Web Producer (Temporary Full-Time)

Employer
Society for Science & the Public
Location
Washington, DC
Posted
Oct 12, 2017
Closes
Oct 16, 2017
Function
Accountant, IT
Hours
Full Time
Web Producer (Temporary Full-Time Employee) Science News for Students, a daily online news magazine for teens, is seeking a web producer for a five-month, full time temporary position beginning in November. The web producer will oversee the production of all stories on the Science News for Students website; assist in web production for Science News, an award-winning magazine and daily website; and produce online educator guides for the Science News in High Schools program. This is a full-time, on-site, five-month temporary position in our Washington, DC, offices located near Dupont Circle that will end on or before April 9, 2018. (No search firms, please). Responsibilities include: Produce Science News for Students articles, images, hyperlinks, and blogs in a Drupal-based CMS. Curate the Science News for Students homepage to ensure it is timely and visually appealing. Do image and multimedia research for articles, and edit images for online use. Search the website for related articles for curated packages and related readings. Work with the Science News for Students team on writing, scheduling, and promoting content-related posts on social media. Proofread and edit headlines and optimize metadata to ensure posts are web-friendly. Work with the Science News team to produce daily news stories, features, and magazine content. Work with both news teams on social media, multimedia, and video projects. Produce online educator guides for the Science News in High Schools program in a Drupal-based CMS. Ideal candidates will have a background in journalism with demonstrated abilities for creating content in digital media. Must be creative, dedicated to accuracy, hard-working, and a team player. Required skills include knowledge of basic HTML, Photoshop, and content management systems. Video editing experience is a plus. To Apply To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and three work samples to . The Society is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer Society for Science & the Public is committed to equal employment opportunity. In order to provide equal employment and advancement opportunities to all individuals, the Society does not discriminate against employees or applicants for employment on any legally recognized basis, including but not limited to: veteran status, race, color, religion, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identify or expression, ancestry, national origin, disability, personal appearance, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, age and/or any other categories protected by the laws of the United States or the District of Columbia. About Science News for Students Science News for Students has been published since 2003, reporting on an array of new research for teens, their educators, and parents. Written at a middle school reading level, Science News for Students provides free, accessible, and up-to-date news and features from across the disciplines of science. About Science News Science News has been published since 1922. This biweekly news magazine and tablet edition covers important and emerging research in all fields of science. It publishes concise, accurate, timely articles that appeal to both general readers and scientists, reaching more than 85,000 subscribers and more than 1 million online readers each month. Since 2008, Science News has also published daily updates on science on its website, About Society for Science & the Public Science News and Science News for Students are published by Society for Science & the Public, a nonprofit 501(c)(3) organization dedicated to the public engagement in scientific research and education. Our vision is to promote the understanding and appreciation of science and the vital role it plays in human advancement: to inform, educate, and inspire.