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The Associated Press seeks two temporary Video Librarians within the Video Archives division of its Washington D.C. location.
The Video Librarians will catalogue, digitize and make high value video materials available for reuse and resale by AP staff and customers. The priority for this project is to catalogue the different tapes (DV Cam, Beta, etc.) and file formatted Presidential material dating back to the 1980’s through present. This includes reviewing materials regarding their policies, milestones, campaigns etc. The Video Librarians will locate uncatalogued video materials to match specific research requirements provided by the sales team and use editorial judgment in selecting the most relevant shots. The successful candidates will provide background information as part of cataloguing video materials and will carry out basic video editing to compile and digitize the most relevant shots. The Video Librarians will obtain feedback on cataloguing work to ensure it meets the requirements provided by the sales team. The ideal candidates will liaise with the Head of Business Operations, Head of Content Operations and other local staff to identify the best available video material.
The Video Librarians are temporary positions.
-Bachelors’ degree or equivalent experience
-Knowledge of videotape and film formats, video delivery methods, video files and archiving practices
-Ability to shotlist videos using industry standard terminology and levels of detail
-Good editorial judgment
-Keen interest in news, current affairs and recent US and world history
-Keen interest in television, particularly documentaries and programming that contains archive footage
-Communicate effectively and professionally with staff and vendors at all levels
-Ability to work independently and carry out tasks with minimal supervision
-Ability to multitask and exercise initiative in problem solving
-Ability to work accurately and effectively in a deadline driven environment
-Ability to identify saleable video and understand their commercial potential
-Basic understanding of copyright laws and how they apply to AP’s video content
-Ability to use non-linear editing systems, including Final Cut Pro or Premiere
-Strong computer skills, with an emphasis on data entry
Advanced-level professional competency in written and spoken English language is required. Authorization to work in the United States is mandatory.
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