Executive Director, Digital Archives

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Paramount Pictures
Job Type
Full-Time Staff

About The Brand

Founded in 1912, Paramount Pictures works with talented filmmakers to produce and distribute entertainment around the world. The iconic Paramount logo has opened some of the most successful and beloved films in cinematic history, including timeless classics such as Sunset Boulevard, The Godfather, Forrest Gump and Ferris Bueller's Day Off, and blockbuster franchises such as Star Trek, Transformers, and Mission Impossible. Recent innovative break-out films such as Interstellar, Arrival and A Quiet Place have added to Paramount's film legacy. Paramount Pictures Television's 13 Reasons Why, The Alienist and Jack Reacher have also been thrilling audiences. With a beautiful 65-acre lot in the heart of Hollywood, a worldwide network of offices and a culture of engagement, Paramount's passionate employees ensure the studio continues to deliver creativity and innovation to a dynamic industry. Paramount is a subsidiary of ViacomCBS, which reaches 700 million global subscribers through MTV, Nickelodeon, Comedy Central, BET and other media networks.

Overview and Responsibilities

Do you love film? Do you have excellent experience in digital archives? If so, the Executive Director, Digital Archives role could be perfect for you! This position will be responsible for the integrity and continuous evolution of Paramount’s digital asset archive, including reporting, management, enhancements, migration to the cloud, other cloud-based initiatives, analytics and metadata. The position coordinates a team of metadata, analytics and digital asset management specialists.

Responsibilities to include, but not limited to:

  • Sets direction and implementation of archive analytics and AI
  • Develops solutions for, works with IT to implement, and leads cloud-based asset management solutions
  • Leads all aspects of standards impacting assets and metadata
  • Vets and handles all metadata-oriented requirements for Tech Ops.
  • Working with the SVP of Asset Management and other colleagues, sets policies for digital preservation
  • Reviews all standards and standard methodologies including metadata and workflow standards. Recommends best practices and maintains updates of compliance with industry standards
  • Collaborates closely with Archive senior management to make policies and procedures are in line with all archive initiatives
  • Acts as key representative to Tech Ops on metadata
  • Pro-actively works across Tech Ops to ensure work is in coordination with other initiatives
  • Runs change control / configuration management meetings as necessary to capture operating group requirements and make implementation decisions
  • Defines content and application security policy within inventory systems
  • Maintains preservation storage Maintains attribute inheritance and minimum/duplicate metadata rules
  • Supports operational reporting as needed
  • Works with Information Technology partners to implement configuration items
  • Supports key technical operations projects
  • Works with operational managers of the Archive and Distribution systems to improve optimization efficiency
  • Manage a team of three (Director and two Senior Managers)

Basic Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree in math, statistics, computer science, engineering, library and information sciences or equivalent experience in data science or analytics related field
  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in Studio Technical Operations or Post Production Department working with Digital “File Based” Media within system supported file based workflows 



Additional Qualifications

  • Must have strong analytical skills
  • Experience with SQL, HTML, Shell Scripting, Databases, Reporting Systems and Programming
  • Strong knowledge and experience working with Cloud-based implementation of operations
  • Professional experience with Excel, PowerPoint, Graphing Toolsets
  • Ability to communicate with IT resources related to the definition and implementation of requirements and functional design within the software development lifecycle (SDLC)
  • Interest or background in library or archival sciences is a major plus
  • Leadership experience is preferred


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