Editor in Philadelphia, PA at Volt

Date Posted: 9/1/2018

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Job Description

Main Purpose of Job:

The Scientific & Academic Research business provides research and analytic solutions, including Web of Science, the “gold standard” citation database and search platform, that help scientists and researchers find, analyze, and leverage authoritative scholarly content. Customers include universities, academic and governmental research institutions, scholars and researchers, publishers, and university faculty and administrators.  The core value of Web of Science is the selectivity of its content. The editor will be able to present and defend selection criteria for journals based on an informed use of metrics.

Reporting to the Manager, Content Selection this position’s primary responsibility will focus on evaluating and selecting scientific books and conference proceedings for a content set of scholarly literature.

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Select and maintain a collection of scholarly books and proceedings for indexing in the Web of Science
  • Resolve and reply to inquiries from editors and publishers regarding coverage and selection criteria.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required:

  • Library/information science (Graduate level or above) experience with book cataloging or content selection
  • Experience in commissioning and/or editing scholarly books
  • Native English or high level of language proficiency
  • Strong knowledge of scholarly literature in the sciences, social sciences and humanities
  • Proficiency in MS Office tools, particularly Word Access and Excel
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to work independently
  • High level of skill in the use of databases, particularly Web of Science and similar
  • Well organized with regards to policy, standards and work priorities
  • Fluency in European languages desirable but not required
  • Post graduate qualifications in library/information sciences or experience in commissioning and/or editing scholarly books desired.

Volt is an equal opportunity employer