Full Time Job

Materials Specialist


Englewood, CO 05-09-2022
  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Summary of Position

Be a part of the team responsible for ensuring STARZ will have great content for our viewers, partners and affiliates. Working closely with major Studios and Independent Licensors around the world, to ensure movies/series are delivered to STARZ and ready for our global platforms.

• Primary contact for labs, distributors and vendors when accessing and ordering assigned studio/licensor materials content - per contractual license period guidelines and scheduling requests.
• Work with Business Affairs, Acquisitions and upper management to ensure all contractual obligations are being fulfilled.
• Coordinate onboarding of new licensors/labs with AWS
• Within ordering process, analyze incremental component based material needs and requirements, such as Original Version (OV) picture, closed captioning, split audio tracks, foreign language dubbing, subtitles, forced narratives, psubs, metadata, region specific content cuts, etc.
• Manage processing and ingest of file based assets.
• Resolve incomplete file deliveries and rejections, negotiate remedies and redelivery timelines with external studios, licensors and labs.
• Research and fulfill special version requests from Scheduling, Creative Services and Post Production, such as director's cuts, edited versions, bonus materials, EPK's, art work, promotional elements and new technologies, etc.
• Work with departmental localization team to create alternate language versions as needed.
• Communicate status of all active and future orders/rejections with internal teams.
• Manage data integrity in database (IBMS/POA) with an extremely high level of accuracy and timeliness to reflect material status.
• Run various reports (Tableau/Cognos) to know and maintain optimal readiness of titles.
• Monitor all material expenditures, evaluating all costs that may fall out of budget guidelines.
• Work with upper management for pre-approval of delivery cost prior to new delivery with new partners and submission of PO's.
• Set up accounts, submit credit applications and update SAP for new companies required to complete delivery of all licensed material and/or created elements.
• Receive, code and input invoices into SAP for all designated orders. Follow-up on outstanding billing to ensure invoices are received and processed in a timely manner and resolve all billing discrepancies with appropriate parties.
• Draft and submit international vendor lab wire payment requests for related content expenses with an emphasis on invoice dates, conversion rates and proper banking details. Forward confirmed wire payments from AP to the appropriate vendor and manage wire payment history for future reference.

Qualifications & Skills
• Bachelor's degree in Communications, TV/Film or similar discipline.
• Minimum of 2-3 years previous experience in related field. Minimum 2 years of experience working with file packages, folder structure and servers.
• Technical knowledge of file formats, aspect ratios, audio formats and metadata Experience in global content, localization and related requirements.
• Knowledgeable in Microsoft Office and Google Workspace
• Extremely detail oriented.
• Strong reporting and analytical skills.
• Self-starter with excellent verbal, written and organizational skills.
• Outstanding customer service demeanor and attitude.
• Demonstrated problem solving skills.
• Ability to work in fast paced environment
• Ability to prioritize and handle multiple projects at the same time.

Nice to Haves
• Experience working with AWS, Tableau, and Cognos.
• Knowledgeable of existing and emerging digital media.
• Familiarity with Business Affairs and contracts as they pertain to programming delivery requirements.
• Knowledge of Finance, PO and Invoicing, Wire Transfers, SAP.

Our Benefits
• Full Coverage – Medical, Vision, and Dental
• Annual discretionary bonus and merit increase
• Work/Life Balance – generous sick days, vacation days, holidays, and Impact Day
• 401(k) company matching
• Tuition Reimbursement (up to graduate degree)


$42,300 - $52,800

EEO Statement

Nearest Major Market: Denver

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-gwbpqj-18-232-52-135-42 in your application.

Company Profile

Combining the STARZ premium global subscription platform with world-class motion picture and television studio operations, Lionsgate brings a unique and varied portfolio of entertainment to consumers around the world. Its film, television, subscription and location-based entertainment businesses are backed by a 17,000-title library and the largest collection of film and television franchises in the independent media space.