• Streaming Media Specialist

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    US-NY-New York
  • Overview

    Practising Law Institute (“PLI”), an innovative leader in legal education programs and services, is searching for a media production professional to fill the role of Streaming Media Specialist.  This position requires a bachelor’s degree as well as experience supporting encoding for streamed media.  PLI’s client base includes a large array of prestigious law firms, corporations and government agencies. 


    This is an exciting opportunity for someone who is passionate about delivering a continuous, “buffering free” experience over various browsers, networks and devices.



    • Monitor and assess video player engagement with end user and establish quality of experience (QoE) metrics such as re-buffering, startup times, bitrates and playback failures along with other problems as identified.
    • Interface with in-house and external multimedia developers to fix and continuously improve PLI’s media platform for state-of-the-art content delivery.
    • Lead problem triage with customers and their IT departments to diagnose a root cause analysis and enact fixes to solve streaming issues that interrupt an end-user experience.
    • Work with Content Delivery Networks (CDN) and Content Management Systems (CMS) to establish connection for webcasts, enacting format changes, creating reports, etc.
    • Keep pace with industry trends in formats, media delivery, media players, adaptive bitrate, etc. Make recommendations when new technology becomes available.
    • Supports post-production efforts by editing content, converting file formats of assets and producing derivative products.
    • Other duties, as assigned.


    • BS in Video Production with relevant technical experience or BS in Computer Science highly preferred.
    • 2+ years of encoding experience including H.264, VP9, MPEG-2 and H.265
    • Experience working with XML, SQL and web services interfaces including SOAP, JSON and REST is required.
    • Previous experience with live webcasting using various platforms and encoders preferred.
    • Knowledge of JW Player strongly preferred.
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills a must.
    • Innovative thinker and troubleshoots with a self-starter mentality.




    For over 80 years PLI has been considered the “gold standard” as a leader in continuing legal and professional business training education.  PLI presents over 400 live programs each year in state-of-the-art conference centers throughout the U.S. and abroad.  Recent international seminar locations include London and Hong Kong. 


    In addition to hosting innovative live programs, PLI streams webcasts and offers on-demand programs for thousands of participants each day.  PLI publishes a variety of treatises, answer books, course handbooks and has an award-winning online research platform, PLI Plus. PLI offers the nation’s leading preparation course for the Patent Office’s Registration Exam, and provides SEC compliance and accounting training through its SEC Institute.  The organization also develops unique, engaging ways of learning through its Interactive Learning Center. Through its mission as a nonprofit organization, PLI is deeply committed to the pro bono community and public interest organizations.




    PLI offers market-competitive compensation and a generous benefits package, including medical, dental and vision plans for employees and their families, PLI contributions to a retirement account, ample paid time off and holidays, summer Fridays, career development opportunities, and work-life balance initiatives.  The PLI work environment is interesting, collegial, intelligent and supportive.


    Only those applicants who meet our requirements for this position will be contacted.


    Practising Law Institute is an equal opportunity employer.  More information about PLI may be found on our website www.pli.edu.

    EEO Statement

    PLI is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any candidate based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, marital status, disability, citizenship or veteran status.


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