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Thursday, May 30, 2013

F/T - Digital Researcher - NBC Universal (NY)

Digital Researcher; NBC Universal – NY

NBC New is looking for The Digital Researcher who will be responsible for providing research and physical/digital content in the most efficient and effective way for incoming sales jobs, proactive and business development projects and website upload. Actively contributing content to the website and to pitches and new projects, the Digital Researcher brings an entrepreneurial approach to research, “owns” our content and plays a key role in helping the team monetize the archives.

The right candidate will show the ability to look for and integrate information from multiple sources, optimizing all internal and external research tools and information sources to provide the most relevant content with the fastest turnaround time. The Digital Researcher will help establish new standards and practices for the Research team in an evolving online environment. He or she naturally uses the growing number of sources to find content and information from youtube to Wikipedia to Ardome to competitors’ sites.

This individual will be expected to juggle and prioritize requests from several team members and must be able to complete them on tight deadlines and be a flexible team player. Understanding the client’s objectives and constraints, the Digital Researcher will take initiative to find the best source of information for each research request and be able to determine the type of research to conduct to get the material requested in the most productive way. He will show good judgment in providing quick website research or more in-depth text research based on clients’ needs, narrowing or expanding searches depending on the nature and commercial context of the request.

Essential Responsibilities:


◦Understand the overall sales process and keep updated on department’s clients, jobs and sales.

◦Understand the overall technical workflow and delivery options in order to anticipate constraints, deadlines and output (e.g. HD formats, files size, etc).

◦Conduct multi-tiered research to fulfil clients requests: quick website research to create a clipbin or find a compilation to send to client immediately and, if necessary, go deeper in internal archives (e.g. Ardome) to find additional video or text research.

◦Systematically and effectively use all internal tools and databases available: Ardome, Interplay, LMX and local affiliates database, ITV and searches for additional information online: Lexus Nexus, google, video players, etc.

◦Research clients’ requests per salesperson’s request. Proactively recommend content, make suggestions on better or alternate stories, clips or cuts.

◦Create screeners and process master orders per salesperson’s request: order and screen material, create digital screeners in Ardome, create work orders and follow up on fulfilment.

◦Provide all rights clearance and permissions information and make recommendations to sales persons.

◦Keep accurate records of all research undertaken, tape orders, clearance/copyright checks and communicate progress and findings to salespeople on a timely basis.

◦Assist customers in navigating the website to find the right content and make recommendations to improve our website user’s experience.


•Bachelor’s degree from an accredited four year college or university required

•Minimum 1 year experience researching archival or stock footage.

•Knowledge of rights and clearances required.

•Knowledge and interest in popular culture, history, US & world news, geography, etc.

•Curious about new uses of video, video agregators, social media, digital platforms, etc.

Eligibility Requirements:

•Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through to be considered.

•Must be able and willing to work flexible hours to meet clients’ deadline.

•Must be willing to work in NYC.

•Must be willing to submit to a background investigation.

•Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.

•Must be 18 years or older.

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