The Walt Disney Company Broadcast & Cable Servicing Distribution Coordinator in Burbank, California

It’s the magic of immersing yourself in a motion picture masterpiece, or a new track from your favorite band, or the spectacle of a live Broadway show. It’s hard to define and even harder to create, but that’s what we do at The Walt Disney Studios. Ours is a culture of innovation, collaboration and creativity. We raise the bar, then step over it, blazing trails through the production and distribution of world class entertainment around the globe. If you want to help tell compelling, enduring stories through movies, music or stage plays, then we want to hear from you.

The Distribution Coordinator will be responsible for providing technical operational and customer service support related to the distribution of television programming to Broadcast & Cable clients throughout the U.S and Canada. The successful candidate will be a self-starter with the ability to meet short and long-term media processing and delivery deadlines. The Distribution Coordinator must have a general understanding of Broadcast & Cable technical distribution workflows required to distribute product and effectively collaborate with his or her peers, external vendors and other Disney Partners to ensure on-time delivery of compliant content. This position reports to the Sr. Manager, Distribution Services.

Responsibilities :

  • Research video and audio elements to determine availability of formats, aspect ratios, resolutions, etc. in order to fulfill servicing requests

  • Create screening materials, promotion and clip-licensing requests (as applicable)

  • Coordinate with Clients, TV Editorial for the formatting and delivery of file and tape based media for distribution of episodic and feature content to clients

  • Coordinate with Post Production for the Domestic Source materials required to create an episodic file based Domestic Mastering workflow

  • Coordinate distribution of technical support documents

  • Coordinate tasks and timelines with multiple clients and vendors (both internal and external)

  • Identify, communicate and maintain client technical specifications as required to produce deliverables: trouble-shoot accordingly

  • Evaluate and process quality control reports, rejection reports and trouble shoot accordingly

  • Generate work orders, purchase orders and track expenses

  • Interface with internal Disney partners as well as television clients in both the U.S and Canada

  • Interface with 3rd party vendors who provide content distribution services on our behalf

  • Manage technical product and delivery data in designated servicing applications

  • Provide support for on-going projects within the department

Basic Qualifications :

  • 2+ years of media distribution or operations experience at a post vendor, studio, television network or digital video platform

  • Familiarity with file based media and tape formats

  • Energetic, self-motivated, team player; collaborates well with others

  • Strong communication (written and verbal), analytical and problem solving skills

  • Ability to multi-task in a deadline-driven, fast paced, technical/data-oriented Environment

  • Strong attention to detail & the ability to prioritize

  • Proficient in Excel / Microsoft Word

  • Knowledge of audio/video formats (PAL; NTSC; HD; SD), television standards, frame rates, video resolutions, aspect ratios and media file formats

  • Knowledge of content security technologies and policies

Preferred Qualifications :

  • Broadcast & Cable servicing experience preferred, for both episodic television and feature (edited-for-television) versions. Post-production operations experience a plus.

  • SAP & Salesforce preferred but not required

Preferred Education :

  • Undergraduate Degree: BA/BS Communication, Radio/TV/Film or other related fields and/or equivalent job-related experience preferred

Job ID: 584989BR

Location: Burbank,California

Job Posting Company: Studio Entertainment