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Friday, June 3, 2011

F.T - Taxonomist - HBO


Edit, maintain and expand a corporate data model/taxonomy with goal of companywide semantic interoperability in the context of the move to file-based workflows.


•Manage and maintain corporate data model, taxonomies and associated thesauri. Map legacy systems to internal and external standards. Migrate and transform metadata for internal management and external distribution. Participate in the deployment of enterprise-level content management tools and strategies. Partner with Manager, Content Manager and Taxonomy to enable relevant business units to develop and implement metadata and media management strategy and best practice: standards, naming conventions, mapping specifications, data conversion methodologies etc. Serve as a domain expert within company, influencing relevant decisions within specific business units. Research, evaluate, and recommend process improvements, including automation. Evaluate and manage thesaurus functionality of content management solution and any other relevant tools. Continuously enhance information retrieval through research and analysis.


•Advanced degree in Library Science, Museum Studies, Linguistics, or equivalent knowledge management experience
•Experience in the development of taxonomies, formal ontologies (OWL), thesauri and other types of controlled vocabularies
•Experience in creating and implementing metadata schemas and models
•Familiarity with data management standards, tools and technologies (e.g. XML, XSLT, RDF, SQL etc.)
•Familiarity with media asset management and taxonomy tools and technologies
•Familiarity with relevant media and broadcast metadata and file formats and standards (e.g. PBCore, EBU Core, MPEG21)
•Previous television production, post-production, broadcast and/or non-linear distribution experience preferred
•Possess very strong communication skills, written and verbal, with the ability to communicate sophisticated taxonomy/ontology/nomenclature concepts to audiences of all levels.
•Excellent time-management and organizational skills
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