Job Purpose: To take charge of key media-related technical functions and activities through the use of computer applications and digital audio and video equipment.
Description: As our media offerings grow in number and complexity, the labor needed to create, process and employ our digital content grows accordingly. We have a team of Digital Media Specialists now, but now we need more people who can devote attention primarily to this activity. Our Digital Media Specialists are responsible for manipulating audio and video content (most of it digital) that is delivered to the public through TAC and TAC Festival. This is a chance to help accelerate the progress of a dynamic and growing nonprofit enterprise. You will be joining a dynamic and innovative team on a mission to create a unique media organization with worldwide influence. Your help here will have a direct impact on ALI's productivity and ability to pursue its public mission. And the experience you gain will be directly transferable to other technical positions you may seek in the future.
Requirements: We prefer people who have interest and some experience in digital media. The more experience in this area the better, of course. We will train you in the day-to-day tasks so that you can take them on yourself with confidence.
Background: Archaeological Legacy Institute is a tax-exempt nonprofit organization based in Eugene. Our streaming-media Web site, The Archaeology Channel (www.archaeologychannel.org; TAC), has become the world’s most popular Web site relating to archaeology and the human cultural heritage, with annual traffic of more than one million page views. ALI also produces The Archaeology Channel International Film and Video Festival, an annual cultural event in downtown Eugene. We currently work out of a home office and are looking to move into commercial office space. ALI has numerous opportunities for unlimited growth as an Internet media and public outreach organization and needs to expand its volunteer work force in order to take advantage of these opportunities. Some of our volunteers may become our employees, depending upon their productivity and effectiveness.
Hourly Commitment: At least 5 hours per week.
Key Responsibilities: Digital capture, editing, encoding, transcoding, uploading, data entry, and archiving of digital audio and video files and projects, and special assignments as needed, including video production.