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Internal Application: Music Content Editor

Content- Music | Queensbury, NY | Full Time

Job Description

Are you ready to revolutionize entertainment?

Gracenote is an entertainment data and technology provider powering the world’s top music services, automakers, cable and satellite operators, and consumer electronics companies. At its core, Gracenote helps people find, discover and connect with the entertainment they love. Daily, Gracenote processes 35 billion rows of data and is quickly becoming a world-leader in return path “big data.” Over the past 3 years, the company has grown to more than 2000 employees in 17 countries, including over 600 of the world’s top engineers with a passion for music, video, sports, and entertainment technology. Founded in 1998, Gracenote is one of America’s most iconic and respected media companies.  

We are presently looking for a Music Content Editor who will be based at our offices in Queensbury, NY. 

Our team is looking for an all-around music expert to join our team. Our Music Content team is made of up specialists with a deep knowledge of regional music trends and genres. Successful candidates will have strong breadth and depth of knowledge about different genres of popular music, and are familiar with what is popular on all different types of radio stations (e.g. country, dance, adult alternative, hard rock, classic rock, R&B, urban, oldies).

The Content Music Editor will combine your music and pop culture knowledge with a sharp eye for detail in order to support music recognition, identification and playlist products. You must be detail-oriented, self-motivated and comfortable with technology, with an ability to maintain focus on tasks and deliverables under tight deadlines. 

Overall Responsibilities

  • Ensure that album and artist metadata are of highest quality
  • Apply independent judgment to review, correct and classify music-related data elements according to established standards and practices
  • Troubleshoot issues that come from customers
  • Support radio identification and recommendation products

Day-to-Day Tasks

  • Ensure that metadata in new music content adheres to our standards
  • Research artists to verify metadata and assign genres to new music content
  • Communicate issues and resolutions clearly and concisely to internal and external parties, escalating problems as needed
  • Learn and master internal Gracenote tools, technologies, data standards and processes

Professional Requirements

  • Comprehensive and well-rounded knowledge of wide array of popular music and pop culture
  • Ability to review, navigate and compare vast amounts of textual and imagery information from multiple information sources in a rapid manner
  • Familiarity with data-standardization policies and techniques, styles guides and/or normalization routines
  • Ability to work independently, surfacing problems or issues as necessary
  • Detail-oriented with good judgment, a critical eye and a strong capacity for spotting trends and/or anomalies
  • Superb internet research skills
  • Excellent writing, editing and verbal communication skills
  • Experience working with large amounts of data
  • High computer Literacy, comfortable with standard G-suite/Microsoft office tools
  • Basic understanding of the current state of the (digital) music business

Pluses

  • BA/BS degree or higher
  • Previous experience with the radio industry or related media industry job
  • Fluency/familiarity with languages other than English
  • Experience with databases and other technological infrastructure

Our passion for music, TV, movies, and sports is at the heart of everything we do. But what really makes us tick is our people. From Emeryville to Sydney and Queensbury to Amsterdam, we are building the team that’s going to disrupt the digital universe. This starts by creating a workplace where all things entertainment are celebrated and innovation can come from anyone. If you are interested in being mission critical and on the leading edge of global entertainment technology then please contact us today!

Gracenote, a Nielsen company, is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran status or any other protected class.