Digital Asset Librarian, Apple (Cupertino, CA)

[This position is asking for a few more years of experience than the average ArLiSNAP’er has, but I couldn’t resist posting such a neat opportunity.]

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Requisition Number 4108169
Job title Digital Asset Librarian
Location Santa Clara Valley
Country United States
City Cupertino
State/Province California
Job type Full Time
Job description Overview
The internal Marketing Communications/Graphic Design department at Apple is recruiting an experienced Digital Asset Librarian. The department maintains over one-half-million long-term image assets, and generates thousands of images per month, comprising hardware, lifestyle and environmental photography, software screens, user interface elements, brand identity graphics, third-party iTunes content, and stock imagery. The Librarian’s duties include setting up asset catalogs and systems, organizing large volumes of rapidly changing images, creating and enforcing naming taxonomies and metadata schema, tagging files with relevant and accurate metadata, insuring dependable and rapid worldwide distribution to hundreds of users 24 hours a day/7 days a week, creating documentation, defining image workflow, and training users.

Key Capabilities

• Experience in setting up and maintaining enterprise-scale asset management systems
• Proven follow-through and ability to meet deadlines while juggling many projects and priorities
• Diplomacy and ability to negotiate effectively with multiple stakeholders
• Excellent verbal and written communication—both one-to-one and in small groups
• Flexibility in accommodating rapid change
• Resourcefulness and ingenuity
• Ability to organize information at a high level
• Calm and productive under pressure
• Skilled at working with creative teams
• In-depth knowledge of media usage rights issues
• Accuracy, excellent memory and eye for detail
• Expertise with Adobe Creative Suite
• Extensive knowledge of Apple products and services
• Demonstrated ability to learn new skills quickly

Responsibilities
• Set up and configure new and existing DAM systems and modules
• Organize asset catalog structures
• Create effective metadata schema
• Enter and validate metadata
• Generate naming taxonomies and glossaries
• Define worldwide marketing image workflow
• Enforce corporate security procedures
• Create documentation of workflow and asset system
• Train users
• Insure dependable and rapid access and distribution to worldwide Apple staff, vendors, and design agency partners
• Verify version control of files
• Track rights usage and expiration
• Provide notification of system status and file availability
• Assist in development of asset management system with internal IT team
• Collaborate intensively with dozens of people in diverse roles, including Image Traffic, Imaging, Traffic, Business Affairs, Creative and Production staff
• Filter, organize and migrate pre-launch assets to long-term asset catalogs
• Interact with vendors and agency partners to improve systems, train users, and transfer image assets and reference material

Undergraduate degree or equivalent. Minimum of five years experience setting up and managing digital asset management systems in an advertising agency, media studio, or in-house marketing department.

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