CNN's Content Management & Information Services group is tasked with preserving the history, raw content and finished video assets of CNN Worldwide, and with creating and managing metadata to ensure future findability and re-use of those assets.
The Content Coordinator is responsible for metadata and cataloging of video archived in our permanent collection. This essential information enables accurate retrieval of video for re-use by CNN production teams, affiliates and other business uses such as licensing content to outside companies. Content Coordinators receive, inventory, archive, catalog and weed CNN video content on tape and digital media and support other core areas such as program archiving.
The Content Coordinator supports the daily archiving of content from CNN's various production systems including selecting and archiving daily CNN program air.
Provides metadata quality control and cleanup of database records originating outside the archive.
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 archives-controlled vocabulary to enable quick and accurate retrieval of archive assets.
Provides occasional video reference service and may participate on special video project teams.
Projects involve manual shifting and moving of tapes, and other duties as necessary to support archiving in times of breaking news or staff shortages.
Bachelor's Degree required
Ability to prioritize, meet deadlines and respond in a fast-paced environment
Expert organizational skills and attention to detail
Professional and positive approach to work, both in groups and independently
Excellent communication skills
Flexibility and adaptability to change
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
As CNN is a 24x7x365 operation, schedules may include evening, weekend and overnight shifts