HBO Freelance Technical Processor

The primary purpose of the Technical Processor position is to review all technical anomalies identified by the Technical Evaluation staff on both HBO owned and licensed content and determine the best course of action to rectify. He/She provides technical assistance/guidance within and outside of the department, to make sure adherence to HBO's strict technical and qualitative standards are met. This requires oversight and review of internal technical evaluation reports, identifying any/all errors and anomalies, and recommending/executing solutions for correction. The candidate is expected to collaborate with internal and external production executives, licensors, and post production facilities to ensure only technically sound assets are used for broadcast and/or distribution. He/She must also have a broad range of industry acquired experience and insight in all phases of production, post-production, and broadcast practices.
Assess internal technical evaluation reports and execute solutions to correct issues
Work with production/post production staff and studio executives to resolve technical anomalies
Update internal departmental databases and records related to technical evaluation findings
Effectively analyze and communicate any deviations from HBO's technical standards
Coordinate the technical maintenance of HBO's screening environments and report equipment concerns/failures to the appropriate internal and external parties
Remain well-informed of evolving industry technologies and processes, as related to increased efficiencies and productivity
3-5 years of experience working in the television or film industry in a production and/or post-production quality control capacity
Expertise in mastering and distribution workflows, techniques and standards
Proficient with various file formats such as MXF, AS-O2, OP-1a, ProRes, IMF, etc.
Extensive knowledge of television broadcast and broadband distribution technologies
Familiarity with next generation formats such as UHD, HDR, Dolby Atmos, etc. a plus
A motivated self-starter who expresses a willingness to learn new skills and stay current with broadcast technology trends
Superior time management/multi-tasking/leadership skills and the ability to thrive in a fast paced, deadline driven environment
Aptitude to make autonomous decisions and use sound judgment consistently and effectively
Must be proficient in both Windows and Mac OS, Linux experience a plus
About Us It's HBOSM
America's most successful premium television company, Home Box Office delivers two 24-hour pay television services?HBO?and Cinemax?. HBO continues to take advantage of the latest technological innovations with advancements that include the availability of HBO programming online though HBO GOSM and MAX GOSM, as well as HBO On Demand? and Cinemax On Demand? in HD. Just as HBO is a company noted for its commitment to excellence in the products and services it delivers to consumers, it makes the extra effort to create a work environment in which fairness, equity, trust, and individual responsibility are valued. HBO is committed to retaining and recruiting skilled and motivated employees, placing a priority on qualified team players who contribute to the diversity of their workforce. HBO offers competitive benefits to include medical, dental, vision, a matched 401(k) plan, flexible spending, a commuter benefit program and tuition reimbursement.
HBO is an equal employment opportunity employer. HBO does not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. HBO also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories.

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