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Broadcast Technician (3 Positions)

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Required Qualifications:
• Minimum 1 year of experience in a production, post production, broadcast, or communications environment
• Minimum 2 years of experience in a job or school related activity using computers and software applications including MS outlook, MS Word, & MS Excel.
• Knowledge of various media formats/VTRs (Digibeta, HDcam, XDcam), file types (QT, WMV, MXF, DNX, DV, etc) and video standards (NTSC, PAL)
• Some prior experience with digital video/audio including compression codecs, file systems, file transfer applications such as FTP and Content Distribution Management.
• A team player, who is always respectful, follows rules and policy, has good communication skills, and maintains a positive attitude
• A punctual, hardworking, disciplined, and dependable individual
• Flexibility with work schedule; must be able to work overnight hours, weekends and/or holidays when needed for this 24/7 operation

Desired Characteristics:
• Bachelors or 2 year degree in Communications or Media
• Experience in international broadcast operations or media
• Fluency or intermediate understanding of other languages
• Understanding of international files standards & frame rates
• 2-5 years of experience in the multi-channel broadcast facility doing content-prep and quality-control work
• Editing capabilities on Avid or Final Cut Pro
• An Understanding of SD & HD tape and/or file formats and specifications
• Fundamental DVD authoring and mastering skills with software such as Nero
• Intermediate understanding of audio and video signal flow (waveform monitors, vector scopes, patch bay and routing systems)
• Prior experience using encoding software / hardware (Telestream, Inlet, Rhozet, etc.)

Responsibilities:
Encode Technicians 3rd Shift Purpose Work with a highly motivated team of individuals who are responsible for the fulfillment of media content to outlets including, but not limited to, its cable networks, and online destinations. A media operations technician must manage, enter, and find content on various platforms, transform and QC that content for distribution using several technical processes & technologies including, but not limited to, encoding, exporting, transcoding, restoring, editing and transferring.
Job Responsibilities
• Maintain On-Air continuity completing all content for air according to automated material management systems.
• Encode audio/video clips in various formats (Flash, Mpeg, Windows Media, QuickTime, etc.) for multiple platforms while following and maintaining department specifications and standards
• Learn and perform all SD & HD Technical Processes and technologies in the Media Operations Center & any additional process that are created in the future.
• Perform any necessary alterations and then QC all content to complete for distribution with the expectation of making 0 errors or defects.
• Support Program Prep, Program Screening, On-Air Marketing and Programming with all of their ingest, export, and down-conversion needs.
• Learn and perform library functions as needed including but not limited to Bar-coding, Labeling, Filing, & Retrieving tapes and other content in an efficient & timely manner.
• Provide delivery support of digital media to internal departments, international needs and external partnerships
• Troubleshoot basic problems and issues that arise with transcoding, exporting and delivery of video files
• Ensure technical specifications and quality control for all encoded and transcoded files
• Additional duties as needed and assigned by Supervisor(s)

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