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Brown University Web Producer and Content Strategist in Providence, Rhode Island

Job Description:

About Brown:

Brown University is a leading research university distinct for its student-centered learning and deep sense of purpose. Our students, faculty and staff are driven by the idea that their work will have an impact in the world.

Brown University offers a flexible work/life balance; summer hours, winter break and a comprehensive Benefits package including time off, annual paid holidays; benefits offerings including health, dental, vision, tuition assistance, retirement, wellness, employee discounts and more. To learn about Brown University’s benefits, visit the University Human Resources web page for further information.

About the Opportunity:

The Annenberg Institute is Brown University’s education research institute. Our vibrant community includes Brown University faculty, postdoctoral research associates, staff, students, and multiple partners in Rhode Island and across the US. We partner with education leaders and global scholars to connect people, evidence, and practices to build toward an education system that enables all students to thrive.

Through programs, fellowships, and learning opportunities, Annenberg provides a hub at Brown University for conducting and engaging with education research for impact. We connect with leading scholars in the field and support a growing body of cutting-edge research that builds new knowledge of promising practices and of the conditions that enable students to reach their full potential. Annenberg’s partnerships connect researchers and practitioners, deepening relationships across the educational system and transforming policy and practice through ongoing collaboration. Annenberg’s knowledge initiatives catalyze conversations across the research landscape, synthesizing what we know and mobilizing practitioners, policymakers, and researchers toward collaborative impact.

The Web Producer and Content Strategist at the Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown manages the institute’s web presence, as well as all aspects of internal and external digital communications. The position reports directly to the Associate Director of Communications and Outreach. This is a vital role for Annenberg in executing the communications strategy via the development of high-quality content with a specific focus on its digital platforms, including social media, newsletters, and Annenberg's website.

Responsibilities:

The Web Producer and Content Strategist manages website content and user experience for the institute, as well as social media engagement and content across digital platforms. This includes overseeing maintenance and administration of Annenberg’s web presence and serving as the primary content producer for all social media accounts, newsletters and digital signage. The role is responsible for publicizing Annenberg news, events, and activities across various channels to internal and external stakeholders. This includes creating digital materials for seminars, conferences, programs, workshops, and other events.

This is a fixed term position with the possibility of renewal annually. This position is contingent on funding.

Qualifications:

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree and 5-7 years of related experience, or equivalent combination of education and experience.

  • Demonstrated experience with content management systems such as Drupal, and proficiency with website and social media planning, developing, and maintaining.

  • Formal training in web design, content strategy or information architecture is preferred.

  • Comprehensive understanding of digital engagement strategies.

  • Knowledge of tools and practices for measuring success of engagement efforts; demonstrated experience with metrics such as Google Analytics.

  • Proficiency with basic image manipulation and graphic design experience with Adobe Photoshop or Canva.

  • Demonstrated experience managing Instagram, Twitter (X), Facebook and other social media platforms for higher education, nonprofit, political or related setting.

Job Competencies

  • Experience with Canva, MailChimp, Hootsuite, Adobe Creative Suite.

  • Demonstrated experience with web content management systems.

  • Proficiency with Google Drive, MS Office and web navigation.

  • Strong web and digital writing skills, including editing and organizing content, and reworking and repurposing content.

  • Effectively plans and prioritizes when faced with competing deadlines: remains flexible, takes initiative, and follows through on strategies and tactics.

  • Able to sustain a project from inception to completion, with the ability to manage details and input from multiple stakeholders

  • Understanding of web best practices/standards and the key elements of content strategy including web writing, editorial oversight, SEO and information architecture.

  • Knowledge of web accessibility standards, including WCAG and Section 508.

  • Strong sense of ownership and attention to detail: notices and fixes errors that others might overlook. Acknowledges mistakes and turns them into learning opportunities. Has a track record of leaving things better than they found them.

  • Shows initiative and ability to work independently and as a member of a team.

  • Demonstrated ability to communicate effectively and accessibly to a variety of stakeholders through writing and visual design.

  • Demonstrated ability to support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment.

  • Manages a high volume of work with efficiency: Has, or can create, a system for keeping tasks from slipping through the cracks. Able to juggle competing demands and prioritize without sacrificing quality. Plans ahead to make deadlines. Asks for help when needed.

To apply, please upload a Resume, Cover Letter, and unofficial transcript in one single .pdf document.

Background and education check required.

Recruiting Start Date:

2024-03-18

Job Posting Title:

Web Producer and Content Strategist

Department:

Annenberg Institute for School Reform

Grade:

Grade 10

Worker Type:

Employee

Worker Sub-Type:

Fixed Term (Fixed Term)

Time Type:

Full time

Scheduled Weekly Hours:

37.5

Position Work Location:

Hybrid Eligible

Submission Guidelines:

Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

Still Have Questions?

If you have any questions you may contact employment@brown.edu.

EEO Statement:

Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.

As an EEO/AA employer (https://go.brown.edu/equal-employment-opportunity) , Brown University provides equal opportunity and prohibits discrimination, harassment and retaliation based upon a person’s race, color, religion, sex, age, national or ethnic origin, disability, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, or any other characteristic protected under applicable law, and caste, which is protected by our University policies.

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