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Company: Arcus Foundation
Position:
Online Communications Manager
Location:
New York
Job Status:  Full-time
Ad Expires: 
September 16, 2013
Job ID: 1506075

Description:

 

ARCUS FOUNDATION

Staff Position: Online Communications Manager

Location: New York, NY

Founded in 2000, the Arcus Foundation is a leading global foundation advancing pressing social justice and conservation issues. Through its Social Justice Program, Arcus works to advance equality globally for all sexual orientations and gender identities. Through its Great Apes Program, Arcus works to conserve and protect the world’s gorillas, chimpanzees, bonobos, orangutans, and gibbons. The Foundation has offices in New York City and Cambridge, U.K. For more information about the Arcus Foundation please visit www.arcusfoundation.org.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Online Communications Manager is an experienced web journalist highly skilled in running dynamic editorial for the website and social channels of a news or media organization. Candidates will be able to adapt their newsroom experience to oversee and drive content through the Foundation’s online channels. They will ideally be familiar with human rights or conservation and have proven experience in overseeing and growing a website.

 The candidate will be able to enhance the Foundation’s messaging and positioning, using language that connects with grantees and partners, as well as adjacent audiences and the general public. Candidates will work full time in Arcus’ New York office and demonstrate competencies including respect for diversity, forming positive partnerships, applying analysis and flexibility in problem solving, practicing collaboration, leading and adapting to technological change and innovation and sharing collective ownership for organizational successes.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Grow Arcus’ online profile, reputation, viewership and interactivity through development, placement and dissemination of timely, accurate and relevant content through the Foundation’s principal online channels.
  • As necessary execute online campaigns to reach new or specific audiences.
  • Maximize the usability and interactivity of Arcus’ online presences to raise awareness of LGBT and Great Apes issues and provide relevant and timely information and resources to grantees, media and online communities.
  • Measure and demonstrate impact through collection and publication of periodic metrics.
  • Support the Media Director in execution of strategic communications.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Undergraduate degree in journalism or related field required. Advanced degree desirable.
  • A minimum of 5-6 years professional online experience.
  • International experience in human rights and / or conservation preferred.
  • Hands-on professional experience with online information sources and tools, including social media and networking tools.
  • Proven track record working in close knit, multi-cultural teams in global time zones.
  • Applicants must be available to work full time in New York.

BENEFITS

Competitive salary and generous benefits package

APPLICATION PROCESS

Please send a resume and cover letter including salary requirements to hr@arcusfoundation.org.Indicate "Online Communications Manager” in the subject line.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis until August 30th2013. Mailed applications are not accepted for this position.

The Arcus Foundation is an equal opportunity employer and is firmly committed to complying with all federal, state and local equal employment opportunity ("EEO") laws. The Arcus Foundation strictly prohibits discrimination against any employee or applicant for employment because of the individual's race, creed, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, sexual orientation, height and weight, disability, gender identity or expression, marital status, partnership status, genetic predisposition or carrier status, military status, arrest record and any other characteristic protected by law.

  

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