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Media Manager Job Description

Job Summary-Media Manager Job description

The link between content and archives, they possess a range of technical skills which facilitate the effective management of digital and analogue media assets, from the time of their origination to their deposit in the archive.

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The Media Manager ensures that appropriate departments are aware of and implement archival standards (e.g. applications of metadata standards and retention periods).

They are instrumental in ensuring that all content is managed in the most efficient manner, to ensure that the right content reaches the archive in a timely, cost effective and

technically appropriate manner, to identify opportunities for improved working practices/workflows.

Key Responsibilities Media Manager Job description

• Management of media assets and metadata, in digital and tape-based or other physical environments as appropriate, ensuring that media, information about media and documents are organised to be readily accessible by production and other users.

• Working with the media management community and content producing areas to implement media and information management processes. This includes evaluating aspects of an existing system for content capture and investigating emerging processes such as file

based archiving possibilities.

• Working with departments to select material for retention, promoting best archiving practice (documenting agreed workflow including process for deletion). Advising production areas on recommended process to manage media and metadata and offering training and support as required.

• Building and maintaining close working relationships with production colleagues and other users of the archive (both internal and external) in order to provide effective, highly regarded services.

• Maintaining adherence to the archiving policy, whilst also influencing said policies and standards to ensure that they remain aligned to on-going and changing business requirements. This includes the monitoring of quality of data, levels of compliance and review of control measures.

• To provide expertise to ensure that content is only kept for the agreed

retention period for valid business reasons.

• Acting as a conduit for archives/production to highlight/escalate issues that may

impact the ability to provide effective/relevant services to the business.

• Coaching and mentoring of new and less experienced staff, including training,

whilst also working with other Media Managers to build an effective support network to

both share experience and to provide effective cover as appropriate.

Knowledge, skills, training and experience-Media Manager Job description


• One of the following:

-a recognised professional qualification in librarianship/information work/archives or

records management, or

-a higher education qualification closely related to the work of the service concerned,


-substantial relevant experience.

-Ability to apply information management skills across different formats and platforms

-Knowledge or relevant experience of, or a demonstrable interest in, technical developments in the broadcast industry and archiving: from file based work flows to formats and codecs and web archiving.

• Experience of using media asset management systems, managing both content and metadata or other relevant information management experience.

• Flexibility to work across any content producing areas and a wide range of duties.

• An aptitude for learning new software is essential. Appropriate training will be provided where necessary.

• Knowledge of Microsoft Office – Word, Excel, Outlook and PowerPoint.

• Experience of working in teams and building relationships.

• Problem solving skills and the ability to show initiative and proactively engage in implementing solutions when appropriate.

• Experience of planning, organising and prioritising.

• Experience of working under pressure and to tight deadlines.

• Able to work effectively across several teams and develop productive, trusting working


• Excellent communication skills, with the ability to communicate appropriately at all levels.

• Ability to work independently or as part of a team and without direct supervision.

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