Media Assistant

Staff Non-exempt Boston, Massachusetts


Suffolk University is seeking qualified applicants to consider for a part-time, nine-month (9) position with the possibility of work for a few hours in the tenth month depending on makeup sessions. Responsible for providing professional video production and post-production services in support of the University’s Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court webcast project.

Primary/Principal Responsibilities:

- Execute the live webcast of the court session including operating a high definition switcher, 4+ cameras (some robotic), on-screen graphics overlay, digital audio mixing, digital encoding for live and archival streams, and ensuring adequate operation of the closed captioning interface. This work is executed from the on-site control room although some portable camera operations and audio mixing may be required at times. This includes monitoring the web stream for quality control and reporting any irregularities to the Digital Media Production Manager immediately.

- Starting up and testing all equipment prior to the webcast and during webcast test sessions. This includes ensuring proper audio/video output to all destinations including live encoding, archival recording, and overflow locations. Troubleshooting all related equipment as necessary.

- Immediately following the live webcast, in post-production, edit the archival video file creating individual files for each case heard during a session, export the files in the appropriate formats, title correctly, and place the files on the server as directed.

-From time to time you will be asked to travel with the SJC to a remote courthouse to perform the duties stated above. This will require a travel/test day as well as the remote sitting the following day.

- Other duties as assigned.

Background in broadcast, streaming media, video or related field.
Experience in live video production.
Expert knowledge of Adobe Premiere.
Comfortable editing, transcoding and working with multiple video formats.
Experience with Wowza Streaming Media server and JW Player content delivery preferred.
Submit a link to your body of work upon applying.

This position works an unusual, limited schedule and the ideal candidate is a professional media production freelancer who is interested in committing to a regular monthly session. The sessions are typically as follows:
From September through May:
Four, 7-hour workdays during the first full week of each month
One, 2-hour test day during the week prior (day/time determined based on mutually agreeable scheduling)
For June (potential, dependent upon the Court’s schedule):
One, 7-hour work day. Date to be determined
One, 2-hour test day during the week prior (day/time determined based on mutually agreeable scheduling)
For July/August

Typically there are no sessions and therefore no workdays

Suffolk University does not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, religious creed, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, age, genetic information, or status as a veteran in admission to, access to, treatment in, or employment in its programs, activities, or employment. Suffolk University is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. The University is dedicated to the goal of building a diverse and inclusive faculty and staff that reflect the broad range of human experience who contribute to the robust exchange of ideas on campus, and who are committed to teaching and working in a diverse environment. We strongly encourage applications from groups historically marginalized or underrepresented because of race/color, gender, religious creed, disability, national origin, veteran status or LGBTQ status. Suffolk University is especially interested in candidates who, through their training, service and experience, will contribute to the diversity and excellence of the University community.