Full Time Job

Coordinator, Metadata Operations

A+E Networks

Stamford, CT 05-19-2021
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  • Paid
  • Full Time
  • Mid (2-5 years) Experience
Job Description
Production Operations and Engineering consists of a wide range of media centric roles. We are responsible for managing the entire life cycle of A+E's programming. This is where we produce, transform, broadcast and distribute content as well as run the tech infrastructure for the Media Supply chain. We are an energetic team that fulfills the business objectives within a thriving dynamic industry. Developing new solutions to continually improve the user experience of our customers, consumers and colleagues is our mandate. If you have the determination and aptitude we are seeking for a role in this challenging and rewarding business and are eager to work for a department that sets the standard for our industry, then we look forward to speaking with you!

The Metadata Operations Coordinator would join a team of a team of highly motivated business professionals to perform the metadata fulfillment needs in support of digital fulfillment of A+E Networks' programming across global platforms and high profile digital partners, including Video-On-Demand, TV Everywhere, OTT, SVOD, Brand Sites and cross-platforms apps and devices both domestically and internationally. This position often requires the ability to prioritize complex tasks, work through a large volume of content at a steady pace and the ability to delegate tasks as needed. It may also require working during off hours and during the weekend.

• Ensure the timely and accurate provisioning and quality of metadata content in accordance with our contractual obligations and goals set forth by the management team.
• Monitor linear air dates as well as coordinating with the AETN Programming Department in order to secure the appropriate information required for the successful preparation of metadata in adherence to distribution deadlines.
• Perform quality control and proofing of metadata fields for XML distribution and content distribution for our various distribution partners, as well as our owned and operated products.
• Assist in managing projects, keeping track of detailed tasks, and identifying resource requirements.
• Work with technical teams to provide support and perform UAT testing on the development associated with new and existing workflows and emerging technology.
• Provide daily status updates and reporting as required by the manager; especially as it relates to any changes in linear air dates, or specific metadata that may affect the distribution of one or more distribution channels.
• Prepare specific keyword and/or editing of descriptive copy in adherence to client specifications and Search Engine Optimization(SEO) best practices and guidelines.
• Quickly learn complex and continually changing workflows.
• Join a team of highly skilled, highly motivated individuals.


You will learn about existing and emerging metadata standards, tools, and best practices. You'll further your knowledge of how to prioritize tasks, multitask, achieve goals and participate in a company culture based on collaboration, creativity, coordination, accountability, respect and trust. You'll refine your communication skills when collaborating with multiple internal teams as you fulfill requests. You'll also learn multiple complex workflows and how to contribute toward building new ones in our ever-expanding realm of responsibilities.


• BA/BS Degree
• 2-3 years prior experience in the metadata publishing environment is preferred.
• Must be detail-oriented with exceptional organizational, time management and communication skills.
• Proactive work ethic while maintaining a keen focus on accuracy in a detailed oriented workflow is a must.
• Experience with metadata best practices, SEO, taxonomy a plus.
• Experience with XML metadata and video encoding technologies is a plus.
• Experience with digital delivery protocols and technologies a plus (FTP, SFTP, Aspera).
• Positive attitude with a desire to excel in a team-oriented culture.
• Strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office Excel, Google Sheets, or other spreadsheet software is a must.
• The ability to ensure a high-quality and consistent metadata experience for our viewership in support of the enterprise.
• Ability to work collaboratively across a highly cross-functional and fast-paced environment.
• Must have a flexible schedule and willing to work evenings and weekends.
• Passion for new technology and a desire to work in the entertainment/media industry.

Jobcode: Reference SBJ-re89w5-3-236-170-171-42 in your application.

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