This is a hybrid video production and system engineer role. This role will include operating production equipment for studio video content, editorial work, and ensuring the health and maintenance of the studio equipment systems.

On the production operational side, a successful candidate will have a strong, diverse background in videography, camera operations, audio engineering, and a general knowledge of lighting composition. A successful candidate would have deep knowledge and experience in production equipment operation for studio-based content. They would also support offsite video production requests, capturing b-roll for customer events. Candidates should demonstrate deep studio equipment knowledge, technical directing abilities, strong organizational and interpersonal skills, and the ability to keep calm, focused and confident in a production environment. A successful candidate will have an impeccable focus and drive to constantly improve the customer experience.

For the studio systems engineer aspect, the candidate will own studio-based equipment maintenance projects, both planned and unplanned. This candidate would be in charge of maintaining the overall health and updating of the equipment systems. When troubleshooting, the system engineer will evaluate the risks with efficiency to properly gauge the optimum solution and act on what can be solved immediately and determine what solutions need to be taken to management.

When this candidate is not actively filming or maintaining the equipment systems, they will work on post productions requests alongside of the editorial team. This would require knowledge and significant experience in audio and visual editing programs and editorial composition.

The Studio Engineer/Video Production Specialist should have a strong background in technical problem-solving skills to support operations when systemic problems arise, and proactively, when invention and efficiency can be implemented to solve problems before they occur. Production technologies require systematic backup systems so that a buffer is created where the team and client will have knowledge of an implemented backup plan, but the end customer will hopefully never even know a problem occurred.

Key job responsibilities
• Contributes as a subject matter expert in the field of visual and audio production
• Assists customers and producers, when necessary, during planning meetings
• Promptly, thoroughly, professionally communicates with team, customers, and business partners
• Proactively engages with production team to pursue process improvements
• Runs the thorough testing of equipment ahead of event
• Executes designated studio video production setup and technical coordination of assigned systems
• Prepares technical set up in advance of a shoot and help run technical rehearsal, if needed
• Ensures industry best practices are followed with a safety-first mindset

• Guides and directs the customer clearly through the production process
• Supports the producer with the day-of shoot operations
• Provides operational services: videography, audio engineering, and other necessary technical studio equipment
• Optimizes systems for the best quality attainable
• Provides technical leadership for vendor engineers when required
• Dynamically flexes to client needs and changes
• Ensures a high-standard of production that is on-brand and exceeds customer expectation

• Guides the strike of the set and the equipment
• Ensures all equipment is properly shut down and stored
• Submits and quality checks the upload of footage
• Assists the post-production team on edits
• Participates in post-event feedback discussions/surveys

Other Responsibilities:
• Ensures the maintenance of equipment
• Assists and provides expertise to collaborate in the purchase and decisions of necessary equipment needs or updates

We are open to hiring candidates to work out of one of the following locations:

Seattle, WA, USA

Experience / Skills

- 3+ years of professional or military experience
- High school or equivalent diploma
- 3+ years of operational experience with audio, video, lighting, and livestreaming systems
- 2+ years of experience in maintaining the health of production equipment
- 2+ years of experience in post-production services
- 2+ years in a studio environment
- 2+ years of camera operation experience
- Versed in Adobe Creative Suite and DaVinci Resolve
- Ability to manage multiple projects at once
- Ability to lead through ambiguity to expected resolution
- Bachelor's degree
- Extensive knowledge and experience of video production processes including; pre-production planning, on-set direction, and post-production deliverables
- Experience taking ownership and successfully delivering results in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
- Strong desire to learn new technologies and systems
- Strong analytical skills and demonstrated ability to improve processes
- Possess an acute sense for visual aesthetics
- Experience in effectively communicating with a diverse audience

Amazon is committed to a diverse and inclusive workplace. Amazon is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, protected veteran status, disability, age, or other legally protected status. For individuals with disabilities who would like to request an accommodation, please visit https://www.amazon.jobs/en/disability/us.

Our compensation reflects the cost of labor across several US geographic markets. The base pay for this position ranges from $46,000/year in our lowest geographic market up to $103,000/year in our highest geographic market. Pay is based on a number of factors including market location and may vary depending on job-related knowledge, skills, and experience. Amazon is a total compensation company. Dependent on the position offered, equity, sign-on payments, and other forms of compensation may be provided as part of a total compensation package, in addition to a full range of medical, financial, and/or other benefits. For more information, please visit https://www.aboutamazon.com/workplace/employee-benefits. This position will remain posted until filled. Applicants should apply via our internal or external career site.