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Job Opening: ATLA

The Lead Metadata Analyst will be responsible for enhancing content to support the discovery of religious and theological scholarship. Your current focus will be the completion of enhanced indexing for journal content, oversight of the day-to-day workflow for ATLA CPLI™, and support of remote indexer-analysts. You will be joining a team laying the groundwork for providing leadership in the digital humanities via new solutions for data mining and new offerings containing streaming audio and video content. For this role, you'll need a master's degree, M. Div., or at least 2 years of graduate work in Roman Catholic theology.

Some of what you'll be doing:
  • Enhanced indexing of scholarly material, including journal articles, book essays, book reviews, and church documents for ATLA's Catholic Periodical and Literature Index™ (ATLA CPLI™)
  • Overseeing day-to-day indexing workflow, identifying production bottlenecks, working with the Acquisitions staff to monitor and distribute incoming content
  • Approving new name and subject authorities
  • Acting as point person for technical support of remote staff
  • Supporting the development of metadata requirements for new products and offerings related to the digital humanities, specifically to support research and scholarship in contemporary Catholic theology.

Some of the experience you bring to the position:

  •  A master's degree, M. Div., or at least 2 years of graduate work in Roman Catholic theology
  • Ability to read and work in at least one Western European language (French, Spanish, Italian and/or Latin preferred)
  • Advanced reading comprehension and analytical skills
  • Intermediate skills with Microsoft Office tools (especially Excel)
  • Demonstrated knowledge of trends in digital humanities
  • Reliable strategy for staying current with trends and developments in current Catholic theology
  • Demonstrated knowledge of trends in digital humanities
  • Strong interpersonal and teamwork skills
  • Experience producing high-quality deliverables in a publishing environment with firm deadlines
  • Comfortable advising and discussing on job-related topics with senior management
  • Critical thinking and process analysis
Bonus Points!
  • Masters' degree in Library Science (preferably with an emphasis on metadata mining or management)
  • Completed digital humanities projects
  • Knowledge of current metadata and cataloging standards, including RDA, Dublin Core, EAD, DACS, MARCXML, MODS, METS, TEI, and other emerging data standards
  • Knowledge of any of the following programming languages: Regex, R, and Perl
This is a full time position in ATLA's downtown Chicago office. We offer a competitive salary and benefits, including health, dental, and vision. ATLA is an equal opportunity employer. To apply, please email your cover letter, resume, and list of three references to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..
Application consideration begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. No phone inquiries please.