CBS Corporation Director, Metadata Management in New York, New York

Director, Metadata Management

REF#: 29270


JOB TYPE: Full-Time Staff




SHOWTIME and its critically-acclaimed, award-winning original series continue to make their mark on the cultural landscape, with one of the most successful programming slates in all of television. With an impressive line-up of new and returning original series, the SHOWTIME hit dramas and comedies include HOMELAND, SHAMELESS, BILLIONS, RAY DONOVAN, THE AFFAIR, EPISODES, DICE, the upcoming drama I’M DYING UP HERE, the limited series GUERRILLA and PURITY, and the highly anticipated return of TWIN PEAKS.

Original series play a key part in the SHOWTIME programming mix, along with box office hits, comedy and music specials, provocative documentaries, and hard-hitting sports programming, including the flagship franchise SHOWTIME CHAMPIONSHIP BOXING®, the Emmy Award-winning documentary series ALL ACCESS, A SEASON WITH and the Emmy Award-winning veteran series INSIDE THE NFL.

Showtime Networks Inc. (SNI), a wholly-owned subsidiary of CBS Corporation, owns and operates the premium television networks SHOWTIME®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ and FLIX®, and also offers SHOWTIME ON DEMAND®, THE MOVIE CHANNEL™ ON DEMAND and FLIX ON DEMAND®, and the network's authentication service SHOWTIME ANYTIME®. Showtime Digital Inc., a wholly-owned subsidiary of SNI, operates the stand-alone streaming service SHOWTIME®. SNI also manages Smithsonian Networks™, a joint venture between SNI and the Smithsonian Institution, which offers Smithsonian Channel™, and offers Smithsonian Earth™ through SN Digital LLC. SNI markets and distributes sports and entertainment events for exhibition to subscribers on a pay-per-view basis through SHOWTIME PPV. For more information, go to [1]


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The Director, Metadata Management works collaboratively to lead efforts to develop Showtime’s metadata policies and maintain metadata integrity, working with a wide range of internal stakeholders and external partners. The person in this role will develop and implement metadata standards to ensure accuracy and completeness of daily published metadata, with the goal of enhancing marketing effectiveness and brand consistency for Showtime programs and services across platforms. This role is also responsible for documentation, analysis and ongoing metadata quality assurance activities.

This role requires excellent communication and organizational skills, and a passion for the subject. In addition to diving deep into the details, the person in this role will also be an advocate for best practices in metadata creation, management and distribution across all departments in the company which play a role in the metadata supply chain.

Principal Responsibilities:

  • Develop and implement metadata standards, and monitor Showtime metadata in electronic program guides, apps, websites and other consumer points of discovery for completeness, accuracy, and brand consistency.

  • Document and monitor internal metadata points of creation, processes, and systems as well as external metadata distribution. Consult with key stakeholders from Showtime Operations, Programming, PR, Digital Media, IT, Creative Services and Product Management/Development groups and establish recommendations to streamline approach and implement best practices.

  • Manage ongoing relationships with metadata providers, industry trade associations and third-party vendors.

  • Oversee Showtime Marketing Feed partner integration, approvals, and evolution of schema, webpage and process.

  • Manage the registration, ingest and distribution of unique ID’s (e.g. -internal, EIDR, TMS)


  • Degree in Information Science, Library Science, or equivalent experience is preferred. 7+ years of experience in metadata and digital asset management, media asset management, and master data management in the media and entertainment industry.

  • Understanding of media landscape and related technologies, programming logic and database architectures, SEO, as well as metadata management technologies (inclusive of structural, technical, descriptive, administrative and rights metadata).

  • Strong knowledge of media and entertainment metadata, protocols, standards, file-based workflows, supply-chain automation, data attribution, validation, new products.

  • An understanding of information taxonomy and metadata schemas, as well as knowledge of the digital media landscape, including internet, asset management and metadata technologies.

  • Attention to detail, critical thinking skills, excellent communication and interpersonal skills, the ability to work independently with an entrepreneurial spirit and collaborate cross-functionally with many departments within an organization.

  • Experience working on business requirements for search and discovery across linear and on-demand platforms.

  • Ability translate complex technical concepts into meaningful business communication.

  • Familiarity with Java, XML, JSON.



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