This future-oriented math and science foundation is looking for a Content Producer to work on two websites—one that will relaunch imminently, the other in the coming year—to better reflect the foundation’s forward-looking approach to research, and to attract and inform the top scientists and mathematicians in the world.
By building community, publicizing new developments, and enlisting scientists and mathematicians through grants and other approaches, this organization is all about looking for the solutions to tomorrow’s problems today. Now they’re after a web producer who can enthusiastically approach its sites’ challenges in the same way. This job is ideal for producers whose technical skills and all-around design sense mean that they can do a lot more than just find their way around a CMS and post an article. You’ll need to know how to work with editorial to produce excellent results, and also how to source stock images (from the likes of Shutterstock and Flickr) that are sophisticated and really speak to the content. The site currently uses the open-source platforms Plone and Liferay, so experience with those are a bonus, but if you know other content management systems back to front, then that will work, too. The foundation is looking for someone who’s up-to-date with some combo of CSS, Ajax, and HTML5. As for software, skills with Photoshop, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Final Cut Pro, Soundbooth, Flash, and Microsoft Office are all nice to have. You’ll need to have top listening and communication skills to make sure all the group’s contributions are taken into account, and if you’re also good at copyediting and proofreading, they’d be over the moon.
In this role, you’ll be reporting to the Director of Communications. The Content Producer runs the foundation’s two related websites, both of which are on target for a relaunch in the future. You’ll be master of both domains, making sure that everything from news to grant application forms are formatted and updated correctly on the site. You’ll also be in charge of uploading video on the site, as well as sourcing photos and illustrations. Finally, you’ll need to maintain a dialogue with external consultants for the CMS to make sure it doesn’t develop any problems and to lead the troubleshooting if any problems do crop up. Producing e-newsletters will also be on your list of duties.
Talk about a free lunch: this company ensures community among its colleagues, so that ideas are shared regardless of department. Every day, the company comes together at the same time for a shared meal in one of the loveliest private dining rooms in town. This is one well-funded, fun place, and we don’t think we’re giving away anything to say that it’s a cerebral but non-stuffy group–you’d be just as likely to find these folks hanging at the Secret Science Club as working here. And we don’t want to gush, but the benefits are just plain cuckoo.
If you want to put your web skills to work at a place that will let you spread your wings while also doing your part to improve the world (for real!) alongside super-smart people, then zip your resume over.