The BBC has been serving audiences online for more than 20 years. Across key products including BBC iPlayer, BBC News and BBC Sport, BBC Weather, bbc.co.uk and now BBC Sounds, we entertain, educate and inform audiences in their millions every day.
Behind the scenes, however, we have work to do. We are making the shift from being a broadcaster that speaks to our audiences to being a service that is shaped by them and designed around their wants and needs. We are creating personalised products and services that bring the right content, to the right people, at the right times – a personalised BBC. It will be our greatest leap since iPlayer, and that’s why it is right at the top of our agenda.
Delivering it is going to require a fundamental reshaping of the BBC’s culture and how we work. For the new Content Metadata workstream in our Content Production Workflows department, the first task is a ground-up rethink of our approaches to describing and classifying all of our content -- journalism, audio, video and digital alike.
This means asking ourselves some big questions: What metadata do we need to deliver a personalised BBC? What does the future of tagging at the BBC look like? Importantly, as we increasingly move into subjective metadata, we also have to ask ourselves policy questions: what would it mean for us to say some programmes are “scary”? What is the difference between Fleabag and Mrs Brown’s Boys, when the metadata tells us they are both “Sitcoms”?
Working with the Editorial and Technical leads on Common Metadata, the Data Manager will help to answer these questions and ask more like them
Contract type: FT Permanent
Location: London W12 7TP
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