Evanston, IL: Video Asset Specialist (FT/PT term), Heritage Communications, Rotary International

Job Opening Title: Video Asset Specialist

Institution/Organization Name: Heritage Communications, Rotary International

Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): Evanston, IL, USA

Application Deadline: March 28, 2017

Link to job posting: http://www.chicagoarchivists.org/jobs/4666910

Years of experience required:

Job Description (if URL to posting not available). Please include instructions for how to apply.: Rotary International is undertaking a project to organize and manage its born-digital video assets for preservation and access. Preserving these assets is of increasing importance given the risk of losing content due to inconsistent storage and backup. The video backlog project will address born-digital media created from approximately 2004-2016, creating a comprehensive inventory of assets and ensuring centralized organization, preservation, and access.

We are looking for qualified applicants for a Video Asset Specialist to work on this project. This temporary position is available starting mid-April 2017 at a rate of $20/hour.

The Video Asset Specialist will work with a range of file types, including video and audio formats, creating preservation and access files. The position entails creating an inventory of our backlog of video assets, following a predetermined workflow process that involves digital file organization, implementation of naming standards, and file quality assurance.

The Heritage Communications group educates and inspires our audiences by activating Rotary’s heritage assets to tell the story of its past, present, and future; serves as an informational resource for Rotary members and staff; and preserves Rotary’s history and legacy by building and maintaining an archives that is used to tell Rotary’s story now and in the future.

Under supervision of Heritage Communications team and in collaboration with the Visual Media team, the Video Asset Specialist will:
• Create and clean up inventory lists
• Find and organize born-digital video assets per established workflow
• Create preservation and access files where needed
• QC file quality
• Delete duplication
• Centralize production documents, including contracts and model releases

Qualifications:
• BA/BS or MA (preferred) in library and information science, multimedia arts, or related field; or equivalent experience in archives, digital asset management, or multimedia arts-related disciplines.
• Experience with video archives strongly preferred, especially with born-digital assets
• Knowledge of video and audio file types and codecs; and related preservation challenges
• Experience with video production software preferred (Premiere, Final Cut Pro, EditReady/Renamer, and similar)
• Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail
• Ability to work independently with minimal supervision
• Ability to work quickly and efficiently and to meet project goals and deadlines.

Schedule:
• 3-5 days/week through 30 June 2017. 5 days/week preferred but not required. Possibility for extension beyond 30 June dependent on budget approval.
• Candidate should be available for consistent schedule between hours of 8:30 and 5:30 M-F, excluding Rotary world headquarters holiday/closings.
• All work is performed at Rotary world headquarters, 1560 Sherman Ave., Evanston, Illinois, 60201.

Application deadline is Tuesday, March 28, 2017. To apply, submit a cover letter and resume to Victoria Malone, Archives Specialist, Victoria.Malone@rotary.org.

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About Meredith Lowe

Outreach Specialist in Continuing Education Services at UW-Madison SLIS. Erstwhile archivist.
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