Job: Metadata & Publisher Outreach Specialist @ Thoth Open Metadata. Applications invited by Aug 27, 2023 | Community-led Open Publication Infrastructures for Monographs (COPIM)

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Under the remit of the recently-launched Open Book Futures project funded by Research England and Arcadia, we are working to accelerate Thoth’s outreach to publishers.

To help us with facilitating this, we are looking for a motivated Metadata and Outreach Specialist.

In this exciting role, you will act as the main publisher-facing point of contact at Thoth for all metadata-related questions, and work with publishers to ensure careful creation and management of associated book metadata in Thoth.

Doing so, you will support the existing publishers working with the Thoth Open Metadata management and distribution platform and service with regard to e.g. the formatting of book and chapter metadata, backlist ingest, and metadata validation and enhancement, while also supporting the Thoth team with reaching out to prospective publishers interested in using Thoth.

This is a fully remote / working-from-home position, with an understanding that the role holder will be available for five hours per day between 9am and 5pm (UK time) to attend team meetings etc.


  • Onboarding: support publishers in getting set up in the Thoth backend; run checks of pre-existing metadata sets that are to be ingested

  • Metadata management & Dissemination:

    • Work with publishers to create and manage enriched book- and chapter-level metadata

    • Interact with publishers to check for missing data, support them with regard to publishing workflows and processes

    • Interact with dissemination platforms to submit publisher data & content

  • Outreach: Reach out to prospective publishers & platform dissemination channels

  • Additional: Work with the development team to improve Thoth User Interface and workflows

Key details

  • Salary: Between £30,000 and £40,000 per annum, negotiable depending on experience.

  • Contract: Full-time, 1.0 FTE, fixed-term

  • Start date: Oct 01, 2023 / as soon as possible

  • End date: April 30, 2026.

  • Location: Fully remote, work from home. Flexibility as to country of residence.

  • Application process: rolling, end of play Aug 27, 2023.





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Date tagged:

07/27/2023, 08:01

Date published:

07/27/2023, 04:01