Careers – Los Angeles, USA

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Why work with ZOO?

Working with ZOO is a unique opportunity to work with a leading provider of subtitling, dubbing and captioning for the biggest names in the movie business. We count Hollywood studios, global broadcasters and independent distributors among our growing client base. From Sheffield to London and LA, what makes us standout is our ethos which encourages innovation and uses ground-breaking technology to make complex working lives simpler.

We employ the brightest and most original thinkers in our industry and value the creativity and personalities that make ZOO an exciting and dynamic place to work. We’re always interested in hearing from talented team-orientated people who love a challenge, welcome change and who get things done, especially client services specialists, translators and software professionals.  Sound like you? Then take a look at our latest opportunities, we’d love to hear from you.

 

 

Digital Media Author

The Digital Media Author is responsible for the metadata prequal, packaging, and spot check of digital media packages for film and television.

The focus will be metadata quality control and packaging for EST and VOD package deliveries to platforms such as iTunes Movie/TV/Extras, Netflix, Google, Amazon, Xbox, PlayStation, etc.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Perform prequal QC of incoming source metadata using a checklist to verify metadata accuracy and compliance with delivery platform requirements.
  • Cross-reference source metadata with package assets such as artwork, dub cards, and program credits for consistency.
  • Communicate metadata issues with client and log them in internal and client systems. Monitor issues until resolved.
  • Use approved metadata, video, audio, timed text, and artwork files to create digital delivery packages for various platforms.
  • Validate and spot check packages prepared by coworkers prior to final delivery.
  • Work with other departments to resolve any open asset issues found during the prequal, packaging, spot check process.
  • Must be able to work autonomously and also follow direction and be flexible with different requests made by management and clients.

Education and/or Experience

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent; or 2+ years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.

Computer Skills

  • Mac & Windows OS
  • Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word)
  • XML Editors (i.e. Notepad ++, BBEdit)
  • Apple Compressor
  • QuickTime
  • Final Cut Pro
  • Adobe Premiere
  • Adobe Photoshop
  • XML (Extensible Markup Language)

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Video QC Specialist (Part-time temp)

The Video QC Specialist is responsible for audio and video quality control of SD/HD/UHD video masters for EST, VOD, and physical distribution.

The position requires high attention to detail, well-developed organizational skills, and excellent written and verbal communication skills.

Responsibilities

  • Responsible for video and audio quality control of media masters. Checks will include full pass or spot A/V, file integrity, logging film and digital anomalies, audio sync, caption sync, etc.
  • Responsible for analyzing and logging video specifications of masters and confirming that they conform to the project output requirements.
  • Collaborate and maintain a positive and effective line of communication with fellow QC Operators as well as Manager, Video Lead, Project Coordinators, and the Post-Production Department.
  • Maintain required documentation throughout QC process and update project tracking software correctly.
  • Continually learn new and modified specifications and rules as provided by clients.

Requirements

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent; or 2+ years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Knowledge of video machine room and video patchbay operation.
  • Skill/proficiency with:
  • Mac and Windows OS
  • Microsoft Office (Outlook, Excel, Word)
  • Adobe Final Cut Pro
  • Adobe Premiere
  • QuickTime Pro
  • Apple Compressor
  • Vidcheck / Vamp Player
  • Baton / Baton Media Player
  • Iris QC Pro

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