HBO Media Asset Specialist
HBO - New York, NY

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OVERALL SUMMARY

This position is a key player on the HBO Studio Media Management Team and reports to the Manager of Digital Media Fulfillment. This Media Asset Specialist is responsible for the archival and retrieval of content required to service Production Staff via HBO Studio’s centralized editing system. This is the “go-to” person for troubleshooting issues of media availability. In addition, this role performs maintenance activities related to storage and assists with Digitizing support as needed.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
Retrieve completed and partial assets from LTO-5 archive and make available to clients as requested.
• Assess media-managed assets for quality
• Service and support editors, technicians, and other clients who request content for re-use in a fast paced playback/ingest environment
• Investigate and resolve media availability issues using Avid Interplay, Access, SGL/Flashnet and other tools. Effectively manage client expectations in regards to these issues.
• Execute Standard Operating Procedures (SOPs) for centralized edit/archival systems.
• Proactively monitor, archive and otherwise manage assets within Avid ISIS, SGL/Flashnet and LTO5 systems. Make recommendations and appropriate decisions for optimal system usage
• Interact with digitizers, managers, production clients, and other members of the Media Fulfillment team regarding the management of assets, projects and new workflows.
• Streamline existing workflows for the acquisition, storage, management, retrieval, and sharing of production assets using available hardware and software
• Communicate and provide trouble reports and discrepancies to Managers and Engineering regarding issues identified during the shift
• Use Media Pulse to actualize and enter details about work orders and shifts
• Participate in the implementation and maintenance of technology and systems used by Fulfillment (Avid, ISIS, SGL/LTO5, Various Servers, etc.).
• Stay current with file based technologies including cameras, encoding (including software), server storage, and computer networking, etc.
• Maintain a complete understanding and application of Avid, Mac/PC platforms and peripheral connectivity
• Execute departmental technical specifications and adapt to changing production processes
• Have a working knowledge of computer hardware and basic networking including but not limited to internal drives, memory, A/V cards and external storage.
REQUIREMENTS
College Degree preferred.
• Seasoned user of Avid Interplay, Interplay Access and Media Composer in multi-res, dynamic relink ISIS environment. Highly-skilled at troubleshooting and resolving relink and other media availability issues.
• Strong working knowledge of asset movement, storage, sequencing, naming conventions, etc.
• At least two years of relevant experience.
• Ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage time wisely in a fast-paced, client-driven environment.
• Excellent client services skills. Friendly can-do attitude and ability to stay calm under pressure.
• Very strong written and verbal communication skills. Must interact effectively with clients and management across all levels of the organization.
• Basic knowledge of digital video formats, transcoding and delivery methods.
• Solid understanding of video fundamentals including: sync, time code, standards, formats and frame rates. Experience with video, audio and sync routing a plus.
• Willingness to be flexible with scheduling on short notice and put in overtime as needed. This position may require night and weekend shifts.
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