Video Archivist & Post-Production Specialist (fixed-term)

University of Southern California
July 31, 2026
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Video Archivist & Post-Production Specialist (fixed-term)

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Video Archivist and Post Production Specialist

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 Video Archivist and Post Production Specialist to join the USC Digital Repository within the USC Libraries. The Video Archivist and Post Production Specialist will be responsible for the digitization, preservation, and quality assurance of new and existing collections archived within the Digital Repository. The position would inspect, process, and restore/repair audio visual materials and operate the equipment and software required to handle the materials. The Video Archivist and Post Production Specialist would supervise student staff that operate all of the systems. In addition, the Video Archivist and Post Production Specialist will administer educational, instructional and/or reference materials to researchers and clients utilizing Digital Repository services.

The successful candidate should have video post-production experience; knowledge of video, film, and audio digitization and digital file formats; and experience utilizing digital technologies for digital preservation and access.

This is fixed term position with an anticipated end date of July 31, 2026. This is a fulltime role eligible for USC benefits. (https://

The USC Libraries actively support the discovery, creation, and preservation of knowledge. We develop collections and services that support and encourage the academic endeavors of faculty, students, and staff; build a community of critical consumers of information; and help develop engaged world citizens. USC has 23 libraries and information centers and the USC Digital Library.


  • Required:
  • 2 years of experience handling motion picture film and video/audio tape
  • 2-3 years of experience with non-linear video editing software
  • Advanced knowledge of Microsoft Office
  • Knowledge of motion picture film handling and archival best practices
  • Experience with video quality assurance
  • Bachelor's Degree in Film/Television; Production; Media and Communication; or related field
  • Preferred:
  • Command-line interface experience
  • Knowledge of asset management systems
  • Experience with digital audio/video post-processing and restoration
  • Certificate in Library Science; Archival Studies; Museum Studies; Film Preservation; or related field
  • Experience with Lipsner-Smith film cleaners, Lasergraphics (or similar) film scanners, DaVinci Resolve, and open-source audiovisual preservation tools
  • Job Accountabilities:

  • Oversees the collection, management and transfer area that consists of racks of broadcast video equipment, a content management system and staff that operate all of the systems. Administers educational, instructional and/or reference materials collection(s). Ensures the integrity of tapes in the archive. Oversees preservation projects concerning tapes in the archive. Provides services for patrons.
  • Provides leadership, guidance and direction to staff and/or student workers within unit, as assigned. Schedules and assigns work and sets priorities. Demonstrates techniques, equipment or procedures to others. Trains employees as needed.
  • Oversees the design and development of information systems. Defines the needs and oversees the development and/or modification and integration of software and/or software tools for the collection. Troubleshoots a system that is down. Ensures compliance with department and university policies.
  • Defines equipment needs. Selects special collection items or equipment for purchase
  • Oversees the fulfillment of access requests and responds to requests for information concerning the collection. Determines how to handle problematic requests and/or the cost for a particular access request. Inventories collection; reconciles and organizes data and reports concerning the location and condition of the collection. Uses accepted methods of protecting and preserving delicate documents, and video and digital materials
  • Modifies and implements operational procedures for the collection. Interprets policies and procedures
  • Gathers facts and figures to develop a budget. Provides projections as appropriate.
  • Receives, inventories, catalogs and shelves or stores all new acquisitions according to professional standards.
  • Stays informed of new developments and technologies.
  • 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 degree, Combined experience/education as substitute for minimum education Minimum Experience: 2 years Minimum Field of Expertise: Specialized knowledge pertinent to materials in collection(s) and archival equipment Knowledge of scanning techniques and digital file formats. Video post-production experience.

    REQ20136833 Posted Date: 07/20/2023 Apply

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