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Metadata Specialist, Interactive Originals

  • Los Gatos, California
  • Enhanced Content

The Role
Netflix is looking for a Metadata Specialist to join our Enhanced Content team, based in our Los Gatos, CA, headquarters. We work to connect our 100+ million users with the movies and TV shows they love, and this role will contribute in a unique way by creating unprecedented information architecture and editorial metadata for our upcoming Interactive Content slate.
The Metadata Specialist will report into our Content Infrastructure Manager and partner tightly with Product Innovation teams such as Design and Creative, as well as with engineering teams like UI and Content Platform. The role will require a superstar who can smartly bounce between editorial strategy sessions with Design and Product Management, and data model creation or asset debugging sessions with UI Development and QA Engineering teams.

The Responsibilities
The Metadata Specialist is responsible for creating, adapting and maintaining unique, episode-level metadata for Netflix’s global Interactive Originals titles. The Specialist is responsible for collaborating with a myriad of internal teams to ensure timely creation of metadata recipes and fulfillment of new episodes coming onto the service. The Specialist is also integral in providing feedback about new user requirements for internal, proprietary tools unique to this slate of the catalog, as well as providing insight and support into A/B tests, focus groups, or other market research. Light travel is required.

The Ideal Candidate
The ideal candidate is a self-motivated individual who has a proven ability to self-lead while motivating his or her peers to achieve the team’s goals. S/he must command strong interpersonal and communication skills. S/he must be equally comfortable with stable processes and ambiguous outcomes, and thrives when reaching established goals as well as defining new milestones for themselves. A successful Metadata Specialist will be a tenacious detail-oriented problem solver, who can’t rest until all the details are accounted for!

The Qualifications
• 3+ years in content management with a focus on metadata for a digital catalog
• Heads down with project details while heads up on working cross-functionally
• Thrives in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment with evolving requirements
• Equally comfortable strategizing on editorial positions and in technical problem-solving
• Proven ability to autonomously manage and drive projects to completion
• Experience with gathering and documenting end user requirements for CMS is preferred
• Bachelor’s Degree in Information Architecture, Library Sciences or related discipline is preferred