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HBO Freelance Media Asset Specialist

Job Title
HBO Freelance Media Asset Specialist Time Warner
HBO Industry Cable/Broadcast Television Networks
Film Production and Distribution
Television Program Production and Distribution
Area of
Technology/Information Technology Location United States - New York - New York Requisition # 164943BR Position
Temporary Posting Job Description OVERALL SUMMARY

This freelance Media Asset Specialist position reports to the Manager of Digitizing and Media Management and participates in various important projects currently underway within the Media Asset Specialist team.  The Media Asset Specialists are the “go-to” team for troubleshooting issues of media availability and are responsible for the archival and retrieval of content within HBO’s centralized editing environment. In addition, this team performs important maintenance activities related to storage and assists with Digitizing support as needed.


  • Investigate and resolve archive discrepancies as well as deletion of invalid and/or duplicate assets using Avid Interplay, Access, Media Composer, Front Porch Digital and other tools. 

  • Build, document and archive Avid Projects with media assets using Media Composer, Avid Interplay and Diva Front Porch

  • Filter, identify and compile a list of media assets that can be archived to long term cloud storage

  • Identify, document and communicate technical issues to Management and colleagues, escalating to Engineering as recommended by Management.

  • Work with Manager of Media Management and Digitizing to remove safely and efficiently extraneous records from database and reorganize remaining metadata as directed.

  • Assist with Manger of Digitizing and Media Management on other miscellaneous Interplay database tasks

  • Keep Management updated on the progress of all projects in progress.


  • Seasoned user of Avid Interplay, Interplay Access and Media Composer in multi-res, dynamic relink ISIS environment.  Highly-skilled at troubleshooting and resolving relink and other media availability issues.

  • Strong working knowledge of asset movement, storage, archival, sequencing, naming conventions, etc.

  • Incredibly detail oriented, organized with strong verbal written and verbal communication skills.  Must interact effectively with colleagues and management across all levels of the organization

  • At least two years of relevant experience.

  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and manage time wisely in a fast-paced, client-driven environment.

  • Comfortable approaching new technologies and workflows.

  • Excellent client services skills.  Friendly can-do attitude and ability to stay calm under pressure.

  • Minimum 2 years of experience in Post Production environment and operating production equipment

About Us It's HBOSM

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 GOSM and MAX GOSM, 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.