Digital Archivist, Television Academy

By IS Lab May 11, 2021

Website Television Academy

To support the digital archival needs of the Television Academy Foundation Interviews department. Manage digital assets, prepare assets for digitization, create and edit descriptive, technical, and preservation metadata, enter and edit data in our content management system, assist with ongoing preservation work, perform checksums on digital video source material and files, and create additional content as needed. This position will begin remotely but will be based in North Hollywood, CA once offices reopen. This position is part-time, non-exempt, 20 hours per week at $31.25 per hour.

Job Responsibilities

  • Capture, create and edit descriptive, technical, administrative, and preservation metadata and enter data into The Interviews’ Drupal-based content management system (CMS).
  • Assist Digital Projects Manager in monitoring quality control for all digital assets.
  • Ensure all cataloged content meets standard style, grammar, and titling requirements. Assist in re-naming of all files to adhere to ISO standards for dates (eg- YYYY-MM-DD).
  • Alert supervisor to any problems with the content management system and note where additions/ modifications to the system are needed.
  • Identify raw digital camera file format and codecs and analog tape assets and prepare data, tapes, and files for digital preservation and digitization partners.
  • Quality-check all video files delivered to/received from digitization partner, perform checksums, virus scans, assist in preparing files for digitization.
  • Assist in the creation of a database matrix to capture file name schema and metadata, and track delivery dates. Maintain day-to-day records of digital preservation projects and maintenance.
  • Upload and QC videos for the website as needed.
  • Assist in cataloging interviews and editing record metadata in the CMS.
  • Assist with hierarchical storage management procedures and policies.
  • Assist in file re-organization of physical tapes and other assets.
  • Edit and apply watermarks to interview footage in Adobe Premiere, edit files, and update project files as needed.
  • Create collection-level MARC records for enhanced access to collections.
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned.

Job Qualifications

  • Masters in Library and Information Sciences from an accredited institution
  • Demonstrable knowledge of digital video file formats and codecs
  • Strong familiarity with metadata schema, best standards, and practices, eg. MARC, PREMIS, or PBCore
  • Strong Familiarity with digital asset collection assessment preferred
  • Strong Familiarity with large-scale video preservation efforts preferred
  • Strong Familiarity with television and media history preferred
  • Experience with, or studies in Digital Video Archives preferred
  • Detail-oriented with strong attention to accuracy
  • Excellent copy-editing skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Experience editing in Adobe Premiere or similar non-linear editing software
  • Close vision, hearing/listening, and clear speech.
  • Manual hand/fingers dexterity.
  • Walking, lifting, and carrying up to 25 pounds.
  • Ability to utilize office equipment such as computers and copiers
  • Combination of sedentary work, kneeling, stooping, bending, sitting, squatting, standing, etc.
  • Works with/around and has verbal and face-to-face contact with others.
  • Works indoors in an office environment majority of the time.
  • Simple to complex reading, writing, clerical, and math ability.
  • Analysis, perception/comprehension, and judgment/decision-making ability.

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