Sarah Knight is a researcher and taxonomist with the Research, Archives & Data Strategy (RAD) Department.
As a researcher, Knight helps journalists track down documents, contacts and information. She loves a thorny fact check, any opportunity to dive into public records searches and sharing best research practices with her colleagues along the way.
Knight is NPR's first taxonomist, a position she has held since its inception in 2014. She is product owner of the taxonomies and auto-tagging software used in Artemis, NPR's internal archival database of audio, transcripts, web content and metadata. Her work creating and refining taxonomies ensures that NPR's archival metadata is intuitive and relevant for users and that content is accurately auto-categorized in Artemis. She was also part of the team that in 2016 developed and launched a new version of Artemis.
Knight first joined NPR in 2012 as an intern in what was then NPR's Music Library. She holds a master's degree in library and information studies from Florida State University and a bachelor's degree in English from the University of Florida.