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Saturday, January 30, 2016

F/T - Ref/Instr Librarian, Hostos Comm Coll-CUNY (NY)

Hostos Community College Library of CUNY in the South Bronx is seeking a Reference/Instruction Librarian.

As an academic department, the Hostos Community College Library functions as a dynamic center of teaching and learning. The Library provides information literacy tools that enhance the pursuit of knowledge by teaching our college community to retrieve, critically evaluate and synthesize information for academic, professional and personal pursuits.
In this thriving urban environment, we partner with each academic department to broaden and contextualize all areas of study, selecting and using the necessary instructional materials, and related equipment and services that will assist the college in meeting its educational, cultural, and social obligations.
As vanguards of information, the library faculty supports an environment of free and critical thought to realize the goals of a bilingual, metropolitan and multicultural community college.
Hostos Community College Library is seeking self-motived candidates for its Reference/Instruction Librarian position. Reporting to the Chief Librarian, this position will support the reference and instruction needs of the Hostos community. The ideal candidate for this role will be a patron service-oriented information professional possessing a strong commitment to an urban community college setting and demonstrated knowledge of information resources and tools. The librarian will attend forums, professional development workshops, and other faculty and/or college-wide programs as a participant and representative of library faculty.
Under the general direction of the Chief Librarian, the Reference/Instruction Librarian will be responsible for providing library instruction, reference services, and collection development assistance for disciplines served by the college. The librarian will actively collaborate with departmental faculty and serve as liaison to assigned academic divisions.
Additional responsibilities include the following:
* Teach information literacy workshops, including those developed in collaboration with departmental faculty, and provide one-to-one instruction.
* Develop and maintain awareness of current trends and best practices in reference services and instructional pedagogy.
* Contribute to the library curriculum by exploration and implementation of innovative teaching approaches to integrating information fluency into the curriculum.
* Develop educational materials in print, web-based, and multimedia formats.
* Work collaboratively with a team of librarians to plan, deliver, and evaluate reference services and resources.
* Support all members of the Hostos community in the effective use of resources and services.
* Serve as liaison to specific academic departments to ensure that the academic departments' courses and facultys professional needs are supported in the areas of library instruction, collection development, and website content.
* Maintain and support the Hostos Library website content pertaining to areas of responsibility.
* Serve on one or more department, college-wide, or university-wide committees and other professional organizations. Attend seminars, conferences, in-service training, and staff meetings as required.
* Participate in professional activities and pursue scholarly endeavors, including research and publication.
* Recommend and suggest procedural changes in order to improve library operations and efficiency.
* Perform other related duties as assigned.
All titles require a Master's in Library Science (MLS), Master's in Library Information Studies (MLIS), or closely related discipline from an ALA-accredited institution. Also required is the ability to work with others for the good of the institution. For appointment as Assistant Professor, a second graduate degree is required.
Preferred Qualifications:
* At least two to three years experience in an academic or related library
* Ability to meet the responsibilities and requirements of a tenure-track appointment, including research, publishing, and involvement in professional organizations
* Proven expertise in navigating emerging technologies, social networking, and mobile applications
* Demonstrated commitment to serving diverse user groups and possession of a strong service ethic
* Two to three years of experience providing library reference and instruction services in an academic library setting
* Demonstrated presentation skills; proficient written and spoken communication skills
* Excellent interpersonal and organizational skills
* Experience with a wide range of traditional and electronic library resources
* Experience with creating and using educational technologies, especially at the college or university level, and familiarity with best practices in instructional design
* Knowledge of ACRL's Framework for Information Literacy for Higher Education
* Excellent working knowledge of Microsoft Office e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Publisher
* Bilingual skills in English and Spanish
* Availability to work occasional evenings and/or weekend hours as needed
Salary commensurate with education and experience.
CUNY offers faculty a competitive compensation and benefits package covering health insurance, pension and retirement benefits, paid parental leave, and savings programs. We also provide mentoring and support for research, scholarship, and publication as part of our commitment to ongoing faculty professional development.
Applicants must apply online by accessing the CUNY website at and navigating to the following links: "Employment" and "Search Job Listings."
Please attach statement of scholarly interests, resume, cover letter, and the names, addresses, and telephone numbers of three professional references.
Open until filled with review of resumes to begin February 10, 2016.
CUNY Job Posting: Faculty
CUNY encourages people with disabilities, minorities, veterans and women to apply. At CUNY, Italian Americans are also included among our protected groups. Applicants and employees will not be discriminated against on the basis of any legally protected category, including sexual orientation or gender identity. EEO/AA/Vet/Disability Employer.
*Job Title:* Librarian (Instructor or Assistant Professor)
*Job ID:* 14341
*Location:* Hostos Community College
*Full/Part Time:* Full-Time
*Regular/Temporary:* Regular
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Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Catalog Librarian (Tower Legal Solutions) (NY)

