Madrid, Spain

Contract type: Temporary
Department: Archive
Posted: 2021-04-27

Job Description

The Olympic Channel is seeking to fill a position as Archivist to be responsible for supporting the creation and maintenance of the audiovisual archives and catalogues of the Company.
The Archivist will work closely with content producers ensuring that relevant media is properly documented and archived. In addition, this position will provide support to users regarding content and archive collections enquires.
The successful applicant will need to demonstrate a keen ability to use proficiently Media Asset Management (MAM) tools and metadata combined with a general knowledge of Olympic sports. The Video Archivist will report to the Archive Content Manager.

Job Responsibilities

  • Archive, catalogue and document digital assets with MAM tools using appropriate terminology and standardized information, with awareness of rights and restrictions.
  • Ensure metadata enrichment process is properly handled through the chain from ingest point to deep archive and report any inconsistencies.
  • Support the daily operation of the Olympic Channel archiving in a timely and effective manner the original content produced or acquired.
  • Perform assigned tasks, workflows and activities related to the media physical storage system.
  • Contribute to generate, maintain and update the vocabularies, taxonomies and structured metadata.
  • Create and curate catalogues and collections of media.
  • Research information on multiple platforms to support documentation efforts.
  • Perform quality control and test processes as necessary.
  • Apply and ensure that all rules for access and distribution of video content are followed.
  • Report operational or technical issues in a timely manner.
  • Support users of the MAM system in searching for specific footage and elaborate documents to describe workflows and procedures to support these users.
  • Provide activities reports.
  • Job Qualifications


  • University degree, preferably in Library and Information Science, Communications, or equivalent.
  • Experience in cataloguing and curating media assets.
  • Knowledge of MAM, CMS and Information management tools.
  • Detail oriented, team player. Good organizational skills, able to handle multiple tasks in a fast-paced work environment.
  • Good communications skills. Ability to work efficiently in a multicultural English spoken environment.
  • Flexibility and fast learning abilities.
  • Ability to research, analyse and give shape to information.
  • Good knowledge of Microsoft Office and spreadsheets with functions.
  • Knowledge of using and manipulating XML metadata files, SQL, is a plus.
  • General sports knowledge across multiple sports with focus on the Olympic ones is a plus.
  • Experience in broadcast and sport production is a plus.
  • Work & Environment

  • Fast-paced work environment.
  • This is a 2-year position based in our offices in Madrid, Spain.
  • Subject to national/international criminal background checks.
  • How To Apply

    To apply for this role, please do so following this link.

    We thank all applicants for their interest, however, only those selected for interviews will be contacted.

    Please be informed that the controller of your personal data will be Olympic Channel Services, S.L. (hereinafter, OCS) with trade register No. B87320867, and a registered address in Calle Torrelaguna 75, 28027 Madrid. Your personal data will be processed in order to evaluate your application among other things (purpose no. 5 detailed in our privacy policy below linked), being the legal basis for it your consent by freely submitting your application. You may exercise your rights of access to, rectification, erasure, restriction, objection to processing and portability of your personal data at any given moment, and to the extent established by the applicable legislation.

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