NBC Universal Digital Ingest Specialist in Washington, D.C., District Of Columbia

Job Number 31017BR

Job Title Digital Ingest Specialist

Business Segment NBC News Group

Sub-Business NBC News

Posting Category TV Content & Production

About Us NBCUniversal is one of the world’s leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience. NBCUniversal owns and operates a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, and world-renowned theme parks. NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law.

Career Level Experienced

Country United States

State/Province District of Columbia

City Washington, D.C.


Job Duties

  • Conversion of various media files from one format to another; migration of data and media to or from other devices

  • Assist Producers and other “clients” with the Media Ingest process

  • Transfer content between various workgroups upon the request of the clients

  • Operate and manage the interface required to record feeds directly into the AVID system, specifically Cyradis

  • First contact for Producers and Clients when file based ingest issues arise… trouble-shoot issues and seek assistance from the appropriate party

  • Back-up digital media as requested or required, verify successful ingest of media before original data is returned to client or media is formatted

  • Assess best way to ingest a variety of file types, troubleshoot problematic file formats and Codec’s

  • Import files from other locations, Producer mailbox’s Latakoo, Web Sites and FTP sites

  • Create digital screening exports for producers and clients, delivered online or as physical memory

  • Coordinate with Producers and Clients to organize footage efficiently when it is ingested

  • Utilize various online methods to gather material, Skype, FaceTime, Vimeo, etc

  • Provide guidance to users during the production day


Basic Qualifications

  • 2 years experience

  • Extremely strong knowledge of basic computer functions on PC and Macintosh platforms

  • Production environment familiarity

  • Familiarity with digital media workflows - transcoding and digital file delivery

  • Experience with Avid Edit software, Avid Interplay tools and ADOBE ProductsAdditional Job Requirements

  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered

  • Must be willing to work in Washington, D.C.

  • Must be willing to submit to a background investigation.

  • Must be 18 years or greater.

  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.

  • Must be available to work Saturdays & Sundays as part of the regular weekly schedule and evenings and holidays as required.

Desired Characteristics

Desired Qualifications

  • Ability to interact closely with Broadcast Maintenance team and other technical support areas within operations

  • Comprehensive understanding of the broadcast signal and delivery of video and audio to the World Wide Web

  • Technical aptitude and the ability to grasp new digital technologies, concepts and processes in an ongoing changing digital world

  • Must be flexible with schedules, i.e. willing to work weekends and overnights

  • Data collection understanding; data management (on local and shared storage devices)

  • An individual with a very strong desire to learn, take on new technologies and challenges

  • Strong communications skills with co-workers and clients

  • Able to multi-task and make effective decisions in a high pressure deadline driven environment