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Freelance Acquisitions Ingest Operator
Posted on 3/17/2022
Union City, NJ, USA
Experience Level
  • A minimum of 3-5 years transmission experience or related business experience is required
  • Previous remote and server based cache/ingest production or video equipment experience required
  • Possess excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to work effectively with individuals at remote locations including Disney Streaming Services, Baseball Technology Center, MLB International, and NHL Network
  • Be extremely organized, demonstrate initiative and an ability to complete multiple assignments in a timely manner
  • Demonstrate the tact, diplomacy, decisiveness, and superior people skills required in the pressurized environment of live television
  • Individual must work well in a dynamic environment and be able to recommend and implement process improvements, work independently and handle multiple tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights, weekends, and holidays as required
  • Ability to sit, stand, and walk for extended periods of time
  • Ability to lift up to ten pounds
  • Possess visual acuity sufficient to perform required tasks
  • Possess manual dexterity sufficient to perform required tasks
  • Possess a level of hearing sufficient for effective interaction with stakeholders by various means, including in-person, via Riedel, phone, etc
  • Quality control and monitoring of multiple feeds/records for MLB Network, and MLB broadcast partners (e.g., MLB Baseball Technology Center, MLBI and NHL Network)
  • Provides technical support to other departments and broadcast entities within the larger baseball organization (i.e., MLB Baseball Technology Center, MLB International and NHL Network)
  • Schedules and assigns games and ad-hoc feeds to appropriate channels
  • Hands off feeds to Studio Tech Managers after transmission check-in (FACS) is completed
  • Analyze signal components using equipment such as waveform monitors, vector scopes and audio scopes to detect signal issues and their source
  • Troubleshoot problems with incoming and outgoing signals. Escalate problems for resolution as needed
  • Technical evaluation and ingest of content onto broadcast video server
  • Digitize content for Post Production into centralized media storage
  • Other such duties as required
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