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Manager, Data Acquisition

  • Full Time
  • Queensbury, NY
  • Applications have closed


Gracenote is an entertainment data and technology provider powering the world’s top music services, automakers, cable and satellite operators, and consumer electronics companies. At its core, Gracenote helps people find, discover and connect with the entertainment they love. Daily, Gracenote processes 35 Billion rows of data and is quickly becoming a world-leader in return path “big data.” Over the past 2 years, the company has grown to more than 1800 employees in 20 countries, including over 400 of the world’s top engineers with a passion for music, video, sports, and entertainment technology. Founded in 1998, Gracenote is one of America’s most iconic and respected media companies.

We are presently looking for a Manager, Data Acquisition to join our Content Sourcing and Partnerships team. This individual will be responsible for helping define and, in turn, execute the content partnership global strategy for OTT/VOD data.

In addition to strong communication skills, the ideal candidate will be a critical thinker who has strong attention to detail, an ability to navigate multiple priorities, and experience collaborating across various functions to ensure project success. They must have the ability to clearly and concisely communicate thoughts and ideas, both written and verbally, and think outside of their direct sphere of responsibility.


Research the video industry and Gracenote internal data to determine appropriate content partners based on market, demographic, product mix, and competitive analysis. Build consensus across content and product functions regarding targets and priorities.

Design a comprehensive global partner data acquisition plan and work with internal resources to meet projected milestones. Develop and maintain management reporting and controls to ensure progress to plan, visibility and communication within and across functions.

Cultivate and nurture relationships with existing and potential partners to ensure the highest quality data is represented in Gracenote databases.

Collaborate with internal teams across all functional areas to provide comprehensive OTT/VOD content to clients (e.g., engineering, sales, product, operations, etc.)

Create and distribute global communication materials in regard to OTT/VOD content.

Manage, train and mentor future OVD/OTT focused Content Sourcing Specialists


Deep knowledge of the TV/video industry and streaming services, which may include traditional TV and streaming media.

Outstanding communication skills; must be able to communicate effectively and transparently with multiple levels of seniority internally and externally.

Intermediate to advanced skills in G-Suite and PowerPoint required.

Research and strategic planning experience.

Detail-oriented, reliable and accountable

Experience managing junior-level staff

Must demonstrate effective (self-) organizational, analytical, research and multitasking skills.

Project management experience a plus