Digital Production Editor, New York University Libraries

Job Title:

Digital Production Editor

Position Summary:

This position will work on a grant-funded project to create richly tagged online publications. Reporting to the project manager for the Enhanced Networked Monographs project, this position will have several components: work with a software developer and the project team to refine a set of terms from a large set of digital scholarly books; add semantic tags for those terms; and support the workflow to publish those books on a Web platform that enables interaction with digital resources and various methods of reader interactivity; and support the testing of these processes with partner presses.


Required Education:
Bachelor’s Degree

Required Experience:
Min 3 years of experience with one or more of the following: Content Management Systems, parsers, indexing software, tagging, databases, RDF.

Preferred Experience:
Experience indexing or copy-editing scholarly books. Experience working with software developers. Experience working with linked open data and semantic markup vocabularies. Experience working with authors. Experience working in an academic library environment. Experience with project management.

Required Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Excellent oral and written communication skills, including excellent English, grammar, spelling, and editing ability. Excellent interpersonal skills. Attention to detail.

Preferred Skills, Knowledge and Abilities:
Familiarity with the vocabulary of humanities and social science disciplines. Familiarity with scholarly subject ontologies or controlled vocabularies. Familiarity with XML.

New York University Libraries: Libraries at New York University serve the school’s 40,000 students and faculty and contain more than 5 million volumes. The Libraries supports NYU’s vision to become the first true Global Network University by collaborating and providing services to our 11 global academic centers and our first “portal campus”, in NYU Abu Dhabi. New York University Libraries is a member of the Association of Research Libraries, the OCLC Research Library Partnership, and the Digital Library Federation. The Libraries participates in a variety of consortia and collaborates closely with the New-York Historical Society and the Brooklyn Historical Society. For the NYU Libraries Mission and Strategic Plan go to

Additional Information:

NYU’s Division of Libraries embraces diversity and is committed to attracting qualified candidates who also embrace and value diversity and inclusivity.

NYU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action/Minorities/Females/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity Employer.

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