WNYC Archives are New York Public Radio’s (NYPR) physical link to the station’s rich and storied past. Directed by Andy Lanset, a senior archivist and audio preservation specialist, the department provides a central repository for thousands of recordings, photographs, memorabilia, reports, news items, program guides, institutional records, and promotional materials. Among its holdings are more than 50,000 recordings in a variety of formats, from early lacquer and acetate discs, to reel-to-reel tape, DBX 700, F1 Beta, DAT, MD and CD. Video materials are a new and growing component of the collection performance materials are being stored on HD CAM and production materials are currently stored on a variety of file formats. In addition, NYPR’s recent acquisition of WQXR includes the WQXR archives of audio, paper and photo materials.
The New York Public Radio Archives are in a significant period of transition. As we become a nationally recognized resource for audio content we need a department manager who can help us bring our workflows and systems into alignment while also managing projects and related staff. We will be working more closely with the Interactive Department as we make our collections available to a larger audience of scholars, students and the just plain curious. We seek someone who can help us achieve this goal with attention to detail, organization, solid management skills with people and projects and a dedication to public radio.
To apply for this opportunity, please submit a cover letter, salary requirements and resume online to email@example.com with “Archive Manager” and your last name in the subject line.