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Thursday, March 17, 2011

F/T (temporary) - Content Tagging Coordinator - Scholastic

Content Tagging Coordinator

Scholastic Inc., a large children’s publishing and media company, is currently seeking a Content Tagging Coordinator to support a content tagging project.  This is a 35 hr/week temporary position extending through May 31, 2011, with potential for extension.

Job Description:
The Content Tagging Coordinator oversees the content tagging activities of a team of six to ten off-site freelance taggers. The Coordinator will be responsible for assembling the team and providing pre-tagging support to ensure documentation is complete and logistical issues are resolved.  The Coordinator will manage content assignments and ensure on-time page completion as there is a strong emphasis on working with the tagging team to achieve targeted completion goals.  The Coordinator will review the content for accurate description of the content’s attributes, as well as consistency and completeness in the assignment of tags. Strong management skills using telephone, email and other communications methods such as IM are essential to the position in order to manage freelancers working remotely.  The Coordinator will communicate on a daily basis, documenting the project’s status, soliciting and acting on feedback, making recommendations, as well as escalating and resolving issues in a timely manner. The Coordinator will assist with content tagging as time permits.

Job Requirements:
·         Bachelor’s degree
·         Minimum 3 years’ management experience, preferably supervising freelancers
·         Minimum 5 years hands-on experience tagging content or working with content from an editorial perspective using content management systems, preferably Drupal
·         Background in education or educational publishing is strongly desired
·         Background in information architecture, knowledge management or libraries
·         Extremely results-focused
·         Outstanding verbal and written communication skills
·         Ability to manage tagging team remotely
·         Problem solving skills around delivery schedules and logistics will be called upon regularly
·         Strong organizational and management abilities are essential
·         Ability to assess the content and evaluate the appropriateness and completeness of the tags

Compensation starting at $25 per hour.

For consideration, please send resume and cover letter with salary requirements to