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Digital Media Archivist

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The Alliance for Downtown New York
New York, NY, USA

Job Description:

The Alliance for Downtown New York, Inc. is seeking an experienced Independent Contractor to work on a contract basis as a Digital Media Archivist for a three month project to survey, organize, and optimize the organization’s archive of digital media. The contract is for three months for 16-24 hrs./week at $38 - $ 40 per hour. This is a hybrid role with a minimum of 1 day per week in our office in Lower Manhattan. The ideal candidate should have experience in organizing established digital archives and be capable of recommending optimal strategies to enhance the workflow and management of the organization’s digital collection and materials. The ultimate goal of this project is to streamline all digital media onto Bynder and develop best practices for digital asset organization and file retrieval. The position reports directly to the Social Media and Digital Marketing Director.

The mission of the Alliance for Downtown New York is to provide service, advocacy, research and information to advance Lower Manhattan as a global model of a 21st century Central Business District for businesses, residents and visitors. We nurture relationships with district businesses, restaurants and hotels to develop cultural, arts and events programs for a diverse audience.

Our Digital Media Archivist will be essential in helping the Communications & Marketing team to organize and optimize our digital assets and their opinions and thoughts will be valued. Please visit our website at www.DowntownNY.com for further organizational information.

Independent Contractor Responsibilities:

  • Conduct comprehensive assessment of existing digital assets and determine strategies to optimize organization.
  • Develop and provide a detailed project timeline that includes proposed project stages for the project and expected completion dates.
  • Update and streamline Digital Asset Management system on Bynder by filing and organizing digital media, including media that currently lives outside of the DAM.
  • Develop and implement procedures for efficient organization and retrieval of digital files.
  • Collaborate with the Communications and Marketing department to optimize procedures for digital preservation and organization.
  • Optimize file naming conventions and folder structure guidelines for consistent organization.
  • Develop documentation for the organization that outlines digital filing and archiving standards to uphold best practices
Independent Contractor Qualifications:

  • A degree in Library Science is required with at least two years of experience working in archives, with a preference for digital archiving experience
  • Knowledge of Bynder is essential
  • Exceptional written, verbal, and organizational skills
  • Excellent time management skills, with a proven ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Desire and willingness to collaborate
  • Literate in Google G Suite

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Employer: The Alliance for Downtown New York (@downtownnyc)
Location: New York, NY, USA
Posted Date: 09/05/2024
Expiry Date: 09/09/2024
Type: Contract
Categories: DAM Manager / User, Librarian / Information Professional / Archivist, Digital Marketing / Marketing Technology
Ref: DN-JB-1796
Added by: DAM News Administrator
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