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Music Editor

Company: The Nielsen Company
Location: Oldsmar
Posted on: June 10, 2021

Job Description:

Music Editor - 87026

Gracenote - USA Oldsmar, Florida

Location: Queensbury, NY or Oldsmar FL

Shift: Days 9-5:30

Salary: Entry Level

Editor, Rap/Hip-Hop and R&B Music Specialist (U.S.)

We are looking for a Rap/Hip-Hop and R&B music expert to provide metadata support for our music entertainment products. This position is located in Oldsmar, FL or Queensbury, NY. and the specialist will be joining our Music Editorial team, a part of our Content Operation. Gracenote's Music Editorial team is made up of music experts with a deep knowledge of specialized music trends and genres.

Do you know your Cloud Rap from your Trap? Your East Coast from your West Coast? Your Quiet Storm from your Smooth Soul? Gracenote is looking for a content/metadata editor with encyclopedic knowledge of Rap/Hip-Hop and R&B music. Applicants must demonstrate a broad and deep understanding of the history of Rap/Hip-Hop and R&B, as well as firm mastery of current trends and subgenres in this space.

Must haves

  • Comprehensive knowledge of Rap/Hip-Hop and R&B with demonstrated expertise in one or more major genres, including detailed subgenres

  • Excellent writing, copy-editing, and verbal communication skills

  • Basic understanding of the current state of the digital music industry

  • BA/BS degree in relevant field, or equivalent related experience

  • Ability to review, navigate, and compare large amounts of information from multiple information sources in a rapid manner

  • Detail-oriented with good judgment, critical thinking, and a strong capacity for spotting trends and/or anomalies

  • Familiarity with data-standardization policies and techniques, styles guides, and/or normalization routines

  • Ability to work independently, without direct supervision, surfacing problems or issues as necessary

  • Excellent and in-depth internet research skills

  • Experience working with large amounts of data

  • High computer literacy

Good to haves

  • 1-3 years of experience in music metadata, music technology, music retail, music industry or related media industry job

  • Experience with databases and other technological infrastructure is a plus

  • SQL is a plus

Typical day

  • Review, correct and classify music-related metadata elements according to established standards and practices

  • Follow reports and worklists to ensure that album and artist metadata are of highest quality

  • Learn and master internal Gracenote tools, technologies, data standards, and processes

  • Communicate issues and resolutions clearly and concisely, escalating problems as needed

  • Keep abreast of the Rap/Hip-Hop and R&B music market and popular platforms that people use to access and discover music for these genres



As the arbiter of truth, Nielsen Global Media fuels the media industry with unbiased, reliable data about what people watch and listen to. To discover what's true, we measure across all channels and platforms-from podcasts to streaming TV to social media. And when companies and advertisers are armed with the truth, they have a deeper understanding of their audiences and can accelerate growth.

Do you want to move the industry forward with Nielsen? Our people are the driving force. Your thoughts, ideas and expertise can propel us forward. Whether you have fresh thinking around maximizing a new technology or you see a gap in the market, we are here to listen and take action. Our team is made strong by a diversity of thoughts, experiences, skills, and backgrounds. You'll enjoy working with smart, fun, curious colleagues, who are passionate about their work. Come be part of a team that motivates you to do your best work!

Nielsen is committed to hiring and retaining a diverse workforce. We are proud to be an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action-Employer, making decisions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability status, age, marital status, protected veteran status or any other protected class.

Job Type: Regular

Primary Location: Oldsmar,Florida

Secondary Locations: NY- Queensbury, , ,

Travel: No

Nearest Major Market: Tampa

Keywords: The Nielsen Company, Tampa , Music Editor, Other , Oldsmar, Florida

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