Studio Systems Administrator

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Machines that Move Us. 

People who Inspire Us.

Stories that Drive Us.

Check us out: http://bit.ly/MotorTrendG

About Us

We are MotorTrend.

With a monthly reach of more than 131 million, the MotorTrend Group is the largest automotive media company in the world. Launched with MotorTrend’s iconic magazine 70 years ago, the company now has a global reach that includes MotorTrend TV, the MotorTrend streaming service, MotorTrend.com, and Hot Rod magazine, with franchises that include MotorTrend Car of the Year, Roadkill, Wheeler Dealers, Best Driver’s Car and dozens more. Our portfolio brings together Discovery’s #1 TV network for automotive super fans, with our vast automotive digital platform that includes direct-to-consumer products, websites, apps, social, and live events.


Our People

The people who work at MotorTrend embody the passion of our content, and wake up every day intent on embracing, entertaining, and empowering the motoring world. 


The Role

Job Summary & Responsibilities:

The Studio Systems Administrator (full-time, salaried, regular) will support the asset management project management of the company and assist with Studio IT needs. Essential duties and responsibilities include but not limited to:

  • Manage and continue the development of Studio Digital Asset Management system
  • Manage the archiving and retrieving of completed projects to tape back-up and offsite storage when applicable.
  • Maintenance and development of pipeline software tools related to project management and asset management.
  • Support Mac and PC imaging and deployment
  • Assist with maintaining and managing Avid\Isilon storage, servers, workstations and networking.
  • Research and procurement of new technology (hardware and software)
  • Understanding of network, server and application (both locally installed, and web based) troubleshooting
  • React quickly and efficiently to production impacting issues to assist in continuous workflow within the production pipelined
  • Supporting/troubleshooting tier 1, 2, and 3 technical issues ensuring smooth running of entire facility.
  • Assist in management of Active Directory based authentication, the creation, organization, and health of user accounts, and GPO.
  • Proactive in providing unprompted assistance during any crisis
  • Track open issues/requests and provide constant updates
  • After obtaining approval, submits IT Tickets to MTG Procurement and follows up on them through completion
  • Must stay in close communication with Head of IT
  • Must maintain a flexible work schedule
  • Must be able to perform tasks with minimal oversight and other duties as assigned
  • Must maintain a positive and professional attitude at all times

Supervisory Responsibility:

  • This position may include supervising one or more employees where applicable.

Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related study or equivalent experience

Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:

  • Strong understanding of Digital Asset Management systems
  • Strong understanding of Project Management systems
  • Strong knowledge of Non-Linear Editing Platforms
  • Excellent listening and communication skills
  • Ability to work alone and in a team environment
  • Understanding of multiple operating systems
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Strong ability to problem solve
  • Proficient knowledge of the following operating systems: Windows 7 - 10, Mac OS 10.8.5-Latest, Windows 2012.
  • Proficient knowledge of the following common production applications: MS Office 2013,16, and O365, Adobe Cloud

 Physical Requirements:

  • The ability to sit for prolonged period of time and view computer screen.
  • Ability to lift up to 30lbs

Equipment/Software Used:

  • Microsoft Office Suite (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint)
  • Windows Server 2008, 2012, and Enterprise Active Directory
  • Archiware
  • LTO
  • CatDV

Work Environment:

  • Work is performed in an office environment that is well lit and ventilated.
  • Responsibilities sometimes require working evenings and weekends, sometimes with little advanced notice
  • No regular travel required

NOTE: This position description reflects management’s assignment of essential functions; it does not prescribe or restrict any other tasks that may be assigned.

We will consider for employment all qualified applicants, including those with criminal histories, in a manner consistent with the requirements of applicable state and local laws, including but not limited to all local Fair Chance Ordinances.

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Location

Conveniently located next to the 405, LAX, Douglas Metro Green Line stop, and the beach! Many walkable food/coffee/tea, grocery, and shopping options.

An Insider's view of MotorTrend Group

What are some social events your company does?

We work hard and love to celebrate our diligence. We host wellness classes, caterings, have arcade machines and give back in our community. We go to Dodger's Stadium, K1 Speed, host movie nights, and get free access to MTG events. Summer time is the best time at MotorTrend! We have KidsDay, ice cream bars, pizza parties and end with a company BBQ.

Stephanie Rios

Human Resources Generalist

What is your vision for the company?

Every day our team wakes up ready to Embrace Entertain & Empower a motoring world. Embracing the Car-Nivore in all of us. Entertaining our 110 MM digital fans with addictive storytelling & experiences. Empowering MotorTrend families with over 70 yrs of street cred. MotorTrend is building a billion-dollar car company without building a single car.

Alex Wellen

President

What's something quirky about your company?

As an automotive enthusiast, working at MotorTrend is the realization of a dream. Each day brings something new, from million dollar Pagani's to LowRiders and HotRods. MotorTrend is on the cutting edge of technology implementation and we are diving the way consumers now consume content via their mobile device and television apps.

Thomas Rosquin

SEO Manager

What are MotorTrend Group Perks + Benefits

MotorTrend Group Benefits Overview

We offer comprehensive health benefits for you and your family.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Pet Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
Team workouts
Acme Co.'s team fitness initiatives include In-office yoga, In-office fitness classes.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Our game room includes Ping Pong, Video Games.
Some Meals Provided
Parking
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Promote from within
Mentorship program
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