Media Archivist (term-position)
New York , NY US
May 31, 2022
FIXED-TERM, FULL-TIME JOB VACANCY
Multiple Locations Considered (New York preferred)
Application Deadline: May 31, 2022
The Multimedia Division of Human Rights Watch (HRW) is seeking a Media Archivist to evaluate and organize digital audiovisual collections and support technical systems for the Documentary video production unit. The Documentary unit is part of the Development Department at HRW, crafting visual messaging to raise public awareness of the human rights violations HRW investigates and documents.
This is a fixed-term, full-time position for one year, with the possibility for extension. This position will ideally be based in one of HRW’s offices (Amman, Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels, Johannesburg, London, Los Angeles, Nairobi, New York, Tunis, or Washington D.C,), and reports to the Associate Director of Archives and Digital Systems based in New York.
Due to COVID-19, many of our global offices are operating in reduced capacities. The successful candidate may be required to work remotely if local requirements necessitate it. We recognize that this moment, during the pandemic, is a uniquely difficult time for most people, particularly those with caregiving responsibilities, and we aim to be as flexible and supportive as possible in both the recruitment for and onboarding of this position.
Education: A master’s degree or equivalent experience in Information Systems, Information Technology, Media Archiving, Communications, or similar related field is required.
Experience: A minimum of two (2) years of experience in digital archiving with at least five (5) years of professional experience in Information Technology, video production, or archiving/preservation.
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Salary and Benefits: HRW seeks exceptional applicants and offers competitive compensation and employer-paid benefits. HRW also offers a relocation assistance package and will assist employees in obtaining necessary work authorization, if required; citizens of all nationalities are encouraged to apply. $75,000-$82,000
How to Apply: Please apply immediately or by May 31, 2022 by visiting our online job portal at careers.hrw.org and attaching a letter of interest and CV or resume. No calls or email inquiries, please. Only complete applications will be reviewed and only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.
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Human Rights Watch is an international human rights monitoring and advocacy organization known for its in-depth investigations, its incisive and timely reporting, its innovative and high-profile advocacy campaigns, and its success in changing the human rights-related policies and practices of influential governments and international institutions.