Catalog Librarian, Tower Legal Solutions – NY

Tower Legal Solutions, a full-service WBENC certified legal staffing company, seeks a Catalog Librarian. This position is located in New York, NY.
The Catalogue Librarian works with designated personnel in each of the firm’s offices to ensure that the firm’s Union Catalogue is up-to-date. The primary responsibility is to ensure accurate bibliographic access to Anglo-American and foreign language material in all formats, via original and complex copy cataloging.
Candidates must have:
  • ALA-accredited master in library/information science or equivalent.
  • Experience utilizing MARC21 format, RDA, AACR2, CONSER, LCSH, LCC.
  • Ability to search and utilize OCLC in Connexion Client, RDA Toolkit,
  • Classification Web, Cataloger’s Desktop, and familiarity with BibFrame.
  • Familiarity with metadata and experience with electronic records.
  • Ability to apply skills to create and update bibliographic and authority records.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Experience in an academic or large law firm library.
  • Foreign language skills a plus.
Required experience:
  • Experience in an academic or large law firm library.: 5 years

James Lenox Lib, Princeton Theo'l Sem'y (NJ)

James Lenox Librarian, Princeton Theological Seminary – NJ

Princeton Theological Seminary, located in Princeton, NJ, seeks an experienced, strategic, and visionary leader to serve as the James Lenox Librarian.  This is an appointment made by the President and the Board of Trustees. The Librarian reports to the President and is a voting member of the Faculty.
Job Description: 
The Lenox Librarian will set the trajectory for the library’s future under the seminary’s strategic plan, promote the development of its physical and digital collections, and embrace innovation that serves the evolving needs of the library’s users and the theological disciplines.  The Librarian will advance the public visibility of the library as a center for scholarship, learning, and vibrant intellectual life, both locally and globally.  The successful candidate will demonstrate effectiveness in leading a staff, supporting professional development, and cultivating an empowering and creative working environment.  The Librarian will build collaborative partnerships with faculty and other libraries and institutions to promote collection development and open access to scholarly resources.
Job Requirements: 
The successful candidate will demonstrate at least 5 years of progressive leadership experience in a research library and a deep understanding of the challenges and opportunities facing research libraries in the 21stcentury.  The candidate will have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, proven ability to set and execute strategic vision aligned with institutional priorities, and effectiveness in managing budgets, personnel, and resources. A Master’s degree in library or information science or equivalent training and experience is required. Academic subject knowledge in a theological discipline, demonstrated by a MA, PhD, or equivalent experience, is strongly preferred.  Knowledge of scholarly communication and copyright issues is also preferred.
Applicants should send a letter of interest, CV, and contact information for three professional references to Dr. Anne Stewart, Deputy to the President, at To receive full consideration, applications and nominations should be submitted by March 15, 2016.

F/T - Public Records Officer/Archivist, NYPD Video Prod'n (NY)

The NYPD's Video Production Unit is currently seeking a Public Records Officer/Archivist to administer their extensive archive, which includes film, video, and digital media dating back to the 1930's. The archive includes police training (dating from the 1930's to the modern day), important historical documentation and the entire transit police department archive. The entire contents of the archive must be preserved as permanent records and also digitized for preservation, for research and future use.  New born-digital moving picture records must be properly catalogued and archived going forward. The Public Records Officer/Archivist will help to design, build and maintain a modern digital archive for moving picture records.


