Production Asset Librarian


Burbank, CA, US, 91502


For over 30 years, the Nickelodeon Animation Studio continues to be one of the largest producers of television animation in the world, reflecting all kids today. Based in Burbank, Calif., with offices in New York, the Studio, designed by our artists and for our artists, is home to the world's greatest creative talents. Our campus of creativity houses top-notch talent, storytellers, artists, production teams, voice actors, cartoon experts, and more. At Nickelodeon, we are always looking to recruit dedicated craftspeople to help bring groundbreaking new ideas to life and that starts with you! We are leading the way in animated content for TV series, TV movies, shorts and theatrical features. Some of our new upcoming original animated series include, Kamp Koral: SpongeBob's Under Years, Rugrats, Middlemost Post, Star Trek: Prodigy, Big Nate, and Santiago of the Seas, among others. Our content development teams are creator-driven, our work culture is collaborative, our mentorship of new talent is second to none, and we are committed to hiring inclusively to reflect authenticity in the diverse stories we want to tell. Join us! 


Nickelodeon Animation is looking for a Production Asset Librarian to join the Nickelodeon Asset Library & Archive (NALA) team. Someone in this role should have a minimum of 3 - 5 years relevant experience working in archives, digital asset management, or related field. The candidate will work closely with animation production(s) to assist with digital asset management processes, including, but not limited to, metadata and taxonomy management, DAM system enhancements, and source material deliveries. The environment is dynamic, challenging, and varied, so the ideal candidate should be an excellent teammate who is adaptable, able to multi-task, and willing to wear several different hats. This role is also comparable to a Coordinator or Sr. Coordinator media assets position.


  • Key liaison between NALA and the various SpongeBob SquarePants Universe productions, including series, movies and features, to support the needs of production goals and mission and corporate needs
  • Strong communicator
  • Process a variety of digital production assets, which include:
  • Cataloging
  • Metadata and taxonomy management relevant to production’s needs
  • Asset management
  • Work closely with Animation Technology team, IT support team, and partners on communicating enhancements and improvements to digital asset management systems, including, but not limited to:
  • DAM usability
  • UI/UX and system audits
  • User management
  • File naming conventions (established with TD and pipeline team)
  • Managing animation material deliveries, includes, but not limited to,
  • Documenting pipeline content and technical attributes
  • Liaison with vendor studios
  • Collaborate with colleagues across the Paramount asset management groups, as well as external clients.
  • Assist with archiving physical materials in various formats including photographic prints, slides, negatives of all formats, contact sheets, original artwork, memorabilia, and born digital assets.
  • Create and update digital and physical inventory records
  • Communicate established policies and processes related to archives and related resources
  • Conduct research as needed
  • Perform duties as needed
  • Various duties assigned by Supervisor


  • Bachelor’s degree or Experience with archival and preservation, with a focus on born-digital materials and media asset management
  • Knowledge of animation production pipeline and processes
  • Experience working both collaboratively and independently
  • Ability to adapt to change, remain flexible, and problem solve
  • Basic understanding of available DAM software platforms and their functionality
  • Knowledge of metadata and taxonomy models

Preferred Qualifications:

  • MLIS or Digital Asset Management degree or certificate
  • Familiar with SpongeBob SquarePants and related productions





Weekly Hiring Salary Range: $46,800.0 - 52,000.0. 


The hiring salary range for this position applies to New York City, California, Colorado, Washington state, and most other geographies. Starting pay for the successful applicant depends on a variety of job-related factors, including but not limited to geographic location, market demands, experience, training, and education.  The benefits available for this position include medical, dental, vision, 401(k) plan, life insurance coverage, disability benefits, tuition assistance program and PTO or, if applicable,  as otherwise dictated by the appropriate Collective Bargaining Agreement.


Paramount is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.


At Paramount, the spirit of inclusion feeds into everything that we do, on-screen and off. From the programming and movies we create to employee benefits/programs and social impact outreach initiatives, we believe that opportunity, access, resources and rewards should be available to and for the benefit of all. Paramount is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace and is an affirmative action employer. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, creed, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship status, marital status, disability, gender identity, gender expression, and Veteran status.


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Nearest Major Market: Los Angeles