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Taxonomy Strategist - Editorial/Descriptive Metadata

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Netflix Expired
Los Angeles, CA, USA

We are seeking a senior-level Taxonomy Strategist who has experience with and passion for bringing structure to large-scale, disparate databases and vocabularies that support the many unique attributes  of  movies, shows and games. Your experience includes implementing best practices and driving adoption of taxonomies.  The taxonomies this person develops will support content metadata that can be both technical and creative in nature. You must be adept at setting up users for success in applying both objective and subjective points of metadata. You will be responsible for scoping, creating, and maintaining data dictionaries, controlled vocabularies, schema governance, and data integrity/enforcement.

We are looking for someone who has extensive experience creating and governing taxonomies and metadata schemas. Collaborating with cross-functional partners, the ideal candidate will be confident in making informed decisions. They possess the communication skills to successfully advocate for and gain acceptance of new taxonomy-related processes and governance policies. You have experience developing taxonomies for a consumer-facing product or service, preferably related to the entertainment industry.

As an Editorial Creative Taxonomy Strategist, you will work closely with the Product, Content and Marketing teams to define, develop, maintain and govern common taxonomies that will allow Netflix to maximize how we describe our titles to members and partners. You will also partner with Creative Operations, Platform Engineering, and Product Engineering to introduce user-focused, scalable solutions for applying metadata to creative assets.

You are comfortable working in an environment where giving and receiving feedback is the norm and successful teammates do not shy away from difficult conversations.

Reporting to the Editorial Curation & Taxonomy Manager, this is an exempt role. Preferred location is Los Gatos or Los Angeles, but will consider US Remote, with some required travel to California.

Responsibilities include:

  • Defining new taxonomies and metadata related to both the technical and creative attributes for movies, shows and games.
  • Auditing existing taxonomies and improving their efficiency.
  • Reconciling disparate taxonomies and metadata across teams.
  • Surveying and interviewing stakeholders and observing current workflows.
  • Ensuring metadata is defined such that its integrity will not be compromised by cultural bias.
  • Working with subject matter experts to define workflows and standards for metadata application.
  • Working closely with engineering partners to identify solution requirements, including tooling and intuitive UI for metadata application.
  • Evangelizing the importance of the adoption of common taxonomies.
  • Working with team experts to develop training materials and sessions.
  • Establishing a governance framework for taxonomies.
  • Establishing maintenance systems for taxonomies.
  • Creating and maintaining documentation to support taxonomies.
  • Reviewing other taxonomies and collaborating with Taxonomy Team colleagues.

  • Experience defining and developing taxonomy and metadata schemas.
  • Experience working with a global catalog, consumer-facing experiences, and creative content like movies, shows and games.
  • Experience working in a high-volume content environment.
  • Experience working with systems shared across internal teams and vendors.
  • Experience establishing a governance system.
  • Excellent communication skills: written, verbal and presentation.
  • Able to work with and manage multiple stakeholders' expectations and priorities.
  • Ability to set goals and work independently in a highly cross-functional, non-hierarchical workplace.
  • Ability to influence across various function groups.
  • Experience working in a global context, sensitive to regional requirements.
  • Familiarity with software development cycles and practices.
Nice to Have:

  • Masters degree in related fields: Data Management, Computer Science, Library & Information Science
  • Experience working in the entertainment industry.
  • Interest in Machine Learning and/or Artificial Intelligence capabilities.
  • Interest in Information Architecture, User Experience and/or Human Computer Interaction.
  • Experience with Rights Management.
  • Experience with Multilingual Taxonomies.
  • Experience with DAMS and/or MAMS.
  • Familiarity with Ontologies and Graph Models.

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Employer: Netflix (@WeAreNetflix)
Location: Los Angeles, CA, USA
Posted Date: 02/03/2023
Expiry Date: 10/04/2023
Type: Full-Time
Categories: Librarian / Information Professional / Archivist, Metadata / Taxonomy Designer
Ref: DN-JB-1195
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