  • Creation and maintenance of catalogs for VPU
  • Research and implement hardware and software solutions for modernizing and streamlining search, retrieval and use of footage in VPU's archive
  • Establish and carry out video digitization procedures, maintain equipment, and train and supervise student aides in its use
  • Scalable,  granular cataloging of VPU assets for easier retrieval by staff and other NYPD departments, trainers and researchers
  • Develop and implement standardized nomenclature, authority lists, and cataloging rules
  • Manage digital preservation including running of various fixity checks for digital files
  • Integration of various catalogs into one coherent database
  • Establish and implement best practice for integrating ‘born digital’ media used for current VPU productions
  • Excellent communication skills, verbal and written
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
  • Manage a staff of one full-time archivist assistant, one clerical assistant and student interns

    Master's degree required preferably in moving image archiving and preservation or related field.

    Experience required:
    Experience in cataloging moving image materials
    Experience managing and executing digitization projects
    Experience supervising small staff and/or volunteers
    Strong leadership and organizational skills; good writing skills
    (Video editing skills and grant-writing experience are pluses)

    Starting Salary:  $37,176.00 plus full benefits package / retirement plan
    Salary increases to $42,752.00 after two years; additional opportunities for advancement
    Position requires extensive background check which could take several months

    Please submit resumes / inquiries to:
    Tony Lopresti, Director                      and to Sergeant George Kefalas
    Strategic Communications                  
    Video Production Unit
    New York City Police Department

F/T - Librarian, College of Mt. St. Vincent (NY)

The College of Mount Saint Vincent in the Bronx, NY is seeking a Librarian.


The full-time Librarian 1 position reports to the Library Director. This position will collaborate with the Library staff to support the College’s faculty and students.

The position will have a well-rounded exposure to all aspects of Library management and implementation and is an excellent opportunity for experience in a College academic setting. The candidate will have strong reference experience in an academic environment, familiarity with current and emerging library technology and a passion to promote information literacy.

The candidate will have a strong user service orientation, core academic values, excellent interpersonal and communication skills, the ability to lead and build consensus among library staff, faculty and students. The candidate will speak before student classes to teach information literacy skills.

The position will require some weekend hours and afternoon/evening hours.

Responsibilities include:

·        Reference
·        Circulation
·        Library Instruction
·        InterLibrary Loan Administration
·        Collection Development

·        ALA-Accredited MLS/MLIS
·        Minimum 1 year post-MLS experience in an academic library setting
·        Knowledge of LCSH, LC Classification
·        Excellent writing and public speaking skills
·        Extensive knowledge of desktop computing and general office software (including but not limited to Microsoft Word – Excel – PowerPoint)
·        Advanced internet searching skills
The intent of this job description is to provide a representation and level of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description.

The College of Mount Saint Vincent is an academically excellent, authentically inclusive, Catholic and ecumenical liberal arts college with approximately 1,500 undergraduate students and 300 graduate students located in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, New York City. Our beautiful 70-acre campus of rolling lawns and wooded hills overlooking the Hudson River is just 12 miles from midtown Manhattan.

Application Process

All qualified applicants are subject to a background check as part of the final approval process. Applicants must send a letter of application, resume, and contact information for at least three references to or by US mail to:

Human Resources Department
College of Mount Saint Vincent
6301 Riverdale Avenue
Riverdale, New York 10471-109

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until filled.  

College of Mount Saint Vincent is committed to provide equal opportunity, employment, and advancement opportunities to all individuals. The College of Mount Saint Vincent does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, marital status, amnesty, or any other characteristic protected by Federal, State, or Local Laws.

To Apply:

P/T - Library Assistant, Scholastic (NY)

The Scholastic Library & Archive is seeking a Part-time Library Assistant for 19 hours per week. 

Part-time Library Assistant, The Scholastic Library-H0600074

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Scholastic is seeking an energetic and organized Library Assistant to assist in original and copy-cataloging of materials for The Scholastic Library & Archive with flexibility to adapt cataloging standards to local corporate needs; they will also assist in data cleanup in the library catalog database, weeding the collection, monitoring requests in RefTracker, circulation, serials management, and preparing materials for archival preservation. The Library Assistant will provide assistance to library clients in person, by telephone, and through email; and they will also support the marketing of library services throughout the company.


