Live Video Production Manager
4 days ago
Are you comfortable with live event video production and experienced with today’s streaming infrastructure? Do you live in a Parsec and Twitch world more often than NTSC? Are you that rare breed of technologist who makes it easy for people on your team to communicate with you, work well across different creative teams, and collaborate to create a forward-looking live content streaming plan?
Bungie is looking for a Live Video Production Manager to maintain and run live video production hardware and software; and to support our content creation team by orchestrating content preparation for each livestream. Our studio and Marketing team executes regular livestreams, both remotely and in-studio, on Twitch, YouTube, and occasionally on other gaming and streaming platforms. This position will require experience using, and knowledge of, livestreaming workflows, as well as traditional production equipment such as cameras, lighting, switchers, and sound equipment.
Working closely with our Creative Studios team, you will be responsible for sourcing content elements such as graphics, animations, broll, etc., packaging into elements ready for live use, organizing talent and all other details relevant to each live event, acting as “technical director” punching the live event, and ensuring the livestreams are successfully distributed to all platforms. You will be responsible for maintaining existing live production infrastructure, as well as working with internal and external partners to evolve processes, software and hardware, and to ensure our cutting-edge brand keeps up with (if not leading) media technology’s rapid evolution.
With the uncertainty and rapidly changing circumstances surrounding COVID-19, most positions at Bungie are expected to onboard and work from home for a significant portion of 2021. In 2022, most Bungie employees will adopt a flexible schedule working from home part time (outside of positions identified as either 100% onsite or fully remote in WA & CA). Currently only a select range of positions are available for full-time remote work in WA & CA (please review location for details). Prospective employees located outside of CA & WA will need to establish WA state residency within 45 days of a start date. Bungie’s work from home, flexible work schedule, and remote policy is subject to change at the company’s discretion.
- Maintain existing in-studio streaming infrastructure. Research, design, build, travel systems used for Bungie’s livestreaming events at external live events. Hardware to include computers, applications, lighting, cameras, and sound equipment
- Coordinate and manage internal staff, as well as external partners/vendors, for all livestreams from small community engagements to large marketing initiatives
- Support internal studio-wide team meetings, presentations and/or recordings
- Partner with IT, IT Engineering, security, infosec, and facility teams to bridge live production requirements (power, internet, security, etc.)
- Work with internal teams to request/create graphics, videos, overlays, and transitions
- Maintain and update streaming platform channels as needed
- Maintain relationships with external event teams (Twitch, YouTube, Facebook, etc.) to provide quality streams
- Operate, and maintain the in-house streaming system used studio-wide; licensing, team page creation, page updates, maintenance. Lead effort to upgrade or change systems as needed to keep current
- Develop, distribute, and maintain documentation relating to livestream workflow and processes
- Ensure legal clearances and platform standards are upheld in livestreams
- Make sound, independent decisions, but understand when to escalate issues
- Evaluate complex challenges against a variety of factors and design short- and long-term strategies to solve complex issues
- Proven experience in a live production role for television broadcast, cable network, or digital media
- Proven technical production and or video engineering experience with detailed knowledge of video and audio encoding, and the common failures or technical challenges with livestreaming
- Strong experience in audio and video workflows utilizing tools such as vMix, OBS, Octocue, DMX/Daslight, Shure, Netgear, Juniper, Parsec, Dante, Behringer/Midas, and NDI
- Knowledge of studio IT systems, including production and post-production environments
- Ability to perform advanced troubleshooting in a PC work environment with a variety of 3rd party applications
- Keen knowledge of live production infrastructure requirements as it relates to enabling overall supply chain workflows
- Familiar with streaming culture, current trends, competitor streams, etc.
- Ability to provide constructive feedback around practices, tools, and methods related to video production and sound design
- Strong human relations skills with the ability to navigate diverse skill sets, learning types, and personality types
- Superb interpersonal skills with an ability to convey complex concepts to all levels of personnel (staff to executive)
- Outstanding problem solving and critical thinking skills
- Personal sense of accountability
- Ability to analyze problems across a variety of facets to design holistic solutions
- Experience in broadcast video engineering
- Experience with video game development
- Experience with video game culture