Location: Randburg
Closing Date: 14 April 2014


M-Net seeks to appoint a qualified individual to assume responsibility as Television Archivist (Internship). This person will report to the Manager: Television Archives and will be based at our offices in Randburg.


  • The outputs include the following:
  • Catalogue ingested content to the pre-determined level of granularity
  • Create a bibliographic description for all local programme material.
  • Create an accurate and appropriate abstract of the content of a programme or insert.
  • Assign appropriate keywords from an in-house thesaurus for effective retrieval
  • Catalogue programme content, shot, scene and image by analyzing and assessing the nature of the programme, shot, scene or image (copyright, duration, etc.)
  • Shot list and tag all third party stock footage (assign Copyright Warnings where applicable)
  • Provide all relevant information regarding ownership and re-use of third party stock footage.
  • Edit, catalogue and store selected valuable raw footage
  • Stock footage processing and selection from raw materials (production shoot tapes) by identifying and selecting usable royalty and clearance free stock footage from productions shoot tapes.


  • Relevant graduate and/or post-graduate degree in Information & Knowledge Management
  • An excellent understanding of customer service/service excellence
  • Passion for the media industry


Functional capabilities which are critical to the production of quality outputs are:

  • The ability to write informative and descriptive abstracts
  • Basic knowledge of copyright
  • Good communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Ability to work under pressure and tight deadlines
  • Ability to deal with detail for concentrated periods of time
  • Ability to learn quickly
  • Ability to be flexible and adapt to different situations

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