HBO Media Manager

OVERALL SUMMARY:

Serve as a key member of the Media Management team for HBO Sports – assisting with the ingestion and Meta-Data management of Sports content, and monitoring its usage on HBO's in-house ISIS System. Directly supporting on-going projects in production with HBO Sports producers.

This position will collaborate with all HBO Sports programs assuring/developing optimal efficiency, work flow and accurate/detailed storage of original content and media that is captured on location for Boxing or any other HBO Sports show and ushering that content through all phases of production including mastering and archiving.

He or She will take a lead role in the ongoing preservation of HBO Sports file and tape-based legacy material. This will involve managing the various DAM, PAM and MAM systems utilized by HBO Sports and the wider HBO company.

He or She will on occasion go into the field to manage media and contribute to production support, as well as coordinate with other HBO Departments in sharing and distributing of related Sports content as needed.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responsible for Quality Control screening and supervision of transferred assets and files, the application of Meta-Data and archiving all HBO Sports content on the ISIS and other existing and future storage mediums.
  • Service and support producers and editors by turning around footage captured in the field or received from vendors for use in a fast paced playback/ingest and asset management environment. Working with production to ensure Meta-Data needs, policies and best practices are ongoing to promote longterm efficiency and profitability covering all areas from ingestion to mastering.
  • Function as a primary liaison between HBO's Sports production staff, writer/producers and studio concerning all incoming field productions and media. Assist with and contribute to pre-production meetings to discuss and advise on camera usage, file capture, file transfer and file storage to ensure the post production process runs smoothly.
  • Hands on management of all incoming media from the field and coordinating its ingestion and meta-data process through HSP Studios to various HBO production groups and systems – both inside HBO Sports and other areas of HBO as needed.
  • Continue to develop efficiencies and improvements to the tapeless workflow, production process and archiving for all Sports content.

SECONDARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Staying current with file based technologies as relates to cameras, encoding, transcoding, server storage, and computer networking, etc.
  • Maintain a complete understanding of server asset management Avid, Mac/PC and peripheral connectivity.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • College Degree BA/BS with relevant degree in Communications / TV / Film, or equivalent work experience
  • At least 1-3 years of work experience in Post Production / Field Production and/or Studio environments, with demonstrable, hands-on experience working with a Digital Asset System.
  • In-depth knowledge and file management experience with Avid Media Composer, Avid Assist, Avid ISIS and Avid Interplay - content gathering, archival, retrieval and asset management within a server-based environment and centralized workflows.
  • Strong working knowledge and proven experience of file-based multi-speed camera production, file transcoding and delivery systems required with emphasis on file-based asset management and distribution.
  • Highly developed understanding of Meta-Data/Naming Conventions and its role in digital archiving and production.
  • Must be able to work late nights, weekends, on location and on special projects as necessary.

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