Media Production Support Specialist

New York, New York | Freelance | Job ID #62285 |
Posted Last Month

Our client, a major entertainment studio, is looking for a Media Production Support Specialist to join their team.

You will be responsible to:

  • The support and development of the Editing, Streaming, Graphics and live production facilities in New York
  • Evaluating and building new technology solutions, coordinating the implementation of projects and providing level II support for the content creation of News daily broadcasts, digital live stream and delivery to streaming partners and VOD.
  • Interfacing with all levels of Management and Production in the fast paced highly creative environment the revolves around live breaking news and creating long form content for streaming platforms.
  • Working with various types of software used for editing and graphics creation both 2D and 3D for broadcast television.
  • Bring IT background and knowledge in networking, virtualization, cloud technology to the team.
  • Support with troubleshooting skills able to solve technical issues in tight deadlines to insure we make air.

Must Have:

  • 5+ years working in a live broadcast environment as a technical maintenance person and understands how the industry is evolving into an IT space.
  • Strong ability to plan/develop, install and manage a variety of systems specific to editing and graphics creation.
  • Knowledge and experience with transcoding multi format media.
  • Excellent troubleshooting skills – combine critical thinking, logic, analytic reasoning, research and experience.
  • Knowledge of signal processing, transport and broadcast transmission equipment.
  • Experience working in a live news broadcast environment understanding contribution and distribution, file routing, transcoding, storage, and how virtualization, automation and cloud are shaping the industry.
  • Strong computer/networking knowledge – including VLAN’s, Layer 2 & 3, IP addressing, route tables, domain administration, cloud computing.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills with both technical and non-technical people.
  • Self-starter who works well with minimal supervision.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to learn and adapt to new technology.
  • Flexible work hours, we are a 24/7 facility with evening, weekends and holidays work hours.
  • Works well under pressure with a proactive approach who is a team player.
  • Technical/Vocational school training or certificate or degree in Engineering, Computer or Electronic Technology
  • Experience with render farms.

Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • Onward Search offers medical, dental, vision benefits, as well as a 401k program, for all eligible full time temporary assignments.
  • Onward Search is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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Onward Search helps connect creative, marketing, and technology talent with top jobs at the nation's most recognized companies and digital agencies. We offer a full range of recruitment and staffing solutions to include freelance / contract, temp-to-perm, and permanent placement.