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Archives Media Manager, Archive Unit

Open until best-qualified candidate is selected.

Please quote vacancy number: MLT1256-2301

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty seeks an Archive Media Manager. In this position you will regulate and manage life cycles of media files and assets created at RFE/RL’s Riga office and prepare these files for long-term archiving.

The Archive Media Manager will be part of a two-member team based in Riga and will work in close cooperation with the Archives Video Librarian for the Riga office. You will report to the Manager of the RFERL Digital News Archive in Prague.

With the responsibility of preserving RFE/RL media assets for long-term storage and cataloging, the Archives Media Manager for the Riga office will review and select files for archiving from across all Production Teams in the RFE/RL Riga office, with a focus on native Russian language content.


  • Controls file and folder maintenance on the Bureau Production Storage NAS or MAM storage.
  • Compiles and prepares video files chosen by Riga Bureau Librarian for archive. Using Adobe Premiere, concatenates multiple camera original files, prepares designated files for ingest into the Dalet Archive System. Performs Quality Assurance and Quality Control on these files as needed.
  • Coordinates with Video Archives (Prague), Engineering (Prague), and Riga Bureau Production Teams on the arrangement and structuring of the file directory for the Bureau’s Production Storage.
  • Collaborates with Engineers and/or IT to plan for additional storage growth, and additional file management or file delivery technology, as needed.
  • Coordinates and assists in Bureau file transfers to make newly created files available to RFE/RL Production Teams. Educates Production Teams on the policies and procedures for accessing files in designated locations on Production NAS or MAM Storage.


Qualifications for the position:


  • Bachelor’s Degree [or equivalent] preferred in a related field or subject area: Video/Audio Production, Engineering, or Telecommunications

Work Experience:

  • Experience in broadcast or digital media distribution environment (3-5 years).


Demonstrated experience with the following technologies or practices:

  • File delivery and distribution workflows and software.
  • Transcoding and encoding software.
  • File analysis and QC software.
  • Video editing software (Adobe Premiere, Final Cut, Media Composer, News Cutter, etc).
  • Familiarity with current video formats, frame rates, codecs and containers; and with audio file formats.
  • Familiarity with Media / Digital Asset Management systems (Dalet, Avid, Tedial, Grass Valley etc).
  • Experience in storage (SAN and NAS) management.
  • Basic video editing skills.
  • Ability to work under deadline pressure.
  • Ability to quickly anticipate, trouble-shoot and resolve problems.
  • Keen attention to detail and highly organized.
  • Experience working in a video news gathering operation (broadcast or online) desirable.
  • Ability to effectively communicate, carry out directives, lead groups, and professionally maintain client-customer relationships in a diverse, inclusive, multi-lingual work environment.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours as needed.


  • English language, minimum intermediate or upper-intermediate level (mandatory)
  • Russian language, native to near-native (mandatory)

Should you be interested in this position please apply by submitting your CV and a cover letter in English.

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