Operations Coordinator

FLSA Status:  Full-Time; Non-Exempt                                    
Reports To: Operations Director          
Department:  Content - Broadcast and Digital 
Free Speech TV (FSTV) is a national, nonprofit, independent news network whose mission is to empower an informed and active citizenry to build a more just, equitable world.  Operating in its 25th year, FSTV is fiercely committed to reporting news ignored or even censored by commercial networks.  Our array of programs provides viewers with unfiltered news and analysis, amplifies underrepresented voices, and promotes those working on the front lines of social, economic and environmental justice.   The Operations Coordinator, a Denver, CO based member of the FSTV Content Team, is responsible for administering FSTV’s video management system (MPX), and for coordinating the network’s routine live and pre-recorded broadcast and media management services. The Operations Coordinator will communicate and collaborate with program hosts, their teams, independent producers, master control, organizers, and vendors.
Summary:  
Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
  • Coordinating live and pre-recorded content delivery of video, audio, graphics, and other media elements with content providers, studios, and networks (FSTV distributors, producers, and hosts) via satellite, LTN, IBM Aspera, and other services.  
  • Tracking, communicating and escalating media distribution issues with master control, digital platforms, and vendors as necessary.
  • Ingesting, transcoding and performing quality control on incoming media.  
  • Correcting last-minute timing issues, log changes, and errors as needed. 
  • Ensuring the timely electronic delivery of media to master control and digital platforms.  
  • Administering FSTV’s digital video management system (MPX), from media, to metadata, to publishing workflows.  
  • Managing FSTV media archives and  tape library.
  • Facilitating special live events both virtual and in-person.  
  • Other duties as assigned.  
The Operations Coordinator possesses the ability, leadership, willingness, drive, and initiative to –
  • Manage vendors and cross-departmental projects with the ability to work collaboratively.  
  • Complete all tasks accurately and on time with strong attention to detail. 
  • Demonstrate strong interpersonal skills — ability to interact well, collaborate, and support colleagues and partners (producers, hosts, and vendors). 
  • Remain calm and focused when faced with unexpected challenges. 
  • Manage multiple assignments simultaneously and effectively. 
  • Work extended hours for special events.
Qualifications
  • BA/BS or equivalent experience in television engineering, broadcasting, computer science or related fields required. 
  • 1-2 years of experience in production and post-production in a  broadcast or digital environment with a functional knowledge of video editing with Adobe Creative Cloud or Final Cut Pro.   
  • Experience with broadcast and digital media systems: traffic, playout, encoding, compression, conversion, signal analysis, and quality control. 
  • Demonstrated track record of successful project management.  
  • Experience in customer service or a client-facing role preferred. 
  • Proficiency in computer technology and familiarity with web-based database platforms preferred. Experience with Microsoft Office and Google for Organizations G-Suite (Spreadsheets, Presentation, Documents), Video Meeting, and Webinar hosting a plus. 
  • Inventory management, archival organization skills preferred. 
  • A team player, who is always respectful, has good communication skills and maintains a positive attitude.
  • Committed to FSTV’s mission and values and familiarity with progressive media and social justice organizing is preferred. 
Free Speech TV is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to fostering a diverse workplace. If you are interested in applying, please submit a resume and cover letter to jobs@freespeech.org.    Anticipated Start Date:  August 3, 2020.