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Thursday, August 7, 2014

(Temp) F/T - Taxonomist, Scholastic (NY)


Job Description
The Taxonomist supports the refinement and application of taxonomies and thesauri used for content description, search, and reuse. The person in this position will work with the Software and Technology Services’ Taxonomy and Metadata Services Group (TMSG) and key business partners to maintain data integrity, authority control, and assist with the creation of standards and documentation to be used by taggers and staff.

This is a full-time, temporary position located in Scholastic’s New York City offices.

This position requires the initiative and flexibility to work both independently and as part of teams to improve existing strategies for information retrieval. Excellent interpersonal skills are essential, including the ability to clearly articulate strategies, benefits, and requirements to both technical staff and business, always reflecting and promoting customer service and professionalism.

·         A Library Science degree or equivalent education and experience
·         Minimum of 2 years’ experience and demonstrated success developing and applying taxonomies and thesauri following standards and best practices
·         Cataloging and indexing experience
·        Experience developing indexing/tagging and/or editorial guidelines is preferred
·         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