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Web Assistant

Publication or Company 
Industry  Non-profit, Web Development
Salary Competitive
Benefits 401K/403B, Dental, Health
Job Duration Full Time
Job Location New York, NY
Experience Level 1 years
Job Requirements Core responsibilities include:
• Working with Web Editor and Communications team to update the website on a daily basis to make it an engaging and important resource for activists, journalists, and citizens; posting and editing content (blogs, videos, podcasts, newsletters, etc.); helping find photos for website.
• Assisting Web Editor and Communications team to produce dynamic content, including infographics, videos, viral images, and customized maps, to drive site traffic and advance Brennan Center issues online.
• Managing and updating our contact database to ensure optimal functionality, including reformatting and uploading new contacts, cleaning up contact records, providing mailing stats, and troubleshooting.
• Providing staff trainings on website and CRM system.
• Assisting Web Editor and Communications team with podcast production, including the recording, editing, distribution, promotion, and analytics.
• Helping Web Editor and Communications team to oversee social media accounts to drive traffic and engage broader audience.
• Assisting Web Editor and Communications team to execute online communications strategies, including new media outreach, list building, and constituency management to engage a wider audience on our issues.
• Helping Web Editor and Communications team to create and oversee Google and Facebook ads, social media creative, and other social media strategies.
• Providing weekly analytic reports on website and social media traffic, including providing reports for the Development department on request.
• Working with Web Editor and Communications team to explore, assess, and advise on appropriate and effective new media technology and tools.

The ideal candidate will have:
• A bachelor’s degree and at least one year’s experience working online.
• Thorough understanding of all types of content delivery methods (web/email newsletter/mobile/audio/print/video) and best practices associated with each.
• Experience using social media and/or blogging to successfully engage audiences.
• Knowledge of HTML, Drupal, and blogging software (Wordpress).
• Knowledge of Google Analytics.
• Understanding of basic graphic design principles with knowledge of Photoshop.
• Innovative ideas about how technology can be used in social change efforts.
• Very strong writing, communication, and organizational skills.
• An openness to evolving responsibilities.
• A demonstrated commitment to social justice issues.
• Familiarity with graphic design software (Adobe InDesign or other) a plus but not required.
• Knowledge of CiviCRM or other CRM database.
• A quick learner with the self-starter skills required to learn new programs as needed.
• Strong, demonstrable analytical skills.
• The ability to multitask in a fast-paced environment.
• Willingness to work irregular and/or long hours, including occasional nights and weekends.

The Brennan Center, an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer, is strongly committed to diversity and welcomes applicants of all races, ethnicities, genders, and sexual orientations, including people who have been previously incarcerated.
About Our Company The Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law is a nonpartisan public policy and law institute that focuses on improving the systems of democracy and justice. We fight to protect voting rights, for campaign finance reform, to end mass incarceration in the United States, and to advance Constitutional protections in the fight against terrorism. We combine the elements of a think tank, a legal advocacy group, and a communications hub. In the 2012 election, the Brennan Center helped lead the fight to protect against new laws that would have made it harder for up to 5 million Americans to vote. Now we are pressing forward with reforms at the national and state level in our voting systems, public financing of campaigns, overturning Citizens United, and reforming federal law enforcement practices.

The Center is led by Michael Waldman, former chief speechwriter to President Bill Clinton, author, and national thought leader on democracy and justice issues. Our work is consistently cited in major national news outlets, including The New York Times, The Washington Post, and NPR — and influences public policy in Washington and in state capitols across the country.

We seek a Web Assistant to work in Communications Department, reporting to the VP of Communications and the Web Editor, on strategic day-to-day online communications efforts, which includes updating and managing the organization’s website and CRM system, enhancing our social media capacity, and tracking web traffic.

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