Sr Director, Content Curation and Metadata

Ref#: 36727
CBS Business Unit: CBS Interactive
Job Type: Full-Time Staff
Job Location: Burbank, CA, US

About Us:

CBS Interactive, a division of ViacomCBS, is the world’s largest publisher of premium digital content and a perennial top 10 Internet company. CBS Interactive’s brands span popular categories like technology, entertainment, sports, news and gaming.

Properties include the websites, apps and streaming services of the CBS Television Network such as the CBS All Access subscription service, CBS News Digital platforms including the 24/7 digital news network CBSN, and CBS Sports Digital brands including the 24-hour streaming sports news network CBS Sports HQ, as well as digital-first properties in key content verticals, including CNET, ZDNet,, GameSpot,, Metacritic and Chowhound.

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Brand Overview:
CBS All Access is CBS’ direct-to-consumer digital subscription video on-demand and live streaming service. CBS All Access gives subscribers the ability to watch more than 12,000 episodes on demand – spanning exclusive original series, CBS Television Network’s primetime, daytime and late-night shows, plus classic TV hits – as well as the ability to stream local CBS stations live across the U.S. CBS All Access’ original series include THE GOOD FIGHT, THE TWILIGHT ZONE, STRANGE ANGEL, TELL ME A STORY and NO ACTIVITY. CBS All Access is also the exclusive domestic home to PICARD, STAR TREK: DISCOVERY, and STAR TREK: LOWER DECKS. CBS All Access also includes the ability to stream CBS Interactive’s other live channels, CBSN for 24/7 news, CBS Sports HQ for sports news and analysis, and ET Live for entertainment coverage.

Role Details:
CBS Interactive is seeking a Senior Director, Content Curation and Metadata to manage the video curation team for CBS All Access products as well as MVPD products. You will create forward-thinking strategies and best practices to support our business and products, all while solving complex metadata and curations challenges focused on the growing streaming on CBS All Access. The ability to develop, own, and report on key performance metrics is critical. The ideal candidate will be an experienced operations professional who is passionate and knowledgeable about digital video curation, metadata and distribution of video to CBS Interactive websites, apps, and distribution partners.  You will be self-motivated with a deep understanding of Media and Entertainment, use cases, architecture, workflow, and ecosystem. Specifically, in Supply Chains supporting Broadcast and Digital, Broadcast and Media Operations, and Over the Top Delivery.

Your Day-to-Day:
  • Manage the daily video curation team for CBS All Access products in close partnership with the operations team and CBS affiliate group
  • Maintain and execute a curation and metadata roadmap, while architecting new workflows to help scale - continuously look for ways to improve processes and increase velocity and quality of output
  • Work with VP, Video Operations on the workflow mapping for the processing of CBS digital video assets measured against satisfaction metrics and ensure changing complex business rules and needs are reflected in operations roadmaps with ongoing international expansion
  • Create metadata specifications and standards of CBS All Access
  • Fix, troubleshoot, and debug any metadata or curation issues on CBS All Access and provide root cause analyses for all major issues
  • Manage internal and third party engineering teams to assure projects get done on time
  • Other additional duties and responsibilities as assigned
Key Projects:
  • Responsible for the CBS All Access Live TV operations team and workflow
  • Own key video migration projects from start to finish
  • Manage the affiliate group relationship
  • Oversee the live TV monthly streaming costs 
What you bring to the team:
You have -
  • Minimum 10 years in operations roles - the ideal candidate will have spent several years of their career in customer facing roles in the field of video, visual effects delivering software architecture and a proven record of effective collaborations across multiple internal organizations and interactions with partners and customers
  • Proven track record with CMS Content Publishing and understanding of content supply chain and content publishing processes
  • Expertise in cloud technology, with a record of operating scalable services using a mix of data, private and public clouds is preferred
  • Experience developing and executing operating plans in compliance with security, quality, cost, and delivery results
  • Developing and executing operations strategy in support of broader business goals
  • Strong history of driving service automation and scripting to improve operational efficiency and quality
  • Solid project management capabilities
You might also have -
  • Experience in streaming and video operations is a plus
  • Bachelor's degree in computer science, business, media or similar fields preferred

EEO Statement:
Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled
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