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Last updated: Thursday 01 February, 2018
Junior Content Analyst, Bloomsbury Publishing
£20,000 - £30,000
Central London

About the Job

 Junior Content Analyst

The opportunity
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.

The purpose of this permanent position is to undertake quality assurance (QA), testing and management of the platforms XML content.

This is an exciting opportunity to work for an award-winning publishing house and be a part of its growing digital team.

The role
Responsibilities will include (but will not be limited to):

•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 files.
•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.
•Managing the conversion to upload workflow for content sets on existing platforms

Knowledge, Skills and Experience
We are looking for an enthusiastic person with the following attributes:

•Knowledge of or familiarity with 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 xQuery, XSLT
•Experience of using digital editing software, e.g. oXygen or XML Spy
•Experience of or familiarity with CMS and database management
•Familiarity with XML Schemas (Docbook, TEI in particular)
•Experience of working in a publishing environment, ideally in academic social sciences or humanities

The role is a permanent full-time position based at Bloomsbury Publishing Plc, 50 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3DP. Bloomsbury Publishing offers a competitive salary, great development prospects and generous staff discounts.

To apply, please email your CV and covering letter to The covering letter should include evidence of how you meet the requirements outlined in the ‘skills, knowledge and experience’ above and your salary expectations.

Please note in the subject line of your email: Jnr Content Analyst IP1802
Skills: Developer, Digital

Job information

Salary: competitive, depending on experience and with great benefits
Start date: 01 Mar, 2018
Duration: permanent

Contact information

Contact name: Coralie
Reference: IP1802

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