Director of Content Classification

Job Description & Qualification

Director of Content Classification

Job Requisition ID: R41151

In-Office or Remote

Do you enjoy leading high performing operational teams that meet and surpass their goals?

Do you enjoy collaborating with others on continuous improvement projects?

ABOUT OUR TEAM: SSRN is an open access research platform used to share early-stage research such as preprints, conference proceedings, working papers, white papers, etc. It is an Elsevier company devoted to providing "tomorrow’s research today.” SSRN hosts content across the full research spectrum, including the applied sciences, health sciences, humanities, life sciences, physical sciences, and social sciences. SSRN is instrumental as a starting point for students and faculty in the research process and as a place to communicate their findings at an early stage, prior to publication in academic journals. Our platform helps scholars share their research with millions of readers around the world.

ABOUT THE ROLE: Contributes to SSRN goals by running the Classification Department with excellence, including managing, hiring and training 45 (or more) part-time and fully remote subject matter experts who classify research papers into relevant taxonomies..

- Manage the paper classification process and team, ensuring that content classification aligns with SSRN’s overall objectives.
- Manage the paper classification process and team, meeting and exceeding productivity and quality goals.
- Provide accurate and actionable reporting.
- Ensure that SSRN’s websites provide up-to-date and comprehensive product/service information.
- Provide leadership and foster a climate of continuous improvement.
- Collaborate with other departments to accomplish shared goals such as capacity growth, system integrations, technological automation and platform
- Support Content Director in company-wide undertakings including content growth initiatives

- The ideal candidate will have experience in scholarly publishing, digital publishing, or online content platforms.
- Experience managing others, ideally with experience managing remote workers and working with multi-location teams.
- Uses best practices and knowledge of internal or external business issues to improve products/services
- Ability to use standard business software such as Excel, Outlook, Word and aptitude with sharing platforms such as Trello, Sharepoint, Smartsheet, Confluence, etc. Ability to learn and use new software technology.
- Willingness to take initiative.
- Ability to deliver on tight deadlines.
- Experience in leading projects or project steps within a broader project or may have accountability for on-going activities or objectives.
- Librarian experience and/or education a plus.
- Experience and aptitude with social media a plus.

- We promote a healthy work/life balance across the organization. With an average length of service of 9 years, we are confident that we offer an appealing working prospect for our people. With numerous wellbeing initiatives, family leave and tuition reimbursement, we will help you meet your immediate responsibilities and long-term goals.
- Working flexible hours - flexing the times when you work in the day to help you fit everything in and work when you are the most productive
- Potential for working from home part time or full time.

WORKING WITH US: We are an equal opportunity employer with a commitment to help you succeed. Here, you will find an inclusive, agile, collaborative, innovative and fun environment, where everyone has a part to play. Regardless of the team you join, we promote a diverse environment with co-workers who are passionate about what they do, and how they do it.

WORKING FOR YOU: At Elsevier, we know that your wellbeing and happiness are key to a long and successful career. These are some of the benefits we are delighted to offer:
- Comprehensive, multi-carrier health plan benefits
- Disability insurance
- Dependent Care and Commuter Spending Accounts
- Life and Accident Insurance
- Retirement Benefits
- Modern Family Benefits, including adoption and surrogacy

ABOUT US: A global leader in information and analytics, we help researchers and healthcare professionals advance science and improve health outcomes for the benefit of society. Building on our publishing heritage, we combine quality information and vast data sets with analytics to support visionary science and research, health education and interactive learning, as well as exceptional healthcare and clinical practice. At Elsevier, your work contributes to the world’s grand challenges and a more sustainable future. We harness innovative technologies to support science and healthcare to partner for a better world.

JOIN US: Are you ready to help us progress science and health? Our technology leads to innovation, so join a forward-thinking digital business that is tackling world-scale challenges and align your ambitions with our passion for driving global knowledge-sharing.


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