Media Asset Manager (full-time)
New York, NY USA
January 01, 1970
Salary range $60,000-$80,000, based on prior experience, skills and training
Criterion is a New York-based company devoted to bringing a carefully curated library of international classic and contemporary films together with an audience of passionate movie lovers. With in-house departments devoted to design, editorial, image and sound restoration, production, and post-production, we produce a celebrated line of DVDs and Blu-rays; publish an online magazine, The Current; release new films and restorations in theaters through our partner company, Janus Films; and run our own streaming service, The Criterion Channel.
About the role
As Media Asset Manager, you will play a crucial role in Criterion’s dynamic production workflow, from designing and tweaking the asset-management systems that support it to fully implementing these systems and the improvements you make to them. You will have the unique opportunity to oversee the full lifecycle of your organizational designs, from inception, to execution, to revision. You’ll also get to maintain the integrity of Criterion’s rich media archive – both digital and physical – through system design and application of technological solutions.
A typical day will involve working closely with the production team to carry out essential asset-management tasks such as managing deliveries, cataloging, data management, and archiving. Through this practical application of the workflow design, you will develop an expert knowledge of how these systems are functioning and how they can be improved. You will use this knowledge to inform projects aimed at systematic improvement and collaborate with the engineering team to bring them to life.
This is a full-time, salaried position with competitive benefits and regular work hours. The nature of the work will require you to be physically present in our New York, NY office.
The ideal candidate will possess an obsessive commitment to order, a detail-oriented mindset, a fascination with organizational systems, and confidence in navigating highly technical environments. You are able to translate human needs to organizational systems and can propose technical solutions to implement them. You communicate in a precise manner and are proactive in establishing clarity, hesitating to make assumptive leaps. You are constantly seeking improvements, but always prioritize stability and appreciate the importance of iterative changes. You strive to understand the purpose and function of existing systems before updating them.
Interested candidates should send a résumé and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org