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Digital Archives Coordinator


Digital Archives Coordinator (full-time)


Washington, DC USA

Application Date

January 01, 1970

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SALARY:  $55,000 – $60,000

Paramount is a leading global media and entertainment company that creates premium content and experiences for audiences worldwide. Driven by iconic consumer brands, its portfolio includes CBS, Showtime Networks, Paramount Pictures, Nickelodeon, MTV, Comedy Central, BET, Smithsonian Channel, Paramount+, Pluto TV and Simon & Schuster, among others. The company delivers the largest share of the U.S. television audience and boasts one of the industry’s most important and extensive libraries of TV and film titles. In addition to offering innovative streaming services and digital video products, Paramount provides powerful capabilities in production, distribution, and advertising solutions for partners on five continents. The Paramount Technology department supports our global content company through the delivery of a high-quality viewing experience, system infrastructure support, and creating innovative ways for our employees to collaborate.

Paramount Tech is hiring a Digital Archives Coordinator for the Editorial Post Production Operations department to help manage the Smithsonian Channel archives and long-term storage of media for multiple Paramount brands. This role requires a candidate who is technically minded and comfortable with media archives as well as production. Duties include assistance with an LTO tape library, fulfilling requests for archival files, and archiving media in an asset management system. This position has a hybrid schedule (mix of in-office and work from home) based out of the Washington, DC Smithsonian Channel office. Salary range is $55,000 – $60,000. This position is contract-based and does not offer benefits. To apply, please send your resume and cover letter to: Karma Foley at Preference given to applications received by January 31.

This position is responsible for the following:

  • Track and manage physical and digital media at the DC office
  • Prep physical media for off-site storage
  • Assist in fulfilling requests for assets from the Smithsonian Channel archives
  • Organize and archive digital footage for Smithsonian Channel and other Paramount brands
  • Conduct data entry and metadata clean-up for physical and digital media assets, as needed
  • General support for our production users’ access of our internal library database
  • Maintain the highest standards of personal conduct and demonstrate clear communication skills
  • Provide coverage when other team members are out of the office
  • Work in a hybrid model that can alternate between working in-office or remotely, as needed

Basic Qualifications:

  • 1-2 years digital archives or media asset management experience, or Bachelor’s degree in a related field
  • Highly organized and attentive to detail 
  • Experience working with digital video and audio formats, video storage, and data transfer systems
  • Knowledge of asset management systems
  • Excellent communicator with a customer service focus
  • Possess initiative, flexibility, ability to prioritize, and a problem-solving mindset

Additional Qualifications:

  • Knowledge of video production or experience in a production archives
  • Knowledge of digital preservation best practices