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Thursday, October 31, 2013

P/T - Taxonomist, Scholastic (NY)


Scholastic Inc., a large children’s publishing and media company, is currently seeking a Taxonomist with an understanding of K-12 instruction to support a taxonomy development and refinement project. This is a part-time, temporary position located in Scholastic’s New York City offices.

Job Description
The Taxonomist supports the refinement, and application of taxonomies and thesauri used to support content description, search, and reuse. Work with taxonomy team and key members of the Scholastic Classroom and Community Group (SCCG) to conduct content audits of classroom learning products, refine current taxonomies, and develop business specific taxonomies in preparation for content tagging. Assist with the creation of tagging workflows, standards, and documentation to be used by taggers and staff.

This position requires the initiative and flexibility to work both independently and as part of teams to develop new strategies and improve existing strategies for information retrieval, reflecting and promoting customer service, using excellent interpersonal skills and professionalism.

·         A Library Science degree or equivalent education and experience
·         Minimum 4 years experience in information architecture, knowledge management, or libraries
·         Minimum 4 years experience and demonstrated success in taxonomy and thesaurus development and management
·         Understanding of and appropriate application of taxonomy and thesaurus standards and best practices
·         Cataloging and indexing experience
·         Experience developing indexing/tagging and/or editorial guidelines
·         Attention to detail and strong organizational skills
·         Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines
·         Strong ability to build credibility with business leaders
·         Strong analytical and communication skills
·         Microsoft Excel skills
·         Background in education or educational publishing is a plus

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