Asset Manager (six month fixed term contract)
Lobster Ink
Cape Town, South Africa
3d ago

Who we are?

We are Lobster Ink - a solutions company that helps some of the world’s most influential businesses navigate transformative change.

Because people ultimately drive change, we develop training solutions that build their capability.

Our global team of 220+ Lobsters design award-winning digital products and produce recognised training content that provides 1 million+ people across 200 countries with the practical skills and knowledge needed to be great at what they do.

We are brave, caring, tenacious, inventive and unconventional. We work with the biggest names in hospitality - our client list includes the likes of Marriott International, Hilton Worldwide, Waitrose and Partners and Dubai Tourism.

We’re also proud to be part of Ecolab, the global leader in water, hygiene and energy technologies and services.

As our client list grows, so does our need for exceptional individuals to join our teams in Amsterdam, Cape Town, Washington and the world.

This is where you come in.

What will you do in this role?

The Asset Manager works with the production team to organise, archive, and distribute digital assets across multiple projects and platforms.

This role is core to the effective content distribution through technical support and management of media handoffs between departments and clients.

What do you need to be great at?

Output Creation and Management

  • Maintain a centralized file server (Strawberry) for efficient file sharing within the organisation, with a focus on creative assets for the post-production teams.
  • Create and maintain standard operating procedures for effective media management.
  • Manage the filing / logging of all transcoded video footage correctly for handover to the video editors.
  • Manage access and video assets within the review system.
  • Prepare assets for freelance post-production staff and facilitate technical handback of finished product.
  • Design, implement and manage post-production workflows along with the Post-Production Manager and Lead Editors.
  • Implement and maintain watertight solutions for all creative assets’ backup and disaster recovery.
  • Execution

  • Transcode and back up incoming video, and audio data from the shooting team.
  • Quality check correct renaming procedures and that proxy workflows are followed.
  • Log, digitise and store all material for a given editing task in a manner that ensures unique tracking and fast recall of each clip, sequence or archive items.
  • Prepare projects for Editors and create the project folder structure for ease of use.
  • Manage signed-off edits, prepare and send and receive video and audio to Translations team.
  • Target

  • A robust asset management ecosystem with 0% data loss and a 100% up to date asset structure.
  • Skills / Competencies

  • Detailed knowledge of editing and animating with Adobe Creative Suite, with extensive experience in using Premiere Pro and Adobe After Effects.
  • Extensive knowledge of a full stack media servers (storage, MAM and archive).
  • Extensive knowledge of the Macintosh operating system is essential.
  • Working knowledge and experience of filming and editing workflows e.g. on-set management, dumping, media management, archiving, backups as well as importing and exporting.
  • In-depth knowledge of bitrate, aspect ratio and resolution in exporting videos from Premiere Pro and Media Encoder.
  • Ability to work well independently as well as in a team.
  • Minimum experience required

  • Minimum five years’ experience in post-production, with a focus on Asset Management.
  • Experience in the set up and management of a full stack media server (storage, MAM and archive).
  • Extensive experience in working with multiple projects, at scale, is essential.
  • Experience in producing localised content is essential.
  • Highly proficient in Adobe Premiere Pro CC; Media Encoder CC and After Effects CC.
  • Minimum qualifications / education

  • Relevant degree or diploma in film or video content production is required.
  • Who you are?

  • Is collaborative and builds mutually beneficial relationships and partnerships.
  • Proactive individual with proven strength in attention to detail and the ability to successfully manage several tasks simultaneously.
  • Fast, efficient and meticulous.
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize.
  • Organised and structured; copes well under pressure, with the ability to meet and exceed given deadlines.
  • Proactive, problem solving, positive attitude.
  • Why is this an amazing opportunity for you?

  • We have an entrepreneurial culture where daily you have the opportunity to shape and influence in every role
  • We are a global
  • We work with the best from around the world we have over 25 nationalities in our team
  • We offer flexible hours from different locations
  • We have an aggressive growth strategy which offers constant opportunities for growth
  • We have a coffee culture Bottomless coffee 24 / 7
  • We make a difference by enabling potential in over 1 000 000 and counting users
  • To be an A player at Lobster Ink you need to embody the following attributes :

  • Brave : At Lobster being brave means that you have the internal drive to progress the boundaries of your own capability, the courage to explore uncharted territory, and by expanding your perspective and stretching your capacity.
  • Caring : To care means to listen, communicate, understand, dovetail, call out accountability and act in respect.
  • Tenacious : At Lobster, we are relentless in the pursuit of our goals. We learn from setbacks, remain focused and never resign to mediocrity.
  • Inventive : At Lobster, we believe that inventive willpower is a renewable resource that breeds when it's shared. Our solutions push past complexity and strive for simplicity.
  • Purposeful : At Lobster, we act with intent. We are goal-oriented and experiment in a measured way to learn through experience.
  • We are committed to continuous, iterative improvement for our customers and ourselves.

    Together we remain humble but never the same. Distinctly Lobster.

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