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Yonkers, NY


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Founded in 1936, CR has a mission to create a fair and just marketplace for all. Widely known for our rigorous research and testing of products and services, we also survey millions of consumers each year, report extensively on marketplace issues, and advocate for consumer rights and protections around safety, digital rights, financial fairness, and sustainability. CR is independent and nonprofit.


Consumer Reports, one of the most influential mission-driven organizations in the world, is seeking a Taxonomist to lead its ontology/taxonomy strategy. An award-winning media organization with close to 3 million paying digital members, CR publishes daily articles covering consumer news, insights and investigations, as well as 8,500+ products and services.


As CR's Taxonomist, you will work closely with a wide array of talented staffers (e.g., editors, marketers, SEO experts, product testers, web developers, etc.) towards optimizing our content's discoverability.  This role - which reports to Operations Director in the Content division - will also be responsible for developing a taxonomy roadmap, managing near and long-term objectives for the organization as a whole. 


Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop and align taxonomies for classifying assets across content, testing, and product development.
  • Recommend process improvements to key stakeholders that relate to ontology and taxonomy structure.
  • Work with key stakeholders to identify the impact to existing internal systems when implementing changes.
  • Monitor taxonomy governance and change management.
  • Utilize data-centric tools and methodologies to ensure the taxonomy evolves with the business.
  • Work across all divisions and products to manage controlled vocabularies and metadata.
  • Serve as the business owner of the taxonomy management tool.


Minimum qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in library science or a related field.
  • Five years experience in developing/managing large, complex taxonomies in a content-driven organization.
  • Experience developing and managing vocabularies and metadata schemas for information assets.
  • Experience in governance and system management.
  • Excellent project management.
  • Strong presentation and communication skills, and ability to engage with stakeholders in other business units .

Preferred qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in library science or a related field
  • Past experience working within a media and/or content organization. 
  • Experience with Smart Logic.
  • Familiarity with Knowledge Graphs a plus
  • SPARQL proficiency
  • Familiarity with SEO, search and navigation


Consumer Reports is committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ethnicity, ancestry, religion, national origin, gender, sex, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital or parental status, disability, veteran status, or other class protected by applicable law. We are proud to be an equal opportunity workplace.

Job ID: 1458249885711777075