Who We Are

Silverchair is the leading independent platform partner for scholarly and professional publishers. We build and host websites, online products, and digital libraries for our clients’ content, helping them to thrive, evolve, and fulfill their missions. Publishers like the American Medical Association, MIT Press, and Oxford University Press work with Silverchair to get their books, journals, and educational content into the hands of scientists, doctors, and researchers

Our mission is to empower the creators and users of scholarly and professional knowledge to maximize their impact on humanity.

(TLDR: We build technology to spread research that makes the world a better place.)

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WHAT WE OFFER

Smart, energetic peers in an inclusive and collaborative environment

An Agile environment at an independent company, giving employees the power to effect real change

A flexible, hybrid workforce, with remote and in-person options to suit your lifestyle

A unique, historic coworking space on Charlottesville’s downtown pedestrian mall

A comprehensive benefits package, including retirement account matching & medical/dental coverage

Working in a mission-driven industry, with publishers at the forefront of science & research

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What our people are saying

“Silverchair's greatest strength is the culture, especially the fact that most people take the Silverchair values seriously and actively put them into practice.”
“The people are some of the best I've ever worked with. They are engaged, dedicated, smart problem solvers.”
“Everyone at Silverchair is dedicated to working hard and making you feel like part of the team. Leadership has made it a priority to ensure that the workplace culture is inviting and satisfying. They are constantly striving to do and be better, and asking for help in the process. Being involved in the STM community provides a sense of charity and cooperation.”
“Great environment, extremely intelligent people who are very solid in their roles and easy to work with, wonderful flexibility.”
“Positive, collaborative growth is a cornerstone of the day-to-day at Silverchair.”
``Workspace is beautiful, people are friendly and talented/know how to work hard/have fun. Management is down-to-earth and friendly.``
“I have never worked with people that were so intelligent, empathetic, caring, and dedicated. Many workplaces have not endured the shift to remote work without a change in its culture and values and it’s a testament to the quality of people at Silverchair that it has maintained that through these difficult times.``
``Silverchair has a spark that makes it an incredibly fun, engaging, and exciting place to work. The people are smart, hardworking, and fun, and the leadership is highly engaged and committed to constant learning and growth.``
``I feel more valued as an employee at Silverchair than I have with any other organization I have worked for.``
``I have always felt supported as a complete person at Silverchair.``
``In addition to being located in a great area of Charlottesville, one of the best things about working at Silverchair is definitely the people. I have found lifetime friends and mentors through this company.``
“Silverchair's workplace is a thriving meritocracy of ideas where everyone has a genuine voice.``

Read more of what Silverchairians love about working here on our blog.

But we’re not the only ones who love our culture. Here’s what our clients have to say:

``I think everyone at Silverchair is just a genuinely nice person. Everyone wants to work, everyone wants to be friendly, it’s just really refreshing to have a vendor where everyone is great.`` —Rob O'Donnell, Rockefeller University Press
``Your culture is a lot like ours, in that I think you value your people and you value doing good work. So three cheers for that!`` —Michael Muscat, AACN
``Keep hiring smart and creative people!`` —Caroline Polk, AOTA

Our Values

Listen & assume positive intent

Speak your mind; be honest & constructive

Solve problems with creativity & empathy

Act with integrity

Consistent with these values, we value creating an inclusive and diverse environment in which all Silverchairians can thrive.
Read more about diversity, equity, & inclusion at Silverchair below.

Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion at Silverchair

Silverchair’s mission is to change the world for the better by empowering creators and users of scholarly and professional knowledge to maximize their positive impact on humanity. As a company that aims to innovate to improve the creation, distribution, and impact of scientific knowledge, our commitment to diversity and inclusion is rooted in the creation of a space for the intelligent, informed, and civil exchange of contrasting thoughts and ideas.

That is, in order to deliver optimal value, we must attract and give voice to a wide variety of perspectives, including those from divergent functional, cultural, and social backgrounds and experiences.

To ‘give voice’ to these diverse perspectives means that we, individually and collectively, must practice ways of interacting that embody respect, openness, acceptance, confidence, and courage. When we are confronted with interactions that challenge our own assumptions or beliefs, we must respect the colleague who offers the challenge; we must openly consider, using reason and evidence, the possible validity of the challenge; we must accept the legitimacy of the other person and their point of view; we must have the confidence to hear, evaluate, and engage with the challenging perspective without reflexive retreat or rejection; and we must have the courage to respectfully assert our own perspectives even when they diverge from those of other individuals or the collective.

We believe in the intelligence, maturity, and capability of everyone in our organization to fulfill this vision. Moreover, we believe that individuals are best positioned to navigate both professional and social divergences. We therefore encourage each member of our community to accept agency for resolving divergences and challenges, and resort to appeals to leadership only when such agency has been exhausted, or in the case of legal or ethical violations. We also acknowledge that procedures and standard practices in recruitment and evaluation have the potential to inadvertently constrain diversity and inclusion, and we are committed to evaluating and modifying such procedures in our internal operations.

Openness and acceptance are not a justification for any and every behavior. We have a high-performance culture, and we rely on one another to put forth the engagement and effort necessary to create successful outcomes. We also explicitly reject and condemn discrimination or harassment against anyone based on their race, color, age, religion, disability, national origin, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, genetic information, political ideology, or immutable personal characteristics irrelevant to job performance.

Finally, beyond the functional professional benefits of cultivating a diverse and inclusive culture, our lives and minds are more generally enriched by coming to know other people whose ideas and experiences are distinct from our own. “Human connection is the exchange of positive energy between people,”* and welcoming a kaleidoscope of human energy and talent into our community will enhance opportunities for each of us to understand, to grow, and to experience life more fully.

In advancing these principles, we hold ourselves accountable to our people and our customers, and our effectiveness in giving voice to divergent perspectives will continue to be measured according to their feedback.

 

* Anshdeep Singh Chadha

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