Media Asset Coordinator

Community Media · Brooklyn, New York
Department Community Media
Employment Type Full-Time
Minimum Experience Mid-level
Compensation $45,000.00 - $55,000.00

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 builds Brooklyn’s creative future.

Our number one priority is the health and safety of our staff and their families, our artists, performers and media makers, our partners, our patrons, and the communities we serve. Proof of COVID-19 vaccination is required for employment. If you are unable to be vaccinated for medical reasons or sincerely-held religious beliefs, we will consider requests for reasonable accommodation consistent with our policy, and where we are able to provide such accommodations without undue hardship to the company pursuant to applicable law.

About the Media Asset Coordinator Role: 

BRIC seeks a Media Asset Coordinator to join the Media Resource & Archives team. The Media Asset Coordinator will work closely with BRIC Community Media members to assist with digital asset management specific to BRIC’s Media Asset Management (MAM) system. The position will also assist in the digitization of videos from BRIC’s tape archive.

What You’ll Do in the Role:

The Media Asset Coordinator will be responsible for the following in addition to any other projects as assigned by their manager, the Media Resource Manager:

Digitize a wide range of older tapes (Umatic, Betamax, DVPro etc.) and catalog with metadata in MAM

  • Creates and updates inventory of tape records.
  • Operates tape machines and video tapes into digital format.
  • Uploads digital assets to MAM with full metadata.

Ingest a variety of digital production assets into the MAM and apply metadata

  • Collaborates with colleagues across BRIC TV production groups and prepare materials for upcoming projects.
  • Migrates older digital files into MAM and updates metadata.
  • Assists producers finding archival footage and past projects.

Work closely with IT team on communicating enhancements and improvements to MAM

  • Troubleshoots and assists users with accessing files from MAM.
  • Contributes to MAM usability, user management, file naming conventions, and data enhancements.

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

    • Mission & Values Alignment: A passion for BRIC’s support of the arts in Brooklyn and a deep commitment to building community, igniting learning and making change through the arts and creativity.
  • Experience & Qualifications:
    • Bachelor’s degree in any field of study; Graduate degree in MLIS/Archives or related area preferred.
    • Minimum 2 years’ experience with archival and preservation, with a focus on digital video and media asset management.
    • Minimum 2 years’ experience working in video production, archives, digital asset management, or a related field.
    • Knowledge of video codecs and transcoding; experience with FFV1 Codec/FFmpeg and basic command line skills preferred.
    • Knowledge of editing and Adobe Premiere preferred.
    • Knowledge of metadata and taxonomy models.
    • An interest and knowledge of Brooklyn history preferred.
    • Experience working both collaboratively and independently.  
    • Ability to adapt to change, remain flexible, and problem solve. 
    • Basic understanding of available MAM software platforms and their functionality.
  • Detail Oriented. Demonstrates love for writing, and possesses a strong passion for the power of words.  Exhibits exemplary grammar, proofreading, editing and communication skills while being attentive to accuracy. 
  • Communication & Relationship Building: An emotionally intelligent, values- and results-driven leader who can inspire staff and collaborate across departments and at all levels of the organization, and provide feedback and coaching to support the achievement of goals. Highly skilled communicator and relationship builder, both individually and in large audiences or public communications.
  • Commitment to Equity & Inclusion: Brings experience operationalizing equity within the fundraising function and setting an equity and justice rooted strategy for revenue generation and team management. 

Other Things to Know:

  • Compensation: The annual salary range for this position is $45K - $55K.
  • Status and location: This is a full-time, non-exempt role based in our Brooklyn office. 
  • Benefits: BRIC has a comprehensive benefits package, including: paid time off, 403B retirement plan, pre-tax transit cards, medical flexible spending plans and more. BRIC currently pays 100% of the premium for employee medical, dental and vision coverage starting on the first of the month after 2 months of employment. 
  • 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 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
  • Minimum Experience
  • Compensation
    $45,000.00 - $55,000.00