Digital Production Coordinator

New York City
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Created: February 26, 2016


We are looking for a Digital Production manager who can orchestrate the technical aspects of a fast-moving tape-to-digital television encoding and curation project. This position requires a combination of project management, process optimization, troubleshooting, and building new technical solutions. You make sure that the weekly encoding workflow progresses smoothly and that deadlines are met. The ideal candidate is a major problem solver. You are the person people go to when there is a technical problem to be solved and are resourceful in finding solutions to novel problems. When the project takes on new dimensions, you come up with new technical processes to meet the needs.

The role requires:
• Supervising submission and ingest workflow and overseeing quality control of digital files
• Collaborating with Content Management and Archive Research teams to maintain seamless operation of research-encoding-metadata workflow
• Troubleshooting issues related to file delivery and ingestion into the Viacom CMS
• Reporting the status of ingest progress and system development
• Communicating as needed with external encoding vendor and internal encoding department to manage tape encoding workflow and file delivery
• Developing new technical workflows as needed
• Training and developing Inventory Coordinator and Digital Workflow Specialist
• Assisting in development and implementation of department storage and archive strategy
• Leading research for the development of new DAM features that will support the ingest and archiving of complex digital assets
• Interacting with operational and technical teams as necessary to make sure they meet technical requirements of the project and the project meets the technical requirements of these teams

Required Qualifications:
• Bachelor’s Degree or four years of related experience
• Understanding of industry standard video and audio codecs and digital delivery
• Experience building and maintaining technical production workflows
• Experience encoding physical tape media and troubleshooting common issues
• Experience managing communication with vendors
• Excellent understanding of digital asset management systems, digital archiving methodologies and organizational databases
• Working knowledge of broadcast terminology, production workflows, and digital media technology
• Strong analytical, organizational and strategic thinking skills
• Good judgment and attention to detail
• Experience writing technical documentation in an accessible style
• Excellent interpersonal, follow-through and communication skills, including both oral & written presentations
• Experience training and supervising employees

Desired Qualifications:
• Familiarity with Viacom Music & Entertainment Networks programming
• Familiarity with ALIAS and PTS
• Familiarity with digital library operations
• Experience developing databases and web
• Experience with python scripts, xml, and APIs
• Familiarity with Adobe Premiere and other NLEs, QuickTime Pro, MediaInfo, FFprobe, Notepad++ or other source code editors, Microsoft Visio, Microsoft Excel, Carbon Copy Cloner, and Signiant Media Exchange

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