Career Opportunities

Are you interested in being an integral part of a fascinating and rapidly growing international business? If you have an aptitude for foreign languages and cultures, and a strong understanding of the global information economy, we want to talk to you! We're East View Information Services, Inc., the world's premier supplier of foreign language publications and services of all kinds to library, governmental, and other institutional customers.

East View is a leading provider of native and translated foreign language information products and services, including Russian, Chinese, Arabic and Ukrainian databases, print periodicals, books and microforms. East View serves all geographies and many market segments, including academic institutions, government organizations, corporations and public and federal libraries.

Current Opportunities

Position title: Senior Manager Rights Acquisitions Newspapers and Digital Media

The mission of East View Information Services is to bring “uncommon information from extraordinary places” to academic, corporate, legal, and government information professionals throughout the world.

East View has recently entered into a landmark partnership with Stanford University to digitize over 25 million pages of newspapers, with a wide range of global coverage. See our press release. The role of the Senior Manager Rights Acquisitions will work with publishers internationally to attain permission for the commercial distribution of their digitized newspaper archives.

The Senior Manager Rights Acquisitions position is full-time and will be based in our Minneapolis headquarters, with principal responsibility for managing internal and external staff in establishing and managing contractual relations with newspaper publishers for a major digitization program. The position will oversee all aspects of our relations with newspaper publishers and assures a comprehensive understanding of current and evolving business needs in support of East View business development and product management. The Manager is a liaison between East View departmental chiefs, internal and external relations managers, product managers/business developers, and other responsible persons among our publisher/content provider partners. He/she will establish and maintain good-natured, long term relationships with publishers and content providers.

Reports to: Director, Newspaper Products

Key responsibilities

  • Manage internal and external staff in acquiring rights from publishers for newspaper digitization
  • Establish and maintain contractual relationships with newspaper publishers and content providers of information in all formats (digital, print, microform, etc.)
  • Negotiate (for CEO signing) contracts with publishers and content providers
  • Proactively review existing and legacy contracts with publishers and content providers to improve terms to East View and to identify new business opportunities
  • Understand newspaper publishers’ relevant business needs and share with respective East View managers and staff
  • Establish, maintain, and keep current critical publisher contact information and metadata in appropriate East View database
  • Keep original and scanned copies of contracts in order

Project and product development

  • Continually research and offer new content for product development consideration
  • Actively seek out new titles for publication and/or new publishing partnerships
  • Dedicated support of East View newspaper initiatives affecting publishers/content providers globally
  • Enter all necessary information from signed contracts into internal tracking systems
  • Initiate new features and changes in tracking systems to Publisher Relations, contracts and royalties
  • Conduct annual performance reviews for all full-time East View staff
  • Hire and train new staff, as necessary

Job Requirements: Minimum Qualifications, Knowledge, and Experience

  • Minimum 5-Years’ experience negotiating distribution rights with publishers for aggregated library databases
  • Experience negotiating agreements with publishers globally, writing and executing publishing contracts
  • Expertise with the workflow and methods of royalty calculations
  • Minimum 3 years of management or supervisory experience, preferably in scholarly publishing, of both internal and external staff
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills. Experience writing and editing publisher agreements and contracts highly desirable
  • B.A. in related field, M.A. preferred
  • Native-level proficiency in English; high-level proficiency desired in at least one other language (particularly Chinese, Japanese, Arabic, French or Russian)
  • Strong project management experience that demonstrates a high level of accuracy and attention to detail. Demonstrated ability to coordinate multiple projects simultaneously. Experience developing project budgets and staying within budgeted costs
  • Must be self-motivated, creative, comfortable with taking initiative and able to work against tight deadlines with minimal supervision. Must be able to motivate, influence and direct the work of internal and external staff
  • Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills, including the ability to communicate effectively with senior management, clients, and publishers
  • Willingness and ability to travel on behalf of East View worldwide, including Latin America, Africa, Middle East and Far East

Compensation and Benefits

  • Competitive base salary
  • Excellent benefits package including full medical/dental/LTD coverage/matching 401K
  • Holidays and paid time off based on tenure

Please submit cover letter and resume to: barb.volker@eastview.com.



Position title: Shipping Specialist

The Shipping Specialist will work in a team environment, supporting and assisting the various departments of East View. The position is responsible for a variety of functions with the primary focus on shipping/receiving. The candidate must be a positive, intelligent self-starter with proven verbal and written communication skills, able to work alone and within a team, and must be quality- and detail-orientated, with the ability to organize and prioritize the workload, ensuring deadlines are met. This position offers a competitive compensation and benefits package with the potential for career growth.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Handling daily functions as they relate to shipping/receiving/distributing of inbound and outbound packages and mail
  • Providing a point of contact for shipping inquiries and problems for shippers and for internal staff
  • Manage shipping supplies and shipping accounts
  • Inventory control
  • Organization of the common shipping area and development/implementation plan for increasing its efficiency and ease of use for all involved

Requirements

  • 1-2 years of operations/shipping/warehouse experience preferred
  • Must be able to lift at least 40 lbs
  • Quality- and detail-oriented
  • Highly organized and skilled in time management
  • Ability to prioritize work and handle multiple tasks
  • Ability to work alone or in a team environment
  • Excellent interpersonal and communications skills
  • Knowledge of MS Office (especially Excel)

Please submit cover letter and resume to: barb.volker@eastview.com.



Position title: Metadata and Technical Services Specialist/Librarian

The Metadata and Technical Services Specialist/Librarian will work in a team environment executing a variety of metadata and library-related tasks essential to the daily operations of the company. The position is responsible for researching, collecting, and cataloging metadata on books, serials, e-books, etc. The Metadata and Technical Services Specialist/Librarian is also responsible for establishing company metadata standards and practices, organizing the company’s print and digital data holdings, and coordinating the addition of metadata into the company’s internal systems. Additionally, the Metadata and Technical Services Specialist/Librarian will be involved in developing other technical services including but not limited to EDI and shelf-ready.

This person must be a self-starter, with proven communication skills, quality and detail-orientated, with the ability to organize and prioritize the workload, ensuring deadlines are met. This position offers a competitive compensation and benefits package.

Responsibilities

  • Establishing and implementing company metadata standards
  • Researching, collecting, and cataloging metadata for print book and e-books, serials, maps, atlases, databases
  • Preparing metadata for the entry into company’s internal systems
  • Implementing a variety of technical services (EDI, binding, shelf-ready)
  • Coordinating all metadata issues between departments
  • Other tasks as assigned by the Department Director

Knowledge, Skills/Abilities:

  • Experience in library setting, cataloging, and/or data management
  • Cataloging experience and advanced knowledge of Library of Congress cataloging rules, standards and practices
  • Excellent computer skills and experience with Microsoft Office software (Outlook, Excel, Word)
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to complete short-term projects with tight deadlines
  • Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with other employees
  • Foreign language skills desired (especially Russian, Japanese, Chinese, Persian, Arabic, Armenian or Korean), but not required
  • Desire to learn new skills related to the role including computer hardware, software, and extensions
  • Ability to supervise projects, and/or other employees should the opportunity necessitate
  • Willingness and ability to travel for library related conferences

Knowledge, Skills/Abilities:

  • Bachelor’s degree - preferably in Library/Information Science
  • Master’s degree in Library/Information Science

Please submit cover letter and resume to: barb.volker@eastview.com.

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