Media Delivery Technician

Location: Uxbridge, London, United Kingdom

Department: Livestream EMEA

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Mid Level

About Livestream

Livestream (Livestream.com) is the market leader for live event coverage. With simple to use technology, our service allows anyone to broadcast live to the web, as well as being the top destination for live content from around the world. Our content partners include Facebook, The New York Times, ABC News, CBS News, Associated Press, HBO, AT&T, PepsiCo, Electronic Arts, Adidas, The Academy Awards, Warner Bros. Records, Paramount Pictures. Livestream operates with over 120 full-time staff members in 4 offices—in New York, Los Angeles, Bangalore and the Ukraine. Every month, more than two billion minutes of video are streamed by our users to a growing community of 40 million monthly unique viewers.

 

About the role

Livestream is looking for a full time Media Delivery technician based in the company’s state-of-the art encoding facility at IMG Studios, in Uxbridge, London. The ideal candidate has a strong track record of delivering live streamed events and/or working in a live broadcasting facility. S/he should be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment, taking the initiative, managing multiple projects, and working under tight timeframes. S/he is also a motivated, self-starter with a passion for live streaming.

Please send CVs and references to jobseurope@livestream.com

 

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for all aspects of the Livestream encoding package set-up, operation, and strike. Before, during, and after an event, respectively.
  • Work in tandem with the Senior Encoding Engineer/ Project Manager and the Livestream Support Team to ensure the secure delivery of live event broadcasts sourced from around the globe.
  •  Be part of the foundation of Livestream’s new live broadcasting facility in London, and contribute to the growth of the team and the business.
  •  We will enroll the successful candidate in the the Livestream Encoding Certification training, and will expect her/him to take and pass the certification at the end of the training.

 

Required qualifications

  • Experience with live video operations and live broadcast productions.
  • Live and On-Demand streaming experience (HD and SD) and an ability to support streaming software.
  • Broad understanding of video encoding codecs.
  • Basic understanding of satellite and fiber acquisition pathways.
  • Basic understanding of video editing.
  • Be detail oriented and have excellent communication and organisational skills
  • Must be willing to work outside of regular office hours.
  • A self-motivated collaborator that thrives in a team atmosphere and can keep calm under fire is a must.
  • Excellent communication skills are necessary to take requirements from clients and liaise with staff.
  • Mac and PC proficiency is required.

 

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