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Supervisor, Media Operations

Date posted 07/01/2020 Requisition Number: 264541BR Location: United States - California - El Segundo Area of Interest: Network Operations, TV Programming, Video Operations Position Type: Full Time

The Supervisor of Media Operations is responsible for ongoing administration and operation of the Networks Digital Asset Infrastructure. He/She will work with all content producing departments to ensure timely and systematic storage of relevant media. Daily functions will include; encoding, filing, cataloging, downloading and quality assurance of a variety of content/media in support of on-air operations as well as production and post production activities of the network.

Essential Job Functions

  • Manage the Digital Asset System

    • Facilitate the uploading and downloading of assets

    • Assist content creation efforts by utilizing knowledge of the asset system and its contents

    • Provide status reports related to the state of the system

    • Enforcement of media archive policies

    • Perform digital asset lifecycle maintenance activities related to archiving asset expiration

    • Work with Engineering and IT to ensure systems are optimized and functioning properly.

    • Act as champion of the digital asset management system within and outside the department, as one of the primary experts of all aspects of the system

  • Provide a leadership role within the department

    • Lead shift handoff meetings

    • Train department staff

    • Enhance workflows

    • Project Management

    • Provide technical support and troubleshooting services to users.


      Responsibilities

      • Day to day operation and management of systems that make up the networks digital asset and content management system.

      • Disk space management of online storage systems

      • Coordinate and oversee the ongoing ingest of assets into the system in support of current and future organizational initiatives

      • Encode and upload content from original productions, news and remote productions departments.

      • Perform quality control monitoring and remediation of media prior to use and archive.

      • Prep and maintain content by;

        • QC methods

        • Light editing

        • Database entry

        • Transcoding

        • Metadata

        • Monitor video/audio quality and signal availability using waveform monitors, meters and other test and monitoring equipment.

        • Video server operation

        Position Requirements

        Knowledge & Experience (Technical Responsibilities)

        • Understanding of various media formats such as video, audio, and timed text (subtitles and closed captions), MPEG 2, MPEG 4, etc.

        • Advanced knowledge of industry format standards such as SD, HD, UHD, PAL, NTSC, timecode, aspect ratios etc.

        • Advanced knowledge of a variety of broadcast equipment and technology within assigned operating areas, including but not limited to; standard and high definition operations, non-linear edit systems, VTRs, server based recording/playback devices and related software applications, server networking and transfer technologies, broadcast routers, intercom panels, etc.

        • Advanced Knowledge of quality assurance techniques and measurement of video, audio and file based media.

        • Ability to work any scheduled time, including nights, weekends and holidays to support the 24x7 on-air broadcast.

        • Ability to work under pressure.

        • Proficiency with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint.

        Formal Education & Certification

        • College diploma or university degree in an associated field discipline and/or five (5) years equivalent work experience

        • Experience in broadcast television, cable programmer or network desirable.

        • Experience in a live sports broadcast environment desirable.

        • SBE certification desirable

          Travel Requirements

          • Travel depending on project needs

          Leadership/Staff Accountability

          • No Supervisory responsibilities with this position.

          Personal Attributes

          • Dependability, attention-to-detail and computer skills are required.

          • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.

          • Can conform to shifting priorities, demands and timelines through analytical and problem-solving capabilities.

          • Reacts to project adjustments and alterations promptly and efficiently.

          • Flexible during times of change.

          • Ability to elicit cooperation from a wide variety of sources, including upper management, clients, and other departments.

          • Strong written and oral communication skills.

          • Strong presentation and interpersonal skills.

          • Must be willing and able to learn, understand, and grow with the business.

          • Ability to present ideas in user-friendly language.

          • Able to prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment.

          • High energy, strong attention to detail.

            Work Conditions

            • Sitting and/or standing for extended periods of time.

            • Overtime may be required to meet deadlines.

            • Dexterity of hands and fingers to operate a computer keyboard, mouse, and to handle other computer components.

            • On-call availability 24 hours per day, 365 per year.

            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.

            The health and safety of our employees and candidates is very important to us. Spectrum has adopted virtual mobile recruiting tools that allow us to continue meeting new candidates. We look forward to “virtually” meeting you.


            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.

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