Content Development Assistant

New York
Mar 28, 2013
Apr 27, 2013
Susan Clark
Full Time
What you will do:
ITHAKA is seeking a Content Development Assistant to join the Content Development team and support the licensing and collection development activities across all JSTOR products. This unit is responsible for bringing in new content to JSTOR, including journals, books, and primary source materials, as well as maintaining relationships with publishers and content providers. The assistant will play a crucial role in maintaining centralized systems used for internal reporting and outreach efforts by multiple departments, and supporting our collection development and publisher relations strategies as we continue to grow our content offerings. Individuals with a strong interest in scholarly and/or electronic publishing and a commitment to ITHAKA’s mission to have a positive impact on the scholarly community are ideal candidates. This is a unique opportunity for a sharp, enthusiastic individual, new to a career in publishing, to gain essential experience working with publishers and within the academic community, and an understanding of the processes of scholarly publishing.

Primary responsibilities:
*Process components of the publisher agreements and draft amendments and riders when necessary. This includes filing and entering data into journal and contact-tracking databases.
*Respond to publisher and publisher-related user inquiries received through various sources (phone, email, customer relationship management system).
*Provide internal reports on new content and publishers, and coordinate with Marketing & Communications for external updates.
*Organize information packets for publishers, and coordinate with Marketing & Communications for updates as needed.
*Maintain databases and content management system for tracking publisher and publication data. Generate reports when required.
*Liaise with ITHAKA's Content Management unit regarding creation of new journal records and production statuses throughout the digitization process.
*Support the Content Development team in all aspects of researching publishers, licensing journals, and updating status charts.
*Generate regular internal communications, such as announcements or blog posts, about Content Development updates and activities.
*Embark on research projects, involving academic content, publishers, and institutions, and scholarly initiatives, as needed.
*Provide administrative support to Directors.

Your skills:
*Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution.
*1 year employment or experience in publishing or related field preferred.
*Proficiency in Microsoft Office, database use, and customer relationship management tools. *Preference will be given to candidates with advanced Excel skills.
*Familiarity with legal documents and agreements and understanding of licensing. Basic knowledge of copyright preferred.
*Excellent overall communication skills.
*Responding to inquiries from staff and customers.
*Ability to work closely with colleagues in a team environment. Strong research skills and ability to complete research projects.
*Familiarity with online resources for academic research.
*Ability to anticipate, identify and solve problems.
*Positive attitude, flexible, self-motivated.
*Excellent organizational skills, ability to handle and prioritize tasks with limited supervision, and work well under deadlines.
*Exceptional attentiveness to detail and deadlines. Proofreading skills preferred.
*Enthusiasm for libraries, scholarly books and journals, and digital technology.

Our Benefits:

*ITHAKA currently offers an extremely competitive benefit plan including:
*Choice of two medical plans, one at no cost to the employee
*Employer paid dental, vision, life insurance, and employee assistance programs
*Employer contributed retirement plan with a 2 year vesting period…And much, much more.

Interested in joining the team?

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ITHAKA is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer.
*ITHAKA may make changes to its benefits from time to time.

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