Multimedia Archivist


Job description

Want to use your skills in digital asset management to play a vital role in making clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone everywhere?

Join WaterAid as Multimedia Archivist to change normal for millions of people so they can unlock their potential, break free from poverty and change their lives for good. On top of that you’ll be joining a 2020 Great Place to Work® award-winning organisation.

WaterAid’s sector-leading Creative Content Team, made up of a film, photo and Voices from the Field story-telling team, sits within in the Brand and Creative Department, which supports WaterAid both in the UK and globally to raise awareness of the global water and sanitation crisis and WaterAid’s work to change this.

As our organised and meticulous Multimedia Archivist you will identify and implement a new fit for purpose digital asset management system, working with teams across WaterAid to procure a new system, tailor it for our global needs, transfer existing content across and then roll out training across the organisation. You will then be responsible for the processing of all photographic and film content produced by the teams, ensuring it is accurately inputted, key worded and shared for organisational use.

This is a permanent full-time position based in our Canary Wharf, London office (hybrid working available).

How to Apply:

Apply Now! To see the full job description, please click ‘Apply’. Please apply by submitting your CV and a Cover Letter in a single document in either Word Document or PDF format. Applications will close at 23:59 on 29/05/2022. Interviews will take place w/c 06/06/2022.

In this role, you will be responsible for WaterAid’s film and photo digital asset management system and associated processes. You will analyse the existing asset management system for its strengths and weaknesses, taking into account the views of a range of stakeholders. You will then research and identify a new digital asset management system and oversee the procurement of this product. You will tailor the new system to ensure it is fit for purpose for a global organisation and achieves the highest UX design standards so that it is easy for anyone across the organisation to find the best content for their needs.

You’ll also:

* Implement best practice use of the asset management system, to ensure we use it efficiently and effectively.

* Transfer existing film and photo assets and their associated meta data to the new system.

* Prepare and upload all new photographic and film content to the asset management system along with associated stories, captions, usage rights and consent forms.

* Work with the wider film and photo teams to curate content on the platform so that the best film and photo assets are available across the organisation in a user-friendly way.

* Work with the photo and film managers to continuously update and improve functionality of the asset management system, making it easy for users to search and find the content they need.

* Provide regular training to all WaterAid staff in the UK and internationally on using the asset management system, ensuring they’re able to easily access our best and most appropriate content

To be successful, you’ll need:

* Previous experience managing digital asset management systems – including excellent knowledge of key wording systems.

* Experience setting up a new digital asset management system, specifically with a sophisticated understanding and application of end user UX design.

* Knowledge of film and photography formats, workflows and postproduction processes

Salary: £34,299 with excellent benefits. WaterAid benefits include:

  • 36 days’ holiday (including Bank Holidays)
  • Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
  • We offer a generous pension plan with employer contribution of up to 10%
  • Wide range of flexible and agile-working arrangement
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Free annual eye tests
  • Pay as You Give charitable giving scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity and Adoption/Surrogacy pay, Shared Parental Leave and Paternity Leave/ Sabbaticals
  • Volunteer Day

Additional Information:

WaterAid is located at Canary Wharf, London and this will be your location and contract base. We support and enjoy a hybrid working environment, this includes regular attendance in the London office to connect with each other. In this role this is 2 days a week. We look forward to discussing with you how you can best deliver in your new role.

We are unable to provide sponsorship for this post. In order to apply for this post, you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the UK.

WaterAid is committed to ensuring that wherever we work in the world there is no tolerance for the abuse of power, privilege or trust. WaterAid reinforces a culture of zero tolerance towards any form of inappropriate behaviour, abuse, harassment, or exploitation of any kind. The safeguarding of our beneficiaries, staff, volunteers and anyone working on our behalf, is our top priority and we take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff and volunteers are required to share in this commitment through our Global Code of Conduct. We will conduct the most appropriate pre-employment references and checks to ensure high standards are maintained.

WaterAid is an equal opportunities, disability-confident employer and committed to achieving the highest standards of diversity, fairness and equality. Should you have a disability and require any additional support, please contact us at

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