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Sinclair Broadcast Group Media Assembly & Playout Manager in Hunt Valley, Maryland

Sinclair’s content technology is at the core of our operational excellence. We thrive on innovation and a passion for connecting people with the best local news and sports content. As we grow our content offerings and expand our broadcast, cable, and digital distribution channels we’re embracing new technologies to fuel that growth. We’re excited by the promise of cloud-first approaches and artificial intelligence in media systems, we are driven by a belief that flexibility and agility will address rapidly changing media environments and we’re confident that great people and great technology equal great solutions.

Your role as Media Assembly & Playout Manager is to support the national network of broadcast stations in delivering a cloud-distribution of the local linear stream. You will ensure that station services are maintained with appropriate service levels and monitor all technical broadcast activities related to Cloud Assembly and Playout. This program stream will be built on our next-generation media ecosystem operating in the cloud and with data-driven systems and monitoring services that provide high levels of visibility to the larger organization.

The Media Assembly & Playout Manager will be part of Sinclair Broadcast Group’s Engineering and Operations team and will work closely with other technology teams engaged in projects for transforming content management, optimizing rights and scheduling, realizing the promise of NextGenTV, and bringing a cross-platform perspective to advertising technology.

Specific responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Providing Tier 2 and Tier 3 operational media services to a national broadcast group

  • Demonstrating capability of routing and recording centralized satellite feeds and syndicated programming to acceptable technical standards

  • Understand the Media Assembly and Automation to be able to react in case of a last-minute request/change.

  • Initiate routine playlist/log changes for air on a daily basis and being able to operate the Station master control and playout.

  • Record, Ingest, and QC of broadcast material into multiple Cloud systems

  • Solve/troubleshoot problems in a crisis situation, i.e., perform disaster recovery procedures

  • Working closely with the Cloud Site Reliability Engineers to ensure a delivery of all media operations.

  • Maintaining and leveraging appropriate data collection and monitoring systems to ensure visibility and communication on the status of media operations

  • In case of emergency, being able to operate the Station master control and playout.

  • Working with external consulting teams to assist in operational efficiency efforts

  • Approaching operations and resourcing using an agile and lean mindset

  • Enthusiastically engaging on understanding and learning new technologies and applying them creatively

Qualification Must-Haves:

  • 3+ years of prior master control experience in a supervisory role

  • Experience in troubleshooting operational issues (Playout, Media, Caption, etc.)

  • 3+ years managing complex media and technology operating environments

  • Demonstrated experience analyzing complex operational problems and providing solutions

  • Experience with an IP and/or Cloud broadcast media systems

  • Experience with digital workflows and digital video technologies

  • Experience in training and development standard operations procedures for technical operations (A plus)

  • Experience with Encoder and IRDs Hardware (A plus)

  • Experience in Local Station Operations (A plus)

  • Experience in incident management and NOC Operations (A plus)

  • Excellent communication and relationship building skills with various technology and operations teams

Sinclair Broadcast Group, Inc. is proud to be an Equal Opportunity Employer and Drug Free Workplace!

About Us

Make your mark in Media with Sinclair Broadcast Group, a diversified media company dedicated to connecting people with content everywhere! We have consistently led the broadcast industry since our inception, and now Sinclair owns the largest regional sports network business and one of the largest television broadcast portfolios in the country. In addition, we have affiliations with all of the major broadcast networks, own Tennis Channel, and several multicast networks including TBD and Comet. Our content is distributed over-the-air, on multi-video providers, and through our industry-leading digital media platforms. We're at the forefront of NextGen technology, enabling innovative new ways to engage with broadcast content like never before. We also recently launched a free TV streaming service called STIRR. Our success is the direct result of our extraordinary employees and management team who believe in our vision and are dedicated to ensuring a great future for our employees. We are advancing the world of Media and want YOU to join our winning team!

About the Team

The life-blood of our organization is our people. We have a compelling story, a goal-oriented culture, and we take really good care of people. How good? Here is a glimpse: great benefits, open door policy, upward mobility and a strong desire to see you succeed. Ready to be part of a winning team? Let’s talk.