This site uses cookies. To find out more, see our Cookies Policy

Content Editor in Ann Arbor, MI at ProQuest

Date Posted: 9/5/2018

Job Snapshot

  • Employee Type:
  • Location:
    Ann Arbor, MI
  • Job Type:
  • Experience:
    At least 1 year(s)
  • Date Posted:

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.

What will I be doing?
As a Content Editor you will ensure the currency and completeness of an assigned set of electronic or other formatted content. You will learn new technology and knowledge of new research environments.

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, image placement, 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.
  • Perform document control, end of production cycle completeness and other tasks as assigned.

Three Reasons you should apply...
1. If you would enjoy working for a fast-growing company  
2. If you are passionate about academic content and research
3. If you are excited about technology and streamlining technology

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 are a big picture vs. small scale person

Qualified Candidates must have…

  • Bachelor’s degree in related field or equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience working as a Contractor or Direct Employee at ProQuest
  • 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.
  • 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.

Bonus Points For... 

  • 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 will be based in the Ann Arbor, MI – ProQuest office location and may be appropriate for full or partial remote work, subject to approval.
  • Occasional travel may be required.
  • 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.  

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 are passionate about academic content and research, please consider joining our talented team!



  1. Editor Jobs
  2. Copy Editor Jobs