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Job Announcement: PDF Remediator/PDF-Editing Specialist

Overview:

Répertoire International de Littérature Musicale (RILM) publishes RILM Abstracts of Music Literature, widely recognized as the world’s most comprehensive abstracted bibliography on music and related disciplines for over 50 years, now with over 940,000 records. The database is fully searchable with in-depth vocabulary-controlled indexing and abstracts, and with titles given in both the original language and English translations.

RILM is aggressively expanding its product offerings, creating several digital publishing initiatives. These initiatives focus on extracting full-text data from publications such as journals and encyclopedias, targeting topics within RILM’s domain expertise. Scanning and conversion of full-text data is done primarily by external contractors who return PDF files to RILM. These files can be imperfect and require remediation. RILM is expanding its team of PDF remediators.

Responsibilities:

  • Perform editing on PDF and raw image files, primarily using Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Acrobat

    • Tasks will include cleaning dirty scans, erasing handwritten marks, cropping, etc., on both single and bulk files

  • Update spreadsheets and databases

  • Maintain and organize computer files


  • Qualifications:

  • Adobe Photoshop (2+ years)

  • Adobe Acrobat

  • Google Sheets

  • Knowledge in music is a plus but not a requirement


  • The successful candidate will be comfortable engaging closely with different personalities in a small office, work equally well independently or in a team-environment, and demonstrate adaptability and innovation in their problem-solving techniques.

    Hours:​ Full-time, exempt. The job will last until at least early Fall 2017 and possibly beyond. RILM’s official workweek is 35 hours.

    Ability to work both in the office (Midtown Manhattan) and from home is required.

    Benefits: ​For ​full-time employees employed for a minimum of 90 days,​ RILM offers an excellent benefits package that includes health insurance, dental and vision coverage, paid vacation time, 403(b) and defined contribution retirement plans, educational assistance.

    Please send cover letter and CV to rilm@rilm.org.

    Jadranka Važanová
    Product Development Coordinator

    Rachael Brungard
    RAFT Accessions Coordinator

    Luka Douridas
    PDF Coordinator

    Posted on Thursday June 08 2017