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Mastering Operator

  • Deluxe Entertainment Services
  • Thailand
  • 09/02/2024
Full time Media-Journalism

Job Description


Mastering Operator


Primary Responsibilities

  • Ability to apply collaborative, creative, technical skills to editorial and quality control services in a client-driven, deadline-oriented environment 

  • Knowledge of mastering and transcoding techniques, concepts, and workflows 

  • Experience with Non-Linear Editing (NLE) and transcoding software in a post-production environment is required, with the ability to learn new systems in a relatively short period of time, including but not limited to Adobe Premiere, R&S Clipster, Colorfront Transkoder, Da Vinci Resolve, ATEME, Elemental, Rhozet, Digital Rapids, Vantage, AVISynth, FFMpeg, Dolby Vision Professional Tools, Baton, GrayMeta Iris, XML editors.

  • The ability to work independently and self-manage a daily schedule of assigned tasks is required. 

  • An appetite for learning is key as Mastering operators will be trained and assigned processes and workflows that are on the cutting edge of the post-production industry. 

  • Able to understand and can discuss the application and implications of changes to processes, policies, and procedures. 

  • Familiarity with UHD, HDR, IMF, DCP, JPEG2000, AVC, and HEVC along with a general understanding of video levels, color space, and compression. 

Main Duties 

  • Feature and TV Mastering - the individual will edit, conform, compress and quality assure audio and video program material for subsequent broadcast and OTT streaming platforms.  

  • Effectively analyze information in order to resolve issues and concerns on a daily basis. 

  • Clearly and consistently communicate with team leads and management. 

  • Work with all team members to ensure that departmental tasks and jobs are accurately assessed, communicated, executed, and delivered on time per client specifications. 

  • Audio and video processing, such as standards conversion, transcoding, and digital analysis. 

  • Machine and system configuration, connection, and troubleshooting as needed. 

  • Able to utilize audible and visual judgment for content and technical assessment. 

  • Administration duties are required to ensure assigned tasks and jobs are accurate, timely, and contain the correct status in the appropriate business system. 

  • Engage in ongoing training programs as necessary. 

  • Willingness to take on any number of other duties as assigned when needed. 

What You Bring 

 Minimum 5 years of experience in a post-production environment. 

  • Understanding and utilization of standard post-production industry hardware and software, including NLE and transcoding platforms geared toward mastering and mezzanine formats. 

  • Mac and PC operating system proficiency are required, command-line skills are a plus. 

  • Practical business computer literacy is required, including Microsoft Office 365, common web browsers, and the ability to learn and utilize proprietary company software. 

  • In-depth and working knowledge of video and audio theory, digital file codecs, wrappers, frame rates, and conversions. 

  • Possess a high level of written, verbal, and analytical skills. 

  • Be a self-motivator with the ability to make decisions independently. 

  • Ability to communicate effectively and contribute to the team environment. 

  • Ability to organize, prioritize and orient with detail.

  • Willingness to work overtime and adjust working hours or workdays to accommodate client and business needs, including nights and weekends when needed. 

Deluxe’s policy is to provide equal employment opportunities to all applicants and employees.  Applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to, and will not be discriminated against, on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, national origin or ancestry, sex, age, physical or mental disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information or any other legally recognized protected basis under federal, state or local laws, regulations or ordinances. Deluxe will consider qualified applicants with criminal histories in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable local, state and federal law.