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Saturday, March 31, 2012

F/T - eContent Editor II - Bowker

Bowker seeks a eContent Editor II
Nestled in the Watchung Mountains, New Providence is home to 12,000. Known for our beautiful residential neighborhoods, excellent school system, and wonderful recreation facilities. New Providence is conveniently located roughly 15 miles west of Newark and approximately 28 miles west of New York City.
The purpose of this role is to enforce authority control and enhance data quality and content in the Books in Print database with particular focus on publishers data.
Still interested?  Read on...
What you'll be doing:
  • Analyze inbound publisher data feeds to identify and resolve data issues with emphasis on best data quality practices.
  • Approve new publisher feeds for data quality.
  • Process and maintain the data through publisher access web portals.
  • Handle work flow with outside vendors (delivering and reviewing work daily).
  • Maintain phone loop for publisher assistance or queries.
  • Provide feedback to Data Integration Analysts and Publisher Relations Liaisons on problems encountered.
  • Maintain informative and accurate tracking reports.
  • Review and update Title and Contributor reports.
  • Troubleshoot and analyze data anomalies that arise on daily, weekly or monthly basis from various database issues or QC reports and track to source.
  • Standardize Contributors and Series in our Authorities and research and update titles. Research and write contributor bios when needed.
  • Analyze, research, key new data and add value enriched data to the database from various sources other than publisher feeds.
  • Test system and database enhancements in Bibliographic and Publisher databases.
  • Work in a team oriented environment to resolve data issues and promote quality data practices.
  • Assist in special projects or reports with other departments.
What you'll need to be successful:
  • Computer experience and a working knowledge of the Internet.
  • Knowledge in Microsoft Word, Excel and Access.
  • Good research, analytical and proofreading skills.
  • Strong Customer Service skills.
  • Bachelor's Degree - preferred OR 3 years of related work experience.
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • High degree of attention to detail.
  • Good time management and task prioritizing skills are necessary.
  • College background in English or History preferred
  • Prior Editorial Experience
  • Prior Publisher Knowledge
  • Excellent understanding of English language, oral and written
 Bonus Points:
  • Bi-lingual skills, a plus
  • Publishing, Bookstore or Library experience helpful
  • Library industry experience big plus
  • Familiarity with ProQuest products
Here’s what you want to know about Bowker:
Fantastic people:  Where smart is the norm and unique is welcome
Fun location: Located in the heart of beautiful, residential New Providence, with a wide variety of cuisines
Great benefits:   Flexible scheduling and wellness programs
Awesome office environment:  Newly renovated office, a casual work environment where jeans are the norm
 About Bowker
Bowker is the world's leading provider of bibliographic information management solutions designed to help publishers, booksellers, and libraries better serve their customers. The company is focused on developing various tools and products that make books easier for people to discover, evaluate, order, and experience, as well as providing services to publishers that help them better understand and meet the interests of readers
If this position isn’t quite your fit, check out our other positions posted on our “Opportunities” page under About Us.
 Bowker is an affiliated business of ProQuest®, and is headquartered in New Providence, NJ.
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