Thursday, May 8, 2014

Job Announcement: Visual Media Specialist for Cargill

Visual Media Specialist

Working at Cargill is an opportunity to thrive—a place to develop your career to the fullest while engaging in meaningful work that makes a positive impact around the globe. You will be proud to work for a company with a strong history of ethics and a purpose of nourishing people. We offer a diverse, supportive environment where you will grow personally and professionally as you learn from some of the most talented people in your field. With nearly 150 years of experience Cargill provides food, agriculture, financial and industrial products and services to the world. We have 143,000 employees in 67 countries who are committed to feeding the world in a responsible way, reducing environmental impact and improving the communities where we live and work. Learn more at

Position Overview
This position is temporary and expected to be 15 months long - October 2014
The Visual Media Specialist will digitize original photographs, documents, artifacts, and videos, as well as assist in organizing headquarters’ art collection, in preparation for Cargill’s 150th Year Anniversary in 2015. 

Principal Accountabilities:
  • 40%: Prepare and organize archival originals in consultation with Archives’ staff, enter relevant metadata in databases, retrieve and return originals
  • 40%: Digitize originals using flatbed scanners, film scanners, digital SLRs, and analog to digital video converters, conduct post production editing of still scans, provide reference to digitized images as needed.
  • 20%: Tag headquarters artwork with RFID labels, update database, and perform data quality control.
Required Qualifications:
  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field
  • Solid working knowledge of visual media software (Adobe Photoshop, Bridge, and Acrobat) and hardware (digital cameras, scanners, video players)
  • Understanding of database concepts and metadata. Familiarity with archival handling of artwork and photographic material
  • Ability to lift up to 40 lbs

Preferred Qualifications:
  • Archival/curatorial/museum coursework or experience desired
  • 1 year experience in managing or using a digital asset management system that holds photography and online video assets
  • Broad understanding of technologies supporting conversion of analog still image and video to digital formats

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, or disability status.


Primary Location




Job Type



Day Job

For more information:

Visual Media Specialist-WAY04662