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Support Engineer (Broadcast Engineer - Post-Production)

Stamford, CT 06902

Posted: 04/15/2024 Job Category: Other Job Number: 18795

Job Description

Job Title: Broadcast Engineer - Post-Production
Location: Stamford, CT
Pay: Up to $28.00/hr
Must be able to work flexible schedule - Week nights & Weekends - Will be 100% onsite

Responsibilities:
  • Responsible for the smooth operation of Post-Production for the facility acting as front-line support, trouble shooting and technical diagnosis.
  • Responsible for confirming that equipment used in the post production process works properly.
  • Works with external providers to resolve technical and workflow issues with provided equipment and systems.
  • Implementation of a routine preventative maintenance program, including software and hardware updates.
  • Installing Video and Audio equipment
  • Regulates, documents and implements procedures
  • Responsible for the support of both Live and Post-Production operations within the facility. Will be exposed to Edits, Graphics, EVS, Pro Tools, and Screening Rooms
  • Passionate about the Post-Production process, excited by new technologies and opportunities and ready to help develop and improve the existing process and infrastructure.
  • Proficient at communicating both problems and solutions to technical and non-technical personnel alike and will help develop new processes, technologies, and techniques, which will help to improve the running of the facility.
  • Desire to be proactive and enhance the department needs

Desired Characteristics:
  • Knowledge and experience with Avid ACSR in Media Composer, Interplay, and Nexis preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication as well as diplomacy skills
  • Knowledge of 4K workflows a plus
  • Experience with Avid Post-Production environments essential, including Media Composer, Interplay PAM/MAM/Media Central & Pro Tools
  • Possess strong hands-on, problem-solving skills with broadcast-related equipment and systems, with the ability to meet deadlines, and with an understanding of the urgent and dynamic needs of an “On-Air” broadcast facility.
  • The ability to work both alone and in a team environment with fellow Engineers, Operations, IT, Transmission and other departments, while maintaining a strong Customer focus.
  • Clear understanding of a variety of video and audio CODECS, wrappers and the formats involved in file-based workflows.
  • Adobe Production Bundle, including Adobe After Effects and Photoshop – a plus.
  • Experience and understanding of network production is advantageous.
  • Strong understanding of Microsoft Windows 10 and Server Operating Systems, Linux, and Mac OS
  • Working knowledge of data transfer acceleration systems such as File Catalyst, Aspera, Signiant and SFTP.
  • Knowledge or experience with Telestream transcoding
  • Adobe CS Production Bundle & C4D, render solutions,
  • Evertz routing and control systems.
  • Experience and understanding of anti-piracy measures and the relationship with IT security in a Post-Production environment.
  • Good understanding of modern Post-Production workflows and media management.
  • Knowledge of Visio, AutoCad, etc.
  • Ability and desire to learn new production technologies.
  • Experience with VM platforms a plus.
  • Minimum two (2) years of experience in the technical support of a Post-Production Facility or operation.
  • BS degree in engineering or equivalent combination of education/experience.
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