Video Production Assistant
TED - New York, NY

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We are rapidly expanding the scope of our team and are looking for a Video Production Assistant who will help with the day-to-day workflows of maintaining our digital asset management systems, video library, and media delivery.

Responsibilities will include:
  • Support the Video Delivery Lead on day-to-day tasks
  • Fulfill internal and external media requests
  • Quality assurance of encoded media
  • Tracking details and metadata for our archive of 30+ years of video
  • Considerable amount of data entry into proprietary content management systems
Candidates should find joy in detail, efficiency, logistics, quality, and should be comfortable working in a startup-like environment.

Specific skills should include:
  • Expertise in Apple Compressor, Quicktime Pro 7, Final Cut 7 and FTP clients
  • At ease in an Apple/Macintosh environment, especially in moving media across local and remote networks
  • Understanding of NTSC video standards
  • Comfort with digital asset management applications such as Filemaker Pro
Experience with the following is a plus: (Please include details in your cover letter.)
  • Episode Pro
  • Final Cut X
  • After Effects
  • Photoshop
  • DVD Studio Pro
  • Adobe Encore
  • Live streaming
  • Understanding of PAL and SECAM video standards
The ideal candidate has significant experience working in a post-production environment, a genuine excitement about being around new technologies, interest in intelligent and leading-edge content, and has strong organization and project management skills. A broad interest in the world -- including science/technology, design/architecture, entertainment and the arts -- is necessary.

This is a full-time position based in TED's downtown New York office. Role will begin as a 3-month contract position, with strong possibility of a full-time position, including full benefits.

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