Click on a job that interests you, then scroll down to read the description.

Available Positions

Wednesday, June 17, 2015

Metadata Writing and Quality Control, Crawford (Telecommute)

Job Opening Title: Metadata Writing and Quality Control
Institution/Organization Name: Crawford Metaforce
Job Location (City, State, Province, Country): Remote/Distributed Workforce
Application Deadline: On-going
Years of experience required: 0-2

Application Instructions:

NO phone calls please.
Please send resume and/or list of relevant classes taken to:

Job Description​

Metadata Writing and Quality Control for archival videos within an online platform. Significant typing, video watching/listening, and internet research is involved, with meticulous attention to detail and precise communication skills.
Compensation Details:

These are hourly, contract positions only, paid by 1099 (there will be no deductions from paychecks—state and federal taxes are your responsibility.) We offer no benefits. Hours per week are not guaranteed. All time worked is on the Internet. You supply your own equipment and Internet connection. No reimbursements for electricity, upgrades, or phone minutes, etc. Remote training will be provided, none in person. Hourly rates are not negotiable.


Your own computer and a fast Internet connection are required. These will not be supplied, or reimbursed. Must be familiar with the concepts of archival and stock footage, good writing skills with impeccable spelling, as well as ability to type quickly. Attention to detail. Text editing skills.

A love for and knowledge about musical performers, music videos/music television, celebrities, events, and politicians, as well as cities, architecture, cars and other transport, fashion, animals, interior design, and other tangible evidence of the material culture from a variety of eras.  You must have the ability to identify the above by sight or swiftly through Internet image searches.

Experience with writing descriptive cataloging or metadata for video, film, born-digital moving images is strongly preferred. Descriptive cataloging or metadata writing experience with images or footage is ideal. If you have experience as a footage researcher, you are particularly encouraged to apply.

Film researchers and current or recent students with a Library Science or Archives background—specifically with audiovisual materials or photographs—are highly encouraged to apply. Journalism, Writing, Communications, History, or American Studies majors who know their way around a stock footage library will also be considered.