JOB: Taxonomy Developer/UI Designer
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Job Title: Taxonomy Developer
This project is for an exciting startup business developing a Web 2.0
site that will leverage technology from the Information Science and
Information Architecture fields in new and innovative ways. The main
task in the second phase of this project will be to maintain and
expand two hierarchical taxonomies in business management.
The core task involves refining and expanding a meaningful faceted
hierarchical structure that has already been developed. There may
also be a need to create definitions that would be clear to a general
audience for various aspects of the data in the hierarchies. These
two taxonomies are used by a subject matter expert and by a computer
program to index text. The taxonomy editor needs to work with the
subject matter expert and the programmer. In addition, the taxonomy
editor will participate in the design of taxonomy-based user
interfaces for searching and display of results and modify the
taxonomy to better serve this function.
Must be able tothink logically and creatively, generate innovative
ideas, prioritize complex tasks, and work well under pressure; look
at existing situations and problems in novel ways and come up with
creative solutions and transform these creative ideas into practical
reality; adapt and work effectively with a variety of situations,
individuals, and groups.
Masters of Library and Information Science (MLIS) or comparable
degree. Business background is strongly preferred.
Ideal candidate will have 3+ years experience in information
architecture of taxonomies, controlled vocabulary or classification
schemes for business subject materials, including demonstrated
consensus building and problem solving in a distributed team
environment. Very well qualified candidates with less experience will
This is a part-time development contract project and may require 10-
15 hours or more per week depending on the level of activity for the
Please send cover letter & resume to taxonomyeditor@... .