• Original and copy-cataloging, adding materials to the library and archive collection
• Original cataloging of Scholastic Trade, Reading Clubs, Book Fairs, Education, Teaching Resources, National Partnerships, and Library Publishing materials
• Copy-cataloging of non-Scholastic titles for the reference library
• Participation in SirsiDynix training sessions and webinars
• Data cleanup and RDA conversion of bibliographic records using MARC 21 conventions
• Weeding and archival preservation, assisting in the curation of library and archive materials
• Locating, repairing, and/or discarding materials in the library collection
• Packing and inventorying items for offsite storage, updating item records and offsite files
• Maintenance and organization of materials in the corporate library and archive
• Reference and circulation, providing assistance to library clients
• Monitoring specific item requests for materials from the archive, including books, kits, games, media, ephemera, flyers, catalogs, and Scholastic classroom magazine articles
• Locating specific information requests in electronic resources, including journal/news articles, market information, statistics, research, and Scholastic classroom magazine articles


Scholastic Corporation (NASDAQ: SCHL) is the world’s largest publisher and distributor of children’s books, a leading provider of print and digital instructional materials for pre-K to grade 12, and a producer of educational and entertaining children’s media. The Company creates quality books and ebooks, print and technology-based learning materials and programs, classroom magazines and other products that, in combination, offer schools customized and comprehensive solutions to support children’s learning both at school and at home. The Company also makes quality, affordable books available to all children through school-based book clubs and book fairs. With a 95 year history of service to schools and families, Scholastic continues to carry out its commitment to "Open a World of Possible" for all children. Learn more



Scholastic is a company that fosters relationships with both our customers and within the different departments. As a Library Assistant, you are encouraged to be a self-motivator and a team player with a positive attitude, working with various employees from different departments.


Required competencies

• Must be a MLS/MLIS/MSLIS candidate or recent graduate
• Experience with MARC 21 and RDA conventions is essential
• Knowledge of DACS and EAD international archival standards is essential
• Must be able to multi-task
• Must be able to navigate electronic reference databases
• Flexible - prepared to respond to a variety of library needs
• Able to move freely through the library & archive, push library carts, and lift up to 40 lbs
• Able to work a consistent schedule
• Must be punctual

Specific skills

• Reference and cataloging experience in a corporate library preferred
• Knowledge of children's literature and overall children's market helpful
• Ability to prioritize and execute multiple projects
• Excellent verbal communication skills

To apply:

Tuesday, January 26, 2016

P/T - Temporary Librarian, Costume Inst-The Met (NY)

Temporary Librarian - The Costume Institute, New York, NY

The Thomas J. Watson Library in The Metropolitan Museum of Art is seeking a candidate for a part-time position of a Temporary Librarian for the Irene Lewisohn Costume Reference Library located in the Costume Institute department. This is a four-day, 28 hours per week, position.

The Temporary Librarian will perform a variety of public and technical services functions in the Irene Lewisohn Costume Reference Library for six months while the librarian is on maternity leave. Working in close coordination with Watson staff, this position will provide public service for the Costume Institute Library’s varied clientele including department staff and visiting researchers, mediating access to the collection.  Other tasks include selecting new materials, prepare periodicals for binding, assist with the processing backlogs of un-cataloged material and digitization projects.

See for a complete description of the position and of the Museum libraries.

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Applicants should submit a cover letter indicating how they satisfy the requirements above, a resume, and the names of three references to the following e-mail address: with "Temporary Librarian, The Costume Institute" in the subject line.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art provides equal opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without unlawful discrimination as to race, creed, color, national origin, sex, age, disability, marital status, sexual orientation or citizenship status in all employment decisions, including but not limited to recruitment, hiring, compensation, training and apprenticeship, promotion, upgrading, demotion, downgrading, transfer, lay-off and termination, and all other terms and conditions of employment.

Digital Projects Librarian, Stony Brook U (NY)

Stony Brook University, on Long Island, is seeking a Digital Projects Librarian.

