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F/T - DAM Systems Admin - Wildlife Conservation Society (NY)

DAM Sys Admin, Wildlife Conservation Society – NY

The Wildlife Conservation Society is seeking a Digital Asset Management Systems Administrator to maintain the image collection. This position is located in New York City.

Title: Digital Asset Management Systems Administrator

Location: New York City

Job Type: New York City Full-Time

FLSA: Non-exempt

Date: 05-13-13

Job Description:

Description: Administer and maintain the Wildlife Conservation Society image collection from present media through a web-based Digital Asset Management system, tagging and updating media with metadata according to best practices and making photo resources accessible and valuable to WCS departments and outside requests, as appropriate. Manages workflow of images from out-of-camera to web-based distribution. Responsible for metadata and image repository.

Digital Asset Management Administration

Update and maintain image collection from present media through digital environment including labeling, captioning, and organizing inventory in the WCS Image Collection, its servers, and web-based digital asset management system.

Fulfill image requests from internal and external sources. Fulfill appropriate license agreements and fees to ensure proper usage and protection of WCS images. (Fill requests on a case-by-case basis.)

Support and train WCS staff on technical and web-based digital asset management system use relating to WCS Image Collection.

Provide Customer service in fulfilling requests and supporting digital asset management users

Administer and maintain spreadsheets and documents that associate the WCS Image Collection with the Digital Asset Management system.

Upload, log, and name all images and input various metadata into systems and spreadsheets for tracking and archiving

Review of digital deliverables for accuracy and completeness WCS Image Collection Maintenance

Manage and maintain formal protocol for the master digital image files in the WCS Image Collection.

Enhance, color-correct, scan, and protect WCS digital images and collection through the use of image and graphic design software programs and digital asset management as needed

Assist in rights management of the licensed or purchased content to ensure compliance with each vendor’s terms and usage license

Assist Staff photographer in securing model releases

Work with Staff Photographer and Information Technology department for maintenance to ensure images are protected with appropriate backup procedures

Other Duties

Assist Staff Photographer in checking out loaner equipment for WCS staff for ‘Do It Yourself’ shoots.

Maintain knowledge and understanding of photography, graphic design, and video production processes to facilitate digital asset management

Maintain on-going knowledge of digital asset management technology


2-3 year experience in working with DAM or CMS system including performing all database administration functions

Good customer relations skills

Bachelors or Master’s degree in Library Science preferred


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