Job Openings

PRODUCTION POSITIONS:
For all positions please email a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three
references to jon.smeltz@georgeblood.com with the position name and your name in the subject line.

Disc Digitization Engineer (second shift)

Reports to Production Supervisor - Applicants new to the trade will work with senior staff and Production Supervisor for training and supervision; experienced applicants will be expected to work independently after training on our systems; understanding of basic audio signal flow recommended, but not required.

Responsibilities

  • Prepares audio media for digitization
  • Aligns playback and record parameters
  • Digitizes media
  • Gathers and logs technical, process, and descriptive metadata
  • Takes photographs of audio media
    • Discs (mostly 78rpm)

Education and Skills:

  • Associates degree desired
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interface with production staff
  • Effective organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Computer skills with Mac-based software/hardware, word-processing and database navigation
  • Time-management and stress-management skills
  • Ability to learn quickly and take initiative
  • Ability to focus and maintain high performance for extended periods of time
  • Punctuality and dependability required

Quality Control Technician

Reports to Senior QC Technician Monday - Friday 8-4pm

Responsibilities

  • Check digital files and optical media in relation to project specifications
  • Assisting transfer engineers
  • Assist in other tasks as assigned

Education and Skills:

  • Associates degree desired
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interface with production staff
  • Effective organizational skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Computer skills with Mac-based software/hardware, word-processing and database navigation
  • Time-management and stress-management skills
  • Ability to learn quickly and take initiative
  • Ability to focus and maintain high performance for extended periods of time
  • Punctuality and dependability required

Additional Qualifications Preferred,but Not Required:

  • Prior experience in quality control; training will be on-­‐going for all
  • Knowledge of legacy audio and video formats
  • BS/BA in audio or video production or media

Application Instructions:

  • Please email CV or resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to jon.smeltz@georgeblood.com with “QC Technician-Your Name” in the subject line
  • Applications will be accepted until the position is filled
  • Interviews will begin immediately

Audio Finishing Engineer (second shift)

Reports to Director of Operations - Applicants new to the trade will work with senior staff and D.O. for training and supervision; Experienced applicants will be expected to work independently after training on our systems.

Responsibilities

  • Review audiovisual files after digitization
  • Conform and normalize files to project specification
  • Render derivatives, make CDs/DVDs as required
  • Gather and log technical and process metadata
  • Pass completed ingested files to Quality Control department

Education and Skills:

  • Associate’s degree desired
  • BA/BS in Audio engineering, BM in Music Technology, or BA in Media or equivalent preferred, but not required
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interface with production staff and leadership with confidence and clarity
  • Effective organizational skills
  • Computer skills with word-processing, spreadsheet, and e-mail programs
  • Time- and stress-management skills
  • High energy, results driven person with strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to learn quickly, to handle multiple tasks and responsibilities, and to accept independence
  • Experience using Mac hardware preferred

Additional Qualifications Preferred,but Not Required:

  • Knowledge of legacy audio and video formats

Application Instructions:

  • Please email CV or resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to jon.smeltz@georgeblood.com with “Audio Finishing Enginee-Your Name” in the subject line
  • Applications will be accepted until the position is filled
  • Interviews will begin immediately

Audio Digitization Engineer

Reports to Director of Operations - Applicants new to the trade will work with senior staff and D.O. for training and supervision; Experienced applicants will be expected to work independently after training on our systems.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare audio media for digitization
  • Align playback and record parameters
  • Digitize media
  • Gather and log technical and process metadata
  • Pass completed ingested files to Finishing department
    • mostly audio cassettes and ¼” reel-to-reel
    • early born digital formats
    • analog discs
    • exotic formats (we support 110+ legacy audiovisual formats)

Education and Skills:

  • Associate’s degree desired
  • BA/BS in Audio engineering, BM in Music Technology, or BA in Media or equivalent preferred, but not required
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interface with production staff and leadership with confidence and clarity
  • Effective organizational skills
  • Computer skills with word-processing, spreadsheet, and e-mail programs
  • Time- and stress-management skills
  • High energy, results-driven person with strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to learn quickly, to handle multiple tasks and responsibilities, and to accept independence
  • Experience using Mac hardware preferred

Additional Qualifications Preferred, but Not Required:

  • Knowledge of legacy audio and video formats
  • Must be capable of lifting 50lbs unaided and sit for up to 8 hours per day

Application Instructions:

  • Please email CV or resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to jon.smeltz@georgeblood.com with “Audio Engineer-Your Name” in the subject line
  • Applications will be accepted until the position is filled
  • Interviews will begin immediately

Video Digitization Engineer (second shift)

Reports to Director of Operations - Applicants new to the trade will work with senior staff and D.O. for training and supervision; Experienced applicants will be expected to work independently after training on our systems.

Responsibilities

  • Prepare video media for digitization
  • Align playback and record parameters
  • Digitize media
  • Gather and log technical and process metadata
  • Pass completed ingested files to Finishing department
    • mostly VHS and U-matic
    • born digital formats such as DVD and DV family
    • exotic formats (we support 110+ legacy audiovisual formats)

Education and Skills:

  • Associate’s degree desired
  • BA/BS in Audio or video engineering or BA in Media or equivalent preferred, but not required
  • Excellent communication skills and the ability to interface with production staff and leadership with confidence and clarity
  • Effective organizational skills
  • Computer skills with word-processing, spreadsheet, and e-mail programs
  • Time- and stress-management skills
  • High energy, results-driven person with strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to learn quickly, to handle multiple tasks and responsibilities, and to accept independence
  • Experience using Mac hardware preferred

Additional Qualifications Preferred, but Not Required:

  • Knowledge of legacy audio and video formats
  • Must be capable of lifting 50lbs unaided and sit for up to 8 hours per day

Application Instructions:

  • Please email CV or resume, cover letter, and contact information for three references to jon.smeltz@georgeblood.com with “2nd Shift Video Engineer-Your Name” in the subject line
  • Applications will be accepted until the position is filled
  • Interviews will begin immediately