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Digital Media Asset Manager

Johns Hopkins Applied Physics Lab

Job Description


Do you get energized about curating and preserving digital media assets to ensure their continued access and usability?


Do you have a strong knowledge of current digital archiving processes and practices and get excited by about implementing and improving these processes?


Are you interested in applying your asset management skills and knowledge to join a team responsible for managing digital assets at various classification levels?


If so, we want you on our team!



We are seeking a Digital Media Asset Manager to oversee our digital curation, preservation and metadata entry and capture operations for assets at various classification levels. You will use your strong knowledge of different digital objects to determine the appropriate support needs. You will understand and lead storage and preservation procedures and practices that ensure the continued trustworthiness and accessibility of digital objects. You will ensure the use of methods and tools that support interoperability of different applications and preservation technologies among users. You may be required to work in closed areas as needed.



As a Digital Media Asset Manager, you will…

  • Manage digital asset preservation activities to ensure continued access and usability of the digital materials for as long as necessary.
  • Collect, preserve and archive digital assets at various classification levels to add value to digital data repositories for present and future use. 
  • Plan and implement projects to create, select, maintain, preserve, and provide access to and add value to digital resources in a variety of disciplines and formats.
  • Develop a comprehensive, effective and efficient means of information storage, retrieval and collaboration, within separate classification channels, with appropriate security and access safeguards.

Note: This job summary and listing of duties is for the purpose of describing the position and its essential functions at time of hire and may change over time.




You meet the minimum qualifications for this position if you have...

  • A Bachelor’s degree with a focus on one of the following fields: digital curation, archiving, library science, graphic design, digital asset management, information management, information science or related feilds.
  • 3+ years of experience in one or more of the following areas: content management, digital marketing, digital asset tracking, digital asset management, metadata capture, archiving, library sciences, digital operations, photography with metadata capture or graphic design.
  • Strong knowledge of digital archiving processes.  
  • Knowledge in working with Adobe Creative Suite software (Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator).
  • Excellent written, communication and presentation skills.
  • Strong organizational skills and process-oriented focus, with the ability to multitask, prioritize projects, meet deadlines and ensure high levels of quality and accuracy.
  • The ability to work as a team member, as a team leader and independently.
  • Are able to obtain Interim Secret level security clearance by your start date and can ultimately obtain Secret level clearance. If selected, you will be subject to a government security clearance investigation and must meet the requirements for access to classified information. Eligibility requirements include U.S. citizenship.
  • Can demonstrate that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19. To ensure the safety and well-being of the community, APL has established a policy requiring that all staff be vaccinated against COVID-19. All staff members must provide proof of full vaccination or have an approved medical or religious accommodation by their start date.

You'll go beyond our requirements if you have...

  • APL experience giving you the ability to easily retrieve APL history to support and add value to transitioning the Lab’s inventory of physical images to digital archives.  
  • Experience at APL gathering and tracking archived data.
  • Knowledge of APL past projects and history.
  • Knowledge of scanning and prepress processes of digital file management.
  • Experience as an APL librarian or an APL archivist.  
  • Knowledge of APL records retention requirements and processes.



Why work at APL?

The Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory (APL) brings world-class expertise to our nation’s most critical defense, security, space and science challenges. While we are dedicated to solving complex challenges and pioneering new technologies, what makes us truly outstanding is our culture. We offer a vibrant, welcoming atmosphere where you can bring your authentic self to work, continue to grow, and build strong connections with inspiring teammates.


At APL, we celebrate our differences and encourage creativity and bold, new ideas. Our employees enjoy generous benefits, including a robust education assistance program, unparalleled retirement contributions, and a healthy work/life balance. APL’s campus is located in the Baltimore-Washington metro area. Learn more about our career opportunities at http://www.jhuapl.edu/careers.

About Us

APL is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, creed, color, religion, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, age, physical or mental disability, genetic information, veteran status, occupation, marital or familial status, political opinion, personal appearance, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.


APL is committed to promoting an innovative environment that embraces diversity, encourages creativity, and supports inclusion of new ideas. In doing so, we are committed to providing reasonable accommodation to individuals of all abilities, including those with disabilities. If you require a reasonable accommodation to participate in any part of the hiring process, please contact Accommodations@jhuapl.edu. Only by ensuring that everyone’s voice is heard are we empowered to be bold, do great things, and make the world a better place.

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