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Media Coordinator

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Recruiter: UKTV
Listed on: 5th June
Location: London
Salary Notes: Competitive + Benefits
Type: Permanent
Start Date: ASAP

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A little bit about our team

The Operations team is the team that make sure that all of UKTVs disparate business areas work in harmony to deliver content to our linear and non-linear platforms within the set timelines. They take ownership of this and seek out improvements and savings to run a highly efficient process. They are a delivery focussed team but are fun to work with and have great relationships with internal teams and 3rd party suppliers.

Purpose of the role

As an ambitious broadcaster UKTV is pushing the boundaries of the traditional outsourced media management and bringing in-house the responsibility of looking after our own content.

Starting small, we are looking for an experienced Media Co-ordinator, ideally with some cloud experience, to help us ingest, check and manage our inventory of content. The media co-ordinator will ensure our contents secure and timely onward delivery to our third-party service providers, such as playout or VOD partners.  The role will also ensure the most efficient use of cloud platform and monitor usage of cloud activity.

Using our new tool, Freeway, our platform will mostly be automated with content stored in the cloud. The Media Co-ordinator will be responsible for ensuring content from external suppliers is ingested correctly, ensuring it meets our delivery technical expectations, to identify issues, interpret auto quality check reports, perform manual quality checks, perform transcodes, monitor inputs and outputs, trouble-shooting platform and media based issues.  There will be some liaising with internal stakeholders and external suppliers to ensure the smooth running of the service.  Being a new service there will be some expectation to document processes and develop best practices.

In this role you will get to...

  • You will get to work on an evolving cloud-based media platform, influence functionality, workflows and processes.
  • you will contribute great ideas and knowledge to help build an industry leading workflow and ingest and process all of UKTV's archive of great content.
  • The chance to influence new media workflows, understand about the cloud and be part of a team challenging the traditions of media supply


We are looking for someone who has..

  • Previous experience in a similar role either within a broadcaster or media supplier (media delivery, post production, playout etc.)
  • Ideally, knowledge or experience of at least one of the following products: Vidispine, What'sOn, DataDog.
  • Good knowledge of Excel
  • Demonstrable knowledge of video and audio file formats and codecs
  • Demonstrable ability to read waveform monitors and audio meters.
  • Demonstrable understanding of Access Service files, including subtitles and audio description
  • Demonstrable experience in a Media Asset Management System
  • Be able to check metadata in xml format, for high level troubleshooting.
  • Ability to interpret automated QC reports to identify problems, and to provide a fix or be able to articulate either the problem succinctly or recommend a fix to supplier.
  • To be able to Quality Check content and classify it according to the ITU-R 5-Point Quality Grading Scale.
  • Experience in using transcoders and be able to check, set up and manage transcode profiles.
  • Experience in delivering and packaging content out to third parties, and understand the various distribution methods such as file acceleration, FTP and Cloud technologies.

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