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Editor, Media Ingest - Spectrum News Albany

Date posted 10/09/2019 Requisition Number: 250397BR Location: United States - New York - Albany Area of Interest: Editorial, News, TV Programming Position Type: Full Time
Spectrum Networks is looking for enthusiastic, talented and driven individuals to join the best and brightest in gathering, producing and delivering stories that make a difference within a 24-hour breaking news environment! Our commitment is to engage viewers with relevant, timely news that's important to the local communities we serve.

Who we are: Spectrum Networks is a series of 27 hyper-local news and 9 regional sports networks owned and operated by Charter Communications, Inc. Spectrum Networks seeks to provide the most essential local news and information, cultivating relevant and thoughtful conversations that foster informed and engaged communities.

The Environment: Spectrum News is a 24-hour breaking news network which requires employees who are flexible and available to work various shift, including early morning, late evenings, weekends and holidays.

Being on our team means … You’re ready to inspire and be inspired! You’re passionate, creative and highly technical, driven to flourish in a competitive, fast-paced environment. You're fiercely accurate, with a desire to leverage your knowledge, skills and abilities to share news stories to viewers in our local communities. You're nimble, having the ability to pivot in an ever-changing workflow. You are a team player with a positive attitude and strong interpersonal skills. You have the ability to multi-task, meet tight deadlines and remain calm under pressure.

What we’re looking for: The Media Ingest Editor will ingest media, route video sources, record production elements, and edit media. As hub site, directly works with inbound and outbound transmission paths for multiple markets through this area of production.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
Ingest
  • Prioritize media based on immediate needs
  • Tune in satellite and microwave feeds
  • Select proper method of ingest of all feeds
  • Ingest and modify elements direct for production
Media Editing
  • Edits video in non-linear formats
  • Ensure accuracy of media labeling
Information Management
  • Ensure accuracy of media labeling
  • Notify of status of media
  • Ensure data attached to media is complete.
Content Management
  • Deletes and retains content upon instruction
  • Saves all appropriate media into archive system upon instruction
Coordination
  • Works directly with Media Supervisor and Operations Manager for planning and implementation of projects
  • Collaborates with editorial, promotions and operational staff on various projects
Quality Control
  • Makes certain all video and audio meet quality standards
  • Serves as QC for all content generated for cablecast
Other duties as assigned

Qualifications: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Ability to work flexible shifts and schedules when called for due to operational need
  • Experience with computer automation and news systems a must. Other skills and abilities include:
    • Ability to work under pressure
    • Attention to detail
    • Creative Thinking Skills
    • Current News Events
    • DALET News Systems, Final Cut Pro
    • Communication/interpersonal skills
    • Problem solving/ Decision making
    • PC knowledge: Windows, Acorn
    • Signal processing using oscilloscopes (Waveform/Vectorscope)
    • Routing and patch bay knowledge
    • Server technology knowledge
    • VTRs (DVcam, P2)
    • Server knowledge
    • Network Topology comfort
    • File Transfer/Compression/Consolidation familiarity
    • Edit video (Linear & Non & Linear)
Education & Experience:
  • College degree in Broadcast, Journalism, Electronic Media, or related field
  • 1-3 years of ingest experience preferred. Server Storage knowledge or IT relevance a plus
  • 2-4 years of experience in non-linear editing required
Our Culture: Every employee is an influencer and culture keeper. We expect respectful communication (despite pressure), openness to feedback, an eagerness to learn, and an overall positive attitude! Roles may require the following:
  • Overtime may be required to meet deadlines
  • Varying schedule due to, breaking news and/or daily news coverage requirements
  • Provide 24x7, 365 days per year, on-call support. May entail phone or physical presence at the facility for equipment failure or other disasters. This includes, but is not limited to equipment and power failures, loss of contracted services, storms or severe weather, and schedule conflicts
  • Participation in an established on-call rotation

The Spectrum brands (including Spectrum Networks, Spectrum Enterprise and Spectrum Reach) are powered and innovated by Charter Communications. Charter Communications reaffirms its commitment to providing equal opportunities for employment and advancement to qualified employees and applicants. Individuals will be considered for positions for which they meet the minimum qualifications and are able to perform without regard to race, color, gender, age, religion, disability, national origin, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other basis protected by federal, state or local laws.

FCC Unit: 13531 - Eastern NY Business Unit: Spectrum Networks Apply Later

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