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Post-Production Technical Lead, Digital Video

Company Overview

KQED is the Bay Area's Public Media station and member station for PBS and NPR. 

Job Summary

The Post-Production Technical Lead – Digital Video, is the technical, operational and strategic lead to support current and future video productions across all Digital content units in daily operations.  This position acts as the integration point between editorial and production staff, production system administrators, Video Engineering and Information Technology.  This position will be a primary administrator of the Digital Producers Space and online systems (including, but not limited to the Media Asset Management system, ScheduAll and others).

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Oversee the complete episode lifecycle and post-production process, including scheduling, and provide responsive customer support and communications to Digital video content productions
  • Develop, maintain and modify workflows, processes and best practices for content areas
  • Ensure all episodes are delivered in a timely manner, with high quality
  • Working under the supervision of and in collaboration with the Director, Production and Technical, Digital Video, provide subject matter leadership and expertise in editorial and production workflow systems for KQED digital video productions.  Content areas supported include, but not limited to: Arts, Food, Science, Education and News.
  • Ensures functionality and maintenance of production and post-production equipment and infrastructure, such as camera packages, edit bays, the Digital Producers Space and Media Asset Management system.
  • Works with the technical staff across the organization staff to architect, develop and implement workflows for post-production. Work with the Director of Production and Technical to anticipate, develop, document and implement support for post-production workflows in a collaborative multimedia production environment.
  • Conduct continual review and assessment of post-production processes, and make recommendations to Director of Production and Technical for current and evolving technical standards and practices.  Monitor and troubleshoot workflow system bottlenecks and performance constraints.
  • Advise and support roll-out of new technologies and workflow in collaboration with editorial and technical staff.  Work with outside vendors to specify, implement and test workflow system improvements.
  • Develop expertise and maintain fluency of post-production utilities (tools, systems, software, applications, etc.)
  • Conducts basic training on audio and video gear
  • In collaboration with production and technology staff, researches and recommends field equipment purchases
  • Conduct ongoing training program for new and existing staff on workflow procedures and tools and coach users on workflow changes and best practices
  • Other Job Functions include 1) perform off-hours maintenance, upgrades and installation for systems when required and 2) participate in on-call support as needed


Qualifications and Skills


  • Must have both broad and specific knowledge of the many tools used in production and post, including technical knowledge of codecs and encoding, media management systems and quality control standards
  • Experience working in and administering a 4K MAM/PAM/SAN workflow environment required.
  • In collaboration with the Digital Asset Manager, creating, implementing and managing definitions, timelines and permissions for workflows and media management; and refining, implementing and managing process for metadata creation, import and related workflows.
  • Demonstrable professional experience working in and supporting users in MacOS, Adobe Creative Cloud, Premiere and After Effects environments required. Adobe Certified Expert (ACE) certification or similar for Adobe Premiere and After Effects preferred; Adobe Certified Instructor (ACI) certification or similar


Let us tell you more about our benefits:

Whether you’re single, married, have children, are in a domestic partnership or anything in between, we have you covered. Employees at KQED enjoy a family-friendly workplace offering 20 days of paid time off, 11 paid holidays, paid parental leave, family medical leave benefits, comprehensive health/vision/dental and commuter benefits as well as a 403(b) with employer match. KQED encourages diversity, openness and offers training to support personal and professional development. In addition, we are proud to offer Employee Resource Groups, wellness programs as well as free KQED membership.

The mission that drives us:

KQED is for everyone who wants to be more.     
Our television, radio, digital media, and educational services change lives for the better and help individuals and communities achieve their full potential.

KQED serves the people of Northern California with a community-supported alternative to commercial media.     
We provide citizens with the knowledge they need to make informed decisions; convene community dialogue; bring the arts to everyone and engage audiences to share their stories. We help students and teachers thrive in 21st-century classrooms, and take people of all ages on journeys of exploration- exposing them to new people, places and ideas.

We celebrate diversity, embrace innovation, value lifelong learning and partner with those who share our passion for public services.

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