I had never noticed the Times‘ feature “Fresh Starts” before this Saturday. Apparently it’s a monthly column about “emerging jobs and job trends.” I had no idea. Anyway, the job that emerged this Saturday was one near and dear to SNY: digital archivist (or digital asset manager, or digital preservation officer, take your pick).
You can bank between $70,000 and $100,000 — and that’s just in the public sector — and, if the Times is to be believed, people are hiring! So if you’re one of the thousands millions who’ve lost your job, give it a read.
If you’re one of the thousands of entrenched librarians or archivists who went in to library science or archival preservation because you wanted to deal with actual paper objects housed inside buildings of brick and mortar, well, just pretend I never brought it up.