Broadcast Ingest Operator
Within the DTTC Sterling, the staff supports media preparation for ingest, as well as technical QC of all media encoded for distribution in a digital format.
The Broadcast Ingest Operator completes data entry for physically and electronically delivered media (programs, promos, commercials, and infomercials) as well as providing quality control for all physical and electronic media prior to air. In addition to the encoding of these assets, the responsibilities of the Broadcast Ingest position also includes: feeds record, WMV9 proxy creation for asset upload to DMC for S&P compliance of commercial media, updates to DCI business systems for asset registration, as well as caption encoding for all program air masters.
1. Perform technical QC (audio and video) during ingest
2. Insert and validate Closed Captioning of designated Media
3. Identify proper aspect ratio format and attach Active Format Description flags for broadcast
4. Input and/or validate metadata information (title, length, version, segment times, SOM and EOM) prior to ingest
5. Set proper QC and clip type classification post ingest
6. To provide tape duplication, feeds record and tape turn-around when necessary
7. Validate all media (electronic commercials & physical) received and input into the appropriate database tracking system
8. Stage media prior to ingest based on process workflow
9. To pick up and shelve physical programs, promotional, infomercials and physical commercials after ingest
10. To stage and ship all physical program and promotional elements back to DCTC when necessary
11. Interaction with various internal/external departments regarding media delivery status, data entry, as well as coordination of late delivery
12. This position is considered an essential position. This means that during times of inclement weather, emergencies, or when access to the workplace may be impeded, that employees in this position are expected to report to work to support business continuance, unless otherwise instructed by his/her direct manager.
13. Other duties as assigned
Minimum 2 to 3 years of hands-on experience in a professional broadcast environment
Bachelor’s degree in Communication Arts or Radio/TV/Film preferred
Must possess excellent organization skills, good verbal and written communication skills and proficient in computer usage
Must be willing accommodate a schedule in support of a 24/7 broadcast environment including weekends, nights, and holidays.
This position is considered an essential position. This means that during times of inclement weather, emergencies, or when access to the workplace may be impeded, that employees in this position are expected to report to work to support business continuance, unless otherwise instructed by his/her direct manager.
Must have the legal right to work in the United States
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