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HBO Freelance Technical Evaluator

OVERALL SUMMARY

The Technical Evaluator is responsible for performing 100% technical review and analysis of all assets acquired for distribution across all HBO platforms. This individual is expected to ensure only technically sound content is used for broadcast and/or distribution, guaranteeing all assets adhere to specific technical specifications and qualitative standards. He/She must be able to perform an extensive and detailed assessment of all forms of recorded media, with specific proficiency in the file formats MXF, AS-O2, OP1a, ProRes, and IMF. This requires review of internal technical evaluation reports, identifying any/all errors and anomalies, and recommending/executing solutions for correction. He/She must also have a broad range of industry acquired experience and insight in all phases of production, post-production, and broadcast practices. This role will have a regular shift of Monday through Friday, 4pm-12am.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
  • Perform detailed quality and technical evaluation for all product procured for use on all HBO platforms
  • Identify and report any deviations from technical standards, capture metadata, and prepare clear/concise written evaluations
  • Research internal reports and historical records to recommend viable solutions to correct technical anomalies and/or determine next steps
  • Operate equipment to measure, capture and qualify specific technical requirements during evaluation
  • Verify technical fixes, revise evaluation reports, and update departmental records and databases
  • Report equipment concerns/failures to appropriate parties including Management and Engineering

REQUIREMENTS
  • 3-5 years of experience working in the television or film industry in a production and/or post-production capacity
  • Expertise in mastering and distribution workflows, techniques, and standards
  • Proficient with various file formats such as MXF, AS-O2, OP1a, ProRes, IMF, etc.
  • Experience with file playback software; AmberFin proficiency a plus
  • Extensive knowledge of television broadcast and broadband distribution technologies
  • Familiarity with next generation formats such as UHD, HDR, Dolby Atmos, etc. a plus
  • A motivated self-starter who expresses a willingness to learn new skills and stay current with broadcast technology trends
  • Superior time management/multi-tasking/leadership skills and the ability to thrive in a fast paced, deadline driven environment
  • Aptitude to make autonomous decisions and use sound judgment consistently and effectively
  • Must be proficient in both Windows and Mac OS; Linux experience a plus


About Us
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America's most successful premium television company, Home Box Office delivers two 24-hour pay television services-HBO ® and Cinemax ® . HBO continues to take advantage of the latest technological innovations with advancements that include the availability of HBO programming online though HBO GO SM and MAX GO SM , as well as HBO On Demand ® and Cinemax On Demand ® in HD. Just as HBO is a company noted for its commitment to excellence in the products and services it delivers to consumers, it makes the extra effort to create a work environment in which fairness, equity, trust, and individual responsibility are valued. HBO is committed to retaining and recruiting skilled and motivated employees, placing a priority on qualified team players who contribute to the diversity of their workforce. HBO offers competitive benefits to include medical, dental, vision, a matched 401(k) plan, flexible spending, a commuter benefit program and tuition reimbursement.
HBO is an equal employment opportunity employer. HBO does not discriminate against any applicant or employee based on race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital status, mental or physical disability, and genetic information, or any other basis protected by applicable law. HBO also prohibits harassment of applicants or employees based on any of these protected categories.