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Friday, May 30, 2014

F/T - HBO Metadata Specialist, Time Warner (NY)

HBO Metadata Specialist, Time Warner – NY

Time Warner is seeking HBO Metadata Specialist to perform large-scale catalog projects: asset metadata mining and migration, standardization, and quality initiatives, etc.

• New comer will assist with the construction of improved cataloging standards
• He/she will verify best practices are followed for digital deliveries; maintains shared libraries for digital storage and relevant databases, documents, and manifests
• Implements the strategic HBO Archives asset management lifecycle roadmap in support of long-term preservation and storage initiativesPRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES
• Contributes as a member of functional teams to develop standardized archival processes for the organization, indexing, storage and retrieval of digital and physical assets
• Ensures accurate control and timely reporting of inventory of digital and physical video, audio, document and data assets
• Creates detailed descriptions of digital and physical video, audio, documents and data assets
• Enters information and metadata into a digital asset database for accurate retrieval and asset management
• Assists users in researching and locating desired assets
• Recommends modifications and improvements to digital assets database structure and categories; implements approved changes
• Responsible for accurate workflow documentation, data analysis, and ongoing data verification activities; familiarity with data modeling
• Implements controlled vocabularies and title registries in the archive; suggests and vets new vocabulary additions
• Regularly uses digital tools to process legacy data and undertake long-term data normalization projects under the direction of archive managers; may suggest new tools to improve workflow processes.
• Conducts research utilizing internal and external data sets, including historical or obsolete legacy data sets, thereby ensuring accurate, complete and timely reporting of the archive’s digital and physical inventory of moving image, sound, document and data assets
• Catalogs archive assets in databases inclusive of data migration processes and/or original cataloging following archive standards and best practices


• Advanced asset metadata administration, cataloging skills and archive collection management administration
• 2+ working in an entertainment or related archive environment
• Ability to work in a DAM/MAM and traditional studio archive hybrid environment, proven creativity & innovation skills, understanding of current entertainment technology, proven ability to apply modern library and information theory to practice (implement concepts in real-world situations)
• Exhibit a high level of integrity; attention to detail; critical thinking skills; ability to work independently
• Strong familiarity with copyright law and copyright research as related to media asset management processes
• Master of Library and Information Science (MLIS) or closely related field is highly preferred