Philip Spiegel

Senior Director of Content Management Operations

Phil Spiegel

“Managing an active and ever-growing media archive with millions of news assets requires a high level of organization, planning and top-notch execution. Good librarianship is critical to success.”

As a media archive and asset management professional, Philip Spiegel holds extensive experience leading large commercial and broadcast film, video and image archives in their efforts to digitize, catalog, preserve and monetize content and provide transparent access into their holdings. He is a creative problem solver and project manager fluent in the technical, operational and business challenges that converge to form an effective strategy and implementation.

Phil served as Director of Video Product Operations at National Geographic Digital Motion, the digital asset, archive management and content licensing group within National Geographic Television. Prior to that he was the Director of Archives & Cataloguing at the National Geographic Film Library and led efforts to digitize, catalog and make accessible the vast video asset holding to internal and external clients via web-based DAM (Digital Asset Management) tools.

Before National Geographic, Phil worked for Corbis Motion, providing management services for post-production, mastering, archive vault services and order fulfillment for multiple sales offices and Getty Images, where he managed day-to-day operations supporting archive, post production and mastering operations. Highlights from his tenure with Getty Images include the consolidation of Image Bank, Archive Films, and Energy Films archive operations into one facility and being an early adapter of HD mastering processes.

Available as speaker and reference for:

  • Digital asset management
  • Content management
  • Metadata, cataloging standards and taxonomies
  • Media asset management
  • Digital archives
  • Library / archive management


  • Frequent speaker at DAM events, from major industry conferences to local meetings and meetups
  • Member of the Association Moving Image Archivists (AMIA)
  • Member of the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA)
  • Member of the Society of Motion Picture and Television Engineers (SMPTE)