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Associate, Digital Content

Company: Sony Corporation
Location: Santa Monica
Posted on: May 12, 2022

Job Description:

Extreme Music, formed in 1997, is renowned in the industry and around the world for its boundary-pushing approach to production music. Its A-list roster has yielded diverse award-winning collections and includes artists and composers such as Quincy Jones, Hans Zimmer, Sir George Martin, Snoop Dogg, Xzibit, and Junkie XL to name a few. Extreme's client and project list is a veritable who's who or what's what in the entertainment field working with all major networks and studios, ad agencies and production companies. Extreme Music is headquartered in London, with its creative operations based in a 7,500 square-foot production compound in Santa Monica, California. For more Extreme information visit Extreme Music is the Production Music House under Sony Music Publishing. Job Purpose: You will be working with the Technology Department and Audio Team to maintain the company's digital audio assets, ensuring the quality of metadata, artwork, and sound. You'll be responsible for delivering our library to clients through various means, including physical hard drives, FTP, or third-party systems. You will also be working to identify, specify, and implement automations and workflow improvements. What You'll Do: Maintaining Digital Content, Assets, and Documentation Create quarterly updates to hard drives that will be delivered to clients. Prepare audio files and custom reports for delivery to clients (either on-demand or according to agreed schedules). Write and update delivery documentation, logging any changes of procedure, delivery specification, or point-of-contact. Assist with outlining strategies for deliveries. Technical and Support Contact for Staff and Clients Oversee hard drive and file-related issues, coordinating with staff and clients to resolve problems. Work with global teams to answer questions on track metadata and copyrights. Use or suggest alternative delivery methods to ensure clients receive their requested files. Escalate issues with files or delivery systems to internal/external teams as necessary. Quality Control Perform routine testing and verification of physical inventory, deliverables, and processes, coordinating with the Information Systems Analyst to ensure systems are performing to specification. Ensure all third-party systems are up-to-date, consistent, and have accurate metadata. Monitor the back catalog for missing or incorrect data on all fields and execute corrections in Backstage. Monitor website search results and link/unlink terms within Backstage to ensure search functionality is well-optimized. Coordinate with Music Supervisors and the Music Services Team to identify and perform catalog-wide metadata changes in Backstage. Who You Are: Excellent communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills. Excellent problem-solving skills. Ability to communicate technical ideas or problems succinctly and understandably to non-technical people, both verbally and in writing. Excellent attention to detail with the ability to work at a fast pace, prioritize, and multitask without sacrificing quality. Strong cross-platform experience with the ability to work smoothly on both macOS and Windows. Strong experience using the Windows and macOS command line. Strong proficiency in Microsoft Excel. Experience with digital file formatting and bulk file renaming. Experience using FTP clients and accessing Amazon S3 buckets. Experience using Soundminer and Avid is a plus (e.g. metadata embedding, file exports, and playlist or bin creation). Experience with Batch, Bash, or Python is a plus. Familiarity with Jira/Confluence is a plus. Video and sound editing experience is a plus. College degree or equivalent. What We Give You: You join an inclusive, collaborative, and global community where you can fuel the creative journey A modern office environment designed to foster productivity, creativity, and teamwork An attractive and comprehensive benefits package including medical, dental, vision, life & disability coverage, and 401K + employer matching Voluntary benefits like company-paid identity theft protection and resources for pets, mental health and meditation resources, industry-leading fertility coverage, fully paid leave for childbirth or bonding, fully paid leave for caregivers, programs for loved ones with developmental disabilities and neurodiversity, subsidized back-up child and elder care, and reimbursement for adoption, surrogacy, tuition, and student loans We invest in your professional growth & development Time off for a winter recess and early close Summer Fridays Sony is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, sex (including pregnancy), gender, national origin, citizenship, ancestry, age, physical or mental disability, military status, status as a veteran or disabled veteran, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, marital or family status, genetic information, medical condition, or any other basis protected by applicable federal, state, or local law, ordinance, or regulation. EEO is the Law EEO is the Law Supplement Right to Work (English/Spanish) E-Verify Participation (English/Spanish) As part of our commitment to health and safety, this position requires that the job candidate be fully vaccinated against COVID-19. Please note that an applicant will be considered fully vaccinated two weeks after their second dose in a 2-dose vaccine series (Pfizer or Moderna), or two weeks after a single-dose vaccine (Johnson & Johnson's Janssen vaccine). The Company will consider requests for reasonable accommodations for documented medical reasons and for sincerely held religious beliefs in accordance with applicable law. Please do not include proof of vaccine status or any indication of a possible request for an accommodation when submitting your application materials. If applicable, the Company will follow up with you directly to request proof of vaccination and to discuss any potential accommodations.

Keywords: Sony Corporation, Santa Monica , Associate, Digital Content, Other , Santa Monica, California

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