Media Resource Manager

Community Media · Brooklyn, New York
Department Community Media
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level

About BRIC:

 

BRIC is a leading arts and media institution anchored in Downtown Brooklyn whose work spans contemporary visual and performing arts, media, and civic action. For over forty years, BRIC has shaped Brooklyn’s cultural and media landscape by presenting and incubating artists, creators, students, and media makers. As a creative catalyst for their community. BRIC ignites learning in people of all ages and centralizes diverse voices that take risks and drive culture forward. BRIC is building Brooklyn’s creative future.

 

About the Media Resource Manager Role: 

 

The Media Resource Manager will organize and store BRIC's television, performance and visual arts assets in an archive that is both accessible for the creation of new work and that provides an historical record of BRIC and the Brooklyn arts community. The media access management system (MAM) interacts with internal media operations and with BRIC's international media distribution system.

 

The Media Resource Manager is responsible for maintaining expert level knowledge of current media asset management technologies and methods in order to serve BRIC’s evolving media landscape. The Media Resource Manager must provide the guidance and vision needed to develop a powerful community asset.

 

The preferred candidate will have a demonstrated ability to work well under tight deadlines, the capacity to work across several teams to document processes, support staff use of the system, and collect team feedback for software and hardware improvements. The successful candidate will have demonstrated success in developing asset management processes or systems, file conventions, and metadata structures, as well as experience in working with cloud-based infrastructures. The candidate should understand digital rights management.

 

What you will do in the Role:

 

The Media Resource Manager will be responsible for the following in addition to any other project as assigned by their manager, the Director of Technology:

 

  • Supervise daily content ingest operations
  • Curate and catalog content from legacy sources
  • Ensure all assets are properly cataloged in content platforms
  • Design and implement workflows for efficient media processing
  • Implement file naming standards; develop robust metadata taxonomy
  • Supervise content logging initiatives and conventions
  • Maintain current system documentation; monitor, and enforce best practices.
  • Develop and maintain processes for content validation and metadata curation
  • Work with IT to proactively monitor system health; report and track system bugs with vendors
  • Maintain expert level knowledge of changing media and digital asset management technology
  • Gather insights from analytics to drive content decisions
  • Plan strategic growth for media management

 

You’ll Bring these Skills and Strengths to the Role:


  • Understanding of media library management and arts archiving
  • Two to three years of media asset management experience
  • Two years of experience in staff management
  • Advanced knowledge of broadcast, digital video and audio formats
  • Proficiency in video and image editing platforms, including Adobe products
  • Effective interpersonal skills; ability to interact with different levels of management and teams
  • Demonstrated ability to prioritize under time constraints and work successfully in a fast-paced environment
  • Ability to troubleshoot, experiment with new methods
  • Working knowledge of XML helpful
  • Experience with digital rights management is a plus.
  • Experience with daily content operations using efficient media asset management processes to ensure the integrity and metadata accuracy of ingested content; experience integrating existing business units with the MAM system.


Other Things to Know:


  • Status and location: This is a full-time, exempt role based in our Brooklyn office. 
  • Benefits: BRIC has a comprehensive benefits package, including: paid time off, 403B retirement plan, gym membership discounts, pre-tax transit cards, medical flexible spending plans and more.  The best part - BRIC currently pays 100% of the premium for employee medical, dental and vision coverage starting 3 months after your hire date.
  • Mission & Values: BRIC is committed to building Brooklyn's creative future. We advance opportunities for visual artists, performers, and media makers. We present bold work that reflects diverse audiences and speaks to the world. We ignite learning in people of all ages. We unite Brooklyn through art and creativity to build community and make change.


BRIC is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, religion, creed, disability, military and veteran status, genetic information or any other factor which cannot be used as a basis for an employment decision.


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  • Location
    Brooklyn, New York
  • Department
    Community Media
  • Employment Type
    Full-Time
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level