Broadcast Media Technologist

If you have a passion for media, have experience in broadcast technology, and a desire to be part of a fast growing not for profit television station committed to positive, family-friendly, entertainment programming, we invite you to apply for the full-time permanent position of Broadcast Media Technologist.

Purpose

This position supports the technology framework through the maintenance and administration of the servers, platforms, networking, and software that allow YES TV to share transforming, inspiring and family friendly programing. This key role works with all systems users, supporting and innovating alongside of them, to optimize a broad spectrum of technology applications in the ever-changing landscape of Digital Media and Broadcasting Technology.

experience required

Minimum five years of media industry technology support

Reporting

Reports directly to the Director, Media Technologies

Work Environment

YES TV is a commercial television station committed to positive, family-friendly, entertainment programming. YES TV is licensed and regulated by the CRTC as a religious channel and an exclusively Canadian television station, available in 6.8 million homes across Canada.

Areas of Responsibility

1.      The administration and support of media systems based on Windows Technology. Including but not limited to Morpheus Master Control playout and eMAM, media asset management.

2.      Function as a technical authority on a wide variety of media-related technology, including video/audio codec and transcoding, video streaming, and video editing software.

3.      Maintain, support, and build media related computer hardware and software on both Windows and Mac OS platforms

4.      Provide technical support for media production equipment and systems such as video editing systems, character generators, and intercom systems

5.      Ongoing resource for recommendations, testing and implementing new systems and equipment.

6.      Update drawings and system documentation as well as create new ones for assigned projects.

7.      Work with Vendor support for various systems on behalf of YES TV and the users.

Job Specific Duties

1.       Provide system administration for Window Servers, SQL databases and Mac OS.

2.       Configure and administrate media file storage systems, media transcoders, and video streaming devices.

3.       Monitor the media systems for proper operation and function ensuring they are working efficiently and optimally.

4.       Support studio production team by helping them troubleshoot and resolve issues as wells as make system configuration changes.

5.       Proactively monitor and maintain the media technology systems to ensure the highest possible quality and reliability.

6.       Media IT networking, configuration, installation, and troubleshooting.

7.       Assist in planning, installation, and implementation of new media technology systems and equipment.

8.       Assist in creating and maintaining system backups and disaster recovery plans.

9.       Create and maintain engineering and training documentation.

10.    Keep up to date with changing technology used in broadcast and the media industry.

11.    Other duties as required.

Qualifications And Skills

·        Bachelor's degree in electronics engineering or Computer Technology and/or 2-yearTechnician program or a 3-year Technologist diploma in same.

·        Minimum five years of media industry technology support

·        Demonstrated experience in learning, mastering, and implementing technology improvements

1.       Experience with digital video codecs, file formats, and transcoding software along with associated metadata such as Time code and Closed captions.

2.       System Administrator for Windows, MAC, and Linux OS.

3.       Understanding of IT networking, data protocol, and standards.

4.       SQL database management and queries.

5.       Ability to document processes and workflows.

6.       Knowledge of LTFS tape and High-performance storage

7.       Experience with media playout automation and media asset systems would be an asset, especially Morpheus and Ice along with eMAM

8.       Working knowledge of Scripts, CSS, HTML   PHP, Node JS, and REST/SOA would be an asset

Attributes

1.      Problem Solver/troubleshooter

2.      Innovative thinker

3.      Excellent communicator

4.      Works well under pressure

5.      Technology savvy

6.      Self-directed lifelong learner

7.      Customer service oriented

8.      Takes initiative

9.      Flexibility

Apply Now

Please send your resume and cover letter which includes an explanation of why you feel you would be a good fit for this role and the organization to:  [email protected]

Applications internally and externally will be considered. This position is open to both female and male applicants. YES TV is an Employment Equity Employer.