JUNIOR LEVEL MEDIA TECHNICIAN (US) – Overnight Hours

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EIKON Group
Burbank, CA, USA
Job Info
Job Status: Open
No of Vacancies: 2
Date Posted: February 26, 2020
Expiry Date: April 26, 2020
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: Entry level
Years of Experience: N/A
Salary Info
Salary Type: Negotiable
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At EIKON, we believe people do their best in a supportive, innovative and collaborative environment. Where communication is key, people care and take pride in what they do and how they do it. If you support these values, have a love for film & TV and want to be part of a globally successful, culture-driven team, then please read on.

Key Responsibilities

As a Junior Level Media Technician, you will be primarily responsible for content preparation and trailer creation. You will be trained in the operation of all relevant equipment such as Clipster, Adobe Premiere, Vantage, and Pro Tools.

Additionally, training will cover the creation of digital cinema packages and downstream deliverables - including feature films, trailers, promos, and episodic programmes - ensuring picture, audio and subtitles are correct and adhere to industry standards and technical specifications. Full QC training will enable you to carry out the final QC of all content.

Our Ideal Candidate Will Have:

  • A positive and professional attitude to hard work
  • A voracious appetite to learn
  • The aptitude and determination to succeed
  • Excellent attention to detail and the ability to maintain focus at all times
  • Patience when dealing with multiple versions of the same content
  • Confidence and organisation
  • A willingness to help those around you
  • A passion for film post-production
  • Strong IT literacy
  • Professionalism when liaising with senior-level clients
  • An ability to handle high-pressure situations and sensitive information

Main Duties:

With thorough training, you will become proficient in:

  • Mastering and transcoding content for online use
  • Creation of subtitling backgrounds for trailers, features, and promos
  • Technical QC of all created files and DCPs
  • Audio editing, conforming and compliance checks
  • Video frame-rate conversions
  • Creation of associated paperwork
  • Liaising with and providing support for other operational departments within EIKON Group Limited
  • Using our work order system

Additionally, you will also be trained in the following:

  • Mastering all variants of digital cinema packages, including 2K/4K, 2D/3D, subtitled, dubbed, Atmos/Auro/DTS:X and high frame rate/high dynamic range content
  • Mastering DCPs to both Interop and SMPTE standards
  • Re-editing content for censorship
  • DCP validation and ingesting, KDM creation
  • Operating theatrical screening rooms and all relevant equipment
  • Running client-attended QC sessions

Skills and Attributes:

As this is an entry-level position, relevant experience within a mastering environment would be beneficial but is not essential as comprehensive training and full support will be provided.

What is essential is your desire to learn, a positive attitude to hard work, and the motivation to grow into a key member of the department.

Beneficial experience may include:

  • Familiarity with non-linear editing systems, e.g. DVS Clipster, FCP, Adobe Premiere etc.
  • Familiarity with Pro Tools
  • Knowledge of DCI specifications, mastering and theatrical playback hardware
  • Experience of file encoding and transcoding
  • Experience of foreign-language versioning
  • A solid understanding of broadcast and feature post-production techniques
  • Technical QC experience.

Working Hours:

The primary working hours for this shift are overnight.