ANSI American National Standards Institute

Sr. Electronic Products Specialist

Position Summary

Responsible for the day-to-day maintenance of the largest (and/or most complex) ANSI electronic product lines, focusing on the online sale and site licensing of technical documents in PDF format. In addition to completing initial posting and on-going maintenance of PDF products, candidate must assist in the development of new and more efficient solutions to meet product line growth and needs to satisfy increased frequency of updates.


  • Maintain metadata and technical documents to support online PDF electronic store, database and electronic document site licensing, additional online metadata databases, and accounting system inventory which requires successful aggregation, enhancement, and distribution through multiple channels of metadata and documents chosen from a pool of over 75 data suppliers, must coordinate closely with Electronic Products Developer and Product Specialist(s) and make suggestions to Senior Director, Production on ways to streamline present workflows;
  • Assist in the modification of databases and workflows to support new product development and to enhance the efficiency, accuracy and value of existing products; integrate newly developed content management tools and/or workflows into existing processes;
  • Coordinate and assist in the development of stable solutions for a given collection of electronic products or a new data management feature or project and migrate stable solutions to Product Specialist(s) for on-going production and maintenance; document and train Product Specialists on new procedures;
  • Maintain ongoing relationships with technical resources of content providers and third party distributors from initial contact through execution, ensuring accurate and timely delivery of product to market;
  • Use a range of data exchange and data conversion methodologies (especially XML) to improve efficiency and accuracy of data exchange between data providers and ANSI and between ANSI and its distribution channels;
    Assist manager in the analysis of the production cycle and suggest implementation of new procedures and tools to enhance efficiency of workflows;
  • Research and respond to internal and external questions regarding distribution delays and content inaccuracies;
  • Troubleshoot a wide variety of data management problems;
  • Function as a day-to-day liaison with IT, Marketing, Legal/Contracts, Customer Service and Business Development regarding all assigned product lines and other development projects;
  • Regularly review information industry press to stay abreast of the latest technological trends, tools and systems and their potential impact;
  • Provide technical support to document editing and production operation.


  • Minimum 7 years experience in managing scientific and technical content;
  • Strong Microsoft Access experience a must, and FileMaker Pro 5.5, v 7, v8 Client/Server experience a major plus, SQL/ODBC experience a plus.
  • Extensive experience with data exchange and data conversion using a range of formats and technologies; web production and XML data exchange and authoring experience a major plus.
  • Strong grounding in database concepts, functions, and maintenance including data manipulation skills such as building queries, building and running scripts/macros, building and running sorts, running reports, and importing and exporting data in a variety of formats; experience with basic development/design, such as building field definitions, building relational tables, and designing reports; work with Electronic Products Developer to identify functional needs and successfully utilize resulting solutions;
  • Experience with Adobe Acrobat family of products, including Adobe Acrobat 7.0 Professional or Acrobat Standard, including functions such as creating PDFs from a variety of input formats, watermarking, batch process functionality, and assigning security;
  • Emphasis on experience with scientific and technical content (aka STM);
  • Experience with technical document production tools, especially Adobe FrameMaker;
  • Experience with deployment of Digital Rights Management solutions (especially Adobe Content Server 3.01 and FileOpen Systems Web Publisher 3.0.) a major plus.
  • Experience in and/or a working knowledge of publishing and editorial process.

ANSI is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer. ANSI does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, disability, national origin, religion, creed, age, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship or authorized alien status, or veteran status.

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