Work Materials Operator
SDI MediaLos Angeles, CA
Full Time Job
This entry level position is based in Los Angeles, CA and reports to the Production Manager of Media Operations. The ideal candidate will be a highly motivated, self-starting individual who can work independently as well as within an established team. A strong background in media operations or encoding will also be critical to the success of the position. The Work Materials Operator is responsible for creating reference materials to be used in the production and timing of audio, subtitle and caption file creation.
Principle Duties & Responsibilities
Encode audio/video assets from any available source asset using the SDI prescribed workflows and equipment.
Transcode client media deliverables to specifications using the SDI prescribed workflows and equipment.
Calibrate media in SDI's proprietary subtitling application ''GTS'' for distribution to SDI translators.
Identify and address discrepancies in media files that may arise during the creation and calibration of production reference files and related projects.
Troubleshoot and correct reported issues with assets and Work materials workflows. Escalate to management and engineering as needed.
Understand and stay current with all SDI workflows and workflow change management updates and tutorials.
Perform general administration duties as needed.
Perform other related duties as assigned.
Must be able to work flexible hours when and if needed.
Must be able to demonstrate:
Advanced analytical and problem solving skills
Excellent communication skills
Good technical understanding
Ability to quickly grasp complex subject matters
Ability to work to tight deadlines and under pressure
Ability to work independently and on own initiative
Ability to be an excellent team player
Good time management skills
Excellent organizational skills
Strong interpersonal skills
Good attention to detail
Enthusiastic and willing to learn
Qualifications and Experience
Bachelor's Degree or equivocal experience.
One year of related technical experience preferred.
Knowledge of A/V formats, TV standards, and transcode concepts a must.
Some knowledge of video post-production preferred.
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