Morgan - Archive Cataloger - Kissimmee, FL, USA

Mark Morgan

Kissimmee, FL, USA

Services

Archive Cataloger

Summary:

• Cataloged special tape collections: impeachment 1999; US elections 1998; US presidential election 2000; September 11th; and the Afghanistan and Iraq wars
• Archived CNN/CNNI specials and features
• Primary cataloger for the George W. Bush administration video records.
• Collected information from Avid I-News and MediaSource as a pre-selection resource for primary library selections personnel
• Intensive keywording and indexing of archive records
• Created original archival records and updates supplemented existing video catalog records.
• Viewed video and worked within databases, wrote descriptive narratives and abstracts, summarized editorial context of footage and enhanced other metadata fields
• Deleted video due to poor quality
• Worked reference desk, providing video and information research for CNN newsgathering and documentation

Work History

Freelance Positions

NBC

June 2010 - December 2010

: Media Coordinator, The Weather Channel, Atlanta
• Processed incoming NBC and affiliate video feeds, provided metadata for all records, processed social media records. Responsible for ensuring compliance of licensing rights and following guidelines outlined by the Media Manager, Assignment Desk and Legal Department.

Assists in brand development and transition from website to stand-alone

SoAnnoying.com

From May 2009

start-up application focusing on website traffic growth and developing interface strategies. Prepares copy for app, website and social-media.

Supervisory Proofer

Proofer/Documenter, Thought Equity Motion

May 2006 - January 2008

Provided evocative descriptions and keywords for stock footage clips from unique, diverse and obscure sources, responsible for checking staff records, corrected and proofed grammar, punctuation and historical accuracy

Media Coordinator

CNN

September 2005 - April 2010

Atlanta

• Researched video and text; searched to support font creation and information gathering for produced items and original raw material; vetted raw and produced video for broadcast
• Scheduled incoming feeds for digital recording in Media Operations' Editorial Production Center
• Provided metadata and indexing for selected archival library records.
• Ensured CNN standards for quality assurance are met as they pertain to journalistic, technical and cataloging protocols
• Assisted Assignment Desks with recording of incoming material and ensured the necessary elements were recorded.
• Cataloged raw and produced video - located and entered essential metadata fields, created abstracts that summarized the editorial content/context, viewed video and wrote descriptive narratives of visuals
• Identified people, places and technical quality. Pulled information from various I-News files to create one complete description

Archive Cataloger

Archive Cataloger, CNN

July 1998 - September 2005

Atlanta

• Cataloged special tape collections: impeachment 1999; US elections 1998; US presidential election 2000; September 11th; and the Afghanistan and Iraq wars
• Archived CNN/CNNI specials and features
• Primary cataloger for the George W. Bush administration video records.
• Collected information from Avid I-News and MediaSource as a pre-selection resource for primary library selections personnel
• Intensive keywording and indexing of archive records
• Created original archival records and updates supplemented existing video catalog records.
• Viewed video and worked within databases, wrote descriptive narratives and abstracts, summarized editorial context of footage and enhanced other metadata fields
• Deleted video due to poor quality
• Worked reference desk, providing video and information research for CNN newsgathering and documentation

Qualifications & Certifications

Bachelor of FIne Arts, English, Journalism

University of Florida

University of Florida

Columbia University

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