Position Description

Digital Publishing/Technical Content Specialist
Location NIH/NCBI--Bethesda, Maryland
Job Code TCS0220
# of openings 1
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Computercraft is seeking a Digital Publishing/Technical Content Specialist to support document- and publications-related projects at the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI), part of the National Library of Medicine (NLM) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH). The role will include document modeling, establishing workflows, and writing and debugging XSL transforms to the archival XML formats used on these projects to publish scientific content on the NCBI website.

These projects include PubMed, PubMed Central, and Bookshelf, critical components of NCBI’s effort to provide open and free access to biomedical and genomic information to the public and researchers and scientists around the globe. PubMed, for example, a searchable resource of more than 30 million citations for biomedical literature, sees almost 2 million visits per week. NCBI uses the web to advance science and health, and the NCBI website is in the top 400 most visited sites in the world. NCBI is a diverse group of smart and talented people with various backgrounds who collaborate in building critically valuable services for the public.

Job Responsibilities

  • Transform and validate XML documents
  • Troubleshoot data conversion issues and coordinate with appropriate personnel to solve programming and content-related issues
  • Assist in the development of workflows as well as tools to ensure data integrity
  • Develop a thorough understanding of Journal Article Tag Suite (JATS) XML format to support in-house and outside users
  • Provide general support to the content processing and programming teams

General Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (minimum)
  • Two years’ experience in a publishing or library science environment
  • Experience with web and online publications, specifically electronic journals or books
  • Positive attitude and flexibility and patience in interactions with all parties

Required Skills/Experience

  • Demonstrated knowledge of SGML and/or XML and DTD and other schema languages
  • Ability to solve technical problems by working with a variety of personnel (e.g., software developers, content specialists, authors, editors)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of XSLT, XSL2, or OmniMark; experience with conversion of XML or SGML documents to other data formats
  • Demonstrated knowledge of MathML
  • Excellent analytical and creative-thinking skills
  • Excellent organizational skills and meticulous and thorough approach to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • At least two items from the “Desired Skills/Experience” list

Desired Skills/Experience

  • Experience with XSL3
  • Experience modeling documents in SGML or XML and supporting schemas in DTD, XSD, RNG, RNC
  • Experience with NISO Z39.96-2015 JATS
  • Experience with XSL-FO
  • Experience creating or modifying publication workflows
  • Experience with electronic image formats (e.g., TIFF, GIF, JPEG, EPS, PNG)

This is a full-time position working on site at NCBI, NIH, in Bethesda, Maryland. 

Computercraft offers a competitive salary, an excellent benefits package, the opportunity for a positive work–life balance with a standard 40-hour work week, and the chance to work alongside a team of highly accomplished professionals.

Computercraft is an equal opportunity employer.

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