Digital Archive Assistant

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Library Services
US-NY-New York


The Practising Law Institute (PLI), a leading continuing legal education organization and legal publisher based in Manhattan, seeks a talented and self-motivated individual to assist in efforts to expand the electronic availability of our published back catalog.  This is a temporary opportunity that is expected to last three months.




  • Locating ebook files and/or generating them via an automated generation process
  • Evaluating files for completeness
  • Performing basic XML cleanup
  • Managing ebook components using PLI’s content management systems
  • Deploying ebooks to our online research database, PLI PLUS.
  • Indexing archival content with the PLI taxonomy
  • Other duties, as assigned.




  • Exposure to XML, HTML or similar markup languages
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Proficiency in the use of Microsoft Office products, such as Word and Excel
  • Familiarity with the use of research databases
  • A record of dependability working independently
  • An aptitude for detail-oriented work.




For over 80 years PLI has been considered the “gold standard” as a leader in continuing legal and professional business training education.  With over 260 employees located in our New York City and San Francisco offices, PLI presents over 400 live programs each year in state-of-the-art conference centers throughout the U.S. and abroad.  Recent international seminar locations include London and Hong Kong. 


In addition to hosting innovative live programs, PLI streams webcasts and offers on-demand programs for thousands of participants each day.  PLI publishes a variety of treatises, answer books, course handbooks and has an award-winning online research platform, PLI Plus. PLI offers the nation’s leading preparation course for the Patent Office’s Registration Exam, and provides SEC compliance and accounting training through its SEC Institute.  The organization also develops unique, engaging ways of learning through its Interactive Learning Center. Through its mission as a nonprofit organization, PLI is deeply committed to the pro bono community and public interest organizations.


The PLI work environment is interesting, collegial, intelligent and encouraging.


Practising Law Institute is an equal opportunity employer.  More information about PLI may be found on our website


EEO Statement

PLI is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate against any candidate based on age, race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, creed, national origin, marital status, disability, citizenship or veteran status.


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