News Librarian

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  • The News Librarians will support Asharq with the creation and management of the archive, providing high standard archiving services and cataloguing a variety of content types including VTs, rushes and feeds. Shift work will be required.
  • Archive and accurately catalogue media, ensuring the content can easily be searched and located by the production teams, and copyright and restrictions are clearly flagged.
  • Undertake the technical processes necessary for the media to be efficiently archived.
  • Train and educate production staff and technical teams to create awareness of archiving requirements and best practice.
  • Effectively establish and maintain clear lines of communication with the production and engineering teams to ensure that any potential archiving or copyright issues are highlighted at the earliest opportunity.
  • Work closely with media managers and engineering to troubleshoot and resolve archiving workflow and technical workflow issues.
  • Support the Senior Manager with development and implementation of new archiving polices and technology.
  • Establish and follow defined change control processes in relation to archiving policies.
  • Work with the Senior Manager, workflow engineers and production teams to ensure use of efficient archiving technology and processes.
  • Train and educate production staff and technical teams to create awareness of archiving requirements, search and retrieval processes and best practice.
  • Media management, cleaning and maintenance of server space for production and archive.
  • An ability to adapt rapidly to new technologies would be advantageous.
  • You may also be required to carry out any other duties within the scope and purpose of the department.


  • Archiving and digital asset management systems.
  • Experience in Libraries management
  • Experience in TV & News data management
  • Fluent in Both Arabic and English
  • Excellent IT Skills
  • Understanding of copyright and restrictions affecting re-use or resale of media.
  • Experience/knowledge of the following would be advantageous:
  • News, current affairs and sports

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