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Metadata Specialist

Metadata Specialist

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Job Description

The Metadata Specialist works as part of a team that accurately creates, enters, edits, and maintains product information elements (metadata) that drive discovery on all products. He or she focuses on ensuring completeness, accuracy, and suitability of all metadata.

  • AMAZON.COM AND AUDIBLE.COM SERIES AFFILIATIONS AND AUTHORITIES MONITORING: The Metadata Specialist uses internal and third party resources to research and compile book series information that drives online discovery and display to customers. The Metadata Specialist uses internal and third party resources to research and compile information that drives authorities related to titlesets, contributors (e.g. authors, narrators, translators), and recognition (awards, lists, reviews) that drive online discovery and display to customers. She or he works with Customer Care, Business Affairs, Merchandising, and customers to improve the completeness, accuracy, and timeliness of Audible series and authorities information.
  • PRODUCT METADATA CREATION AND PROGRAMMING: The Metadata Specialist creates new product records, handles the required programming actions, and maintains end-to-end tracking systems for all products. This requires daily review, maintenance, and communication.
  • PRODUCT METADATA INDEXING AND PUBLISHING: The Metadata Specialist proofreads, fact-checks, for product descriptions and supporting information prior to releasing a product to be published to the online marketplace. Key elements such as a product's company identification, on-sale date, territory rights, availability, provider, royalty earner, title, descriptive copy, and all taxonomy elements are top priority areas of review. After review, she or he publishes the product metadata to the customer-facing application. The Metadata Specialist also provides QA for Audible style in product
  • An avid consumer of online media, including books (audio and print), blogs, podcasts, and other digital content
  • A self-starter with impeccable organizational and analytical skills
  • A confident and upbeat communicator via written and verbal business communication skillsHighly organized and detail oriented
  • Able to thrive in a high-energy, entrepreneurial environmentAccomplished manager of projects

Basic Qualifications

  • B.A., B.S., or equivalent degree, preferably in the humanities
  • Minimum one year professional proofreading, copy-editing, and fact-checking experience in publishing
  • Minimum one year experience in Web-based publishing environment
  • Familiarity with social media and Web-based research tools (e.g., Google)
  • Technical proficiency in Windows operating environment
  • Fluency in Outlook, Excel, and MS Word
  • Advanced Excel skills and experience using advanced features such as pivot tables and VLOOKUP.
  • Demonstrated multi-tasking and problem solving skills in a fast-paced, time-sensitive environment
  • Demonstrated ability to work with a wide variety of people
  • Demonstrated effective presentation skills
  • Demonstrated focused attention to detail
  • Highly organized
  • Data-entry awareness and experience

Preferred Qualifications

  • Audible/Amazon experience

We have a comprehensive benefits package but here are some of the fun perks:
  • Daily catered lunch, Monday breakfast and juice bar, snacks and Friday happy hours
  • Free onsite gym and 25% fitness reimbursement
  • Seasonal sports clubs - basketball, hockey, soccer, volleyball, softball and more
  • Company sponsored events
  • Transit reimbursement, paid parking and shuttle service\
  • Tuition assistance
  • Annual Amazon discount
  • Meaningful community involvement opportunities including mentoring interns, literacy tutoring and Audible Scholars, along with collaboration on start-up projects incubating in Newark Venture Partners

Audible, Inc. is the world’s largest seller and producer of spoken audio entertainment, information and educational programming. Since inventing and commercializing the first portable digital audio player in 1997, our focus on technological innovation and superior programming has earned us millions of subscribers around the world. We’re an Amazon subsidiary with a presence on four different continents, yet we maintain a startup vibe and small company feel. We offer more than 375,000 downloadable audiobooks, audio editions of periodicals, and other programs, and an escalating array of listening products that enrich daily life for a growing population of people who want to be more productive, well-informed, and thoughtfully entertained.

Audible is an Equal Opportunity Employer-Minority/ Female/ Disability/ Vet