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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Freelance - Upload, Catalog, & Metadata Specialist - HBO (NY)

(Freelance) Upload, Catalog, & Metadata Specialist, HBO – NY

Home Box Office (HBO) is seeking an Upload, Catalog, & Metadata Specialist for a freelance assignment. This position is located in New York, NY.

Requisition # 136753BR


To ensure efficient and consistent accessibility and retrieval of digital images by users, prepare and process digital images for uploading and cataloging in digital asset management systems, including OpenText/Artesia’s Digital Library, GLOBALedit or any future technology. Imagery includes Original, Theatrical and Key Art assets. Adhere to metadata standards and systems of record, data methodology and contractual agreements. Participate in the preparation and conversion of assets from existing systems to future systems to support the accessibility, retrieval, and distribution of assets used to support the programming, promotional, and other activities of the company.


• Prepare and process digital assets for uploading and cataloging in digital asset management systems.

• Manage and maintain the integrity of metadata about image and print assets in HBO’s Digital Asset Management Systems (OpenText’s Digital Library and GLOBALedit, or any future technology.)

• Assign and enter accurate and specific metadata to assets within the digital asset management systems (e.g., title, subtitle, episode, release date, photographer, source, category, media, etc.)

• Liaise with Photo Editors and Retouchers on incoming jobs to ensure that expected needs and deadlines are met

• Perform original cataloging and metadata entry for newly added assets as well as existing assets in HBO’s digital asset management systems

• Follow established guidelines of HBO’s metadata standards, using all available resources cast lists, media guides, internal company databases, etc. to research talent, show synopses, copyright information, etc.

• Create, review, research, and maintain high-level content metadata through check accuracy, validity, and consistency of incoming requests and update as needed to ensure metadata is correct and consistent.

• Help prioritize all incoming ingest/cataloging jobs to team members via internal workflow tool

• Collaborate with clients to gain clarification on request specifics to ensure successful upload and cataloging

• Perform QC checks on completed jobs in DAM systems


• Background and familiarity with DAM systems

• Background in taxonomy, metadata and cataloguing standards

• Must be able to work efficiently and meticulously, delivering a large number of assets to the Digital Library users in a short period of time

• Ability to multi-task with several complex and demanding concurrent projects

• Excellent written and verbal skills

• Must be proficient using both Macintosh and Windows platforms

• Must be skilled using the following software: Adobe Creative Suite 4 (which includes Photoshop, Illustrator, Indesign, Lightroom and Bridge)

• Knowledge of Photo Mechanic Aperture, Quark Xpress, Suitcase, Adobe Type Manager, Microsoft Power Point, Microsoft Word, Microsoft Excel a benefit