The Materials Specialist is responsible for the end to end trafficking of assigned, licensed on-air material, from accessing content to confirming it is approved for broadcast across all network platforms. Responsibilities also include monitoring and processing delivered files and facilitating the invoice process for these same materials. 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Act as primary contact for distributors and vendors when accessing and ordering assigned on air material per contractual license period guidelines and scheduling requests. 

Work with Business Affairs, Acquisitions and upper management to ensure all contractual obligations are being fulfilled. 

Within ordering process, analyze incremental material needs and requirements, such as closed captioning, split audio tracks, foreign language dubbing, etc. 

Research and fulfill special version requests from Scheduling, Creative Services and Post Production, such as director’s cuts, edited versions, bonus materials, EPK’s, and new technologies, etc. 

Act as key contact to licensors and labs regarding status of rejected materials and negotiate remedies and redelivery timelines. 

Resolve incomplete file deliveries with external labs/studios. 

Download the delivered digital broadcast media on a daily basis and transfer to appropriate QC San sub-directories. 

Manage data integrity in IBMS database with an extremely high level of accuracy and timeliness to reflect material status. 

Monitor all material expenditures, evaluating all costs that may fall out of budget guidelines. 

Work with upper management for pre-approval of delivery cost prior to new delivery with new partners and submission of PO’s. 

Set up accounts, submit credit applications and update AX for new companies required to complete delivery of all licensed material and/or created elements. 

Receive, code and input invoices into AX for all designated orders. Follow-up on outstanding billing to ensure invoices are received and processed in a timely manner and resolve all billing discrepancies with appropriate parties. 

Required Skills 

QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's degree in Film and/or Video Production or similar discipline. 

Minimum of 2 years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

Minimum 1-2 years of experience working with file packages, servers and ability to understand internal software programs related to both. 

Technical knowledge of aspect ratios (4x3, 16x9, etc), audio formats (mono, stereo, Dolby 5.1 and related protools sessions), and file formats. 

Familiarity with Business Affairs and contracts as they pertain to programming delivery requirements. 

Knowledgeable in Microsoft Office applications including Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Outlook. 

OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
Self-starter with excellent verbal, written, organizational and communication skills and an outstanding customer service demeanor and attitude. 

Demonstrated problem solving and troubleshooting skills. 

Ability to work in fast paced environment and handle multiple projects at the same time. 

Ability to handle multiple calls on attention from Starz and external customers. 

Must have strong problem solving skills, pay attention to detail and the ability to manage time and projects. 

Knowledgeable of existing and emerging digital media. 

STARZ offers a competitive compensation package and an attractive benefits program to all eligible employees including a variety of healthcare plans, dental and vision insurance, 401k, life/disability insurance, Eligible employees will enjoy paid time off in the form of vacation and company holidays. 

STARZ is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or protected veteran status and will not be discriminated against on the basis of disability. 

STARZ is the ultimate destination for obsessable TV, movies and more. Characters who pull you in and stories that stay with you. From bold Original Series to the best movies, whatever you love, STARZ ignites your passions. 

Starz ( www.starz.com ), a Lionsgate company (NYSE: LGF.A, LGF.B), is a leading global media and entertainment company that provides premium subscription video programming on domestic U.S. pay television networks and produces and distributes content for worldwide audiences, including its investment in the STARZ PLAY Arabia OTT service. 

Required Experience

 

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