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Suffolk University Media Assistant in Boston, Massachusetts

Media Assistant

Staff Non-exempt Boston, Massachusetts



Provide professional video production and post production services in support of the University’s Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court webcast project. This position works part-time, nine (9) months with the possibility of hours in a tenth month depending on whether or not makeup sessions are needed.

Primary Responsibilities:

Execute the live webcast of the court session including operating a high definition switcher, 4+ cameras (some robotic), on-screen graphics overlay, audio mixing, digital encoding for live and archival streams and ensuring adequate operation of the closed captioning interface. This work is most often executed from the on on-site control room although some portable camera operations and audio mixing may be required at times. This includes monitoring the web stream for quality control and reporting any irregularities to the webcast manager immediately.

Starting up and testing all equipment prior to the webcast and during webcast test sessions. This includes ensuring proper audio/video output to all destinations including live encoding, archival recording and overflow locations. Troubleshooting all related equipment as necessary.

Immediately following live webcast, in post - production, edit the archival video file creating individuals files for each case heard during a session, export the files in the appropriate formats, title correctly and place the files on the server as directed. Other duties as assigned.

• Requirements/Qualifications:

• Background in broad cast, streaming media, video or related field

• Experience in live video production

• Expert knowledge of Adobe Premiere

• Comfortable editing, transcoding and working with multiple video formats

• Experience with Imagine Communications StreamZ software is ideal.

• Experience with Wowza Streaming Media server and JW Player content delivery preferred.

This position works an unusual, limited schedule and the ideal candidate is a professional media production freelancer who is interested in committing to a regular monthly ‘gig’. The sessions are typically as follows: From September through May: Four, 7-hour work days during the first full week of each month One, 2-hour test day during the week prior (day/time determined based on mutally agreeable scheduling) For June (potential, dependent upon the Court’s schedule): One, 7-hour work day. Date to be determined One, 2-hour test day during the week prior (day/time determined based on mutually agreeable scheduling) J uly/August : Typically there are no sessions and therefore no work days

Suffolk University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, genetic information, or status as a veteran in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs, activities, or employment. As an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer, the University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff that reflect the broad range of human experience who contribute to the robust exchange of ideas on campus, and who are committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment. We strongly encourage applications from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented because of race/color, gender, religious creed, disability, national origin, veteran status or LGBTQ status. Suffolk University is especially interested in candidates who, through their training, service and experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the University community.