Digital Product Studio is a startup company specialized in building online education and digital products for niche audiences in the creative arts. The company is rapidly growing, with studios now open in the Los Angeles, Seattle, and New York areas. Meg Bitton Live (https://megbittonlive.com/) is part of Digital Product Studio, and provides online education for portrait photographers, focused on children, family, and maternity photography.
For Meg Bitton Live, we are seeking a Broadcast Tech/Engineer on a freelance but recurring basis to join our solid, local team to run the broadcast streaming side of the multi-cam shows we produce. This role is more like a “Broadcast Swiss Army Knife” as we’re seeking someone very familiar with web streaming and broadcast, but could also help out around set too (like camera, TD, etc.).
The content takes two forms: "Classroom" and "Photoshoots"
• With the Classroom stuff, these are kind of like mini pop-up TED style talks: multi-cam, small audience (10 or 12 people), and are done in a small studio. They’re often a series of mini talks about photography, creative approach, or Photoshop demos.
• The Photoshoots can happen in studio or in the field. They're still multi-cam, but to capture what's happening, the camera work is a lot more fluid/flexible (a.k.a. on monopods and such). After broadcasted, all content is then put online.
About 1-3 times a month we'll do a single- or multi-day workshop that we document and broadcast, and each broadcast has about 5 cameras. Currently, our Executive Producer is flying all over the country to run these broadcasts, but it’s become too much for one person!
Overall, we’re looking for someone who:
• Is familiar with the Black magic ATEM
• Knows Wirecast + Ustream (as these are the 2 assets we use)
• Is a tech person: understands computers, cables, Internet, and how it all overlaps
• Is forward thinking enough to not just do the job, but also think of how we can constantly advance our workflow, technology, and approach
• Can roll with the punches... big time. Leading up to a broadcast or even during we often feel out the audience and will come up with ideas on the fly to integrate into the broadcast, which requires a bit of hustle. For example, the morning of the broadcast we might decide we want to push the broadcast to Wirecast (per usual, so it shows up behind the pay-wall) but also stream the first 10 minutes of every segment to Facebook Live as a marketing push, and things like that
• Is comfortable working with internet and broadcast technology in and out of studio. We have a studio space we operate in, but we'll also do things where we take a single camera live in-the-field by sending a signal back to the broadcast studio
• Is familiar with things outside of the broadcast engineer role as well, like knowing how to TD, operate a camera, etc. Not that these will be necessary jobs to fill, but we often operate with small teams, so we need a Swiss-Army-Knife style team that can help each other out
Our company culture:
We are looking for exceptional people who can roll with the punches and adjust on the fly. All of our employees are cool people with positive, can-do attitudes, where everyone is willing to help everyone for the good of the production. For the right candidate, this could turn into a full-time employee opportunity.
• Competitive pay
• Travel reimbursement to our Tenafly, NJ studio
• Travel reimbursement for on-location shoots