Content Editor

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POST DATE 9/12/2016
END DATE 10/24/2016

Baltimore Downtown, MD Baltimore, MD

Baltimore, MD
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Full Time
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Mid-Career (2 - 15 years)
Bachelors Degree
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per hour


Position Summary:
The Editor is responsible for ensuring the currency and completeness of an assigned set of electronic or other formatted content. Specifically, the Editor is responsible for updating and formatting a portion of the Funding Opportunities database by abstracting and collecting metadata from academic and technical documents for online retrieval.

Duties and Responsibilities:
Identifies source materials for product coverage based on criteria and allocated budget
Researches, reviews and monitors a variety of sources including print, electronic, websites and individual contacts
Enters data in content management system that may include text formatting, metadata, subject terms, topic indexing, abstracting, web linking, and other editorial enrichment
Understands and utilizes customer data and market trends in determining value-add needed to maintain customer base and attain market-based objectives
Performs document control, end of production cycle completeness and accuracy tasks as assigned
Performs administrative tasks as needed to organize and track records
Performs other duties and special projects as assigned
Actively participates in departmental meetings and discussions.
Participates in professional development activities as needed.

Bachelors degree or equivalent combination of education and experience with familiarity in reading academic and technical text
Prefer at least 2 years' related editorial experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience
Excellent researching and problem solving skills, including the ability to analyze, compare, evaluate, reconcile and order data
Ability to work well both independently and in a team environment
Ability to maintain and develop good business relationships
Ability to interact effectively with outside contacts
Ability to detail and synthesize information rapidly; ability to manage and meet multiple and frequent deadlines
Ability maintain focus and concentration while working at the computer for long periods of time
Excellent technical skills, with ability to deftly enter and manipulate data, and learn software and database programs; strong working knowledge of Microsoft Office products
Strong organizational skills
Excellent grammar, punctuation and writing skills, and an ability to express ideas clearly and logically
Capacity to learn and master new technology and knowledge of new research environments

Ancillary Qualifications:
Qualifications listed below, while not necessarily a requirement for this position in each circumstance, provide additional depth and value to the role.
Graduate coursework or equivalent experience in Publishing, Business, Library/Information Science, Customer Service
At least one year of working experience with databases (i.e., Microsoft Access or other relational database application)
Publishing knowledge and knowledge of ProQuest's products
Experience with creation, coordination, and maintenance of taxonomies
Experience in library, classroom or education-related market
Understanding of delivery methods for electronic content (FTP, Web, RSS, Email, etc.) and various media storage methods and devices
Understanding of data formats for electronic content (TIFF, JPEG, GIF, PDF, HTML, SGML, XML, ASCII, MARC)
Knowledge of searching protocol in a library or research environment
Fluency in languages other than English, especially Swedish, Norwegian, Danish, and Portuguese (reading/writing)

Other important information about this position:
This position is based in the Baltimore ProQuest office.
This position requires weekday (Monday - Friday) attendance with some scheduling flexibility available around core working hours.
Every position requires certain physical capabilities. ProQuest seeks to make reasonable accom