Digital Content Developer

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Jun 28, 2022
Oct 19, 2022
Full Time
Digital Content Developer, Office of the DeanThe George Mason University Office of the Dean, within the College of Engineering and Computing (CEC), seeks a collaborative, thoughtful, organized, and detail-oriented, Digital Content Developer to support the College in planning and execution of long and short-form digital content for key audiences. George Mason University has a strong institutional commitment to the achievement of excellence and diversity among its faculty and staff, and strongly encourages candidates to apply who will enrich Mason's academic and culturally inclusive environment.Responsibilities:The responsibilities for the position include, but are not limited to the duties and tasks below:Digital Content CreationDevelop a steady stream of compelling editorial content, on-message, and on-deadline, for a wide range of digital, print, and social channels, as assigned by the Director of Communications;Assist in executing overarching content strategy for CEC across web platforms and other digital media;Champion a strong user experience across all digital platforms;Collect and analyze web, digital and social metrics using Google analytics; andCommission and edit content from others.Social Media ManagementWork in collaboration with the communications and marketing team, program staff, and external vendors, to create and implement social media marketing strategies and social media content, as well as paid digital ads, for CEC undergraduate and graduate programs and the college overall;Assume management of college social media accounts including Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, Instagram, and others;Translate college goals into social media plans and content calendars; andAttend and photograph/video CEC events, such as guest speakers and graduation, for social media posts.Communications Support for Break Through TechSelect, write, and edit content for publication to inform and inspire internal and external audiences;Build process by creating guides and materials, following best practices, and reviewing;Create collateral for marketing and promotion by designing, ordering, and coordinating distribution of items;Assist with develop a marketing plan, content schedule, performance tracking;Develop channels by tailoring per channel, selecting channels, building followership;Create internal communication: reports, surveys and benchmark tools, write copy and edit for accuracy and clarity, build slide decks, create buy-in, measure, adapt;Draft/edit, pull content for external communications; andDraft/edit create content, measure, reports, adapt as necessary for internal communications.Required Qualifications:Bachelor's degree in English, Journalism, Communications; or a combination of education and experience working in an office environment;Good understanding of customer service philosophies;Demonstrated experience (typically at least 1 year) writing and creating content for website and social media distribution;Working knowledge of content management systems (WordPress, Drupal, etc.);Demonstrated computer skills, including proficiency with Microsoft Office and video editing software;Prior experience learning new programs quickly and efficiently;Prior experience producing factual, persuasive, creative and timely visual and written content that motivates and inspires target audiences;Prior experience conducting research independently on a variety of issues;Prior experience conducting interviews;Demonstrated ability to edit, multitask, and prioritize tasks;Prior experience exercising sound and independent judgment;Prior experience being highly organized and self-motivated;Prior experience being detail-oriented;Demonstrated experience communicating professionally and effectively while using strong oral and written communications skills; andAbility to travel independently, work some flexible hours, which include some nights and weekends, as well as travel locally.Preferred Qualifications:Master's degree; andDemonstrated experience (typically at least 1 year) in videography or photography, storyboarding and editing.A Force for Innovation in the Heart of Northern Virginia's Technology CorridorThe College of Engineering and Computing (CEC) at George Mason University is comprised of the Volgenau School of Engineering and a new School of Computing. The College is a fast-growing force for innovation in research and education. Ranked nationally in the top 100 in both undergraduate and graduate education, the College boasts more than 9,100 students in 37 undergraduate, master's, and doctoral degree programs, including several first-in-the-nation offerings. Of the 271 full-time faculty who comprise the College, 91 are tenured, 59 are tenure-track, 89 are instructional faculty, and 32 are research faculty. As part of a nationally ranked research university, its research teams expended more than $75 million in sponsored research awards in the past year and has projects with over $400 million in current and anticipated awards. The College stands out for its leading research in areas such as artificial intelligence, data analytics engineering, cybersecurity engineering, biomedical imaging and devices, community-based healthcare, autonomous systems, 5G/Next G communications, systems architectures, computational biomedicine, advanced materials and manufacturing, sustainable infrastructure, and more. The College encourages multidisciplinary research and provides ample opportunity for faculty to work with other disciplines.George Mason University is the largest and most diverse public research university in Virginia, with an enrollment of over 39,000 students studying in over 200 degree programs. Mason is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in a range of academic fields. It was classified as an R1 research institution in 2016 by the Carnegie Classifications of Institutes of Higher Education. Mason has campuses in Fairfax, Arlington, and Prince William. Its proximity to Washington, D.C. provides unmatched geographical access to a number of federal agencies and national laboratories. Northern Virginia is also home to one of the largest concentrations of high-tech firms in the nation, providing excellent opportunities for interaction with industry. The region is consistently rated as being among the best places to live in the country and has an outstanding local public school system.In conjunction with Amazon's decision to establish a second headquarters in Northern Virginia, the Commonwealth of Virginia announced a multi-year plan to invest in the growth of degree programs in computing. George Mason University has committed to accelerate its plans to grow its capacity in computing and high-tech fields. Among the exciting initiatives being undertaken by the university are the launch of the Institute for Digital InnovAtion, a university think tank and incubator to serve the digital economy, and the expansion of its Arlington Campus with a planned 400,000 square foot building that will house the new Institute for Digital InnovAtion. These initiatives reflect hundreds of millions of dollars in new investment by Mason that will rapidly elevate the university's already leading national position in computing and related areas.

For full consideration, applicants must complete the online application at for position number 02893Z; and attach a cover letter, resume, a writing sample attached as (Other Doc), and a list of three professional references with contact information. Full consideration will apply to applicants who submit their completed application by July 12, 2022; however, review of applications will continue until the position is filled.

"Great Careers Begin at Mason! George Mason University is an innovative, entrepreneurial institution with national distinction in both academics and research. Mason holds a top U.S. News and World Report "Up and Coming" spot for national universities and is recognized for its global appeal and excellence in higher education.Mason is currently the largest and most diverse university in Virginia with students and faculty from all 50 states and over 135 countries studying in over 200 degree programs at campuses in Arlington, Fairfax and Prince William, as well as at learning locations across the commonwealth. Rooted in Mason's diversity is a campus culture that is both rewarding and exciting, work that is meaningful, and opportunities to both collaborate and create.If you are interested in joining the Mason family take a look at our current opportunities and catch some Mason spirit at!George Mason University, Where Innovation is Tradition."

George Mason University is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, committed to promoting inclusion and equity in its community. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability or veteran status, or any characteristic protected by law.