HBO Cataloger/Search Data Editor

Primary responsibility is the screening and meta-data tagging of HBO owned footage for the clip licensing Archives group


Screen individual videotapes and files for most marketable shots. Individually fact-check shots on as needed basis. Conform to standardized language/formats of HBO Archives library system.  Add keyword and concept words to cataloged clips. Order historic videotapes on as needed basis from HBO storage facilities.  Work with HBO Archives researcher and Licensing Agents to help provide creative solutions to both inside and outside producer needs. Identify potential rights issues involved with footage. Develop a strong understanding of the unique and varied footage collections of HBO Archives. Time permitting, assist Researcher with client requests and help build client base.


College degree required, preferably in Film & Media Studies with additional coursework in 20th century history. One year of related experience.  Candidate must be organized; a strong communicator; able to multi-task. Deep knowledge of 20th century world history, American sports history, Entertainment News, world geography and current events.

Experience with Avid MediaLog and Avid Assist Interplay Software. Ability to work independently and within a group environment under extreme deadlines. A working knowledge of SVHS, Beta and Digibeta decks is helpful. An understanding of file-based workflows and working with digital assets About Us It’s HBOSM America’s most successful premium television company, Home Box Office delivers two 24-hour pay television services?HBO?and Cinemax. HBO continues to take advantage of the latest technological innovations with advancements that include the availability of HBO programming online though HBO GOSM and MAX GOSM, as well as HBO On Demand and Cinemax On Demand in HD. Just as HBO is a company noted for its commitment to excellence in the products and services it delivers to consumers, it makes the extra effort to create a work environment in which fairness, equity, trust, and individual responsibility are valued. HBO is committed to retaining and recruiting skilled and motivated employees, placing a priority on qualified team players who contribute to the diversity of their workforce. HBO offers competitive benefits to include medical, dental, vision, a matched 401(k) plan, flexible spending, a commuter benefit program and tuition reimbursement.

Matthew Fisher | HBO Archives

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