Digital Content Developer: VSE Marketing and Communications
The George Mason University Office of Marketing and Communications, within the Volgenau School of Engineering (VSE), 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.
Responsibilities: As part of its communications team, the Digital Content Developer supports the school in planning and execution of long and short form digital written content and videography for key audiences including prospective and current students, alumni, research, and advisory boards. The developer also works with internal clients and partners (departments and programs, University Career Services, and Mason Engineering advancement and academic and student affairs teams) in shaping, developing, and placing content on multiple channels.
Specific duties include, but are not limited to:
Adapting written content (long and short form) as appropriate to audience and channel: digital, social, print, and new/emerging.
Developing a steady stream of compelling digital content by researching and writing original content; commissioning and editing content from others, shaping and redeveloping content packages from others to be used on multiple channels.
Assisting in executing and evaluating the school's editorial calendar and overarching content strategy for the school of engineering across the web and other digital media.
Assisting in the creation, maintenance, and updating of the school's web governance and workflow.
Working with the communications team to collect and analyze web, digital, and social metrics to champion a strong user experience across all digital platforms.
Assisting in the development and execution of training in social media, web writing, analytics and other digital skills
Shooting, producing, and editing video segments from clips for social media, to short-form segments for newsletter, website, and event use.
A bachelor's degree in English, journalism, communications, or a related field, or equivalent work experience and professional experience;
Excellent understanding of customer service philosophies;
Proficiency with Microsoft Office and video editing software;
Hands-on experience creating, modifying, and optimizing web page graphics and layouts.
Experience with Drupal CMS, the ability to learn new programs; and
Demonstrated understanding of collection and analysis of web, digital, and social metrics.
Salary: Commensurate with education and experience.
Location: Fairfax, VA
Mason Ad Statement:
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 jobs.gmu.edu/!
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Special Instructions to Applicants:
For full consideration, applicants must complete the online application at http://jobs.gmu.edu for position 02893Z and attach a cover letter, resume, list of three professional references with contact information, and a writing sample (250-500 words on a topic of your choice). Interview may include a writing exercise.
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.
Internal Number: 45150
About George Mason University
George Mason University is Virginia's largest public university located in the suburbs of Washington, D.C. With strong undergraduate and graduate degree programs in engineering, information technology, public policy, economics, visual and performing arts, life sciences and biotechnology, Mason prepares its alumni to succeed in the workforce and meet the needs of the region and the world.