Online Journal Specialist

Location: Bethesda, Maryland
Date Posted: 11-16-2011
Ariadne seeks a highly skilled individual to perform comprehensive review of electronic submissions for assigned journals to the PubMed Central digital archive. The successful candidate will ensure that the data files accurately represent the original article content including figures, tables, etc. PubMed Central is the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) free digital archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature.

General Qualifications:

  • Minimum Education Requirement: Bachelor's degree.
  • Two years experience in publishing or library science environment.
  • Familiarity with online publications, specifically electronic journals or books.
  • Positive attitude; displays flexibility and patience in a high-volume work environment.
  • Comfortable managing multiple projects at once.

Required Skills:

  • Ability to communicate technical and non-technical information effectively to publishers, developers, and data providers.
  • Ability to conduct data analysis and work with developers to implement solutions.
  • Ability to work with complex, detailed information.
  • Knowledge of XML and/or HTML.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Excellent organizational skills.
  • At least one item from the "Desired Skills" list.

Desired Skills:

  • Experience managing production workflow of an online publication.
  • Expertise with electronic image formats (TIFF, GIF, JPEG, EPS, PNG) and with image creation software (for example, Adobe Photoshop).
  • Experience editing journal or book content.
  • Experience with UNIX/Linux in a data production environment.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Process content and load to database using web based tools and UNIX scripts.
  • Check accuracy and integrity of source data and online presentation of journal content.
  • Conduct data analysis and troubleshoot errors; coordinate with appropriate personnel to solve programming and content-related issues.
  • Track incoming content and the progress of work on multiple projects in development or production stages.
  • Answer helpdesk queries from users.
  • Serve as a liaison between journal publishers, their vendors, and the NLM.

Additional Information:


Ariadne offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package including PPO health insurance with 100% company paid premiums, 401K program with matching, paid time off and holiday pay, life insurance, flexible spending and disability coverage. We promote an excellent work life balance with a 40-hours workweek and a chance to work alongside accomplished scientists at NIH/NCBI.
Ariadne is an equal opportunity employer.

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