Vox Media is hiring a

Solutions Engineer

New York, United States

Vox Studios is Vox Media's in-house Studio dedicated to helping our verticals and brand partners develop, produce and edit editorial content.  Our team is comprised of a group of designers, technicians, filmmakers, and storytellers with a passion on pushing the digital medium forward.

We're is seeking to hire a New York City-based Solutions Engineer responsible for supporting technical production across Vox Studios.  The Solutions Engineer will report to the Technical Manager for Vox Studios and work closely with the Producers, IT, editorial and various members from our production teams to support the creation of amazing video content for the Vox Media.

Job Description:

As part of the Studio team your core focus will be advancing and professionalizing production methods & service offerings to all video groups across Vox Media properties (The Verge, Polygon, SB Nation, Racked, Curbed, Eater, Vox.com, Re/code and Vox Creative).

Evaluate, troubleshoot, and respond to various issues that arise in and around the studio. Work closely with the Technical Manager to ensure an optimal & efficient technical environment.

This is a mid-level full time opportunity that has potential for growth with result driven individuals, previous experience in a medium-large post-production house, agency, or studio is a baseline requirement.

 The ideal candidate is organized, technically minded, data driven, self motivated, a great communicator and thrives in rapid growth environments.

 Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Provide technical support in urgent production & post-production environments as directed
  • Assist Tech Manager with project execution while communicating progress to stakeholders
  • Develop and maintain media workflows, media databases, and technical infrastructure
  • Advise on storage, archive, automation and asset management technologies
  • Collaborate with IT & Post-Production to establish best practices for computer & production systems maintenance.
  • Upkeep of documentation on best practices, procedures, licenses & support warranties
  • Ability to work self directed, adjusting priorities as needed while keeping stakeholders involved and informed

Experiences

    • 1+ year in Broadcast Engineering
    • 3+ years in a Post-Production or technical media environment
    • Comprehensive knowledge of codecs, bit rates, UHD workflows
    • Working knowledge of networking concepts and connection protocols

 

Bonus Points:

    • Previous employment with a media start up or rapid growth environment
    • A working knowledge of metadata schemas & best practices
    • Operations support in a media production environment
    • Knowledgeable in IP enabled production technology
    • Systems administration experience
    • XML scripting & Shell scripting

 

Vox Media is committed to building an inclusive environment for people of all backgrounds and everyone is encouraged to apply.  Vox Media is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, religion, disability, national origin, protected veteran status, age, or any other status protected by applicable national, federal, state, or local law.