Freelance Ingest Media Editor - Spectrum News Albany

Part Time Albany, New York Posted 11/30/2021 Areas of interest: Content Development, Editorial, News Requisition Number: 297711BR NED102
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 Freelance Ingest Media Editor is responsible for media flow throughout the newsroom. Will coordinate with all departments on the ingesting of media and its corresponding data. Will have overall responsibility for monitoring media status, availability and quality control.

  • Prioritize media based on immediate needs.
  • Book Satellite and Fiber feeds when needed.
  • Tune in satellite feeds using the CompuSat system.
  • Select proper method of ingest.
  • Tune in NY1 microwave trucks using the WesCam system.
  • Ensure accuracy of media labeling.
  • Notify media status when retrieving from archive.
  • Ensure data attached to media is complete.
  • Oversees the life cycle of media content.
  • Deletes and retains content upon instruction.
  • Saves all useable media into archive system.
  • Works with assignment desk to coordinate incoming media.
  • Works with News Department personnel for distribution of incoming media.
  • Works with librarian.
  • Works with traffic department on ingesting commercials.
  • Works with creative department.
  • Works with local newsgroup affiliates to coordinate inbound or outbound feeds.
  • Works with Media Manager to ensure all content restrictions and retention periods are adhered to.
  • Makes certain all inbound video and audio meets quality standards by using a Vector Scope and Waveform.
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.

Education & Experience:
  • College Degree with a major in TV Production preferred or equivalent.
  • Some broadcasting experience necessary such as production assistant or master control operator.
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
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Our Commitment During COVID-19 Your health and safety is important to us, as such we’re using virtual recruiting tools to safely meet with qualified candidates. We are working in the office, following CDC guidelines.

Get to Know Us Charter Communications is known in the United States by our Spectrum brands, including: Spectrum Networks, Spectrum Enterprise and Spectrum Reach. When you join us, you’re joining a strong community of more than 95,000 individuals working together to serve more than 31 million customers in 41 states. Watch this video to learn more.

Who You Are Matters Here We’re committed to growing a workforce that reflects our communities, and providing equal opportunities for employment and advancement. Learn about our inclusive culture.

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