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Job Opening: Taxonomist and Metadata Specialist

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  • Annie Wang
    Taxonomist and Metadata Specialist Tribune is one of the country s premier media companies, with broadcasting, publishing and internet operations in the
    Message 1 of 1 , Feb 23, 2007
      Taxonomist and Metadata Specialist

      Tribune is one of the country's premier media
      companies, with broadcasting, publishing and internet
      operations in the nation's major markets. Tribune
      Interactive, the internet division of the Tribune
      Company, is actively seeking a Taxonomist and Metadata
      Specialist to join the Product Development team and
      contribute to the consumer experience and future
      success of our news and information websites. Working
      closely with the Director of data strategy, this role
      will help with establishing and managing data
      framework and foundation to support the overall data
      strategy. This team member will work closely with key
      stakeholders and various team members throughout the
      organization to gain a thorough understanding of
      consumer and business needs and work cross
      functionally to determine and implement solutions that
      meet the needs of our consumers and deliver on our
      business goals.

      ・ Develop, expand and manage taxonomy/thesaurus
      and named entity files to support the overall data
      ・ Define and manage business rules for
      categorization, classification and concept/entity
      extraction to put our taxonomy and named entity files
      in action.
      ・ Manage taxonomy, meta tagging and concept
      extraction tools to best leverage technology to
      achieve the business objectives.
      ・ Develop best practices, operating manuals, and
      provide trainings to producers/editors to enable the
      adoption of taxonomy across all markets and products.
      ・ Conduct tracking, reporting and resolution of
      taxonomy management issues.
      ・ Conduct SEO keyword research and analysis on
      user-generated taxonomy (Folksonomy) to synchronize
      our enterprise taxonomy with the user’s
      ・ Participate in the design of meta tagging
      interface for integrating taxonomy with the content
      management system.

      ・ 5 + year experience developing and implementing
      taxonomy/thesaurus for large-scale and consumer facing
      web sites
      ・ 3+ year experience developing and applying
      ・ Strong background in the fields of information
      classification and the use of metadata to drive
      content delivery.
      ・ Broad understanding of the web, dynamic
      data-driven web sites and associated technologies.
      ・ Experience with taxonomy management and
      concept/entity extraction tools.
      ・ Experience with database development, search
      technologies, Web services, and content and asset
      ・ Exceptional analytical, verbal, and written
      communication skills.
      ・ Comfortable communicating with and taking input
      from a variety of people, including senior management.
      ・ Ability to handle multiple projects in a fast-
      paced environment with a high level of service
      ・ Detail oriented with excellent organization,
      analytical, and problem solving skills.
      ・ Must be able to work independently and as a
      member of a larger team.
      ・ Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced
      degree in Linguistics or Library & Information Science
      is preferred
      If interested in this position, please e-mail your
      resume to:

      Melaine Caldarella
      Tribune Interactive
      435 North Michigan Avenue
      Chicago, IL 60611

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