Mastering Supervisor, Content Preservation

NBCUniversal, Universal City, California

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Level: Manager (Supervisor)

Role Purpose:
The Mastering Supervisor reports to the Manager of Restoration and Preservation which is a group within GMO Content Management. Content Restoration and Preservation oversees the creation of archival assets for Restored and Preserved content from NBCUniversal’s 108-year-old film library. This individual will be responsible for overseeing mastering projects for Preservation projects from our feature library. The Mastering Supervisor partners with internal and external post-facilities as well as with Coordinators and support personnel to determine the best processes and elements to use for preservation.

The role is responsible for ensuring that the mastering process produces content that meets technical specifications while maintaining proper aesthetic look. The position requires a deep understanding of the post and mastering process, strong technical knowledge and interpersonal skills. The Mastering Supervisor plays a critical role in the in mastering of the Company’s content.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Providing technical and process oversight for the creation of elements
  • Perform element evaluation to determine best elements to use
  • Screen elements to determine best source
  • Develop, collaborate and execute projects within teams across the organization
  • Oversee color correction and additional processes to ensure technical and creative standards are met
  • Verify newly created archival elements and delivery of such elements meet technical standards from start to finish and compile reports of issues
  • Review rejections and advise coordinators and manager as to any issues identified and resolution options
  • Act as technical expert in addressing questions and issues
  • QC scans and deliverable files to quality

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred.
  • 5+ years industry related experience.
  • Expertise 4K restoration and HD mastering.
  • Effective problem solver able to assess and adapt to changing priorities and strategies.
  • A thorough knowledge of film, video and file elements, workflows and technologies.
  • QC experience preferred.
  • Ability to work without supervision and handle heavy workload.
  • Ability to find solutions to complex problems.

Additional Job Requirements

  • Interested candidate must submit a resume/CV through www.nbcunicareers.com to be considered (note job #: )
  • Must be willing to work in Universal City, CA and willing to travel to greater Los Angeles area as well as travel within the United States and potentially abroad.

Desired Qualifications

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail.
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently under aggressive deadlines to meet project commitments.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Strong technical and analytical skills.
  • Ability to effectively manage multiple priorities.
  • Ability to assess, identify and implement best practices.
  • Ability to manage budgets and timelines.

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