Do you want to make scholarly communications better? Are you a customer support specialist or editorial assistant who’s keen to have more in-depth conversations with publishers across the globe?
Crossref makes research outputs easy to find, cite, link, assess, and reuse. We’re a not-for-profit membership organization that exists to make scholarly communications better. We rally the community; tag and share metadata; run an open infrastructure; play with technology; and make tools and services—all to help put scholarly content in context.
This busy role is a real mix of involved member consultations and detailed systems and administrative work. You’ll need to have an understanding of the academic publishing community, great attention to detail, the ability to ask probing questions of applicants and a logical, systematic approach to work. You’ll be working with publishers to really understand their approach and workflows, and then recommending the best Crossref membership option for them. You’ll take them through our application process, setting them up carefully in our CRM and other systems paying extremely close attention to detail. Once they’re members, you’ll continue to work with them closely - answering their questions via email, Twitter and our community forum. You’ll help them take on new Crossref services, navigate platform migrations, and understand how to set up service providers to work with us on their behalf. It’s a very diverse role and is a great opportunity to get wide-ranging experience within Crossref and scholarly communications.
This is a pivotal role in the Member Experience team, part of Crossref’s Outreach team, a fourteen-strong team split between offices in Boston and Oxford, plus dispersed team members across the US and Europe. We’re at the forefront of Crossref’s growth, building relationships with new communities in new markets in new ways. We’re embarking on a new onboarding program for the thousands of publishers that join as members every year and currently rolling out an educational program for existing members and users. And we’re aiming for a more open approach to having conversations with people all around the world, in multiple languages.
We’re looking for a smart, savvy person who’s able to work with our global, diverse membership to really get to the bottom of their needs. You’ll need to adapt quickly within a changing environment while still maintaining accuracy. You’ll be a quick learner of new technologies and enjoy improving systems and processes, but you’ll also be able to build relationships with our members and serve their very diverse needs - from handholding those with basic queries to really digging into some knotty organizational relationships.