CBS was established in 1928, when founder William Paley purchased 16 independent radio stations and christened them the Columbia Broadcast System. Today, with more than 200 television stations and affiliates reaching virtually every home in the United States, CBS's total network lineup was watched by more than 110 million people a week during the 2017/2018 season. CBS has been the #1 network in primetime for 10 consecutive seasons. The network has the #1 comedy/scripted program, THE BIG BANG THEORY; #1 newsmagazine, 60 MINUTES; #l late night program, THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT and #1 daytime drama, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. Its programming arms include CBS Entertainment, CBS News and CBS Sports.
Strong communication and customer service skills are needed to perform work in the CBS News Archive. Archivists will deal with various CBS News Unit’s Producers, Broadcast Associates and outside Sales clients. A strong skill set should include understanding of current events and history. Archivists are required to monitor the Avid Digital Asset Management System for incoming orders from the CBS News Units. Tape orders are physically fulfilled or digitized for use. Existing digital media is restored from the LTO/Cloud archive. The contact person is notified electronically when their order is completed. Strong technical skills are needed to operate and navigate the Ingest Room with various tape formats being digitized. Archivists are also responsible for assisting users with location of reference library materials such as newspapers, microfilm, magazines, journals and books, scanning material when necessary. Archivists must catalogue metadata using keywords for all CBS News footage obtained in the CBS News Archives.
-experience in either a tape archive or library cataloging system
-experience with Digital asset management systems a plus
-experience with file ingest systems and media encoding a plus
-ability to climb ladders to retrieve material when necessary
-college degree preferred, Library Science degree a huge plus.