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Bureau Video Librarian, Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan

Open until suitable candidate is identified

Please quote vacancy number: MLTB008-1801

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty seeks a Bureau Video Librarian to support the growth and development of the RFE/RL Digital News Library and Archives. The Bureau Video Librarian will report directly to the Manager of the Digital News Library in Prague and manage archive and library content at the Service’s Bureau. This Bureau Video Librarian will help to develop and build the Local Bureau Library and play a role as part of the team of Bureau Video Librarian-Archivists across the RFE/RL Services and Channels. In conjunction with the Prague Video Archives, the Bureau Video Librarian will establish, test, implement and provide ongoing maintenance of Library Archive tools and workflows at both the Bureau and the Prague Archive. This role will organize and describe select video assets in the Bureau for permanent retention, selecting from both Broadcast and Web news products based on RFE/RL News Archives Collection Policies. The Bureau Video Librarian will catalog in both English and the native language(s) of the Service. The Bureau Librarian-Archivist must be familiar with local and global news subjects relevant to the RFE/RL Services, with a direct focus on local Bureau and Regional topics and languages. The Bureau Video Librarian will be employed by the local bureau, which will administer scheduling, pay, time and attendance.


  • Identifies and collects for archive all Bureau video relevant to the local Bureau and to the RFE/RL Services
  • Creates original catalog records in both English and the non-English native language of the Bureau.
  • Selects and deliver video to be archived to the Prague Archives.
  • Assists in developing and enhancing media cataloging and archive protocols and procedures at the Bureau Libraries.
  • Maintains an awareness of the Video Librarian function across the RFERL Service network.

Qualifications & Competencies

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent) required in Library Science, Information or Records Management, Archives Management, or related field.
  • Experience in information services (1-3 years).
  • Demonstrated experience with digital media metadata.
  • Experience in one or more following: taxonomies and thesauri, relational databases, indexing, name-and subject-authorities, controlled vocabulary.
  • Demonstrated project management and team leadership experience.
  • Basic video editing skills.
  • Willingness to work flexible hours as needed.
  • Kyrgyz language, native to near-native (Mandatory)
  • English language, advanced (Mandatory)
  • Russian language, native to near-native (Advantage)

Apply now

Should you be interested in this position please apply by sending your CV and a cover letter in English to , including in the subject line the vacancy number as above.

Candidates for these positions must reside within commuting distance of the specified city, or be willing to relocate there at their own expense. Salaries for employees in RFE/RL's broadcast regions are competitive, based on prevailing local conditions. Employee benefits in RFE/RL's broadcast regions are in accordance with the local labor law specific to the country.
Note: In response to changing operational requirements, RFE/RL retains the discretion not to make an appointment, or to modify the job specifications for a particular vacancy.

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Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) is an international news organization based in Washington, D.C. and Prague, Czech Republic. RFE/RL's programs -- via radio, the Internet, and television -- reach influential people in 23 countries, including Afghanistan, Iran, Russia, the Caucasus, and Central Asian nations. RFE/RL's mission is to provide accurate and reliable news and information to domestic audiences in the local language. RFE/RL broadcasts in 26 languages and attracts more than 26 million weekly listeners and online visitors. With more than 400 journalists, 750 freelancers, and 17 local bureaus, RFE/RL is one of the most comprehensive news operations in the world. It is funded by the U.S. Congress through the Broadcasting Board of Governors (BBG).

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