Director, Media Asset Management

New York
Dec 21, 2012
Jan 20, 2013
Human Resources
Full Time
This is a 6-12 months assignment, with potential for extension or regular full-time employment.

DESCRIPTION: Reporting to the Chief Media and Digital Officer, this digital services position provides strategic direction regarding all aspects of managing Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts’ acquired and produced media assets. Specific responsibilities include:

- Architecting and implementing efficient, industry-leading practices for the day-to-day lifecycle of content within file-based systems as well as archive digitization, migration and storage protocols.
- Provide recommendations for and coordinate within Lincoln Center all media movement and archive requirements for performance assets, marketing and promotion assets and other programming.
- Collaborate with cross-organizational digital service roles and IT department to steward management and operation of the organization’s Media Asset Management systems while meeting the media production and distribution needs of all LCPA content production loci.
- Develop and establish communication channels to achieve integration of the role into all Lincoln Center production and on-line activities, and, as directed, those of other organization stakeholders.

Short-Term Goals:
Asset and Workflows Audit
- Audit organization’s audio-visual assets, and document its department-by-department asset ingest, annotation, storage and retrieval capacities and workflows.
Short-Term Recommendations
- Provide short-term recommendations for asset ingest, annotation, and storage; as well as storage solutions.

Longer-Term Goals:
Asset Acquisition, Media Production and Storage Workflows
- Develop, implement, and update workflows and processes for Lincoln Center’s media asset acquisition, annotation, asset accessibility, asset use in production, and asset archiving, including:
* establishing training procedures and documentation for content acquisition;
* establishing naming conventions;
* associating existing asset metadata and structuring required asset metadata;
* implementing tiered storage for assets across asset life-cycle, including (as applicable) high-resolution archival formats, mezzanine broadcast formats, and low-resolution formats that facilitate searchability.
- Develop standards and manage compliance/oversight of Media & Digital Department’s SOP’s for the above.
- Design and perform staff training in digital production and media management SOP’s.
- Provide support to Asset Management system users and Media Production system users, organization-wide, as required (including interface with IT and system vendor support organizations, , issues log collection, problem identification, (characterization & resolution).
- Develop workflows for regular movement of content to storage tiers and deletion of content, as appropriate. Monitor SAN memory capacity and server content.
- Oversee audio-video archive operations. Engage and oversee third-party ingest/digitization/migration of Live from Lincoln Center archive. Establish workflows and QC assessment for end-to-end ingest process (tape cleaning, robot loading v. stand-alone VTR operation, ingest success metrics assessment, etc.).
- Quarterly update department management on what volume of archive content has been successfully ingested, relative to the volume targeted for completion in that time frame.
- Collaborate with IT Support to monitor system performance and undertake preventative maintenance of the system; document issues and resolutions.


- 7-10 years progressive experience in roles focusing on the digital strategic direction of media assets.
- Must be highly organized and self-motivated with the ability to work independently but also interface and collaborate with a diverse group of people and situations to facilitate discussions and consensus.
- Must be able to prioritize, multi-task and to be a proactive thinker.
- Must be detail oriented, meticulous and able to maintain confidentiality.
- Ability to translate approved objectives into work plans and procedures.
- Demonstrated success in meeting objectives, schedules and budgets.
- Very strong computer skills required, including proficiency in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook and use of the Internet. Experience with Final Cut Pro and other nonlinear editing systems highly preferred.
- Knowledge of a server-based file system required.
- Must have media industry experience generally and MAM experience specifically
- Experience managing project teams within and across departments.
- Multi-genre interest in and general knowledge of performing arts preferred.
- MAM experience in a broadcast-dependent environment preferred.
- BA preferred.

To Apply: Please send cover letter, resume and salary requirements to:, 70 Lincoln Center Plaza, NY, NY 10023.

Lincoln Center is an equal opportunity employer.

Submission Procedure:

Please submit cover letter, salary history and resume to:

Internal Candidates should contact a member of the Human Resources Department directly.

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