Web and Digital Communications Specialist

Massachusetts, United States
Thursday, 6 August 2020
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Tuesday, 6 October 2020
Contract Type
Full Time

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

WEB AND DIGITAL COMMUNICATIONS SPECIALISTAbdul Latif Jameel Poverty Action Lab (J-PAL), to support J-PAL’s mission by leading the design, execution, evaluation, and improvement of its policy outreach work through digital media, primarily their web, YouTube, and social media outlets. The main role will be to collaboratively develop content and then implement dissemination activities via external electronic communications, with a key focus on effectiveness.  Responsibilities include content development work with policy team and research staff to develop content at a high technical level on economic research and social policy; managing digital content on J-PAL’s website, povertyactionlab.org, ensuring that content across the website is clear, consistent, and error-free; project managing the development of new website features, liaising with the external web developers and advisors to implement projects; video content production, management, and editing of J-PAL’s YouTube channel; recommending and implementing improvements to electronic communications activities and J-PAL’s digital strategy; and developing detailed recommendations—based on analysis of metrics--for senior management of steps to take to improve effectiveness and impact. 

A full job description is available at https://www.povertyactionlab.org/careers/web-and-digital-communications-specialist-j-pal-global-103353.

Job Requirements

REQUIREDbachelor’s degree in digital communications, multimedia design, fine arts, or a related field; three years of relevant professional experience; experience with web content management and a CMS such as Drupal, social media, Google, and web analytics; and knowledge of Salesforce, YouTube management, and video editing. Job #18855-7

Application material must include a single PDF, uploaded to the resume field, that incudes a resume and a cover letter clearly explaining your interest in J-PAL and qualifications. Please leave the cover letter field blank.

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.

MIT considers equivalent combinations of experience and education for certain jobs. All candidates who believe they possess equivalent experience and education are encouraged to apply.