Temporary Job

Manager, Global Acquisitions

A+E Networks

Stamford, CT 09-07-2022
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  • Paid
  • Temporary
  • Senior (5-10 years) Experience
Job Description
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Currently, all staff and non-staff are working remotely except for select roles that have an in office requirement. We value the health and safety of the people that work for us above all else, and our office re-openings will remain contingent on the course of the COVID variants and federal, state and local safety guidelines and recommendations.

THE DIVISION'S STORY

A+E's Global Acquisitions team is a community of collaborative post-production and media operations professionals. Together, we oversee the delivery process and QC for over 300 program masters each month across A+E's entire brand portfolio along with advising and consulting on Post-Production best practices with our production partners. The individual in this role will have an opportunity to work across program deliveries on multiple networks and coordinate directly with our production partners. This person will work closely with internal partners and will have the opportunity to build relationships with external producers, creative executives, and post-production staff.

The role will require someone who is able to pivot with the needs of the business and apply their ingenuity, industry knowledge and creativity to efficiently coordinate the delivery for their assigned programs, while also working close with content providers to understand their needs. Fielding inquiries from our production partners, negotiating content delivery schedules, troubleshooting technical issues and collaborating with our A+E internal business partners will encompass much of this role.

• Schedule and lead onboardings with global production partners. Cleary communicate A+E network technical specifications, collect project documentation, and ensure all workflows are clearly defined and communicated to our production partners
• Manage and build relationships with assigned external and internal production partners, ensure partners production, post production and delivery workflows meet A+Es technical requirements.
• Independently correspond with internal colleagues, clients, and outside content providers. Gather updated information on upcoming deliveries, redeliveries, and technical QC reconciliation.
• Track and document all delivery schedules and key air/need by dates for assigned programs.
• Track assigned broadcast masters delivering from production partners; verify automated metadata (I.E: audio tracks, framerate, etc.); making manual modifications where needed; track each delivery through transcode and technical evaluation (TE).
• Ensure ancillary deliveries associated with media, e.g. scripts, timing sheets, caption files, fix forms etc., are delivered in a timely manner & archived.
• Manage and build relationships across multiple cross-functional groups such as Post-Production, Distribution, Programming,
• Maintain internal databases and tracking systems using A+E Enterprise software along with other web-based project management systems.
• Find innovative ways to get things done in fast-paced environments.
• Provide day to day support to other members of the Global Program Acquisition Services team.
• Available to work an occasional weekend or night as needed.

WHAT YOU'LL LEARN:
On our team, you will have exposure to all the inner workings of what it takes to work with content providers, executive producers, post production supervisors, finishing houses, colorist and audio mixers around the globe to intake content for linear air and global distribution. Collaboration with Programming, Scheduling, Post- Production, International and other stakeholders within our organization will give you a 360 view of the broadcast supply chain. You'll be encouraged to contribute to streamlining and improving our processes. We'll provide challenges for your creative spirit as we embrace technological advances in producing and delivering award-winning content for a global audience.

YOUR STORY:

The ideal candidate is a critical thinker and a proactive problem-solver. You love efficiency and aren't afraid to jump in, work through obstacles and keep projects moving forward. You have extensive knowledge of post-production processes and file formats, giving you an understanding of technical requirements and distribution workflows.

You've worked in client-facing roles, so you possess a high level of diplomacy and customer service skills. You know how to interact effectively and collaboratively across all levels of the organization. Your friendly, can-do attitude and poise under fire make you a trusted colleague and partner.

Strong time management skills and the ability to balance multiple projects and priorities are among your strengths. The ideal candidate possesses amazing attention to detail, but always has an eye on the broader strategic needs of the business. You're flexible and able to pivot quickly to meet changing demands and business needs.

MORE ABOUT YOU:
• A minimum of 5-10 years of experience working in post-production, production services, media supply chain and/or digital distribution.
• Extensive knowledge of broadcast technical specifications, video codecs and post-production processes required. Experience tracking life cycle of productions and asset management a plus.
• Self-motivated to achieve goals, highly collaborative, resourceful with proven ability to work proactively, independently under tight timeframes in a fast-paced, growth environment.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Please note project assignment associates are engaged to provide service to A+E Networks on a temporary basis in connection with a specific project. Project assignment associates are hired and employed through a third-party vendor with a duration/tenure of no longer than eighteen (18) months.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gx8o34-3-238-90-95-42 in your application.

Company Profile
A+E Networks

At A+E Networks, we believe that storytelling uncovers the human in humanity, the hero in heroism, and the ordinary in the extraordinary.