Media Specialist

    • Job Tracking ID: 512234-834589
    • Job Location: Charlotte, NC, NC
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: Any
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: October 26, 2022
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: ASAP
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Job Description:




The Media Specialist is responsible for the processing and packaging of digital assets to various distribution platforms, including linear distribution, OTT platforms, and throughout the media supply chain. This person will utilize encoding systems such as Telestream Vantage, FFMPEG, and Adobe Media Encoder to transcode and encode content into a full range of digital formats required for consumption. This individual also establishes and communicates best practices to internal team members and departments regarding content workflows and media specifications. Additionally, interfaces with Post-Production, Media Technology and Broadcast Engineering departments relating to current and future workflows, and maintenance and troubleshooting of internal systems and processes.



  • Encode and Transcode of media assets to defined specifications using internal media processing systems on behalf of internal and external clients.
  • Performs Media Management of all assets within encoding workflows ensuring online storage is managed per approved workflows and policies.
  • Responsible for ensuring proper deliverables and metadata are provided to vendors and distribution partners as assigned.
  • Act as super-user within media processing systems to manage and create new workflows as needed.
  • Performs assigned tasks within internal systems, including but not limited to moving assets through workflow portals, viewing proxies and inputting file names or metadata.
  • Coordinates with Manager of Post-Production Technical Services & Manager of Encode Operations on any legacy, current or future content workflows.
  • Creates and keeps training materials updated and provides training and backup to other Media Specialists as required.
  • Monitors all encoding processes and provides statistics and reporting as needed.
  • Provide L1 support for media processing systems.

Troubleshoot with internal or external clients on projects and issues as they arise.

Experience and Skills:



  • Minimum one (1) year experience encoding digital assets for a media and entertainment company.
  • BA/BS in related field.
  • Strong understanding of the technical aspects of media, including video and audio codecs.
  • Deep knowledge of media workflows within post-production, mastering and fulfillment.
  • Familiarity with MAM/DAM, editorial and media processing systems such as Telestream Vantage, FFMPEG, and Adobe Media Encoder.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • Ability to adapt to and manage rapidly changing needs.
  • Ability to manage several tasks at one time.

Ability to collaborate with and meet the needs of internal and external clients

INSP - Who we are

By any standard, INSP is one of today's most successful cable networks and multi-media entertainment companies with a staff of talented producers and storytellers who create, acquire, and distribute premium, popular programming content across an array of platforms.

Our INSP Linear cable network is available in every market, nationwide, to more than 60 million households via Dish Network, DirecTV, Verizon FiOS, AT&T U-verse and more than 2,800 cable systems, along with vMVPD's including FRNDLY TV, SLING TV, Philo and Fubo TV. It is viewed by more than 47 million households a year and attracts a loyal audience, so much so that we rank among leaders in the total amount of time viewers spend watching.

INSP's ratings consistently exceed most high-profile networks, making us among today's highest-rated cable networks. With 7 consecutive years of year-over-year ratings increases (2014-2021), the INSP audience continues to expand. We are the only network with this record of consistent growth, and in 2021, we had the highest ratings of any year in our longstanding history.

The INSP linear network provides a trusted viewing experience, with a lineup of acquired timeless and popular classic Westerns, along with branded original programming. We feature stories of action and adventure, showcasing everyday heroes and developing new heroes with original programs.

INSP, LLC as an employer provides a collaborative work environment and values a healthy work-life balance for its employees. We offer competitive compensation, a robust benefits package for full-time employees, a 401(k) Plan (with company match), and generous paid time off.

If you want to join a talented team, that is committed to excellence, then INSP is the place for you!