Taxonomist, CNN Library, Turner Broadcasting, Atlanta GA

Job Title: Taxonomist - CNN - Library
Job Category: Librarian Science
Job Location: United States - Georgia - Atlanta 
Job Type : Full Time
Requisition # : 139981BR

Posting Job Description :
 

Qualifications:
The Taxonomist for the CNN Library will require the following:

- Master's degree in Library or Information Science.
- At least 3-5 years experience in taxonomy, thesaurus, or controlled vocabulary development, preferably for text content in a media business.
- Experience working with platforms for automatic classification. 
- Hands-on experience with Smartlogic Semaphore, Temis/Luxid or similar systems is desired. 
- Understanding of metadata management and metadata standards
- Ontology development, linked data and semantic web, familiarity with SPARQL querying
- Familiarity with web publishing, SEO, and tagging or indexing news content.
- The best candidate will be a team-oriented self-starter with excellent interpersonal and communication skills who can connect well with multi-disciplinary teams. 
- You should be inquisitive and analytical, with good editorial judgment, and work well both independently and collaboratively. 
- You should be very interested in news and comfortable with a fast-paced environment.

Duties:
The Taxonomist for the CNN Library will be responsible for the following:

- Continuous, timely review of topic suggestions and storylines emerging in the news, to define, develop and place in the taxonomy.
- Ongoing development of taxonomy hierarchies, terms and relationships to support new areas of concentration in our content. 
- Development may involve text-mining and entity extraction against content, analyzing content for possible classification gaps, and identification, mapping and incorporation of external vocabularies.
- Research and selection of document sets to support topic development, auto-categorization tuning, and system QC.
- Regular review, analysis, tuning and quality control on the output of the automated classification system to optimize performance and ensure accuracy. 
- Support of linked data initiatives across the business. 

This position is located in our Atlanta headquarters (no telecommuting).
CNN is a 24x7 operation where schedules can involve evening, weekend and holiday hours, so schedule flexibility is important.

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