Discover MediaWorks

Production Technician

US-WI-Madison
6 days ago
ID
2017-1018
# of Openings
1
Category
Video/IT

Overview

Discover Mediaworks is looking for a Production Technician with a passion for video and/or television production.  Extra consideration will be given to those who are familiar with IT/network infrastructure tasks.

Responsibilities

This position involves the preparation and on-time distribution of our weekly TV and radio shows to our station partners.  This involves closed captioning, inserting commercials, preparing video files, and uploading episodes.  Other responsibilities include server organization and footage ingestion, retrieving media from our media library database (both digital and tape), and archiving incoming video footage.

  • Machine Room workflow, machine setups, episode station distribution/close captioning
  • Manage file servers and digital work flow of footage coming in from the field (master files/raw footage/backups)
  • Server organization and footage ingestion
  • Find and retrieve media from our media library database as needed
  • Create flash drive files, DVD authoring including menus, DVD labels
  • Clearing/consolidating all external hard drives and uploading appropriate files to the server
  • planning future growth of our network, network locations and racks, and other key locations

Qualifications

  • Knowledge of networking terminology, interfaces, and protocols
  • Knowledge and understanding of Adobe Premiere and Final Cut Pro
  • Understanding of computer media file formats ie H.264, .MPG, .MP4, .WMV and specifications such as sizing, bit rates, and audio quality
  • Understanding of Machine Room patching, HDCam machines, XDCam, Digital Betacam, PC and Apple computers, file structure, & software
  • Knowledge of DVD authoring systems & close caption encoding
  • Ability to read waveform monitors, audio meters, TV and video signals, and understand how they work
  • Basic understanding of Telestream and Digital Rapids format conversion software
  • Excellent communication skills
  • A high level of organizational skills & the ability to prioritize
  • Initiative and problem solving skills
  • Database management skills

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