Freelance Media Management Associate at Major League Baseball

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Position Summary: Handle daily content management tasks for the Company’s file-based media systems. This includes daily monitoring and review of new content being ingested into the systems, facilitating and assisting in retrieval of content, screening and editing of content, creation of content metadata, and content file management. Handle file-based video acquisition and distribution of assigned media. Deliver content and process video uploads for assigned MLB.com, clubs, and other domestic and international partners.

 

Responsibilities:

  • Coordinates with MLB Network, NHL Network, MLB Clubs, and content partners to ingest and deliver required digital assets.
  • Collaborate with Production and Editorial teams to effectively execute MLB.com and club site video queues.
  • Team with fellow freelance Media Management Associates to ensure real-time highlight expectations are met on Gameday, At Bat, MLB.com, and club sites.
  • Process assigned videos for MLB.com, MILB, YES, SNY, USA Baseball, etc.
  • Execute content delivery for assigned content partners such as Facebook, DAZN, YouTube, etc.
  • Ensure technical and metadata quality standards are met for video delivered to MLB.com, club sites, and external partners.
  • Using AI Automated In-Game Highlight, monitor posting of game highlights to Gameday and At Bat
  • Manage Club site real-time highlight video queues.
  • Metadata and thumbnail management for MLB.com, YouTube, and other digital partners.
  • Digital content creation and distribution – basic editing of assigned content from MLB Network and NHL Network for use on MLB.com, NHL.com, and various social media platforms.
  • Assists departments in media research and locating desired digital assets across enterprise-level asset management systems and third-party archive systems.
  • Provide first level technical support for video production and content management workflows, MLB’s DIAMOND / DIAMOND on ICE content management solutions and Oracle’s Front Porch Digital DIVArchive content storage management solutions.
  • Extensive interface with Production employees to keep track of show records, interviews, demos, feeds, ENPS rundowns, etc., for the purposes of managing the server media assets, and entering keywords and descriptive metadata for those assets.
  • Import files with various audio and video formats and codecs from FTP and various media.
  • Digital asset creation and distribution for third parties. Basic editing, clipping, and converting of video and still images.
  • Graphics responsibilities – convert and store full screen, courtesy, and lower third graphics for use in assigned edit rooms.
  • Day-to-day file archiving, restoring, deleting, and organizing of media using assigned software.
  • Helps ensure proper digital tape archiving best practices, including loading, unloading, packing, and shipping of data cartridges in order to manage the archive and robot systems.
  • Team with NHL Footage Licensing Department in order to coordinate transfer of footage from NHL Archive to Secaucus studios.
  • Video On Demand – conversion, upload, and QC of assigned MLB Network, NHL Network and third-party VOD assets – communication with Comcast Media Center and other recipients throughout the process.
  • Monitor the archive robot system health, perform basic troubleshooting, and alert Engineering to their findings.
  • Conduct testing on the enterprise-level asset management systems as required by internal and external engineering and development teams.
  • Ensure proper tape allocation in the robotic libraries in Secaucus, including maintaining a sufficient number of free slots.
  • Other such duties as required.

  

Skills & Experience: The ideal candidate must have most if not all of the following skills and experience:

  • 1-2 years television production experience preferred.
  • Individual must interface in a collaborative manner with various internal departments.
  • Ability to work well and multitask in a fluid, live broadcast 24/7 environment.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Must be detail oriented, meticulous and able to maintain confidentiality.
  • Must be able to work independently yet strong collaboration skills are required.
  • Strong problem-solving and troubleshooting skills are highly desired.
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills needed to participate in show meetings and to create and distribute daily emails to a large group of individuals.
  • Ability to prioritize work and to be a proactive thinker.
  • Very strong computer skills: Experience with any of the following software is highly preferred – Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Creative Cloud tools, and other NLE and broadcast applications.
  • Experience with any of the following software packages preferred: Oracle’s Front Porch Digital DIVArchive, PresSTORE, DIAMOND, QuickTime, and media conversion tools like Adobe Media Encoder.
  • Experience with File Transfer Protocol (FTP).
  • Knowledge of server-based file systems preferred.
  • Experience using a CMS system is preferred.
  • Exhibit sound editorial judgment and knowledge of industry style standards.
  • Demonstrate the tact, diplomacy, decisiveness, and superior people skills required in a pressurized live television environment.
  • A knowledge of baseball and hockey preferred.
  • Previous digital asset management experience is preferred.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 pounds.
  • Ability to sit, stand, and/or kneel for extended periods of time.
  • 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 mean, including in-person, via phone, etc.
  • Ability to travel domestically as required.

 EDUCATION: Bachelor’s degree or equivalent; Broadcast/ Television Production degree is preferred.


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Location

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What are Major League Baseball Perks + Benefits

Major League Baseball Benefits Overview

We know that our employees' performance is directly related the environment that they're in. That's why at MLB, we provide exceptional Medical, Dental and Vision Coverage - premiums 100 percent employer covered - so you can focus on being your best.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Vision plan has only a $10 co-pay for annual eye exams and maximum out of pocket cost of $25 for glasses and/or contact lens.
Health Insurance Benefits
Health insurance policy covers 100% of premiums, with no deductible and minimum co-pays when in-network.
Life Insurance
Life insurance is equal to 3 times an employee's annual salary. Premiums 100% employer covered.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Automatic annual employer contribution to 401(k)!
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 4 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker.
Family Medical Leave
Company sponsored family events
We often sponsor family oriented events!
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
We typically host company outings Quarterly.
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes Career mentoring.
Continuing Education stipend
Time allotted for learning
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications
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