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Content Editor in Ann Arbor, MI at ProQuest

Date Posted: 4/3/2018

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    Ann Arbor, MI
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Job Description

ProQuest – Who we are…

The ProQuest Mission: Better research. Better learning, Better insights. ProQuest enables people to change their world. ProQuest supports the efforts of students and researchers across the globe. Providing important research tools and curating treasure troves of content has helped ProQuest to become an industry leader in the Information Services market.


Ex Libris Group, a ProQuest Company, is a leading provider of library automation solutions to university, college, and research libraries worldwide.  We offer the only comprehensive product suite for the discovery, management, and distribution of all materials—print, electronic, and digital.  


What will I be doing?

As a Content Editor you will ensure the accuracy and completeness of an assigned set of electronic or other formatted content. You will work with a team on a web-based global discovery and workflow tool that combines a comprehensive source of global funding opportunities with the largest collection of scholar profiles into one intuitive solution.


In this position, you will also…

• Identify source materials for product coverage based on criteria and allocated budget

• Research, review and monitor a variety of sources including print, electronic, websites and individual contacts

• Enter data in content management system that may include text formatting, captioning, metadata, subject terms, topic indexing, abstracting, web linking and other editorial enrichment

• Understand and utilize customer data and market trends in determining value-add needed to maintain customer base and attain market-based objectives

• Performs administrative tasks as needed to organize and track records

• Actively participates in departmental meetings and discussions


Three Reasons you should apply...

1. If you would enjoy working in a corporate environment  

2. If you are passionate about academic content and research

3. If you are detailed and task-oriented


This job may not be a fit if...

1. You do not like working in a production environment

2. You do not enjoy having a structured work day

3. You cannot see the big picture


Qualified Candidates must have…

• 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 organization 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


It would be awesome if you also had…

• Graduate coursework or equivalent experience in Publishing, Business, Library/Information Science or Customer Service

• Previous experience working with periodicals, periodical acquisitions or a related area

• Experience working with databases

• Experience with creation, coordination and maintenance of taxonomies

• Understanding of delivery methods for electronic content and various media storage methods and devices

• Understanding of data formats for electronic content

• Reading/writing knowledge of a foreign language


Other important information about this position:

• This position will be based in the Ann Arbor, MI ProQuest office location.

• Occasional travel is required.

• This position requires weekday (Monday – Friday) attendance.

• Every position requires certain physical capabilities. ProQuest seeks to make reasonable accommodations that enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential duties when possible.


More to love about becoming a PQ employee!

• We offer professional development opportunities with a significant focus on learning

• We hold fun on-site events

• Our employee population is smart and highly collaborative

• We have a relaxed dress code… yes, that means blue jeans (and not just on Fridays!)

• All of our employees have access to ProQuest research products including e-books, genealogy and academic journals


At ProQuest, we work hard and have fun doing it. If you take pride in providing academic content and research please consider joining our talented team!




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