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Job – Product Specialist – History Channel

Hello List –
I am re posting a position that I sent out a few weeks ago.

I’m seeking someone to assist me with some projects we are developing for The History Channel and A&E, including a location based iPhone App.
This is a freelance, full time position (= 35 hours/week)
We farm out development, so no programming skills are required. It’s somewhere between entry level and manager and ideal for people interested in developing technology products for a media company.

Job description follows. Please pass along to friends/colleagues.
Interested peeps should contact me with resume:

Job Description:

Seeking product specialist to assist Director of Advanced TV & Emerging Media for A&E Television Networks, including The History Channel, A&E, and Biography Channel. Areas of product development include:

• iTV – Interactive television applications for Set Top Boxes
• Mobile – Mobile applications and WAP sites
• Games – On line, flash based games for AETN websites:,,
• Location Based Services – Extending historical content into location aware devices & platforms

Responsibilities include the coordination and assistance in:

• Preparation of RFP’s, creative briefs, presentations & prototypes
• Organization of database of content assets for Location Based Services
• Production schedules for product development
• Liason with external vendors & internal stakeholders on various product initiatives
• Monitoring Statements of Work (SOW’s) & deliverables
• Gathering of assets/elements during development and production.

Experience & Skill set:

Interest in, familiarity with, and/or experience in following areas:
• iTV & Set Top Box technology (OCAP vs EBIF)
• Game development & game design
• Mobile applications: iPhone, mobile WEB
• Database development
• Location Based Technologies – Mapping & Navigation, geo-coded content
• Skills desired:
o Microsoft Office – Word, PowerPoint, Excel
o Design- Photoshop, illustrator, Flash (not mandatory)
o Knowledge of basic programming concepts & web technologies – HTML, XML, Actionscript.