ETC Seeks Project Director for Production in the Cloud Initiative

The Entertainment Technology Center @ The University of Southern California (ETC) is seeking a project director to oversee its existing Production in the Cloud initiative, as well as develop and lead new initiatives in the media & entertainment space. The project director will work with studio executives and key technology and services providers to advance production methodology for creative content and delivery. The position is a 50 percent project consultancy. The full job description is available on ETCentric. Interested candidates should contact Edie Meadows at ETC.

Director/Project Lead

Manage transitioning the entire production workflow to the cloud. Work with and guide content creators, leading technology organizations, and technologists through the process. Identify and engage major companies whose missions and technologies are applicable to the effort. Program and market the cloud initiative through ETC and industry conferences, seminars, meetings and other creative means.

Develop, with the guidance of ETC’s Board of Directors, new next-generation initiatives related to the production and distribution of content.


Ideal candidate will have minimally 8-10 years experience working in media and entertainment-related technology applications, integration, and process management. Experience interacting and managing engineering, integration and technology partners. Strong project management skills. Proven track record in providing leadership in driving next-generation technology applications.

1. Manage ETC’s Project Cloud mission
2. Develop new initiatives
3. Manage/monitor mission’s subcommittees:
— Transport, Storage & Archive, Security, Metadata, Framework
4. Coordinate, program and lead:
— Quarterly meetings
— Conferences (vNAB, NAB, SMPTE, HPA, AIMA, HITS)
5. Generate white papers
6. Marketing and outreach:
— Participation in industry events
— Member recruitment for ETC
— Executive education
7. SMPTE standardization work on the committee to process and formalize C4ID

Interested candidates should contact Edie Meadows at ETC.

ETC is a member-funded think tank and research center within the USC School of Cinematic Arts that brings together senior executives, innovators, thought leaders, and catalysts from the media, entertainment, consumer electronics, technology, and services industries along with the academic resources of the University of Southern California to explore and to act upon topics and issues related to the creation, archiving, distribution, and consumption of entertainment content. ETC helps drive collaborative projects among its member companies and engages with next generation consumers to understand the impact of emerging technology on all aspects of the media & entertainment industry, especially technology development and implementation, the creative process, business models, and future trends.

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