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Friday, January 17, 2014

P/T - Scholarly Ed. & Researcher, Newstex (Virtual)

Scholarly Content Editor & Researcher, Newstex – virtual

Newstex is looking for an energetic, self-directed individual, with academic experience (graduate student, librarian, freelance resarcher) to join our Scoloarly Content Acquisition Team.  This is a part-time, paid hourly, position and ideal for librarians, library school students, or graduate students with a few hours to spare each week to help us with our Internet-based research.  We will also consider applicants who have recently left academia for non-professional reasons, such as retirement, family, relocation, etc.

In this role, you will be responsible for the following:
  • Identify authors and content on the Internet appropriate for the academic market, our editors will provide the criteria;
  • Code the content with subject categories (Library of Congress classifications), country and language codes;
  • Review all submissions from our team of freelance contributors;
  • Proactively identify subject areas that need more content and research and locate additional authors and content;
  • Proactively engage with scholarly authors via email, social networking, and phone to verify content if necessary;
  • Participate in reviews of your work with the management team;
  • Manage the transfer of the author’s publication(s) to the implementation team in a timely and coordinated manner;
  • Report weekly on completed work and work in progress against goals set;
  • Attend by phone and/or Internet, selected staff meetings, as required.
  • Strong academic background;
  • Subject expertise and demonstrable understanding of the academic market, the professional motivations and concerns of authors in academia, and subject matter expertise in academic publishing;
  • Knowledgeable about the Internet and scholarly publications;
  • Passionate about, and experienced in, the professional use of blogs, social media, and online video in scholarly communication;
  • Ability to assess the writing quality of others;
  • Fast reader;
  • Must be organized; detail-oriented, and able to handle mulltiple tasks simultaneously;
  • Applicants must use their own hardware (computer, telephone, Internet connection, etc.). Internal and external communications are through Newstex proprietary systems and Google productivity tools, which will be provided;
    • Independent worker who requires minimum daily supervision; and
    • Minimum time committment of 20 hours per week.
    Who is Newstex?
    Newstex LLC editorially selects Authoritative Content producers from offline and online sources (including thousands of top newspapers, publications, experts, professionals, government officials, companies, and more), enhances that content to make it easier to find relevant information, and delivers that content through respected content distributors and mobile applications to end-users in professional fields such as academia, journalism, business, law, and government. Newstex provides content from leading news organizations, top bogs, respected video productions, and popular Twitter publishers.
    Since the company’s inception in 2004, Newstex has been recognized for its innovation and contributions through numerous digital media and content awards, and has been named to the 100 list of companies that matter most in the digital content industry for six years running.
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