You have several livestreaming events and/or live broadcasting years under your belt—festivals, concerts, remote interviews, special programming, corporate events: you name it. You’ve performed the role of live video switcher and media playback operator, you’ve managed live programs and recordings, and you’ve crushed every pre-production and production task in between.
You’re known for your quick creative thinking, your problem-solving abilities, and your broad technical knowledge. You have excellent organizational and managerial skills, and always have a plan for the worst-case scenario. And you’re a cool-headed cat, even when it all hits the fan.
Sound about right? Awesome. Your dream job as Freelance Technical Director & Producer awaits.
What you’ll do
- Actively participate in the creative process of the live or recorded program by contributing ideas and solutions based on available technical capabilities.
- Plan and prepare the main program schedules in systems
- Assess and fulfill simulcast requirements
- Validate and configure encoding/transcoding specs into systems
- Obtain and prepare creative assets
- Perform system tests according to event specs
- Plan for adequate power and back-up power solutions (UPS)
- Plan for adequate network/internet service (GB/s connections) both for high-speed and priority traffic over networks
- Plan for emergency/contingency scenarios
- Conduct joint rehearsals with other production units
- Support crew in loading in and setting up
- Set up broadcast/recording workstations and ensure broadcasting bay is technically fit for purpose; perform systems and network speed tests
- Calibrate camera exposure and color balance
- Conduct QA of signal being recorded or broadcast
- Operate systems during live broadcast/stream or recording
- Switch video sources, perform live digital effects and transitions, insert pre-recorded material, graphics, titles according to cue sheets
- Manage data/media wrangling, backups, circulation
- Support crew in striking set and loading out
- Follow and propose processes and workflows to maximize production efficiencies
- Contribute to post-mortem meetings and report notes
- Provide training to additional freelance resources
What you’ll need
- Bachelor’s or technical degree in Video and/or Television Production, Multimedia Production, or another relevant field of study.
- 5-10+ years working as a Technical Director in a live production, broadcasting, or similar environment.
- Extensive technical knowledge of live production and recording systems
- Flexibility with work hours, scheduling, and potential travel abroad
- Ability to work from Stingray’s Montreal headquarters
- Proficiency in both English and French.
What you bring to the table
- Keen understanding of the live streaming and broadcasting universe
- Ability to think quickly and creatively
- Advanced technical knowledge and skills
- Excellent communication skills
- Ability to work well under pressure, in a cross-functional environment
- Self-motivation to improve the status quo
- Positive attitude
Stingray's offices are located in the Old Port of Montreal just minutes from the Lachine Canal bike path, a prime location for picnics or a jogging at lunch time. We are a young, energetic company committed to the well-being of our employees and ensure it through awesome perks like breakfasts, snacks, coffee for all tastes, free treats and 5@7 Fridays. What more could one want?
Sound like your cup of tea? Go ahead and apply while we put the water to boil. Simply send us your résumé and a link to your portfolio at email@example.com
Not the job for you? Check out our Careers page to consult other available positions and learn more about Stingray. We’re always on the lookout for new talent.