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Head of Finishing Operations & Technology
Los Angeles, CA, New York, NY, or Stamford, CT

Job Description

ITV America is now the largest independent producer of non-scripted content in America, through its production companies: ITV Entertainment, Leftfield Pictures, Sirens Media, High Noon Entertainment, Thinkfactory Media, and Good Caper Crime. ITV America produces leading content, including Queer Eye, Hell’s Kitchen, Love Island, The Four, Pawn Stars, Forged in Fire, and Real Housewives of NJ, just to name a few.

 

This position is a senior position in the Post Production department and is full-time. We have a collaborative and friendly department comprising of Post Management, Post Technology, Online/Finishing and Music and we are looking for the right candidate who will be like-minded and fit in well with the team. ITV America’s online and finishing suites consist of over fifteen online rooms, two 5.1 Audio Mix rooms and a Dolby Atmos mix studio.

 

We are looking to interview candidates in both Los Angeles and NY/CT for this role. The position will be both in-office and remote.

 

Job Description:

 

Reporting into the EVP, Post Operations & Technology, this position will oversee all aspects of Online, Mix and Finishing for ITV America. Oversight of all physical Finishing facilities, remote and on-site staff as well as workflow, systems and schedules.

 

Specific job duties include but are not limited to:

  • Streamline the workflows for Mix, Color and Finishing deliverables as well as Offline workflows as they relate to finishing prep.
  • Maintain and upgrade Online, Mix and Finishing systems to keep them in line with the most current technologies.
  • Maintain and develop workflows from Offline through Online and Finishing that support ACES and Dolby HDR and HDR-10.
  • Maintain and develop workflows from Offline through Audio Mix Finishing that support Dolby ATMOS.
  • Standardize hardware and software across the ITVA Online, Mix and Finishing facilities across the US and advise on meaningful Capex and Opex investments for facility improvements and upgrades.
  • Document workflows, signal flows etc. for Online, Mix and Finishing for the ITV bible that is distributed to incoming production and editorial teams and maintain updates on a regular basis to keep up with changing technology and network requirements.
  • Maintain and advance current remote solutions for live HDR reviews.
  • Manage Finishing staff and resources across multiple locations.
  • Source and train upcoming ITV talent to join the finishing team
  • Train Assistant Editors, Editors and Post team how to support Online, Mix and Finishing equipment.
  • Manage Online and Finishing schedules and budgets.
  • Work with Executives on the shows to match them with the right creative team and help them understand and capitalize on new HDR / ATMOS workflows.
  • Liaise between Network Technical teams and ITVA Technical teams and Post Management teams.
  • Assist Post Technology team with additional work as required such as server room, AVID and other ingest, output workflow technology.

 

Ideal Candidates will:

  • Have at least 10-years experience with Technical Post Production equipment, workflows etc.
  • Have experience with Online, Mix and Finishing equipment and facilities; Dolby HDR, Dolby Atmos experience a plus.
  • Have both a Technical and Managerial background.
  • Have a positive attitude and be a lifelong learner.
  • Be interested in new and emerging technologies and innovation.
  • Know how to manage up effectively, lead a department and create synergy between multiple areas of post production.
  • Be able to lead by example and help raise the bar for talent and finished products produced by ITV America.

 

Additional job duties may be required or change due to technology and ITV America’s growing slate of productions.

 

ITV is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and is committed to maintaining a creative and collaborative environment with a diverse workforce.