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Lead Media Specialist, WMAQ-TV
Chicago, IL

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Job Description


NBC5 and Telemundo Chicago are seeking to hire a Lead Media Specialist role to manage the day-to-day operation of a Dalet Galaxy newsroom computer system on shared servers. The successful candidate will be an individual who embraces new technology and is resourceful at developing new ideas for supporting our newsgathering efforts. The individual must be able to thrive in a fast-paced news environment meeting multiple deadlines while maintaining the highest quality of broadcast standards. They will provide frontline, hands-on support for clients (News, Digital, Creative Services) using a customer service approach and following procedures for documentation and escalation.

Responsibilities will include:

Day - to-day oversight of digital media on shared servers and overseeing media pushed into on-air playback systems.

Monitoring media storage free space, routine maintenance and purging of the system, troubleshooting problems reported by users and escalating issues to the IT department and vendors as necessary to resolve problems

Overseeing media pushed into Omneon playback servers

Providing instruction of system use to content producers, platform managers, and other users of the Galaxy system

Work closely with Managers in IT, Production and News Operations in oversight and scheduling of staff in Acquisition area.

Proactively work with newsroom leadership and staff

Engage in daily strategy, planning, editorial processes

Supervise and develop the team of Media Managers

"Hands on" operator capable of working across technical and News departments

Archive rundown elements for daily newscasts and verify integrity of files

Provide first class support and guidance to Newsroom staff

Become the "go-to" person for the Newsroom

Tier 1 Dalet system troubleshooting for users

Daily focus on editorial plan in support of News coverage

Basic Adobe Premiere editing

Perform ingest of topical media for same day air


Minimum 3 years working with post production process (media acquisition to playback for air)

Minimum 2 years working knowledge in basic computer networking and operation and use of Microsoft Remote Desktop

Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience

Eligibility Requirements:

Must be willing to work in Chicago, IL

Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States

Must be at least 18 years of age

Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV online to this job to be considered

Flexibility to work early mornings, evenings, weekends and holidays

Bi-lingual (English and Spanish) preferred

Desired Characteristics

Knowledge of broadcast news workflows and technology: non-linear editing using post production software (Adobe Premiere), P2 ingest, video playback systems (Omneon) and file storage (Isilon), as well as transcoding of different video formats (Vantage transcoder)

In-depth experience ingesting, trimming, migrating, playing out and archiving news material

Knowledge of Vantage Transcoder, Omneon/Isilon storage devices, and Latakoo file transfers.

SD and HD broadcast signals as well as Dolby 5.1 audio

Strong knowledge of digital media file formats ( PSD, TGA, WMV, WAV, etc.)

Knowledge of Microsoft Office software, as well as other digital production software such as Adobe Photoshop and After effects

Experience in Dalet software

Strong interpersonal skills, ability to interface with all levels of management and user community

Self-starter who demonstrates initiative and ability to work independently with little supervision

Able to quickly learn a broad array of technologies and apply that knowledge to real-world problems

Effective performer under aggressive timelines and high-pressure situations

Excellent root-cause analysis and problem-solving skills

Understanding of Production Control Room workflow

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