Job opportunity, DC
NEWS LIBRARIAN—CNN WASHINGTON, DC
The CNN DC library functions as both a research center and video archive, making the news librarian position extremely diverse and exciting. The primary role of news librarian is to support the research and video needs of the editors, producers and journalists of the CNN DC bureau.
Responsibilities include performing video research using the in-house database system to find sound and visual elements for reporters, producers and editors. The News Librarian also conducts information research to find facts, opinions, analysis, experts and articles using Lexis-Nexis, Factiva, the Internet and traditional reference materials in support of news production.
Additional responsibilities include processing, cataloging and assigning appropriate indexing terms to cut and raw video generated by news production team. As this is a small department where teamwork is essential and tasks rotate, the Librarian will participate in various library projects that include but are not limited to, videotape selection, maintaining the accuracy and consistency of the thesaurus, prepping materials for off-site storage, intern supervising, intranet web page design and creation, tape circulation, and development of internet training classes.
Qualifications: MLS from an ALA-accredited university required; two or more years of professional experience desired; experience and interest in a news library environment; interest in US government and politics, highly-motivated individual with a propensity towards working independently and under deadline pressure; excellent online searching skills with a particular proficiency with Lexis-Nexis, Factiva, and the Internet, experience in intranet page maintenance, prior television production experience or background concentrating heavily on video and experience with digital archives desired. May involve some evening and weekend hours.
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