Remuneration: Negotiable depending on experience 
Location: Johannesburg, Rivonia
Education level: Diploma
Job level: Junior
Type: Permanent
Company: AfricaXP

Job description

We are a cloud-based television channel creator and distributor seeking talented individuals to join our team responsible for management of our media assets in a high-pressure multi-channel TV broadcast environment.

You will be part of the team responsible for performing timely media ingest and file processing of shortform and longform content in our media operations facility. You will be accountable for the accurate and timely processing of longform and shortform media assets to ensure on-time delivery and backup of compliant content.


  •  Provide operational support for all AfricaXP channels and media clients.
  • Oversee the media operations workflow of longform and shortform assets – from tracking incoming assets, content ingest and encoding, to delivery and archive.
  • Quality check videos and deliverables to ensure all assets meet our high standards, appropriate specs and are ready for upload and archive.
  • Ensure the prompt resolution of any issues related to file integrity, media attributes, and content compliance that may arise.
  • Maintain our physical asset inventories and manage HDD and LTO archives to ensure assets are archived in line with company policy.
  • Follow Standard Operating Procedures with regards to media management, storage and content security.
  • Ensure acceptable levels of performance of mission critical computer resources.
  • Assist with the management of shared storage volumes and cloud archival accounts.
  • Provide first responder technical support for the day to day operations, ICT systems and new applications.
  • Perform daily backup operations, ensuring all required file systems and system data are successfully backed up to the appropriate media.
  • Report any information security incidents or potential information security threats to senior management.

Company Description

AfricaXP is a digital content distributor and themed linear channel creator offering content and TV channels with an African twist to both mainstream and niche diaspora audiences worldwide. Our custom built African and International themed channels are available to major established broadcast operators as well as growing DTH, DTT, OTT and VOD operators in Africa, Europe, North America and beyond.


  • Education: A relevant qualification in film and television
  • Languages: Business English
  • Experience of media distribution within a television broadcast environment an advantage
  • Knowledge of media processing tools including:
    • Adobe Creative Cloud (Premiere Pro, Media Encoder)
    • LTO archiving
    • YoYotta
    • Google Docs (very admin orientated)
    • File Transfer Protocols (Aspera, Filezilla, File Catalyst, Dropbox, Google Drive, Filemail etc.)
    • Scheduling software
    • Windows Server 2016 – server maintenance
    • Knowledge of media asset management (MAM) software and CMS
    • Microsoft Office
    • Slack
    • AnyDesk /Teamviewer
  • Experience with meta-data tagging.
  • Experience with both Mac and Windows operating systems.
  • Detailed technical knowledge of audio/video file formats, television standards, content ratings, codecs, bitrates, frame rates, video resolutions, aspect ratios, broadcast audio configurations and electronic delivery technologies or able to learn fast.
  • Must work well with little or no supervision and have a strong attention to detail.
  • Must display a strong understanding of media workflows and best practices.
  • Must have excellent communication skills: written and spoken (including the ability to assist non-technical staff with complex technical issues).
  • Must be able to work to tight deadlines and have the ability to self-motivate.
  • Must be a team player with exceptional interpersonal skills.
  • Must be flexible for work to include weekends and holidays.