Digital Media Manager




  • WPIX is looking for a full-time Media Manager. This position will support all media retention within the News department. The ideal candidate must be able to use excel, have extensive knowledge of different media formats, and be solution-oriented.  Exceptional organizational skills, attention to detail and familiarity with a fast-paced local news environment are musts. The media supervisor will act as a liaison between producers and editors to ensure that the media that has been or will be shot is archived so it can be used again on broadcast or digital platforms. Oversee the media storage devices as SD cards, hard drives and other related media such as film and tape.  Help oversee content-licensing to third party entities.

Additional Job Description:

  • Work closely with assignment and planning editors to ensure footage from the day’s stories is accounted for and returned to the station for cataloguing.
  • Retain incoming media
  • Maintain a database of archived content from daily news gathering, transferred film, and tapes.
  • Build a stock video library that fulfills the newsroom’s footage needs
  • Coordinate and scout locations for shoots when necessary.
  • Work with clients to manage licensing requests; complete project from initial inquiry to final invoice


  • The ideal candidate should have knowledge of CMS and DAM systems, as well as metadata classifications and nomenclature.
  • He or She is a self-starter who can work independently on special projects, but has also shown the ability to collaborate seamlessly with all departments involved in putting on a newscast.
  • Successful candidate must possess sound leadership ability with a proven track record. Bachelor’s degree or a minimum of 3-5 years -progressive experience working with archival and video libraries is a plus.
  • Experience in news gathering in a major market.
  • Must have good organizational and communication (verbal and written) skills. Prospective candidates must be proficient in Final Cut.


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