Monday, June 18, 2012

NY Job Posting - Taxonomist


Scholastic Inc., a large children's publishing and media company, is
currently seeking a Taxonomist to join the taxonomy team in support of
projects that include site rebuilds, content migration, and tagging.
This is a full-time, temporary 3-month position with potential for
extension. This position is located in Scholastic's New York City

Job Description

The Taxonomist supports the refinement, and application of taxonomies
and thesauri used to support content description, search, and
navigation. Work with taxonomy team, producers, and editors across
multiple site channels to refine the existing taxonomies and thesauri,
documenting the impact of possible changes. Coordinate cross-channel
taxonomy requirements. Communicate with taxonomy team on site taxonomy
issues. Assist with the creation of tagging workflows, standards, and
documentation to be used by taggers and editorial 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


*         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

*         Significant experience managing indexing/tagging efforts and teams

*         Experience with content management systems, preferably Drupal

*         Familiarity with web content management, information architecture, user experience, faceted classification, and search

*         Understanding of searcher behaviors

*         Attention to detail and strong organizational skills

*         Ability to handle multiple tasks and meet deadlines

*         Curiosity to seek new processes and technologies

*         Strong analytical and communication skills

*         Microsoft Excel skills

*         Background in education or children's publishing and media is a plus

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

Rena D. Grossman, MSLIS | Taxonomy Manager, eScholastic | 212-343-7126 |