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WEB AND EDITORIAL ASSISTANT, MIT News Office, to help manage the daily operations of two of MIT's flagship digital media platforms--the MIT News website and the MIT Daily newsletter. Will work with web developer and the News Office's editorial, creative, and media relations teams to ensure the smooth operation of these platforms. Will work in a Drupal content management system andpost an average of three MIT News stories daily, with responsibility for metadata, captions, and other connective copy for the MIT News site; embed videos and other multimedia; ensure all stories are published on schedule; prepare the MIT News homepage for publication daily; assist with processing MIT News submissions from outside the News Office, including copyediting, photo-editing, and proofing metadata; coordinate the posting of MIT News stories with other high-level communications to the MIT community; scan MIT social media accounts and websites to identify interesting content to be featured in the MIT Daily; and perform other tasks related to the MIT Daily, including creating original content, preparing images, and production.
REQUIRED: high school diploma or its equivalent; at least four years of administrative and/or editorial experience, preferably in an editorial, journalism, communications, or marketing setting; strong writing and editing skills; experience with content management systems, web management, and web analytics; familiarity with photo editing applications; strong organizational skills; ability to work both independently and as part of a team and to keeping work on schedule in a busy office setting with frequent interruptions; and knowledge of AP style. PREFERRED: bachelor's degree in a related field. Job #21631-5
Occasional night and/or weekend work will be required.
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