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Posted on: Thursday 19 September, 2019
Junior Content Analyst
Bloomsbury is a leading international publisher, with strengths in trade, children’s, professional and academic publishing. We are currently seeking a graduate-level candidate to work on our ground-breaking digital publishing products which are mainly produced in XML. These products range from Drama Online, which reproduces a wealth of plays from the Shakespearean to the 20th century, through to the Berg Fashion Library visual arts archive, Bloomsbury Food Library, Design Library, Popular Music, Cultural Histories and many others. We are currently looking for someone to work in our London office on permanent contract, to undertake quality assurance (QA), testing and management of the platform’s XML content.
The ideal candidate will have previous experience or training in the digital publishing sector (digital production or production) and an interest in the development of digital technologies for the publishing industry.
This is an exciting opportunity to work for an award-winning publishing house and be a part of its growing digital team.
Responsibilities will include (but will not be limited to):
•Quality assurance (QA), testing and management of the platform’s XML content.
•Checking XML coded texts against source editions for structural and textual errors.
•Following automated and manual routines and checklists systematically in order to identify and rectify errors in the XML
•Inputting and checking any required metadata and taxonomy indexing to aid discoverability of XML texts.
•Testing online content on Bloomsbury platforms to identify data/platform issues.
•Analysing content and contributing to mark-up guidelines.
•Managing the workflow from conversion to upload for content sets on existing platforms.
Skills and experience
We are looking for an enthusiastic person with the following attributes:
•Knowledge of XML as applied in a publishing, academic or online environment
•A basic knowledge of HTML would also prove good background experience
•Experience of working with and navigating highly structured documents using XPath
•Excellent written English and the ability to communicate clearly and concisely for a range of audiences
•Acute attention to detail and a thorough, scrupulous and highly responsible attitude to work
•An awareness of editorial issues as related to digital content conversion
•Experience of or familiarity with XML querying or transformation (xQuery or XSLT)
•Experience of using digital editing software, e.g. oXygen, XML Spy or similar
•Experience of working with a database or CMS
•Familiarity with XML content models (e.g. DocBook or TEI) and validation
•Experience of working in a publishing environment, ideally in academic social sciences or humanities
•An interest in the development of digital technologies for the publishing industry.
We are looking to fill a permanent contract role with someone matching the above skills profile, and the option of an immediate start is available. The role will be based at Bloomsbury’s London office in Bedford Square.
To apply, please email your CV, a covering letter outlining how you meet the requirements outlined in the ‘skills, knowledge and experience’ above, your salary expectations and notice period to email@example.com. The closing date for this role is 18th October 2019.
Bloomsbury Publishing, 50 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3DP.