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IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR PART-TIME RESEARCH LIBRARIAN

  • 1.  IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR PART-TIME RESEARCH LIBRARIAN

    Posted 11-08-2018 21:35

    IMMEDIATE OPENING FOR PART-TIME RESEARCH LIBRARIAN

    Los Angeles Times

    El Segundo, CA

     

    Part-Time, up to 24 hours weekly including most Sat. and Sun. day shifts; some evening hours may be necessary.

     

    Duration: Opening immediately

     

    DESCRIPTION:  The Editorial Library seeks a dynamic and experienced news librarian to work as part of a team who deliver customized research to reporters and editors. It is a fast-paced environment, with short deadlines. 

     

    Responsibilities include performing research with the highest degree of accuracy to accommodate newsroom story requests. Proven skill and experience employing advanced online searching techniques in commercial databases; proficiency in Lexis-Nexis, Factiva, public records databases, locating court filings, and knowledge of Internet sources. Other work assignments include compiling timelines and organizing data to be utilized in information graphics.

     

    Outstanding communication skills required and ability to work independently and prioritize research needs under tight deadlines.  Facility with Windows PC / MS Office required.  

     

    Demonstrate a broad knowledge, curiosity, and understanding of world news events. Be excited about working in a place where excellence is expected and a competitive market drives an exciting newspaper.  Flexibility of attitude and action will take you a long way towards success in this environment.

     

    ADDITIONAL DUTIES: Library resources maintenance; familiarity with archiving practices is a plus to assist as needed with our Archives database.

     

    QUALIFICATIONS: M.L.S. degree.  Two to three years' experience working in a news library or research department is highly desirable. 

     

    Salary is an hourly rate based on qualifications, without benefits.

     

    This is a Los Angeles Times Guild position.

     

    CONTACT:  Please send your resume via e-mail or regular mail to:

     

    Cary Schneider

    Library Director

    Los Angeles Times

    2300 E. Imperial Highway

    El Segundo, CA 90245

     

    E-Mail: cary.schneider@latimes.com