Content Editor

Position Summary:

The Content Editor ensures the currency and completeness of an assigned set of electronic or other formatted content.

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, image placement, captioning, 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.
  • Actively participates in departmental meetings and discussions.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • 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 by telephone, in person and all forms of written communication.
  • Ability to detail and synthesize information rapidly; ability to manage and meet multiple and frequent deadlines.
  • Ability to maintain focus while performing repetitive tasks.
  • 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:

  • Graduate coursework or equivalent experience in Publishing, Business, Library/Information Science, or Customer Service.
  • At least one year of experience working with periodicals, periodical acquisitions or a related area.
  • 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) 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.
  • Reading/writing knowledge of a foreign language.

Other important information about this position:

  • This position may be based in a variety of ProQuest office locations and may be appropriate for full or partial remote work, subject to approval.
  • 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 accommodations that enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties when possible.


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