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Digital Imaging & Content Manager

University of Southern California
Los Angeles, CA

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Employment Type
Full Time
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
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The University of Southern California (USC), founded in 1880, is located in the heart of downtown L.A. and is the largest private employer in the City of Los Angeles. As an employee of USC, you will be a part of a world-class research university and a member of the “Trojan Family,” which is comprised of the faculty, students and staff that make the university a great place to work.

We are currently seeking a Digital Imaging and Content Manager to join the Digital Repository department within the USC Libraries. The position will be responsible for planning, designing, directing supervising, and coordinating all activities involved in the development and implementation of complex digital preservation projects. This involves managing multiple projects at a time and directly supervising all assigned subordinate staff. The Digital Imaging and Content Manager will provide work guidance, direction, and leadership for project team members and oversees the production and delivery of digital content, within prescribed deadlines.


  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in Media Management, Computer Science, Video/Audio production or a related field

  • Must possess a minimum of 10 years of experience with computer software Microsoft, Apple, Web Applications, Final cut, Adobe Premiere, Audio Pro, Digitization hardware/software, some API programming tools and application.

  • Must have hands-on experience working with work orders, content delivery systems, digital asset management tools including software/hardware, media management software/hardware

  • Transfer software/hardware and transcoding

  • Must have the ability to lead projects, communicate and report on developments.

  • Must be able to work well with the team of programs to mentor and share development ideas.

  • Must have a minimum of 8 years of experience supervising students and/or full-time employees in the field of digitization, digital asset management, and/or digital preservation.

  • Strong written and communication skills.

  • Demonstrated organizational skills, extreme attention to detail and ability to work both independently and as part of a team.

Job Accountabilities:

  • Manages the daily operations of imaging lab including digitization and archiving of materials and project activities which includes managing work orders, content delivery, digital asset production including storage cache management. Oversees the coordination of work-flow processes for digital object creation, maintenance and quality control. Determines alternative digitization techniques based on condition of material or technological limitations. Assists senior management with short and long-term planning, quality assurance of imaging projects, project evaluations and proposals for new projects.

  • Maintains a close relationship with stakeholders to gain thorough knowledge of requirements for assigned digital media projects.

  • Manages and maintains all software/hardware for transfer and transcoding and post production work of digital media.

  • Supervises all assigned subordinate staff. Recruits, screens, hires and trains staff. Evaluates employee performance and provides guidance and feedback to assigned staff. Counsels, disciplines and/or terminates employees as required.

  • Trains and researches in areas to support and augment skills as necessary to complete the work.

  • Provides consultation, advice and assistance in modifying or maintaining complex software/hardware systems as related to digital management systems.

  • Manages installs, tests and evaluates third party software. Applications typically deal with overall digital management system.

  • Plans, organizes and oversees the creation of comprehensive digital content archives. Assists in the planning for future business.

  • Monitors, analyzes and reports on web and social media engagement.

  • Serves as support resource for staff on digital media development issues.

  • Assists with obtaining vendor proposals for hardware, software and technical services. Analyzes proposals and makes recommendations.

  • Gathers and provides financial data to develop the budget. Provides forecasts or projections, as requested.

  • Experience with Cloud services or solutions.

  • Experience integrating with third-party APIs and libraries, and the ability to understand them in multiple formats

  • Performs other duties as assigned or requested. The university reserves the right to add or change duties at any time.

The University of Southern California values diversity and is committed to equal opportunity in employment.

Minimum Education:Bachelor's degreeCombined experience/education as substitute for minimum educationMinimum Experience:5 yearsMinimum Field of Expertise:Industry experience that includes at least 3 years as a project leader managing information technology projects. Broad-based knowledge and experience of information technology. Excellent written and oral communication skills. Excellent data analysis and manipulation skills for the creation and packaging of reports for management. Experience managing multiple projects and tasks at the same time. Solid analytical and facilitation skills. Skilled in a variety of desktop software.
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