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Date Added: Mon 21/06/2021

Digital Media Technician (Itunes)

Los Angeles, CA, US
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Company: PREMIERE DIGITAL SERVICES INC

Job Type: Permanent, FullTime

Job Description

About the Company

Premiere Digital Services (PDS) is a trusted media services and software solutions partner for content owners, video distributers, digital retailers, broadcasters, subscription video and ad supported platforms. We simplify the complexities of content distribution, supply chain and digital storefront management and provide flexible B2B technical SaaS solutions and managed services for media assets. As a leader in cloud-based digital asset delivery and content optimization solutions for clients in the growing Media & Entertainment industry, Premiere brings to life the quality of film and television, transporting to the hands of millions around the globe. Through the magic of media services, we are a rising thought leader providing innovative, smart tools and intelligent operations as an essential business in media entertainment. Together with industry leaders like Google, Apple, NBC Universal, Microsoft, Disney, Warner Brothers and more, we work to revolutionize media delivery at the forefront of entertainment technology and software services.

About the Role

The Digital Media Technician is primarily responsible for validating assets according to service specifications and the distribution (delivery) of content to broadcasters and digital service providers. Each Digital Media Technician should be a quick learner, highly organized, a motivated self-starter and possess a discriminating eye for detail.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities (Essential Functions**):

• Quickly comprehend technical specifications and apply that understanding on a daily basis
• Monitor and parse a high volume and time sensitive order queue
• Ensure source assets are restored and conformed as required
• Validate metadata, image, video, audio and timed text media assets against a variety of client and internal specifications
• Package source assets and metadata as per servicing profile specifications
• Communicate and document internal rejections to the appropriate teams
• Verify integrity of deliverables and delivery package prior to servicing
• Maintain servicing action logs as needed
• Succinctly and efficiently handoff projects with next-up shifts
• Operate with a high sense of urgency and discretion
• Other tasks as needed to meet project deadlines
​​​​​​• Other duties as assigned

Required Skills:

• Understanding of various media formats such as video, audio, image and timed text.
• Understanding of industry format standards such as PAL, NTSC, timecode, framerate, codec, audio settings/configurations, metadata (title and technical - html, xml)
• Understand media encoding, transcoding, and file transfer protocols
• Have excellent written and verbal communication skills and be able to communicate and collaborate with all levels of personnel
• Keen data entry and proofreading skills
• Be open to work flexible hours to meet occasional tight deadlines
• Highly organized and be able to work with minimal supervision, escalating when needed
• Proficient with both Mac and PC • Be enthusiastic, willing to learn, and knowledge share with the team
• Thrives in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment (we all do our part!)
• Comfortable with change and able to adapt as workflow flexes to the meet the needs of our clients
• Able to work on more than one project at a time (aka multi-task)
• UHD HDR, 4K, 6K (Dolby Vision / HDR10)
• Media Formats and Codecs • Broadcast Deliverable Specifications
• Frame Rate Conversions • Captions, Subtitles, Forced Narrative, SDH
• Audio Normalization Guidelines
• Media Transfer Mechanisms (Aspera, Signiant, etc)
• Media Content Protection
• SOP Security Protocols

Qualifications:

• College degree or equivalent experience in the field
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Experience: 

  • Minimum 2 of years' experience in working in media operations required.
  • General Editing/Studio/TV/Film/Pre or Post production experience
* This position is based in Los Angeles, CA

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