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March 16, 2015


The Television Academy, based in the NoHo Arts District in North Hollywood, California, is a nonprofit organization devoted to celebrating and empowering storytellers to push the boundaries of what Television can be. The only major organization fully representing the television and broadband screen entertainment industry, it is made up of over 20,000 members, representing 29 professional peer groups, including performers, directors, producers, art directors and various other artisans, technicians and executives.

The Television Academy recognizes excellence among its peers with the Emmy award, culminating in the Primetime Emmy Awards telecast each fall. The Television Academy also produces several other awards shows and a variety of activities and events for its members throughout the year. These events are featured across the Academy's digital platforms and in its award-winning emmy magazine.

It is the Television Academy's policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. The Television Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, family care status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

We are seeking a qualified candidate for a Manager, Archive Content & Digital Projects position:

Position: Manager, Archive Content & Digital Projects, Television Academy Foundation

Position Summary

The Television Academy Foundation's Archive of American Television, located in North Hollywood, California has conducted over 800 oral history interviews (over 4000 hours) with the legends of television. These interviews chronicle the birth and growth of American TV History as it evolves, and makes the interviews available worldwide.

As Manager, Archive Content & Digital Projects you will perform day-to-day duties ensuring quality control and public dissemination of Archive content (text and video) on the Archive of American Television's websites and social media outlets. Maintain internal documents and catalog interviews. Manage the Archive's website content. Work closely with the Archive Producer to create an engaging user-experience with Archive assets.

Key duties and responsibilities include:
Archival Management & Cataloguing

  • Support (under the supervision of the Producer/Sr. Producer) the day-to-day functionality of an 800+ video oral history collection and monitor quality control for all Archive digital assets.
  • Maintain and update internal interview lists and cross-referenced documents; ensure accuracy of all interviewee lists and detailed descriptions.
  • Perform day-to-day digital asset ingest and create/QC metadata ingest to the Archive's content management and digital asset management systems. Track digitized content in internal Content Management System.
  • Transcode files as-needed. Monitor data integrity and report on any quality control issues.
  • Create/Edit catalogue records in the Archive's CMS and write detailed descriptions of interviews.
  • Create a collection-level Finding Aid for the interview collection.

Online Initiatives & Special Projects

  • Administer the day-to-day functionality and efficiency of the Archive's website and the Archive's various social media outlets (YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, etc.)
  • Troubleshoot website issues, respond to user questions/comments and address user functionality issues, manage the current content on the website and keep content up-to-date.
  • Create editorial content for the Archive website
  • Create show and topic content pages for the Archive website as needed and write news/blog pieces about the featured content.
  • Write timely topical posts/blogs and post to social media outlets. Prepare obituary materials of interviewees as needed.
  • Edit curated video content for internal and/or external use of our interviews with Adobe Premiere.
  • Research and obtain approvals and/or licenses for use of external clips, text, music, and photos to enhance Archive-produced content.
  • Monitor current topics in television. Working with Producer, update and implement an editorial calendar of TV history anniversaries.
  • Research and provide Archive digital content to various Television Academy departments.
  • Assist with file preservation.
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned.

Qualified applicants will possess the following

  • Bachelor's Degree in related subject (i.e. history, journalism, media history, English, TV production, library studies)
  • Demonstrable knowledge of television and media history
  • Demonstrable strong writing and editing skills (a writing sample will be required)
  • Detail-oriented with strong attention to accuracy
  • Experience in producing written content on short deadlines
  • Experience with social media tools and techniques
  • Experience with basic HTML web design and video editing software (Final Cut Pro/Premiere)
  • Proficient in Internet and library research methodologies
  • Experience with metadata schema and knowledge of archival standards
  • Awareness and understanding of new and emerging moving image technologies and preservation methods, and familiarity with collection management systems

Preferred qualifications include:

  • Proficient knowledge of digital video preservation best standards and practices
  • Masters of Library Science and Information Studies or professional equivalent
  • Degree in moving image preservation or related field of study
  • 2+ years experience working directly with assets in a library or moving image archive

The Manager, Archive Content & Digital Projects is a full time salaried position, reporting to the Senior Producer, Archive of American Television. Competitive salary and benefit package is offered.

To be considered for this exciting career opportunity please submit your resume, a writing sample and at least two references to

Relocation not provided

The Television Academy Foundation is an equal opportunity employer.

updated 7.16.15


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