March 16, 2021


The Television Academy, based in the NoHo Arts District in North Hollywood, California, is a nonprofit organization devoted to celebrating and empowering storytellers to push the boundaries of what Television can be. The only major organization fully representing the television and broadband screen entertainment industry, it is made up of nearly 20,000 members, representing 30 professional peer groups, including performers, directors, producers, art directors and various other artisans, technicians and executives.

The Television Academy recognizes excellence among its peers with the Emmy award, culminating in the Primetime Emmy Awards telecast each fall. The Television Academy also produces several other awards shows and a variety of activities and events for its members throughout the year. These events are featured across the Academy's digital platforms and in its award-winning emmy magazine.

Established in 1959 as the charitable arm of the Television Academy, the Television Academy Foundation is dedicated to preserving the legacy of television while educating and inspiring those who will shape its future. Through renowned educational and outreach programs, such as The Interviews: An Oral History of Television Project, College Television Awards, Student Internship Program and Faculty Seminar: The Conference, the Foundation seeks to widen the circle of voices our industry represents and to create more opportunity for television to reflect all of society. For more information on the Foundation, please visit

It is the Television Academy's policy to provide equal employment opportunity for all applicants and employees. The Television Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions), national origin, ancestry, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, family care status, veteran status, marital status, sexual orientation or any other characteristic protected by law.

We are seeking qualified candidates for this position:


Digital Archivist - The Interviews

To support the digital archival needs of the Television Academy Foundation Interviews department. Manage digital assets, prepare assets for digitization, create and edit descriptive, technical, and preservation metadata, enter and edit data in our content management system, assist with ongoing preservation work, perform checksums on digital video source material and files, and create additional content as needed. This position will begin remotely but will be based in North Hollywood, CA once offices reopen.

Position is part-time, non-exempt, 20 hours per week at $31.25 per hour.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Capture, create and edit descriptive, technical, administrative, and preservation metadata and enter data into The Interviews' Drupal-based content management system (CMS).
  • Assist Digital Projects Manager in monitoring quality control for all digital assets.
  • Ensure all cataloged content meets standard style, grammar, and titling requirements. Assist in re-naming of all files to adhere to ISO standards for dates (eg- YYYY-MM-DD).
  • Alert supervisor to any problems with the content management system and note where additions/ modifications to the system are needed.
  • Identify raw digital camera file format and codecs and analog tape assets and prepare data, tapes, and files for digital preservation and digitization partners.
  • Quality-check all video files delivered to/received from digitization partner, perform checksums, virus scans, assist in preparing files for digitization.
  • Assist in the creation of a database matrix to capture file name schema and metadata, and track delivery dates. Maintain day-to-day records of digital preservation projects and maintenance.
  • Upload and QC videos for the website as needed.
  • Assist in cataloging interviews and editing record metadata in the CMS.
  • Assist with hierarchical storage management procedures and policies.
  • Assist in file re-organization of physical tapes and other assets.
  • Edit and apply watermarks to interview footage in Adobe Premiere, edit files, and update project files as needed.
  • Create collection-level MARC records for enhanced access to collections.
  • Perform other duties as required or assigned.

Minimum Requirements

  • Masters in Library and Information Sciences from an accredited institution
  • Demonstrable knowledge of digital video file formats and codecs
  • Strong familiarity with metadata schema, best standards, and practices, eg. MARC, PREMIS, or PBCore
  • Strong Familiarity with digital asset collection assessment preferred
  • Strong Familiarity with large-scale video preservation efforts preferred
  • Strong Familiarity with television and media history preferred
  • Experience with, or studies in Digital Video Archives preferred
  • Detail-oriented with strong attention to accuracy
  • Excellent copy-editing skills
  • Excellent computer skills
  • Excellent time management skills
  • Experience editing in Adobe Premiere or similar non-linear editing software

Physical Requirements

  • Close vision, hearing/listening, and clear speech.
  • Manual hand/fingers dexterity.
  • Walking, lifting, and carrying up to 25 pounds.
  • Ability to utilize office equipment such as computers and copiers
  • Combination of sedentary work, kneeling, stooping, bending, sitting, squatting, standing, etc.
  • Works with/around and has verbal and face-to-face contact with others.
  • Works indoors in an office environment majority of the time.
  • Simple to complex reading, writing, clerical, and math ability.
  • Analysis, perception/comprehension, and judgment/decision-making ability.

Qualified applicants should submit resume with cover letter to:

updated 5.7.21

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