Full Time Job

Researcher, Content


Atlanta, GA 02-24-2023
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description

Your New Role...

As a recognized expert on CNN news archive content, CNN's history and CNN's archival systems, a researcher will provide deadline-driven research to locate and share video content to meet CNN Collection clients' needs. The incumbent will provide the most timely, authenticated, and accurate research results.

Your Role Accountabilities...
• Use knowledge of video rights usage and CNN source documentation processes and resources to help source video or direct account executives to the appropriate department such as Legal or Rights & Clearances.
• Work with Library asset management group, Legal, Rights & Clearances, the Row, Standards & Practices to see that accurate rights information is added to the permanent archives or corrected when needed.
• Prioritize all incoming requests and uses editorial and rights judgment when researching requests.
• Reviews existing metadata for accuracy and completeness. They will also enhance or correct as appropriate following established Library policy and guidance.
• Collaboration with Collection staff on creation of clip reels and additional future product offerings, such as royalty-free.
• Review content and partner with bureaus on occasion to bring in footage.
• Field questions and help resolve problems while interacting directly with clients, account executives and video editors.
• QCs asset destined for external CNN Collection website, ensuring accuracy of metadata and sourcing, and compliance with editorial policies for populating the site.
• Provides ''seed'' assets for the website whenever desirable or potentially salable video is recognized during the research process.
• Assist editors with fulfillment duties as needed.
• Consult with other departments when appropriate.
• Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications & Experience…
• At least 2 years knowledge and/or experience in a library/catalogue/archive environment
• Strong MAC & PC computer base skills.
• Excellent organizational and communication skills with solid research capabilities.
• Familiarity and understanding of broadcast/cable news and editorial news footage a plus.
• Experience in the licensing business.
• Familiar with Lexis Nexis, Vanderbilt, and other client driven content sources.
• Perform calculations.
• Handle objects (manual dexterity)
• Works in confined quarters
• Reach above shoulder level
• Comfortable around moving machinery
• Four-year college degree or equivalent experience.

How We Get Things Done…

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The Legal Bits…

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