• Manager, Media

    Location US-NY-New York
    Posted Date 6 months ago(12/17/2018 4:27 PM)
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  • Overview

    This position will support all media retention within the News department. The ideal candidate must be able to use excel, have extensive knowledge of different media formats, and be solution-oriented.  Exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail and familiarity with a fast-paced local news environment are musts. The media supervisor will act as a liaison between producers and editors to ensure that the media that has been or will be shot is archived so it can be used again on broadcast or digital platforms. Oversee the media storage devices as SD cards, hard drives and other related media such as film and tape.  Help oversee content-licensing to third party entities.


    • Work closely with assignment and planning editors to ensure footage from the day’s stories is accounted for and returned to the station for cataloguing.
    • Retain incoming media
    • Maintain a database of archived content from daily news gathering, transferred film, and tapes.
    • Build a stock video library that fulfills the newsroom’s footage needs
    • Coordinate and scout locations for shoots when necessary.
    • Work with clients to manage licensing requests; complete project from initial inquiry to final invoice 



    The ideal candidate should have knowledge of CMS and DAM systems, as well as metadata classifications and nomenclature. He or She is a self-starter who can work independently on special projects, but has also shown the ability to collaborate seamlessly with all departments involved in putting on a newscast. Successful candidate must possess sound leadership ability with a proven track record. Bachelor's degree or a minimum of 3 to 5 years ‑progressive experience working with archival and video libraries is a plus. Experience in news gathering in a major market. Must have good organizational and communication (verbal and written) skills. Prospective candidates must be proficient in Final Cut.




    The ideal candidate must be able to excel in a fast-paced environment, work well under pressure and be solution-oriented. Strong verbal and written communication skills as well as the ability to follow up are a critical component of this role.




    The position has direct impact on revenue and archived video. Flawed judgment could impair the operation of the station, resulting in the loss curial moments in news.


    Equal Employment Opportunity


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