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Director of Content Classification

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Cambridge, Massachusetts, United States Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States


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**Job Purpose:** To contribute to ambitious SSRN goals by running the Classification Department with excellence: managing, hiring and training a team of 40+ part-time classifiers; delivering on team productivity goals, providing accurate and actionable reporting, fostering a climate of continuous improvement. To manage SSRN taxonomy builds and system integrations. To support Content Director in company-wide undertakings.

This role can be located on the east coast - we have offices in NY, Cambridge or Philadelphia.

**Key Result Areas:**

Manage content classification team.

This role is a key part of the SSRN Content Team;

+ Main responsibilities will be to run the classification process and team, meeting and exceeding classification virtual zero goals and delivering on classification of all content for new network and new product launches.

+ Management responsibilities include managing a team of approximately 40 part time freelance classifiers, hiring and training new classifiers, tracking, managing to and reporting on classifier budget, providing and monitoring team productivity reporting and driving ongoing continuous improvement projects to ensure optimum quality and efficiency amongst the Classification Team.

+ Support content growth initiatives.

+ The Director of Content Classification will actively support content growth activities in multiple ways, as required, such as:

+ classification team capacity growth plans, delivering classification of new content sources associated with new projects, delivering classification for new network launches, delivering classification for First Look content, managing and delivering classification for new non-English language content.

+ Manage SSRN taxonomies.

+ To manage all SSRN taxonomy work including the building of new taxonomies, the revision of old taxonomies, and the coordination of SSRN taxonomies with Elsevier taxonomies, such as Omniscience, using Synaptica.

+ To lead on taxonomy mapping projects in support of new content initiatives such as new language networks.

+ Interfacing with operations.

+ The Director of Content Classification must understand all aspects of SSRN workflows and be able to bring the Classification stage into alignment with those workflows, collaborating with other departments to accomplish shared goals.

+ The Director of Content Classification should drive for continuous improvement initiatives, working closely with operations, product, and development on teams building new content management features, modules, and systems. Leadership.

+ The Director of Content Classification will contribute substantially to SSRN-management initiatives including OKRs and KRs.

**Education, Knowledge, Skills and Experience**

+ Bachelors Degree required, advanced degrees welcomed.

+ The ideal candidate will have experience in scholarly publishing, digital publishing, and online content platforms.

+ Experience managing teams required, ideally with experience managing remote workers and working with multi-location teams.

+ Ability to use standard business software such as Excel, Outlook, Word and aptitude with sharing platforms such as Trello, Sharepoint, Smartsheet, Confluence, etc.

**Functional and Technical Competencies**

+ Project Management Skills

+ Excellent organizational and time management skills

+ Proven ability to manage teams that deliver

+ Ability to deliver on tight deadlines

+ Willingness to take initiative

+ Ability to work cooperatively as part of a team

+ Ability to learn and use new software technology

SSRN, an Elsevier company: SSRN is devoted to providing \"tomorrow's research today.\" Through its market leading platform, SSRN facilitates free author posting and peer sharing of scholarly research material (e.g., working papers, conference papers, preprints, non-peer-reviewed papers). Similarly, researchers can visit the SSRN platform to freely download and learn about the latest social science research. While SSRN does not charge for the posting and sharing of scholarly papers, it does sell additional value added services, such as the posting of Jobs and Announcements, the showcasing of an institution's content through the Research Paper Series offering, or productivity enabling premium services.

In May 2016, SSRN joined Elsevier, the world's leading provider of scientific information and tools to help researchers improve scientific outcomes. Together, SSRN and Elsevier provide ever greater access to the growing user-generated content base, as well as provide additional services to SSRN and Elsevier constituents.Elsevier is part of the Reed Elsevier Group plc., which is a world leading provider of professional information solutions in science and health, legal, risk management, and business to business sectors.

As the world's leading provider of science and health information, Elsevier serves more than 30 million scientists, students and health and information professionals worldwide. A global company headquartered in Amsterdam, employing more than 7000 people in 24 countries, we help customers advance science and health by providing world-class information and innovative tools that help them make critical decisions, enhance productivity and improve outcomes.


Our working culture is highly respectful, stimulating and diverse; enabling bright, passionate people to do their best work. We offer challenging but realistic objectives, recognition for achievement, and the opportunity to challenge the status quo. We're a truly global company, working across geographies everyday with our people sharing a passion for health and science. Our people are pragmatic, commercial, work collaboratively and are excellent relationship builders. We offer an opportunity to make a difference in people's lives by helping the health and science communities find and use trusted, high-quality information.


Learning is at the heart of everything we do and our people take their development and progress seriously, as do we. Because of our global reach, opportunities are available locally and globally and our breadth of opportunity offers the chance to build a varied career across different functions and divisions. You will have the opportunity to work at the forefront of technological development and to contribute to change. People with the right attitude have the chance to contribute far beyond their role.
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