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QC Associate

Portico, Princeton, NJ

Background

Portico, a not-for-profit electronic archiving service is seeking a QC Specialist for its Princeton, New Jersey office.  The position reports to either Set-up Operations Manager for content preparation activities or to Content Ingest Lead for content processing activities.

Portico's mission is to preserve scholarly literature published in electronic form and ensure that these materials remain accessible to future scholars, researchers and students.  In pursuit of this mission Portico has developed a technological infrastructure and an economic model to sustain an archive of electronic scholarly resources, beginning with electronic-journals.  Portico is actively serving publishers and libraries and recently began ingest and archival operations for some of the more than 5300 journal titles committed the archive.  As a new organization working in the relatively new field of electronic archiving, Portico values teamwork; the ability to be flexible and rapidly adjust to shifting priorities in the midst of a new initiative with uncertain outcomes; and an ability to meet established deadlines.

Portico is an incubated entity within Ithaka which is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to accelerate the productive uses of information technologies for the benefit of higher education around the world.

Responsibilities

The QC Associate is primarily responsible for performing content processing activities and ensuring that incoming publishers’ content is processed in accordance with the best archival policies and quality control guidelines. The Associate systematically carries out planned activities during testing transforms and ingesting production content; and consistently meets or exceeds the established individual goals and deadlines.

The position’s responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Act as a quality control analyst for testing transforms and/or archiving publishers’ content
  • Load, schedule and process batched content
  • Inspect content for potential transform issues, data anomalies, and other exceptions
  • Assist senior QC specialists in content processing activities
  • Resolve problems either generated by the system or discovered during human inspection; where necessary, delegate problems to support and/or technical staff
  • Maintain and track individual activity logs and processing metrics
  • Follow guidelines and best practices in quality control of archival content

The position calls for a self-directed, self-motivated individual who feels comfortable taking on a broad and changing set of responsibilities; seeks out additional work/responsibilities in a fast-paced and rapidly evolving organizational environment; and looks for pro-active ways to improve and enhance communication and workflow processes across various teams. The ideal candidate will have prior experience working in a scholarly publishing production operation, quality control environment and/or support centers and will possess exceptionally strong problem solving skills.
 

Required Qualifications

  • Hands-on experience in scholarly publishing production, quality control, copy editing, and/or technical support environment
  • Working knowledge of text markup languages such as SGML, XML, and HTML
  • Experience in testing and inspecting complex textual data
  • Excellent organizational skills, with a strong attention to detail, a proven track record of meeting deadlines, and a willingness to work in a hands-on environment
  • Strong analytical skills for effective problem solving
  • Solid understanding of quality control methods, procedures, and guidelines
  • Working knowledge with Microsoft Office products
  • Familiarity with content management and workflow systems
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in education, training, and experience

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with a range of technologies including UNIX, shell scripts, and regular expressions
  • Working knowledge of Documentum
  • Familiarity with Oracle and SQL Query
  • Background in publishing industry

Ithaka is an equal opportunity employer that offers a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package, excellent working conditions and the opportunity to grow and expand your skills.

Qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter and salary requirements to qcassociate@portico.org.  We will consider each response carefully, but only contact those individuals we feel are most qualified for the position. 

 

QC Specialist

Portico, Princeton, NJ

Background

Portico, a not-for-profit electronic archiving service is seeking a QC Specialist for its Princeton, New Jersey office.  The position reports to either Set-up Operations Manager for content preparation activities or to Content Ingest Lead for content processing activities.

Portico's mission is to preserve scholarly literature published in electronic form and ensure that these materials remain accessible to future scholars, researchers and students.  In pursuit of this mission Portico has developed a technological infrastructure and an economic model to sustain an archive of electronic scholarly resources, beginning with electronic-journals.  Portico is actively serving publishers and libraries and recently began ingest and archival operations for some of the more than 5300 journal titles committed the archive.  As a new organization working in the relatively new field of electronic archiving, Portico values teamwork; the ability to be flexible and rapidly adjust to shifting priorities in the midst of a new initiative with uncertain outcomes; and an ability to meet established deadlines.

Portico is an incubated entity within Ithaka which is a not-for-profit organization with a mission to accelerate the productive uses of information technologies for the benefit of higher education around the world.

Responsibilities

The QC Specialist is primarily responsible for performing content preparation/processing activities and ensuring that incoming publishers’ content is processed in accordance with the best archival policies and quality control guidelines. The Specialist systematically carries out planned activities during testing transforms and ingesting production content; and consistently meets or exceeds the established individual goals and deadlines.

The position’s responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:

  • Act as a quality control analyst for testing transforms and/or archiving publishers’ content
  • Assist lead specialists in creating inventory of incoming publishers’ content as well as in producing batching plan for back issues and regular, ongoing content
  • Load, schedule and process batched content
  • Inspect content for potential transform issues, data anomalies, and other exceptions
  • Resolve problems either generated by the system or discovered during human inspection; when necessary, delegate problems to support and/or technical staff
  • Maintain and track individual activity logs and processing metrics
  • Contribute toward documenting procedures, workflows, and guidelines pertinent to content inspection, problem resolution, and content tracking
  • Follow and foster guidelines and best practices in quality control of archival content

The position calls for a self-directed, self-motivated individual who feels comfortable taking on a broad and changing set of responsibilities; seeks out additional work/responsibilities in a fast-paced and rapidly evolving organizational environment; and looks for pro-active ways to improve and enhance communication and workflow processes across various teams. The ideal candidate will have prior experience working in a scholarly publishing production operation, quality control environment and/or support centers and will possess exceptionally strong problem solving skills.

