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Video Workflow Tools and Technology Lead

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Dotdash Meredith Expired
New York, NY, USA

Job Description

The video department at Dotdash Meredith produces thousands of videos per year.  Our content ranges from high-quality branded content for Meredith’s advertisers to social media, and editorial content for Meredith brands including People, Entertainment Weekly, The Spruce, Shape, Food and Wine, Investopedia, Lifewire, and Treehugger.

Dotdash Meredith Video seeks an experienced, hands-on technology leader to guide and manage the Video Workflow Tools and Technology team, video infrastructure, tooling, platforms, and support.  This position will be responsible for the strategy of the MAM, DAM and video transfer, transform, and storage systems for multiple corporate stakeholders. This includes helping implement new MAM functionalities, working cross functionally to define and implement metadata taxonomy, as well as defining and improving workflow and supporting the cloud infrastructure required to operate these systems.  This position is responsible for all video asset storage management.

The successful candidate will have hands-on experience with Iconik, LucidLink, Adobe Creative Suite (Premiere Pro experience required), AWS Billing Console, AWS Elemental, basic Python and the Linux and AWS CLIs.  They will also have experience leading cross-functional teams and projects at the enterprise level.

This role will be responsible for overseeing the tooling, technical strategy, implementation, and support of our MAM, DAM, and video storage infrastructure.


  • Develop and implement strategic technology plans for the Media Asset Management team, including the integration of new functionalities and enhancements to workflows, systems, and tooling
  • Collaborate with cross-functional teams to define and implement workflows,  metadata taxonomy for efficient asset organization and retrieval, and archival strategies
  • Lead efforts to improve workflow processes and optimize the utilization of cloud and on-premises infrastructure.
  • Manage all aspects of video asset storage, ensuring accessibility, security, and scalability
  • Understand video acquisition processes and oversee the digital asset lifecycle from creation to archive
  • Provide hands-on support and troubleshooting for Adobe Creative Cloud, Iconik, LucidLink, AWS Elemental and Cloud Soda platforms
  • Utilize basic Python skills to automate tasks and improve system efficiencies including metadata transforms and filtering and utilization of 3rd party APIs
  • Coordinate with vendors and external partners as needed for system integrations and upgrades
  • Manage system cloud spend budget
  • Ensure compliance with industry standards and best practices in asset management and storage
  • Understanding video acquisition and digital asset lifecycle is paramount to this position
  • Foster a culture of innovation and continuous improvement within the Asset Management Team

  • Bachelor's degree in a related field (or equivalent experience)
  • Proven experience in deploying Media Asset Management systems and video storage infrastructure in the cloud
  • Hands-on experience with Adobe Creative Suite, Iconik, LucidLink, AWS Elemental, AWS Console and Cloud Soda platforms
  • Hands on experience transcoding video for post production
  • Basic proficiency in Python
  • Linux CLI experience
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite, particularly Premiere Pro and After Effects
  • Experience with AWS services, including AWS Billing Console, S3 storage, lifecycle management and AWS Elemental transcoding
  • Project management experience, Agile and Scrum experience a plus
  • Strong leadership skills with the ability to lead cross-functional teams and projects.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced and dynamic environment
  • Prior experience in the media and entertainment industry

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Employer: Dotdash Meredith (@dotdashmeredith)
Location: New York, NY, USA
Posted Date: 25/04/2024
Expiry Date: 20/05/2024
Type: Full-Time
Categories: DAM Manager / User, System Administrator / Integrator
Ref: DN-JB-1771
Added by: DAM News Administrator
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