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Friday, February 21, 2014

F/T - Metadata Strategist, Shutterstock (NY)

Metadata Strategist, Shutterstock – NY

Shutterstock is looking for a metadata strategist to champion and lead metadata strategy, effectiveness, and standards in support of the findability of digital assets. We’re looking for a specialist who understands how to use language to optimize the value of digital media.
Day-to-day responsibilities include:
  • Drive revenue optimization initiatives through the discovery of key-insights into descriptive metadata eco-system dynamics.
  • Define and lead the implementation of metadata strategies to scale digital assets discovery and sales conversion.
  • Be the thought leader on introducing and exploring concepts around keyword methodologies, disambiguation techniques, ontologies/taxonomies, containment hierarchies, etc.
  • Own metrics related to metadata including quantity and type of descriptive attributes per asset, keyword relevancy, effectiveness, conversions and ROI.
  • Analyze performance of metadata application and usage, including keyword trends around seasonality, language, geo-specific terms, and cultural relevance.
  • Stakeholder specific to metadata for the development of content moderation services including linguistic and semantic analyses, metadata application, consistency, and relevancy.
  • Partner with the SEO and SEM teams to discover opportunities in metadata, implement validation test scenarios and define the desired outcomes of metadata clusters, synonym rings, and similarity search.
  • Establish smart, semantic auto-mapping to create seamless integration and interoperability across multiple descriptive attributes, international languages and character sets.
  • Hands-On Approach: You should be sharp, love rolling up your sleeves, getting your hands dirty, working alongside your team and leading by example.
  • Entrepreneurial inclination to discover innovative opportunities for applying analytical techniques to business strategies.
  • Working knowledge of media data standards, examples include; IPTC, EMM, Metadata Standards Group, Exif, XMP, RDF, Dublin Core, ONIX, etc.
  • Experience in resolving search and information organization issues around synonym rings, synsets, homographs, polysemes, stop words, etc.
  • Experience with impact analysis reporting and information visualization techniques – comfortable with statistics and data visualization in Excel.
  • Strong understanding of information organization architecture, digital asset management systems, database relationships, semantic modeling, metadata mapping and transformation.
Bachelor’s Degree in Computer Science, MLS, Business, or the equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Knowledge and understanding of the image stock industry business.
  • Experience with project planning, resource allocation, and cost modeling.
Equal Opportunity Employer, M/F/D/V

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