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The Associated Press is the essential global news network, delivering fast, unbiased news from every corner of the world to all media platforms and formats. Founded in 1846, AP today is the largest and most trusted source of independent news and information. On any given day, more than half the world's population sees news from AP. In 2010 Associated Press earned the No. 12 spot on the InformationWeek 500, an annual listing of the nation's most innovative users of business technology. InformationWeek recognized AP for the transformation of its end-to-end technology infrastructure over the past seven years. In just the past four years, more than 50 major software development, metadata, business technology or infrastructure projects have been under way to support AP's evolving digital businesses. The Associated Press is seeking a Metadata Manager for its NYC/Cranbury, NJ office location. The Metadata Manager will be responsible for developing and maintaining metadata standards across AP's diverse set of content and products. Responsibilities will include all aspects of working with metadata schema, such as information modeling, XML validation, transformation and testing. Additional duties will include maintaining schema artifacts (like XML schema definitions, metadata mapping tables and editorial workflow documentation), performing metadata and content analysis, and developing technical specifications for populating and transforming metadata structures and values. This position reports to the Deputy Director of Schema Standards and is within the AP's Information Management group. Primary responsibilities * Collaborate with journalists, technologists, product development and members of the Information Management team to define and document metadata schema across media types and products. * Gather business requirements for content and content metadata, and capture and maintain business rules related to metadata modeling and transforms. * Design, develop and execute content and metadata analyses, interpret results and provide written summaries and reports. * Work with Development and QA to specify and test schemas and transforms and to communicate changes to stakeholders. Knowledge, Skills and Abilities * Master's degree in Library & Information Science, in addition to two years of professional work experience in the job offered or a related occupation. * Familiarity with XML and XML schema languages. Knowledge of XPath, XSLT or XQuery a plus. * Experience creating and implementing metadata schemas and taxonomies or controlled vocabularies. * Experience providing requirements to technical teams. Hands on programming experience a plus. * Familiarity with databases and query languages. Statistical data or content analysis experience a plus. * Familiarity with the publishing, entertainment or media industries a plus. * Excellent written and oral communications skills. * Demonstrated ability to work effectively across groups to achieve objectives. AP seeks to build an inclusive organization grounded in respect for differences. We support all aspects of diversity and provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, age, sexual orientation, disability or status as a veteran in accordance with applicable nondiscrimination laws. Please go to http://careers.ap.org<http://careers.ap.org/> to apply.
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