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Director, Metadata Services


Director, Metadata Services (full-time)


Atlanta, GA USA

Application Date

September 03, 2019

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Tech at Turner

45 years ago we changed the face of television, and we continue that today by building and delivering next-generation entertainment and technology solutions across the globe. Our innovations impact advertising, data management, information security, content creation and delivery, business operations, broadcasting and ultimately, the fan experience.
As a technologist at Turner, you will work at the intersection of art and science. You’ll work for brands that inform and entertain the world including [adult swim], Bleacher Report, Boomerang, Cartoon Network, CNN, ELEAGUE, Great Big Story, HLN, iStreamPlanet, TBS, Turner Classic Movies (TCM), TNT, truTV and Turner Sports- which includes the NBA, NCAA March Madness, Major League Baseball and the UEFA Champions League. You’ll be part of a company that enables community and belonging by creating content that connects with fans when, how and where they want it.

The Job

The Director of Metadata Services is responsible for the development, management and metadata integrity within Turner’s system of record, its content annotation application and the taxonomy management system that supports both. These three major applications combine to supply metadata to critical revenue and consumer-facing downstream systems, as well as content description metadata, which has multiple uses ranging from marketing to advertising to recommendation engines.

The Daily

  • Monitors and evaluates the industry landscape and aligns the Metadata Services department with these best practices in mind.
  • Acts as a strategic partner with Brand programming, Data Science software developers, content distribution partners and ad sales to develop/implement metadata governance for our Brands.
  • Evaluates new technologies and products, develops workflows and recommends and/or vets products that offer automated (AI) solutions to content tagging.
  • Functions as an advocate across the entire organization and to upper management on the value of accurate and relevant metadata.
  • Participates in industry panel discussion on metadata best practices and represents WarnerMedia at conferences and symposiums.
  • Oversees the day-to-day functions and long-term development of Metadata Services; includes managing the execution of daily workflows, performance management, work schedules, and PTO requests.
  • Defines and implements positions to support Metadata Services department.
  • Oversees liaison efforts and client outreach between Metadata Services and Brand Partners.
  • Supports Leadership and strategic direction of Metadata Services through regular feedback and in-depth data-gathering.
  • Provides Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) of content description metrics and titles metrics in support of Executive Dashboards and Accounting.

The Essentials

  • 5-8 years’ experience in metadata services with a media company.
  • 3-5 years’ experience managing a metadata or database team or organization.
  • Working knowledge of cataloging, indexing, archiving as it relevant to media.
  • Familiarity with data modeling and developing taxonomies.
  • Proven communicator who able to present concepts and workflows clearly in presentations for a range of audiences.
  • Master of Library or Information Science degree from an accredited institution or Master’s degree from a related field.

The Perks

  • Paid time off every year to volunteer
  • Access to well-being tools, resources, and freebies
  • 2018 Best Company for Working Mothers
  • 2018 Best Company for Dads
  • An in-house learning and development team to help shape and grow your career
  • Part of the WarnerMedia family of powerhouse brands

Turner Broadcasting System, Inc. and its subsidiaries are Equal Opportunity Employers and E-Verify users. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or protected veteran status.