Digital Content Developer, Institute for Digital InnovAtion (IDIA)

Fairfax, VA
Commensurate with education and experience.
Jan 08, 2022
Feb 10, 2022
Full Time
Digital Content Developer, Institute for Digital InnovAtion The George Mason University Institute for Digital InnovAtion (IDIA) invites applications for a Digital Content Developer. 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. About the Institute for Digital InnovAtion (IDIA): IDIA aims to engage researchers, innovators, and scholars of the Mason community with other organizations and businesses to shape our digital society's future while promoting equality, well-being, security, and prosperity. IDIA works with a community of several hundred faculty members from various technical and non-technical backgrounds. While the focus is on building strong external partnerships with GovCon, private sector, schools, and colleges to amplify Mason's research impact, we offer opportunities such as roundtables and seed funding for multidisciplinary ideation. The IDIA advisory committee is comprised of representatives from all colleges and schools at Mason. IDIA will be headquartered at the Arlington campus. Three main thrusts of IDIA Technologies: Inventing new algorithms, digital techniques, and technologies;Systems: Developing and deploying computing systems to advance fields as diverse as finance, education, built infrastructure, science, economics, agriculture, health, transportation, entertainment, national security, and social justice; andDigital Society: Engaging in critical reflection that examines the implications of digital innovation to ensure that innovators are sensitive to designing and innovating responsibly and that key stakeholders - including users, innovators, policy-makers, and the public at large - are informed about technology's social, ethical, political, and economic impacts. About the Position: Reporting to IDIA's Project Manager, the Digital Content Developer will work on drafting communications, managing the social media content, designing flyers, managing IDIA newsletter, and video editing. The Digital Content Developer will report to IDIA's Project Manager and will primarily manage digital assets of IDIA. These projects are the core of the institute as they enable Mason faculty and students to collaborate externally, enhancing the University's research and scholarship portfolio. Responsibilities:Manage Digital Media and Initiatives Related to IDIAWork with the IDIA team to ensure accuracy, coordination, and prioritization of projects;Manage and execute projects as assigned;Identify and use appropriate graphical and video editing tools;Regularly report project status;Work on multiple projects at the same time;Convene meetings as needed to gather requirements for projects; Evaluate data and prepare reports as required on various topics; andManage timeliness of all assigned projects, ensuring quality deliverables and stakeholder satisfaction.Manage IDIA Communications ChannelsCreate content for the website, landing pages, digital marketing, and other communications channels;Manage the content of the IDIA website, weekly newsletters, quarterly magazines, annual reports, and social media channels;Work with the graphic designer to ensure the accuracy of the information and the quality of design; andProvide analysis of web and social media content performance by generating bi-weekly and monthly reports.Data Analysis and ReportingTrack and record Key Performance Indicators (KPI) metrics on a weekly quarterly, and annual basis; andTrack the social media metrics and apply techniques to improve them.Required Qualifications:A Master's degree, or equivalent combination of education and experience, in a discipline relevant to fine arts, digital media, or marketing;Experience working on various digital content formats in a large dispersed university environment;Knowledge of website platforms such as WordPress, multimedia, graphic design, video editing, and broad knowledge of computing disciplines;Must have strong, demonstrated writing skills and the ability to proofread and edit content; Must have excellent organizational skills, with the proven ability to independently juggle multiple tasks and priorities effectively;Must be flexible, well-organized, inquisitive, resourceful, detail-oriented, creative, and ethical; Must be able to prioritize and manage multiple tasks in a diverse and collaborative environment;Ability to effectively coordinate and communicate with diverse faculty, staff, and administrators across multiple disciplines and administrative offices; andAbility to work well with co-workers.

For full consideration, applicants must apply at; complete and submit the online application; and upload a cover letter, resume, and a list of three professional references with contact information.

"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.

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