Audiovisual Digitization Specialist

St. Louis, MO
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Salary: $50,500.00 - $86,200.00 / Annually
Created: October 14, 2022


Position Summary

Reporting to the Digitization Manager, the Audiovisual Digitization Specialist is responsible for all in-house audio-visual digitization, and provides quality control and editing for outsourced digitization of audiovisual materials in the Washington University Libraries' collections. The position provides expertise that informs strategies for long-term preservation of and access to these digital assets and their analog counterparts.


Job Description

Primary Duties & Responsibilities

  • Oversees the creation of digital surrogates for audiovisual materials, including advanced editing to restore, rebuild, and/or remaster recordings as appropriate for licensing and reference requests. Ensures consistent use of quality control guidelines and established digitization standards.
  • Maintains, configures, and calibrates the equipment, hardware, and software used in the digitization of audiovisual materials; troubleshoots and problem-solves to achieve the highest quality and efficiency. Establishes and follows digital production workflows and guidelines, and maintains shared documentation for project and program-based work.
  • Works with Preservation, Library Technology Services & Digital Library Program Services staff to develop and enact policies and procedures for long-term preservation, storage and migration of digital audio-visual materials.
  • Works closely with various departments and collecting units, both within the libraries and across the University, to identify and prioritize digitization needs. Participates in library-wide and university-wide activities, committees, special projects and programs, as assigned.
  • Remains current with trends and developments in the preservation and access of digital and analog audio-visual formats, as well as file transfer and management systems.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


Working Conditions

  • Normal office environment.
  • Ability to lift up to 40lb.
  • Occasional travel to other WUSTL locations.
  • Must be able to work in an environment containing possible dust and mold.
  • Some off-campus travel may be required in support of professional development or as part of assigned job duties.


Preferred Qualifications

  • Academic or library experience.
  • Strong interpersonal skills with ability to work successfully in an intensely collaborative environment with a broad range of people from culturally diverse backgrounds including colleagues, administrators, students, faculty, donors, and alumni.
  • Excellent organization skills and effectiveness in balancing multiple assignments and projects.

Required Qualifications

  • Master’s Degree or graduate level certificate in moving image archives, library & information science, film studies, or other related degree.
  • Experience working with audio/video formats and files, digitization of linear media, and editing digital media.
  • Previous archival education or experience.
  • Experience working with digital video and audio equipment, files and formats, and compression codecs.
  • Experience with advanced editing software such as Audacity and Premier Pro.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.

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