Digital Asset Management (DAM) Specialist

Radio Free Asia (RFA) is a private, nonprofit international broadcasting corporation that broadcasts and publishes news, information, and commentary to Asian countries whose governments prohibit access to a free press. The Digital Asset Management (DAM) team is responsible for establishing metadata standards, cataloging RFA’s archival multimedia content, ensuring effective and consistent content tagging during production, and assisting staff in finding materials and using the DAM system. The Digital Asset Management (DAM) Specialist will work with RFA and BenarNews staff as the company builds and implements a new multimedia DAM system. Primary responsibilities include conducting asset inventories; establishing metadata standards; ingesting and organizing audio, video, and photos; and assisting internal users with retrieving digital media assets.


  • Conducting asset inventories for RFA Language Service units as RFA establishes its new DAM system.
  • Working with the DAM team and language services to establish multilingual metadata standards, taxonomy, and controlled vocabularies. 
  • Assisting the DAM System Manager in developing DAM training materials for staff.
  • Assisting the DAM System Manager and technical staff with systems integration.
  • Ingesting media assets into digital systems and applying consistent metadata information for ingested material
  • Evaluating audio and video for archiving and rights issues and maintaining quality control of archiving operations
  • Assisting internal users with retrieving digital media assets.


  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 3 years of professional library and/or DAM experience. Master’s degree in Library Science and Information Systems (MLIS) and/or additional training on DAM systems and implementation strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of DAM and/or Media Asset Management (MAM) systems required.
  • Understanding of Chinese, Burmese, Vietnamese, Khmer and/or other RFA target language abilities are strongly preferred.
  • Detail-oriented skill set and ability to handle multiple tasks simultaneously. Comfort working independently and under deadline pressure. 
  • Able to work effectively in a multicultural environment. Experience working with non-native English speakers is a plus.
  • Prior media production and/or journalism experience is a plus. 
  • Interest in Asian current events and news is also a plus.

RFA is an equal opportunity employer committed to workforce diversity. RFA encourages all qualified individuals to apply. If hired, the candidate must provide proof of eligibility to work in the US as an employee of RFA.  RFA reserves the right to reconsider or withdraw any offer of employment to any candidate whose authorization to work in the US as an employee of RFA, or extension of such authorization, would require RFA to file or support a petition or related documentation.

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