NHL Broadcast Operator

  Durham, NC
  Sports Media
  Posted/Updated: 10/08/21

Job Summary

Emmy-winning sports technology company SMT is looking for sports lovers to operate NHL OPTICS, our graphics insertion system for NHL games. We are seeking 40-50 part-time, seasonal employees to work nights and weekends in our Durham, N.C.-based studios.


For over 20 years, SMT has been the NHL’s technology partner, and today provides the league with the most comprehensive, end-to-end, technology solution in sports with our NHL OASIS HITS scoring system, OASIS and OPTICS platforms, puck- and player-tracking system and virtual insertion technology. 


The ideal candidate will be an avid hockey fan who has some technical experience, is comfortable with Windows-based machines, and has strong communication skills. This position requires an exceptional attention span to simultaneously monitor computer applications, follow the events of the game without distraction, and effectively communicate with other team members and broadcast clientele.



  • On-site training
  • $18 per hour
  • Standard shift is 5-6 hours. Operators can work as many shifts during a week as available.   
  • COVID-safe environment
  • Applicants must live within an hour’s drive to Durham, N.C.



  • Knowledge of computer hardware, software, and Windows OS
  • Extensive PC gaming skills (use of hotkeys and gaming mice)
  • Basic understanding of hockey terminology, NHL rules and game play a plus
  • Basic network troubleshooting knowledge
  • Open availability (must be available to night, weekend and holiday games)
  • Strong communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail



  • Verify all system components are in working order before and during games
  • Communicate to SMT staff before games to verify system setup
  • Operate the OPTICS system during games
  • Relay system issues to support staff for repair or replacement
  • Quickly process feedback from the system and adjust in real-time
  • Work well under pressure and complete tasks on time
  • Follow daily checklists and other written procedures


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