Webmaster/Content Manager

Apr 01, 2014
May 01, 2014
Genevieve McGann
Full Time
The Atlantic Council seeks a talented and entrepreneurial intermediate web professional to provide ongoing development and management of online communications for a dynamic and fast-paced Washington think tank.

With ten programs and centers, each with multiple initiatives, and several flagship events throughout the year, the demands on the Communications team is great. Gaining awareness for the organization and audience for the content produced is essential to maintaining the upward trajectory of the Council.

The Intermediate Webmaster/Content Manager will play a central role in maintaining the Council’s online presence and will assist in the execution of an integrated digital communications strategy.

The position will be a part of a small but dedicated team responsible for the day-to-day management of content, minor design changes, web troubleshooting and social media outreach.

This position requires an intermediate project manager with excellent communication skills who can coordinate multiple priorities and deadlines within a broader strategic scope.

The Council seeks an individual who understands and values the mission of the organization.

Job Responsibilities:

• Write, format and post content. Work with Council editors to coordinate posting of outside content;
• Work with programs and centers across the Council to package content for maximum promotion and exposure across digital platforms (i.e. email, website, social media);
• Create pages and sections on the website to highlight new projects within the menu structure of the site;
• Maintain the taxonomy and tagging structure of the site and ensure related content is linked appropriately;
• Post multimedia content on the website, including editing and formatting audio recordings; embedding and formatting videos; and enhancing photos for all content types;
• Work with vendors for webcasting and video recording to obtain files for editing and distribution;
• Update social media accounts regularly, and create new accounts for programs and initiatives when requested. Keep an index of all social media accounts for the Council and programs;
• Aggregate standard website metrics for weekly and monthly analytics reports.

Job Qualifications:

• Minimum 2-3 years of relevant work experience in web design, writing, editing and managing online communications and projects.
• Strong background in technical aspects of web and digital communications functionality and in-depth knowledge of HTML/CSS and WYSWYG editors;
• Proficient with open source CMS platforms, particularly Joomla is a plus, Adobe Creative Suite, Microsoft Office and basic web publishing. Experience with PHP, JavaScript and CRMs (e.g. Salesforce) desired;
• Bachelor’s Degree in Communications or related field highly desired;
• Excellent English language written and oral communication skills (foreign additional language skills a plus);
• Experience maintaining and managing organizational social networking accounts as part of a larger digital communications strategy (Facebook, Twitter, You Tube, Google+ etc.);
• Proficiency in the use of social media monitoring and website analytics tools;
• Ability to multitask in a very fast-paced, often rapidly-changing environment;
• Strong project management experience preferred;
• Attention to detail with ability to work under pressure with multiple and shifting priorities to meet deadlines;
• Ability to work independently and within a team across the organization;
• Multi-cultural experience, background and interest in international affairs and policy preferred.

No phone calls, please.