For complete posting:

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Campus Description: Stony Brook University, home to many highly ranked graduate research programs, is located 60 miles from New York City on Long Island's scenic North Shore. Our 1,100-acre campus is home to 24,000 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral students and more than 13,500 faculty and staff. SBU is a comprehensive research-intensive university and a member of the prestigious Association of American Universities (AAU), which includes 34 public universities among its 62 members. SBU consists of 12 schools and colleges and a teaching hospital that provides state-of-the-art healthcare in the Long Island region. SBU also manages and performs joint research with Brookhaven National Laboratory, the only Department of Energy Laboratory in the Northeast, and shares doctoral programs with Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory, a world-renowned molecular biology institute. Home to the Emerson String Quartet, the Jackson Pollack House in East Hampton, New York, the Mellon Award winning Humanities Institute, and the Southampton Arts Program, and with endeavors that extend to the Turkana Basin Institute in Kenya and the Ranomafana National Park in Madagascar, SBU sustains an international reputation that cuts across the arts, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences.

Stony Brook Libraries are known for a wide-range of print and digital resources and world-renowned special collections. The Stony Brook Libraries belong to the Association of Research Libraries (ARL), with a Health Sciences Center Library that is a member of the Association of Academic Health Sciences Libraries. The Libraries are engaged in an ambitious and dynamic strategic planning (2015-2018). The collection exceeds 2 million volumes, including e-books, print and electronic holdings of scholarly journal subscriptions, microforms, music recordings, and a sizable map collection. The SBU Libraries include 6 distinct facilities, including Melville Library, Marine and Atmospheric Sciences, Chemistry, Math/Physics, Southampton and Health Sciences Libraries, and SUNY Korea-SBU campus. The University’s Libraries stand as the largest academic research library on Long Island, serving as a resource in the local community, state-wide, and nationally and internationally.  The Libraries maintain memberships and affiliations in arXiv, Association of Research Libraries, SPARC,  Center for Research Libraries,  SUNY Connect, DuraSpace (as a SUNY member) the Council on Library and Information Resources, Digital Library  Federation, Coalition of Networked Information, EDUCAUSE, Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research, Roper Center,  OCLC Research Library Partnership, and ORCID through the National Network of the National Libraries of Medicine. The Libraries utilize Ex Libris’ Aleph for its integrated library system and have recently deployed  EBSCO’s Discovery Service, DSpace, Content DM, and Omeka, are used for managing digital assets and a growing Institutional Repository.

Descriptive Title: Digital Projects Librarian  REF#: F-9540-15-09
Budget Title: Senior Assistant/Associate Librarian      Faculty Position
Department: Library    Campus: Stony Brook West Campus/HSC
        Salary: Commensurate with experience

Required Qualifications: MLS/MLIS or equivalent, from an ALA accredited program. Knowledge of emerging technology trends related to digital collections. Experience with digital project management. Evidence of ability to do research, publication and service consonant with University standards for promotion and tenure. Commitment to creating and maintaining high quality digital collections and exhibits that can be used for teaching, research and outreach. Evidence of flexibility, innovative thinking, and a vision for the future of academic libraries. Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills. Ability to communicate with technical and non-technical individuals.

Preferred Qualifications: Advanced degree. Working knowledge of the variety of metadata standards used in digital collections like EAD, MODS, METS, VRA Core and Dublin Core. Familiarity with repository forms such as Omeka, DSpace and CONTENTdm. Familiarity with web programming and design. Experience handling archives and special collections records. Training and supervisory experience. Grant writing experience. Understanding of copyright laws and rights management issues in a digital environment.