Required Qualifications

  • Minimum 1-3 years hands-on experience in scholarly publishing production, quality control, copy editing, and/or technical support environment
  • In-depth knowledge of text markup languages such as SGML, XML, and HTML
  • Extensive experience in testing and inspecting complex textual data
  • Excellent organizational skills, with a strong attention to detail, a proven track record of meeting deadlines, and a willingness to work in a hands-on environment
  • Strong analytical skills for effective problem solving
  • Solid understanding of quality control methods, procedures, and guidelines
  • Working knowledge with Microsoft Office products including Visio
  • Familiarity with content management and workflow systems
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in education, training, and experience

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience with a range of technologies including UNIX, shell scripts, and regular expressions
  • Working knowledge of Documentum
  • Familiarity with Oracle and SQL Query
  • Background in publishing industry

Ithaka is an equal opportunity employer that offers a competitive salary, comprehensive benefits package, excellent working conditions and the opportunity to grow and expand your skills.

Qualified candidates should submit a resume, cover letter and salary requirements to qcassociate@portico.org.  We will consider each response carefully, but only contact those individuals we feel are most qualified for the position.

 

 

Publishing

Approximately two years work experience inside a publishing company
required. Prefer knowledge of both the editorial and production
processes. Experience with Electronic Products is required. Position
will be responsible to interface with the publishing company, manage
schedules, communicate and transfer information to an offsite
development team. Searching for a well-organized person looking to grow
in the publishing marketplace.

Please send your resume to dsaracco@impelsys.com

 

Content Analysts/Engineers

Really Strategies is looking for contract, fulltime, and part-time content analysts/engineers with skills in these areas:

  • XML and relational content analysis and design (including the development of DTDs and W3C XML Schemas), preferably for publishing applications (i.e., including document content as well as data)
  • Transformations to and from XML using a variety of programming languages (XSLT, OmniMark, perl, etc.)
  • Familiarity with and interest in publishing-related processes and technologies for both online and print
  • A personality and communication skills appropriate for consultative work; our projects require close interaction with customers and technology partners
  • Willingness to travel within the US (amount of travel varies by project)
  • Ability to work efficiently as part of a team and without supervision

We are looking for people with both mid- and senior-level experience.

These are not typical programming roles. Our team members must be unusually good communicators, creative thinkers, energetic, and motivated by demanding work. Please do not contact us if you are looking for the typical 9-to-5 job. However, if you enjoy a challenge, you will find our environment rewarding and flexible.

We will consider candidates from across the United States, although our preference is for people located between Washington, DC and New York City. Our offices are outside Philadelphia, and frequent travel to Philadelphia will be required.

Submit resumes to hr@reallysi.com.

Business Analysts and Project Managers

Really Strategies is looking for contract, fulltime, and part-time business analysts and project managers with these skills and characteristics:

  • Software business and functional requirements analysis and development, preferably with use case-centered methodologies
  • Disciplined project management of both small and large teams, with team members representing multiple organizations in multiple geographic locations
  • A personality and communication skills appropriate for consultative work; our projects require close interaction with customers and technology partners
  • Willingness to travel within the US (amount of travel varies by project)
  • Ability to work efficiently as part of a team and without supervision

In addition, candidates should have experience in one of our two major areas of expertise.

Content systems:

  • An in-depth understanding of how publishers and other companies use content to support their businesses on the Web and beyond
  • XML and relational content analysis and design, preferably for publishing applications (i.e., including document content as well as data)
  • Workflow engineering, preferably for publishing-related processes
  • Publishing-related processes and technologies for both online and print

Publishing strategies and operations:

  • Publishing operations generally (for example, outsourcing strategies and tactics, measuring ROI)
  • One or more of the business systems/processes used by publishers (for example fulfillment, CRM, sales force automation, online marketing catalogs)

All candidates should have an interest in developing a broad range of skills and playing multiple roles. We are looking for people with both mid- and senior-level experience.

These are not typical analyst or project management roles. Our team members must be unusually good communicators, creative thinkers, energetic, and motivated by demanding work. Please do not contact us if you are looking for the typical 9-to-5 job. However, if you enjoy a challenge, you will find our environment rewarding and flexible.

We will consider candidates from across the United States, although our preference is for people located between Washington, DC and New York City. Our offices are outside Philadelphia, and frequent travel to Philadelphia will be required.

Submit resumes to hr@reallysi.com.

Software Architects and Developers

Really Strategies is looking for contract, fulltime, and part-time software architects and developers with these qualifications:

  • Experience with XML, including schema/DTD development, web services, and XSLT
  • Solid skills with Java and other core professional web development technologies
  • Experience with text processing languages like Perl
  • An ability to quickly learn and apply new technical skills
  • A personality and communication skills appropriate for consultative work; our projects require close interaction with customers and technology partners
  • Willingness to travel within the US (amount of travel varies by project)
  • Familiarity with and interest in publishing-related technologies for both online and print
  • Ability to work efficiently as part of a team and without supervision

These are not typical software development roles. Our team members must be unusually good communicators, creative thinkers, energetic, and motivated by demanding work. Please do not contact us if you are looking for the typical 9-to-5 job or don’t enjoy working on several projects simultaneously. However, if you enjoy a challenge, you will find our environment rewarding and flexible.

These positions are for the Philadelphia area only, although some work may be performed from a home office if preferred.

Submit resumes to hr@reallysi.com.