The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) is searching for a Web Editor that will support the day-to-day operations of BrainFacts.org, an authoritative source of information about the brain and nervous system, to include developing, presenting, and promoting accurate and accessible scientific content for a public audience, applying best practices in content dissemination, information architecture, design and supporting the site's continued expansion. We are looking for a tech savvy Web Editor who has a deep knowledge, love and understanding of using an online platform to help communicate brain science.
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Compiles, proofs, updates, and maintains effective web content for BrainFacts.org site, including development of pages and management in the CMS of text, images, video, and audio, while adhering to and enforcing standards, style, SEO and 508 web standards.
Compiles and maintains website statistics and produces regular analysis that tells a descriptive story on key trends and website usability to inform enhancements and initiatives.
Monitors BrainFacts.org blog and offer technical assistance as necessary to bloggers.
Executes and helps shape social media strategies to promote site content, ensuring consistency with site strategy and organization's brand strategy, and coordinates with other SfN social media channels.
Develops social media editorial calendar, drafts messages, and monitors comments/conversations, analytics, and new technologies to inform ongoing strategy for user engagement.
Responds to technical inquiries regarding BrainFacts.org.
Ensures consistent visibility for BrainFacts.org founding partners; support reporting to external funders and other key parties; and participate in additional development activities in support of the site.
Supports the promotion of BrainFacts.org as necessary at the annual meeting.
Administer BrainFacts.org e-mails, working with department members on e-mail content/messaging, adherence to organizational style and tone, and closely monitoring schedule and frequency. Manage statistical reporting and analysis, highlighting key developments to inform strategy.
Education and Experience:
Bachelor's degree in communications, web design, science, science writing, journalism, or related field required.
2 or more years of professional experience.
Experience in online communications, planning, managing, and developing website content and web projects, as well as writing and editing content for the web.
Exposure to web content management systems and analytics required.
Experience in managing an organizational social media presence, including Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and Instagram.
Familiarity with associations and/or science organizations a strong plus.
Possess knowledge of several new and traditional media and know how to implement strategy for different purposes.
Must work well under pressure and be able to manage several projects at once.
Excellent time and project management skills
Strong oral and written communications skills, organizational skills, attention to detail, and quality control.
Experience executing multi-faceted communications campaigns, editing and writing, and adhering to style guides and web usability guidelines.
Ability to manage and analyze data, and proven judgment in distributing content.
Creativity to communicate in different ways, excellent interpersonal skills, and the ability to form and maintain relationships through communication and networking a plus.
Ability to work effectively in a team environment while remaining responsible and accountable for results.
Fluency in social media platforms and strategies.
If this is you and you are eager to make meaningful contributions to a highly relevant and important mission, please submit a cover letter with your salary requirements and a copy of your resume for consideration. Applications without cover letters will not be considered.
Our generous benefits package includes: medical, dental, disability and life insurance; flexible spending accounts, two retirement plans with employer matching and nonmatching contributions; 12 days of paid vacation, 12 days of paid sick leave, with additional personal leave and 10 paid holidays; gym membership reimbursement; and tuition reimbursement.
The Society for Neuroscience is wholly dedicated to recruiting, developing, and retaining a diverse group of talented people. We are committed to provide equal opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected criteria, in accordance with applicable law and we welcome Veteran applicants.
The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) is a nonprofit membership organization of scientists and physicians who study the brain and nervous system. SfN is the world's largest organization of scientists and physicians devoted to advancing understanding of the brain and nervous system.