Media Technician - REMOTE POSITION

Training and Supervision · Santa Cruz, California
Department Training and Supervision
Employment Type Contractor
Minimum Experience Experienced

About MAPS Public Benefit Corporation (MPBC):

MAPS Public Benefit Corporation (MPBC) catalyzes healing and well-being through psychedelic drug development, therapist training programs, and sales of prescription psychedelics prioritizing public benefit above profit. Founded in 2014, MPBC is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) a 501(c)(3) nonprofit.  More information about the organization is available at

MPBC is committed to the evolution of psychedelic healing modalities. We are building a diverse and inclusive workplace where we learn from each other. We value transparency, autonomy, experimentation, and kind, direct feedback. We welcome applicants who thrive in the midst of a growing organization that values science and healing.

We believe in diversity and inclusion of people of all backgrounds, genders, races, ethnicities, sexual orientations, educational backgrounds, arrest or conviction record, military and veteran status, religions, abilities, and perspectives. MAPS PBC values and seeks applicants who are people of color, queer, transgender, gender non-conforming, and gender fluid people. MAPS PBC strives to continually improve upon the supportive, equitable and accessible work environment.

Position Summary:

Reporting to the Video Systems Manager, the Media Technician facilitates the storage, organization and delivery of archival media collections. This position requires previous experience managing media in a code-based environment.


This is a remote position from a suitable home office with a private and quiet area to work. Secure internet and reliable phone reception are required. This position requires frequent phone and internet meetings. Certain home office expenses may be reimbursed. A work computer will be provided. Occasional visits to the Santa Cruz office may be required.


Applicants must be available 40 hours per week, during normal business hours (9:00 AM - 6:00 PM, Monday-Friday Pacific Time).

Minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor’s or Master's degree preferred
  • 3+ Years’ Experience
  • Media Management experience
  • Digital Asset Management platform experience
  • Intermediate experience in AWS
  • Experience in Unix-based systems
  • Experience using FFmpeg
  • Experience providing technical support
  • Intermediate skill in bash scripting, coding HTML, CSS, and JavaScript
  • Excellent attention to detail and problem-solving skills
  • Self-motivated, communicates clearly about deadlines and expectations
  • Able to manage time and ask for support when needed
  • Available during regular business hours
  • Quick learner, excited about learning to use systems in new contexts

Position duties:

Archival Media Management

  • Organization and consolidation of media collections
  • Media handling and scripting in a code-based environment
  • Media processing and transcoding
  • Facilitating media deliveries

Collaborating Across Teams

  • Setting up and managing test environments for different user groups
  • Managing live media directories with multiple active stakeholders
  • Drafting and implementing work instructions, from end-user guides to bash scripting
  • Providing technical support upon request

Media Tracking and Process Optimization

  • Optimizing media asset tracking strategies
  • Data entry for media asset tracking
  • Reconciliation of legacy asset tracking

General Responsibilities:

  • Communicate and collaborate with key players, internal and external staff
  • Check in regularly with supervisor and complete assignments by agreed deadline
  • Document processes and provide regular updates
  • Proactively seek methods of improvement, streamlining workflows and building efficiencies in individual work and project outcomes


  • Compensation rate to be discussed during selection process.

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  • Location
    Santa Cruz, California
  • Department
    Training and Supervision
  • Employment Type
  • Minimum Experience