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NBC Universal Media Specialist, NBC Boston in Needham, Massachusetts

Job Number 67060BR

Job Title Media Specialist, NBC Boston

Business Segment NBCUniversal Local

Sub-Business NBCUL - NECN

Posting Category Studio Technical Operations

About Us NBCUniversal owns and operates over 20 different businesses across 30 countries including a valuable portfolio of news and entertainment television networks, a premier motion picture company, significant television production operations, a leading television stations group, world-renowned theme parks and a premium ad-supported streaming service.

Here you can be your authentic self. As a company uniquely positioned to educate, entertain and empower through our platforms, Comcast NBCUniversal stands for including everyone. We strive to foster a diverse and inclusive culture where our employees feel supported, embraced and heard. We believe that our workforce should represent the communities we live in, so that together, we can continue to create and deliver content that reflects the current and ever-changing face of the world. Click here to learn more about Comcast NBCUniversal’s commitment and how we are making an impact.

Country United States

State Massachusetts

City Needham



Basic Qualifications 

Minimum three-year experience working in a fast paced television broadcast environment, knowledge of newsroom automation systems, online storage, and computer languages or equivalent work experience 

Knowledge of broadcast news workflows and technology: non-linear editing using post production software (Adobe Premiere), P2 ingest, video playback systems (Omneon) and file storage (Isilon), as well as transcoding of different video formats (Vantage transcoder)

Must have the consistent ability to organize and manage shifting priorities under tight deadlines and in pressure situations. Multi-tasking and adapting quickly to change are necessary traits 

Requires strong technical aptitude and experience with television control room and studio production technology including production automation systems, newsroom editorial software, file transfer protocol and non-linear editing systems. Detailed oriented and computer proficient. 

Excellent interpersonal and verbal communication skills with the ability to clearly communicate with all levels within the organization and with external vendors. 

Requires adaptability, enthusiasm, initiative, ability to handle criticism, even temperament and a positive approach to problem solving. Ideal candidates must exhibit leadership qualities in a collaborative environment. Must be dependable, a self-starter and operate consistently with a high degree of accuracy. Must also be able to work independently without direct supervision. 

Excellent root-cause analysis and problem-solving skills

Eligibility Requirements 

Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through to be considered 

Must be able and willing to work to work any 24x7 shift, willingness to work long hours and on weekends and holidays with short notice and be flexible with schedule changes. Must be willing to work in severe weather emergencies  

Must be willing to work in Needham, MA 

Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States  

Must have a valid driver’s license

Must submit an attestation disclosing your COVID-19 vaccination status and, if partially or fully vaccinated, submitting your vaccination record no later than 7 days following commencement of employment.

Must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 at the commencement of employment or must undergo regular COVID-19 testing if Company determines your job position requires accessing an NBCUniversal worksite.

Must be willing to adhere to all Company COVID-19 workplace safety policies and protocols.

Desired Characteristics

Bachelor's Degree with a concentration in television production or equivalent experience preferred 

Hands on experience with Dalet newsroom system or comparable newsroom systems 

Knowledge of control room production within a 24-hour news or sports channel environment 

Working knowledge of the post-production process from media acquisition to playback for air 

Experience working digital media file formats, such as .XML, .MOV, .DV, .PSD, etc., and file conversion 

Experience with satellite and cellular bonded technology 

Knowledge of Microsoft Office software, as well as other digital production software such as Adobe Premiere, Photoshop, After Effects, Vantage, Latakoo and file share systems 

Bi-lingual English/Spanish proficiency a plus 

Must exhibit strong leadership skills and lead with a positive example 

Must demonstrate ability to remain calm under pressure, and think critically 

Self-motivated, highly creative, forward-thinking individual


NBCUniversal’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, creed, gender, gender identity or expression, age, national origin or ancestry, citizenship, disability, sexual orientation, marital status, pregnancy, veteran status, membership in the uniformed services, genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. NBCUniversal will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with relevant legal requirements, including the City of Los Angeles Fair Chance Initiative For Hiring Ordinance, where applicable.

NBCUniversal is an equal opportunity employer and will provide reasonable accommodations as required by applicable federal, state, and/or local laws.