Media Manager


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Contract Type:

Fixed term for six months, Full-time

Competitive salary

Job Reference: BBC/TP/139984/9123

Job Introduction

BBC Information and Archives (part of the Operations Division) manages one of the largest and most varied audio-visual archives in the UK. I&A has sites in London, Salford, Bristol, Birmingham, and Caversham.

As a working collection and key contributor to the programme making process, the archive works in an environment where creativity, new technology, digitisation and file based delivery processes are at the forefront of developing improved access to this invaluable collection, which ranges from early audio recordings such as football commentaries from the 1930s to headline grabbing News interviews and popular entertainment formats like Strictly Come Dancing in addition to rushes, documents and online content.

Main Responsibilities

Information and Archives lead on media asset management in production and non-production areas to manage content and assets from across all platforms.

Media Managers are the central link between content producing areas and I&A. Building strong relationships within the business, they are required to understand workflows and business processes and possess a range 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.

Working upstream alongside various BBC departments, the Media Manager’s role is pivotal in ensuring that production and non-production areas are aware of and implement archival standards (e.g. applications of Metadata standards and retention periods).

The Ideal Candidate

You will ideally have 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, or substantial relevant experience.

You will have the ability to apply information management skills across different formats and platforms within a broadcasting environment and knowledge or experience of 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 is essential along with the flexibility to work across any content producing areas.

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