[Corpora-List] Job: Online Development Specialist, OUP

WHITELOCK, Pete pete.whitelock at oup.com
Thu Apr 22 11:28:55 CEST 2010

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Job Announcement: Online Development Specialist, Oxford University Press

Location: Oxford, United Kingdom, OX2 6DP Closing date for applications: 6 May 2010 Applications to: http://ukjobs.oup.com Queries to: joanne.wilkins at oup.com Salary: competitive salary, based on skills and experience

Job description

A unique opportunity to work with the world's leading dictionary makers and help shape the changing dictionary and language reference business. Oxford University Press seeks a talented data engineer with a passion for language to work with editorial, marketing, and data teams to optimize Oxford dictionary data online and create cutting-edge functionality in digital products.

As Online Development Specialist you will have a broad interest in web and other digital strategies, as well as a proven record in data handling and language technologies. You will also have demonstrable research and analytical skills and a sound understanding of SEO strategies. A flexible and dynamic approach to problem solving, good communication skills, and an ability to interact effectively with suppliers, editors, and marketers are essential.

Specific tasks and responsibilities include:

* Propose and draw up data specifications to meet digital publishing objectives * Produce accurate data according to specifications to serve online needs * Propose and implement SEO strategy for lexical products * Project-manage data development work * Represent and liaise internally and externally with suppliers and customers * Research and use web analytics to ensure market knowledge informs all aspects of the above


Essential: Good honours degree

Computational and data processing skills Sound knowledge of XML, HTML, and one or more scripting languages (Python, Perl, JavaScript, etc.)

Project management skills

Desirable: Editorial experience

Proven understanding of lexical data

Familiarity with XSL

Knowledge of linguistics and lexicography

Foreign languages

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