NYU-TV Operations Manager
New York University Division of LibrariesNew York, NY
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NYU-TV seeks an Operations Manager to join New York University's own in-house video production department and closed-circuit tv channels. Our mission is to capture, create, and distribute exciting content through comprehensive, professional video production and post-prod services to inform, educate, and entertain the NYU community and audiences globally. The successful candidate will have the ability to perform and lead technical operations in live production environments, as well as have the knowledge to support all facets of a modern, file based, post-production facility. With over 150+ live events per year, this is an excellent opportunity for someone who has some production management experience, yet still likes to work hands-on. This is an excellent opportunity for a strong video technician who wants to take his or her management experience to the next level.
The focus of the role is to ensure the effective delivery of video production services in support of NYU's academic, student life, and administrative programs. The ideal candidate has a wide expanse of video production experience and strong understanding of workflow and media management for field, studio, and post-production. Additionally, the optimal candidate would be comfortable overseeing a production environment ranging from single camera to multi-camera productions featuring a variety of digital media, and including student, freelance and technical staff supervision. Video productions range in scope from academic conferences to events featuring leaders in politics, business, arts, and theatrical and music performances.
We're looking for someone who is excited to join a highly collaborative team, excited about new technologies, and who seeks the rewarding experience of working in an academic environment with staff, faculty, and students.
As part of the NYU-TV Video Production Team, the Operations Manager will:
-Oversee a/v technical support services related to video acquisition and distribution for public programs, performances, studio productions, and institutional events.
-Lead/spearhead the day-to-day technical operations, including remote location set ups, post-production workflow, and media management.
-Provide consultation, execution administration, and support for a wide array initiatives involving video production.
-Function as the video technical expert capable of answering most of the questions the team has while proposing doable solutions within time, location, and budget constraints.
-Ability to troubleshoot and step into technical roles in a production including camera operator, technical director, live webcast encoding;
-Develop, manage and enforce best practices for digital asset management solutions with short turnaround times, including post-production and digital media archiving. Oversee and monitor storage capacity and overall system health of Editshare, a tapeless, collaborate workflow post-production solution.
-Manage ingest and video transcoding of digital content from a variety of file based media sources such as P2 cards, SXS cards (XDCAM), and Hard Drives.
-Technical supervisor of full-time, casual and student support staff, including hiring, training and evaluating performance. Develop and lead user training as required
-Supervise the acquisition, inventory, use, repair and maintenance, and security of departmental tools and equipment, including timely repairs to analog and digital A/V equipment.
-Define, manage and update existing knowledge base of technical service offerings, and ensure guidelines, best practices, and processes are followed by production staff, while providing support and expertise to the team.
We're ready for you if you have this experience and education -
-3-5 years of video production and coordination, facilities/studio operations responsibilities including systems administration or a combination of these elements.
-Bachelor's or equivalent degree plus professional training in related field of work in video production & post-production and or video networked systems administration.
-The ability to set up cameras (ENG, DSLR and robotic cameras), production switchers, video recording equipment in a studio or on location.
-The ability to set up lighting in studio and on location (Green Screen/Set)
-The ability to lead and pitch in on many different A/V elements (studio staging, field production, lighting, storyboarding, audio, video , editing, graphics, etc.)
-Experience using editing software/suites, with strong knowledge of Adobe Creative Cloud (Premiere Pro, PhotoShop, After Effects). Final Cut 7 a plus.
-Intermediate experience with Mac and Windows desktop management/troubleshooting
-Understanding of video encoding and common video codecs and formats.
Familiarity with online video publishing workflows and infrastructure including media asset management and video editing programs.
-Understanding of IT networking as related to streaming media.
-Strong Analytical & Problem Solving Skills
-The ability to manage multiple projects, prioritize workflow and support a multidisciplinary team. Ability to prioritize tasks and delegate responsibilities effectively.
-Effective communication skills are a must in order to communicate extensively with clients and production staff efficiently. Must be comfortable and have the ability to communicate with studio and post production engineers
New York University Libraries:
Library facilities at New York University serve the school's 40,000 students and faculty and contain more than 5 million volumes. New York University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the HathiTrust, the Research Libraries Group Partnership of OCLC, and the Digital Library Federation, as well as regional resource sharing consortia. The Libraries also serves as the administrative headquarters of the Research Library Association of South Manhattan, a consortium that includes New School and Cooper Union. The NY School of Interior Design, New-York Historical Society and the Brooklyn Historical Society also participate in use of the ILS.