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Media Specialist / Traffic

Vermont PBS is seeking a Media Specialist/Traffic person to be responsible for on-air programming management and traffic duties, as well as managing media for broadcast and online. 


Duties include independent responsibility for preparing logs for channel playout, preparation, enhancement, and quality control of daily broadcast and digital video assets.  Act as backup for master control that also may require occasional evening and weekend work.


The ideal candidate should be familiar with digital video formats, possess an understanding of broadcast asset workflow, satellite downlinks, closed captioning, and digital (web and other media) distribution.


General proficiency with computers and Office applications is essential. Familiarity with PBS programming, experience with and knowledge of digital video & and broadcasting are highly desirable.  This position acts as Vermont PBS’ main point person for log scheduling and traffic, working closely with Programming  Services and other programming personnel; it includes occasional shifts on holidays, evenings, and weekends.
 

ClassificationRegular Full-time, Bargaining Unit, Non-Exempt (Hourly)

Department:  Programming; reports to the Director of TV Programming

Work Location: 365 Troy Avenue, Colchester, Vermont


Principal Duties
 

The Media Specialist/Traffic person will use Vermont PBS’ Myers ProTrack scheduling system to create channel logs that will ultimately become Sony/PMM channel origination system playlists. The Media Specialist/Traffic person will work alongside Vermont PBS Support Engineers and the programming, production, development, marketing, and engineering teams at Vermont PBS, the PMM/Sony broadcast center in Boston, other PBS stations, and national distributors.


Other Duties
 

  • Work directly with the Sony/PMM system in Master Control
  • Keep current on new equipment and broadcast standards in the industry
  • Point person to address traffic issues and programming
  • Implementing on-air strategies for interstitial breaks, overall programming, fundraising, and timely online video presentation
  • Manage media, video files, and server storage
  • Capture digital files and convert files for online use
  • Encode, modify, and manage tapes/files of archival analog video content
  • Preparation of fundraising programming and logs for broadcast
  • Manage closed captioning sessions and finished files
  • Quality control of incoming, stored, and outgoing video content
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Experience
 

The ideal candidate should be familiar with digital video formats and understand broadcast asset workflow, satellite downlinks, closed captioning, and digital (web and other media) distribution.

General proficiency with computers and Office applications is essential. Some experience with and knowledge of digital video and broadcasting is highly desirable, as is some familiarity with non-linear editing, College degree or equivalent preferred as well as one or more years related experience in television, cable, agency and/or production company. 

  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Exceptional communication skills – verbal, written, and online.
  • Technical competency operating computers and communicating with others on site and at remote locations. 
  • Ability to adapt to change and stay calm under pressure.
  • Independent, responsible, and exercises abundant good judgment; strong interpersonal skills.
     

Equivalent combination of experience and/or education will be considered.


Working Conditions 
 

Work is normally performed in climate-controlled office environment, where exposure to conditions of extreme heat/cold, poor ventilation, fumes and gases is very limited. Noise level is moderate and includes sounds of normal office equipment (computers, telephones, etc.).  No known environmental hazards are encountered in normal performance of job duties.

Physical Demands

Most duties are performed from a seated position. There is potential for eyestrain from reading detailed materials and computer screens. Deadlines, workloads during peak periods,  and changing priorities may cause increased stress levels. Work normally requires finger dexterity and eye-hand coordination to operate computer keyboards. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Please note: This is not an all-encompassing statement of this position’s responsibilities. While it attempts to be comprehensive, new responsibilities may be assigned to this position at any time.
 

Supervisory Responsibility:  None. 


Apply
 

Applications must contain:

 a) detailed resume; and

 b) cover letter detailing how your experience relates to the qualifications and duties of this position.

Please submit via:

Email hresources@vermontpbs.org

OR complete online form below (preferred):