Digital Archivist

Hachette Book Group - New York, NY3.4

Hachette Book Group seeks a Digital Archivist to supervise book related assets in our fast-paced publishing business.

The Digital Archivist oversees DAM compliance upstream and downstream, assists with organization and user training, and facilitates improving workflow strategies in multiple departments.

The Digital Archivist will support the ingestion of assets produced outside of Hachette, will monitor our internal staff's asset ingestion, and alert groups when assets are missing. The archivist will also support staff requiring assistance locating and downloading files for special projects. This role will manage version control and best-practice procedures.

As our primary DAM supervisor, the archivist will work on continuous improvements to create a holistic archive shared across multiple departments, ensuring integrity of our assets, increasing speed to market for repurposed content, and enriching applicable assets with metadata.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:
Address compliance with file organization structure and versioning for work-in-progress and archive projects.
Document DAM procedures and instruct staff and vendors on asset requirements book and product design, manuscripts, ebook, audio, video, covers, and press-ready files.
Coordinate digital asset transfers with in-house production, vendors, server shares, and DAM.
Assist in locating files, confirming completeness, and addressing metadata records.
Collaborate with multiple groups to identify and address evolving business needs and technologies for asset management.
Develop taxonomy and document archival protocols.
Perform testing for system upgrades and integrations.
Provide hands-on training and support DAM system users.

Relevant Experience:
At least 2 years of experience in the publishing industry or similar (advertising, magazine, television, film).
Experience with digital archive management systems and metadata taxonomies.
Working understanding of local and hosted file servers, Apple/Linux/Windows directory structures, file transfer utilities, and networking.
Working understanding of digital media file formats relevant to publishing (InDesign, PDF, EPUB, XML etc.).
Proven ability to implement archive procedures, multi-task, prioritize, and meet deadlines.
Excellent communication skills (verbal and written) with the aptitude to communicate effectively in both individual and group settings regardless of audience.
Creative thinker who anticipates problems and tries to finds technological solutions to improving workflow.
4 year college degree or equivalent experience.