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Content Acquisition Specialist

at Inflection in Palo Alto, CA   —   Apr 02, 2014   |  
Inflection, a fast-growing and profitable internet company is looking for a Data Acquisition Specialist. This is a full-time position located in downtown Palo Alto (next to the Caltrain station).

Inflection owns several successful web properties including, the fastest growing family history site on the web. We are looking for a content acquisition specialist to drive the growth of our historical records collections. Our customer satisfaction is directly tied to the quantity and quality of historical records we can provide, so this role directly impacts the overall success of the business. No prior experience in data acquisition is required, but you must have a serious interest in becoming a data acquisition specialist.

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Identify organizations with potentially valuable historical data collections (vital records, census, newspapers, obituaries, etc.)
Conduct phone and email outreach to build relationships with records sources and organizations
Manage dozens of relationships and pipelines concurrently. Prioritize opportunities based on value of data and likelihood of success
Monitor competitive landscape and partnerships and adjust your strategy as needed
Negotiate terms, price, and other details with partners and vendors
Report on detailed status of past, current, and future data acquisition activities
Identify ways to improve current processes
Work with Product Management to integrate new historical records into the product and promote them to users
# 2-3 years of work experience, preferably in an outward-facing role (sales, account management, customer support, etc.)
# Strong networking and relationship-building skills
# Results oriented , able to balance and prioritize the most important tasks
# Motivated self-starter who is comfortable working with minimal direction
# Knowledge or experience working with US public records offices or in genealogy is a plus
If you read this and think “that’s me!” then you might be a great fit:
You love meeting and interacting with people from all types of backgrounds
You can relate to people and understand their needs and motivations
You like to challenge yourself and want to work with smart people that will challenge you too
You are resourceful and capable of attacking a problem from many different angles to find a solution
You never give up
BA/BS degree required
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