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ViacomCBS Metadata Media Specialist, MultiPlatform Distribution in New York, New York

REF#: 38057

CBS BUSINESS UNIT: CBS Television Network

JOB TYPE: Temporary / Per Diem / Freelance




CBS was established in 1928, when founder William Paley purchased 16 independent radio stations and christened them the Columbia Broadcast System. Today, with more than 200 television stations and affiliates reaching virtually every home in the United States, CBS's total network lineup was watched by more than 110 million people a week during the 2017/2018 season. CBS has been the #1 network in primetime for 10 consecutive seasons. The network has the #1 comedy/scripted program, THE BIG BANG THEORY; #1 newsmagazine, 60 MINUTES; #l late night program, THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT and #1 daytime drama, THE YOUNG AND THE RESTLESS. Its programming arms include CBS Entertainment, CBS News and CBS Sports.


The Metadata Media Specialist, MultiPlatform Distribution (MPD) will be responsible for the metadata capture, validation, and quality assurance of incoming assets for MPD’s media workloads. This process also consists of enforcing metadata tagging models (including the monitoring and correction of machine learning applications). The Metadata Media Specialist will work with various internal and external stakeholders, including product owners, senior managers, and department managers, to continually enhance MPD’s content aggregation workflows for current and future business opportunities.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Focus on the metadata maintenance and quality assurance of incoming assets for global distribution platforms.

  • Curate incoming assets to automate the assets’ lifecycles as well as maximize the assets’ value for present and future business use cases.

  • Maintain guidelines and procedures for consistent content organization, tag management, and metadata governance.

  • Assist in the testing, creation, and implementation of guidelines and procedures for content tagging opportunities to support future business requirements.

  • Continual focus to optimize and/or eliminate workflows applied to content processing.

  • Interface with technical teams as needed to refine applications and processes.

  • Train and support others on the use of operational applications and processes.

  • Perform other duties as assigned.


The ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge, experience, and talents:

  • A passion for media and entertainment is desired.

  • Extreme attention to detail is a requirement.

  • Experience in the media & entertainment industry relating to one or more of the following areas - metadata management, digital video and audio, asset management systems/platforms, multimedia formats, and international localization

  • 3+ years of experience with content management practices, video/audio formats and standards

  • Knowledge of production and media supply chain’s workflows and best practices

  • Excellent teamwork, written and verbal communication skills

  • Excellent time management skills, with the ability to prioritize and multi-task under shifting deadlines within a fast-paced environment

  • Self-motivated, results-oriented team player


EEO Statement:

ViacomCBS is an equal opportunity employer (EOE) including disability/vet.

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