Responsibilities & Requirements: Under the leadership of the Associate Director for Library Technology, the Digital Projects Librarian will be responsible for the planning and management of digital projects throughout the University Libraries environment. As a member of the Library Information Technology team, the Digital Projects Librarian will work across Library departments and with University-wide clients to assess complex digital project requirements and provide quality technical solutions. S/he will work with librarians and faculty members to digitize collections that will be of benefit to their courses and assignments, and faculty and/or student research projects. The selected candidate will be responsible for the following:

  *  Leads the development and management of digital projects. Provides technical expertise and project management support in the creation and maintenance of digital collections on various platforms, including the Libraries' institutional repository.
  *  Coordinates and manages the daily operations of the Digital Lab, including digitization and quality control activities.
  *  Designs, documents and oversees efficient digital production workflows supporting the creation of digital objects that conform to digital library standards.
  *  Ensures compliance with standards and best practices for digital collections.
  *  Works with University faculty to incorporate digitization initiatives into their research, teaching and outreach activities.
  *  Investigates and recommends digitization hardware and software.
  *  Assists with metadata creation, content migration, digital project consulting, and outreach. Collaborates with other librarians, including metadata librarians, to create new digital collections, enhance existing ones, and integrate digital resources into websites and learning management systems.
  *  Communicates with vendors on issues related to hardware, software and digitization of multimedia content.
  *  Trains and supervises staff and student employees on digitization tasks.
  *  Represents the Libraries to appropriate campus units and University offices and participates in professional activities and committee assignments.
  *  Maintains a current knowledge of the literature, information technology, and overall technology trends in academic libraries and higher education via professional literature, continuing education, professional development and communication with other libraries.
  *  Keeps abreast of trends in the creation, maintenance and migration of digital collections, and make recommendations to improve procedures and access.
  *  Researches and develops grant proposals relating to digitization.
  *  Collaborates with library staff to create digital exhibits.

Special Notes: This is a tenure track position. FLSA Exempt position, not eligible for the overtime provisions of the FLSA. Internal and external search to occur simultaneously. Anticipated Start Date: As soon as possible. **Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. However, to guarantee consideration, please apply by February 13, 2016.

The selected candidate must successfully clear a background investigation.

Application Procedure: Those interested in this position should submit a State employment application<$FILE/HRSF0113.pdf>, cover letter and resume/CV to:

Pamela DiPasquale
University Libraries Personnel Office
Melville Library, Room S1430B
Stony Brook University
Stony Brook, NY 11790-3300

[Apply Online] -  Use the Resources box located at the bottom of this page.

Applications for this position must be received, as specified in the Application Procedure Section, no later than 5:00 PM Eastern Time on 03/20/2016, unless specifically noted otherwise in the Special Notes Section.


Job Category: A) Faculty and Librarian Positions.
Posting Date: 09/22/2015

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Music Specialist, NBC Universal (NJ)

Music Specialist, NBC Universal – NJ

NBC Universal is seeking a Music Specialist, to provide creative music and sound search services to NBC producers and editors by searching through vast databases of music available to productions.  The position is located in Englewood Cliffs, NJ.
Searches must be creatively appropriate, matching the production’s desired mood and style, while working within the guidelines of the production’s budget.
• Collaborate in program production by providing appropriate tracks for specific programs.
• Classify and catalog original scores of music produced for NBC Universal productions.
• Provide cost-effective music solutions to producers in an increasingly multi-platform environment.
• Assist in management and distribution of digital and hard copy library materials.
• Provide training to patrons on how to use the Music Library and its services.
Basic Qualifications:
• Must have at least five years’ editorial experience working in production at the network level, preferably with evening television.
• Bachelor’s Degree • 2+ years of experience in one or more of the following: Music supervision for film or television projects, music/score classification, working in a music library environment
• Broad knowledge of music genres, performers and artists (from classical to pop, and everything in between).
• Excellent computer skills are essential, including knowledge and expertise in handling digital music.
• Candidates should have excellent interpersonal skills, and be able to work in a fast paced environment under tight deadlines.
• Familiarity with MS Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), NewsConnect, iTunes.
Eligibility Requirements:
• Interested candidates must submit a resume/CV through to be considered.
• Must be willing to work in NJ.
• Must be willing and able to work flexible hours, under tight deadline pressure, including breaking news
• Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United States.
• Must be willing to submit to a background investigation.
• Desired Characteristics
• Prefer candidates with experience working with SoundMiner software.
• Working knowledge of Production Music Libraries
• Basic understanding of how music copyright and licensing works

(Source: NBC Universal Careers)