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Director - Media Engineering

Discovery Communications
Sterling, VA 20164
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    114565649
Discovery Communications


Director - Media Engineering

US-VA-Sterling

Job ID: 24740
Type: Company Employee Full-Time
# of Openings: 1
Category: IT & Technical Operations
US-VA-Sterling

Overview

Daily oversight of media engineering related functions at the Discovery Television and Technology Center origination facility. Serve as liaison between the broadcast operations, distribution and media engineering groups, and coordinate on projects, upgrades and expanded functionality of existing systems. Assist VP of Engineering in guiding corporate technology development in the migration to cloud-based content delivery, digital media-asset management, metadata standards, archiving, and related functions. Close supervision of shift based engineering staff supporting broadcast automation, video servers and data archive.

Position will play a key assisting role in the standardization and consolidation of Discovery technology platforms.



Responsibilities

1. Interface with VP of Engineering and all other GT&O leadership to ensure high levels of technology availability and overall network uptime in broadcast origination facility.
2. Facilitate and consult on technological needs to address requests for new initiatives submitted from Broadcast Network Operations as relates to program schedule translation and delivery, video graphics formats, video browsing capabilities, archiving of content, and related efforts.
3. Develop and refine procedural and engineering documentation to facilitate support of total facility systems by the media and broadcast engineering staff. Coordinate training for the engineering staff with manufacturers.
4. Assist in development of upgrade specifications and functionality requirements for new technologies and systems as used in state-of the-art television origination centers.
5. Keep up to date with developments in the television broadcast and production industries, and advise management on potential applications to increase efficiency and reduce costs.



Qualifications

* College degree or equivalent experience.
* Minimum ten years experience in Broadcast Engineering.
* Broadcast Automation and ancillary system knowledge.
* Detailed knowledge of audio and video signal flow through from Cloud based origination through a broadcast facility.
* Strong IT skills at a minimum. Advanced skills a plus.
* Experience and knowledge of functional Broadcast Operations.
* Project Management Skills.
* Ability to develop, refine and present technical documentation.
* Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

* Must have the legal right to work in the United States.

Sterling, Virginia, VA

Discovery Communications, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Discovery is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. To that end, we strive to recruit and maintain a workforce that meaningfully represents the diverse and culturally rich communities that we serve. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disabled status or, genetic information.

EEO is the Law

Pay Transparency Policy Statement

If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation during the application process, please send an email request to HR@discovery.com.

PI114565649

<b>Discovery Communications</b><br/><br/><br/><b>Director - Media Engineering</b><br/><br/>US-VA-Sterling<br/><br/><b>Job ID:</b> 24740<br/><b>Type:</b> Company Employee Full-Time<br/><b># of Openings:</b> 1<br/><b>Category:</b> IT & Technical Operations<br/>US-VA-Sterling<br/><br/><b>Overview</b><br/><br/><p style="margin: 0px;">Daily oversight of media engineering related functions at the Discovery Television and Technology Center origination facility. Serve as liaison between the broadcast operations, distribution and media engineering groups, and coordinate on projects, upgrades and expanded functionality of existing systems. Assist VP of Engineering in guiding corporate technology development in the migration to cloud-based content delivery, digital media-asset management, metadata standards, archiving, and related functions. Close supervision of shift based engineering staff supporting broadcast automation, video servers and data archive.</p><p style="margin: 0px;"> </p><p style="margin: 0px;">Position will play a key assisting role in the standardization and consolidation of Discovery technology platforms. </p><br/><br/><b>Responsibilities</b><br/><br/><p style="margin: 0px;">1. Interface with VP of Engineering and all other GT&O leadership to ensure high levels of technology availability and overall network uptime in broadcast origination facility. <br />2. Facilitate and consult on technological needs to address requests for new initiatives submitted from Broadcast Network Operations as relates to program schedule translation and delivery, video graphics formats, video browsing capabilities, archiving of content, and related efforts.<br />3. Develop and refine procedural and engineering documentation to facilitate support of total facility systems by the media and broadcast engineering staff. Coordinate training for the engineering staff with manufacturers.<br />4. Assist in development of upgrade specifications and functionality requirements for new technologies and systems as used in state-of the-art television origination centers.<br />5. Keep up to date with developments in the television broadcast and production industries, and advise management on potential applications to increase efficiency and reduce costs.</p><br/><br/><b>Qualifications</b><br/><br/><p style="margin: 0px;">* College degree or equivalent experience.<br />* Minimum ten years experience in Broadcast Engineering.<br />* Broadcast Automation and ancillary system knowledge. <br />* Detailed knowledge of audio and video signal flow through from Cloud based origination through a broadcast facility.<br />* Strong IT skills at a minimum. Advanced skills a plus. <br />* Experience and knowledge of functional Broadcast Operations.<br />* Project Management Skills.<br />* Ability to develop, refine and present technical documentation.<br />* Excellent written and verbal communication skills.</p><p style="margin: 0px;">* Must have the legal right to work in the United States.</p><p style="margin: 0px;"><span style="color: #ffffff;">Sterling, Virginia, VA</span></p>Discovery Communications, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. Discovery is committed to being an employer of choice, not just a good place to work, but a great and inclusive place to work. To that end, we strive to recruit and maintain a workforce that meaningfully represents the diverse and culturally rich communities that we serve. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to their race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, protected veteran status or disabled status or, genetic information. <br><br> <a href="https://discovery.icims.com/icims2/servlet/icims2?module=AppInert&action=download&id=581131&hashed=1619517695">EEO is the Law</a> <br><br> <a href="https://discovery.icims.com/icims2/servlet/icims2?module=AppInert&action=download&id=588767&hashed=2014725565">Pay Transparency Policy Statement</a><br><br> If you are an individual with a disability and need an accommodation during the application process, please send an email request to HR@discovery.com. <img src="https://analytics.click2apply.net/v/PdMr5YiQPG6KcMNmTG2K5"> <p>PI114565649</p>
Posted: 2019-10-15 Expires: 2019-11-16

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