Elephant and Castle

2-3 month contract - potential to extend



Post Production Technical Manager
We are NextUp - a fast-growing start-up that launched in November 2016 who film and distribute stand-up shows.

We now require a Post Production Technical Manager to be responsible for platform migration, and content distribution.
We are NextUp - a fast-growing start-up that launched in November 2016 who film and distribute stand-up shows.  Engadget called us ‘The Netflix of UK Stand-Up’. To learn more about us click here.

Currently we distribute via our own platform which is available on web browsers, Android and iOS apps.

Over the coming months, we’re switching white label svod platforms and we’ll also start distributing our shows to 3rd parties. 

We’re currently looking for somebody to undertake those two key responsibilities (detailed below) whilst helping out around the edges as we’re a small company with a fun (mostly) variety of work.

Key Responsibilities

Platform Migration:
  • Managing the workflow between designers and coders to get our new platform ready from a visual, technical and user interface perspective, and getting involved where possible in the tasks themselves too
  • Populating the new platform with content and assets
  • Facilitating a seamless technical migration from our previous platform
Content Distribution:
  • The on-boarding of our content onto various 3rd party providers who will each require different assets, meta-data and video files

Essential Skills & Experience:
  • Highly technically minded, somebody who can pick-up new systems very quickly
  • A good eye for user interface design and excellent knowledge of other video app interfaces and ready to suggest features we could implement. i.e. could you compare and contrast the apps for Amazon Prime video, iPlayer and Netflix?
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills - can you draw up and execute a workflow whilst ensuring everyone involved is managed in a concise yet friendly tone?
  • A good knowledge of video codecs, meta-data, encoding and upload procedures
  • At least 2 years experience with the above responsibilities (not necessarily for previous Technical Manager roles - you could be a very tech-savvy AP for example)
  • The ability to demonstrate problem-solving leadership with limited oversight
  • Proven track record for successful delivery on time, to agreed level of scope, quality and resources.

Desirable Skills & Experience
  • Camera operating
  • Live event production/promotion
  • FCPX video editing/Adobe Premiere Video Editing
  • Photoshop editing
  • Social media community management
  • Basic coding (modifying code as opposed to creating from scratch)
  • A comedy fan!

Location: Elephant and Castle
Tenure: 2-3 month contract (then potentially rolling monthly).
Start Date: Starting asap with a 2 week probation period.
Salary: Competitive monthly salary
Kit: Own laptop required.

Please click the ‘apply’ button to send your CV and a cover letter via grapevinejobs.

Candidates will be invited to an initial interview, followed up by a performance assessment test.