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Discovery

Media Production Specialist

Position Summary

The Media + Production Specialist is a hybrid role that combines media management, technical production and event coordination, reporting into the Director of Media + Production on the Global Events and Brand Activation team. This position requires understanding and knowledge of current broadcast and digital media specifications, as well as streaming and virtual event solutions. The Specialist should have the ability to create content, a dedicated work ethic, and the ability to build relationships with the family of Discovery networks and Corporate functions. Day to day work includes digital media sourcing, file organization, transcoding and live event administrative needs for internal and external events, both virtually and in person. The Specialist will also contribute to high-level presentations and company initiatives. Additionally, they will play a crucial role in maintaining a corporate archive and tracking of media assets across the company.

Responsibilities

• Coordinate and produce virtual events from pre-production through post (tech checks, platform management, show calling, media playback and archive)
• Identify and select technical equipment and platform based off of event goals and audience
• Current Industry knowledge of production companies, ability to create + review production quotes
• Create Media Delivery Guides for networks based on playback format
• Supports Global Events team with pre-production, event activation and post-production needs with file management, content organization + media playback
• Work with Global Talent Management team to communicate and coordinate solutions with network talent and production partners
• Create content for playback that aligns with the corporate, network, and event brand
• Editing of event recordings
• Coordinate the digital archive process and provide an accessible and easy to use archival library systems for the events team and corporate communications
• Knowledge of the A/V and technology industry and latest innovations in order to provide competitive and creative solutions

Requirements

• 3-5 years of A/V or technical production experience
• Knowledge of various playback platforms and streaming protocols
• Must be a flexible, focused and energetic team player with commitment to high-quality deliverables
• Dedication to quality, sense of urgency, and ability to thrive under pressure
• Flexibility, outstanding organizational skills, and a creative approach to problem solving
• Strong written and oral communications skills
• Adobe Creative Cloud knowledge (Premiere, After Effects, Photoshop, Illustrator, InDesign)
• Knowledge of 3D modeling, CAD drawings, and to scale renderings
• Technical and creative skills in building decks/presentation and troubleshooting presentation software (Keynote, PowerPoint, Google Suite of Apps, etc.)
• Experience with social media tools and production integration
• Ability to work at a fast pace under strict deadlines
• Post-Production and/or technical production field and studio experience a plus
• Demonstrates expertise with production and applicable technology concepts
• Must be able to engage in travel on an as-needed basis
• Must be able to conduct business during non-business hours, including weekends, when necessary and be "on call" as needed
• Bachelor's Degree in related field
• Ability to lift 50lbs

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