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Archivist - CNN - Library

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Archivist - CNN - Library
Turner Broadcasting

Job #698466707
Posting Job Title
Archivist - CNN - Library
Time Warner Division
Business Unit_TBS
Cable/Broadcast Television Networks
Games – Development & Publishing
Online Content/Services
Area of Interest
United States - Georgia - Atlanta
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Position Type
Full Time
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What part will you play?
The archivist is responsible for metadata and cataloging of video archived in the library's permanent collection. This essential information enables accurate retrieval of video for CNN production, affiliates and other business uses such as licensing content to outside companies. Archivists receive, inventory, archive, catalog and weed CNN video content on tape and digital media.
What will you be doing?
The archivist supports the daily archiving of content from CNN's various production systems. Provides metadata quality control and cleanup of database records originating outside the library.
Mines for metadata in various newsroom systems or provided by production units involved with the creation of the content.
Following asset management policies, writes descriptive narratives of visuals, abstracts of editorial context, and adds accurate and complete metadata to key database fields.
Applies indexing terms using the Library's controlled vocabulary to enable quick and accurate retrieval of Library assets. Provides occasional video reference service and may participate on special video project teams.
Contributes to the Library's tape digitization process by preparing tapes for digitization and weeding material not suitable for permanent archiving.
Projects involve manual shifting and moving of tapes, and other duties as necessary to support archiving in times of breaking news or staff shortages.
What do we need from you?
Bachelor's Degree required
Attention to detail, flexibility, and ability to respond to fast-paced environment
Ability to prioritize and meet deadlines, and possess expert organizational skills
Excellent communication skills and ability to work independently
News events interest, both current and historical
Ability to lift and move videotapes and boxes (20lbs)
Previous video production or media archive experience highly desirable
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