Director, Video Technology in Atlanta, GA at Cox Media Group

Date Posted: 10/18/2021

Job Snapshot

Job Summary

The Director of Video Technology leads a team of Video Solution Architects and Video Solution Specialists in overseeing the design, implementation, and maintenance of Cox Media Group’s digital video infrastructure to meet the goals of the business and the functional requirements of the customer. In a fast-paced news environment, the Director of Video Technology will be responsible for a team supporting the day-to-day technology operations related to online video content publishing with a focus on CMG’s digital branded platforms including websites, mobile and OTT media applications. This critical role provides thought leadership and digital video subject matter expertise in partnering with CMG’s Product team to develop and execute CMG’s video product roadmap.  

 

Candidates should have proven experience in building broadcast solutions, designing digital production workflows, integrating with hardware and cloud-based systems, deploying video ads and analytics solutions, and have a passion for researching the latest industry trends.

 

 

Responsibilities

 

  • Coordinate with CMG leadership and technology teams to inspire a clear and realistic vision of the digital video product roadmap.
  • Establish project guidelines and prioritize requirements considering technical, logistical, and monetary constraints.
  • Survey and engage with customers to understand operational pain points and technical limitations.
  • Identify key integration points and continually evaluate the efficiency and effectiveness of existing systems versus emerging solutions/alternative vendors.
  • Formulate actionable plans and directions for technology teams.
  • Lead on design, buildout, testing, and demonstration of innovative POCs.
  • Diagram existing and potential digital video infrastructure and provide technical and support documentation for solutions.
  • Nurture relationships with vendors, content providers, and other 3rd party partners.
  • Forecast operational and capital expenditures for current and potential hardware and services
  • Facilitate integrations, migrations, and other technical transitions.
  • Work closely with Project Managers, Product stakeholders, Ads, Analytics, App Development, Support, and Broadcast Engineering teams to implement and launch new products.
  • Orchestrate ingestion from, and distribution to, 3rd party content partners.
  • Oversee day-to-day operations of digital video systems and tools in production.
  • Seize opportunities to standardize equipment, processes, and workflows across properties.
  • Train engineers, producers, support, and training staff on digital video platforms, workflows, and processes.
  • Provide concierge-level support for high profile events and deployments, and Tier-3 level support as last line of defense for technical support issues.

 

 

 

What we look for

Required Skills

 

  • Experience with online video platforms (OVPs) specifically Arc Video, Syncbak and YouTube.
  • Understanding of video encoding and common video codecs and formats.
  • Experience with web content management systems including Arc Publishing.
  • Understanding of Closed Captioning protocols and implementation scenarios.
  • Experience with SCTE and GPIO signaling in broadcast and digital streaming.
  • Familiarity with APIs and video feeds in various formats such as MRSS and JSON.
  • Intermediate knowledge of HTML, CSS, XML, JavaScript and JSON.
  • Understanding of video player development on web, mobile and OTT applications.
  • Experience with streaming media including live video streaming protocols such as RTMP, HLS, MPEG-TS, MPEG-DASH, and CMAF.
  • Experience with encoding hardware including Amazon Elemental, Syncbak Syncbox, Telestream, and LiveU.
  • Architectural knowledge of Amazon AWS product suite for live streaming services, storage, and delivery.
  • Experience with live production and encoding software including Tricaster, Wirecast and Flash Media Live Encoder (FMLE).
  • Experience with online ad servers including Google Ad Manager and an understanding of VAST/VPAID video ad standards.
  • Experience with web metrics tools such as Google Analytics.
  • Familiarity with broadcast video publishing workflows and infrastructure including media asset management (Avid Interplay, BitCentral Precis/Oasis), Newsroom Systems (iNews, ENPS) and video editing programs (Avid Newscutter, Grass Valley Edius).
  • Intermediate understanding of IT networking as related to streaming media.
  • Working knowledge of Wireshark and other packet analyzer tools.
  • Quick learner with an aptitude for Internet technology and becoming proficient in multiple user interfaces.
  • Customer service oriented and attention to detail.
  • Production software proficiency: MS Office, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Visio.

 

 

Additional Qualifications

 

Education: B.S./B.A. degree required. Degree in Math/Engineering, Computer Science, Business/Finance preferable.

 

Experience: 8+ years digital video broadcast, publishing, and hosting workflows and operations

                        8+ years in digital video systems design, implementation, and optimization

 

Competencies/Skills: Strong communication and interpersonal skills required. Technical/analytical skills, continuous learning, innovation, ability to manage work, and strong work standards/ethics is also required. Candidates must also have customer focus, contribute to a team’s success, and be quality oriented.

Cox Media Group, Inc. (CMG) is an industry-leading media company with dominant brands, award-winning content, and exceptional people. CMG provides valuable local content to viewers in the communities in which it serves. The company's operations primarily include 65 radio stations delivering all genres of content in 11 markets,33 high-quality, market-leading television stations in 20 markets, and numerous streaming and digital platforms. CMG's portfolio includes primary affiliates of ABC, CBS, FOX, NBC, and MyNetworkTV, as well as several valuable news and independent stations. Additionally, the company also offers a full suite of national, regional, local and digital advertising services with CMG Local Solutions, Cox Reps and Gamut.

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