managed studio operations during live set productions.
    Associate Director, 11/1989 to 01/1994
    Home Box Office

    Supervised and monitored broadcasts of multiple live feeds.

    Directed technicians during live national events.

    Minimized downtime by immediately resolving on-air discrepancies.

    • Implemented training sessions for technical staff reducing on-air mistakes by 50% over three years.
    Freelance Producer, 01/1993 to 12/1993
    CBS Sports New York, NY
    • Produced post-game interviews with athletes and coaches.
    • Wrote scripts and researched statistical data for live national broadcasts.
    Education
    Master of Arts: Communications, New York Institute of Technology - Old Westbury, NY
    Communications
    Bachelor of Arts: Communication, University of Colorado - Boulder, CO
    Communication
    Interests

    Sports and Recreation. Traveling. Reading. Gardening. Biking.

    Civic Involvement
    Youth coach for GRAA hockey, basketball, baseball and soccer. Involved in multiple aspects, including fund-raising, of NAAF and CCFA to help find cures for these auto-immune diseases. Donate regularly to the local arts, PBA and Veterans.
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    Previous Companies:

    • Home Box Office
    • SportsChannel
    • CBS Sports

    Previous Job Positions:

    • Director
    • Technical Operations
    • Manager
    • Network Programming Operations
    • Assistant Manager

    Schools:

    • New York Institute of Technology
    • University of Colorado

    Level of Education:

    • Master of Arts
    • Bachelor of Arts

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