Communications Electronic Media Manager - Roosevelt House

Location
New York City, New York (Manhattan) County
Posted
Mar 19, 2014
Employment Type
Full Time
The City University of New York (CUNY) is the nation's leading urban public university serving more than 480,000 students in a wide range of educational programs at 24 colleges and institutions in New York City.
Job ID: 9450

Regular/Temporary: Regular

GENERAL DUTIES

Manages electronic, online and multi-media communications, providing editorial, technical and production expertise.

-Consults with client staff to assess needs and determine design and technical specifications
-Plans communications messages, formats, and designs which meet clients' needs and have impact with the intended audience(s)
-Coordinates the efforts of internal and external professionals to implement and disseminate electronic media projects
-Creates and maintains databases, archives, and other content associated with electronic media projects
-Develops production policies and standards and adheres to communications and branding standards
-Supervises staff as needed
-Performs related duties as assigned.

CONTRACT TITLE

Higher Education Associate

FLSA

Exempt

CAMPUS SPECIFIC INFORMATION

Roosevelt House, located on Manhattan's Upper East Side, was the historic New York City home of Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt and Franklin's mother, Sara Delano Roosevelt, from 1908 to 1942. An integral part of Hunter College since 1943, it reopened in 2010 after an extensive renovation as the permanent home of the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College, dedicated to teaching, research, and public programming in the fields of public policy and human rights. The institute provides opportunities for Hunter students to experience meaningful civic engagement and pursue undergraduate studies in public policy and human rights; for faculty to research, teach, and write about important issues of the day; and for scholarly and public audiences to participate in high-profile lectures, seminars, and conferences.

The Electronic Media Manager manages electronic, online, and multi-media communications (including video, audio, still photography, and online resources), providing editorial, technical, and production expertise for the Roosevelt House Public Policy Institute at Hunter College. 

Additionally, the Electronic Media Manager:
- Manages Roosevelt House's website and social media properties including design, programming, and expansion of HTML, CSS and JQuery implementation. 
- Consults with Communications Strategy Committee and Roosevelt House Steering Committee, as well as Interim Director and Director of Programs, Operations and Development and Directors of Public Policy and Human Rights Programs to assess needs and determine design and technical specifications.
- Plans communications messages including brochures, podcasts, newsletters, online formats, and designs which meet Roosevelt House's needs and have impact with the intended audience(s) of policymakers, researchers, students, and the general public.
- Coordinates with Hunter Communications office on specific campaigns and cross-promotion with Hunter/CUNY of Roosevelt House special projects and programs.
- Coordinates the efforts of internal and external professionals to implement and disseminate electronic media projects including working with fellows from the Integrated Media Arts department and Roosevelt House work study student interns.
- Creates and maintains databases, archives, and other content associated with electronic media projects.
- Develops production policies, guidelines, and standards and adheres to communications and branding standards.
- Supervises media and production staff as needed.
- Interfaces with Hunter College A/V staff.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Bachelor's degree and six years' related experience required.

OTHER QUALIFICATIONS

Qualified applicants will have experience designing user interfaces and interactive, digital museum-quality exhibitions. A fine arts, exhibition design, history, or museum studies background is appreciated. Experience managing digital media - including video, photography, and audio/podcast materials using a Digital Asset Management system (DAM) - is also encouraged. The ideal applicant will be able to oversee the design (graphical, interface, interaction, experience) and implementation of new digital tools and resources as needed, as well as have some experience with front-end and back-end web programming, specifically using the WordPress Content Management System with HTML5, PHP, JQuery and Javascript. Lastly, applicant must have strong writing skills and be versed in managing social media for organizations.

COMPENSATION

Commensurate with qualification and experience.

BENEFITS

CUNY offers a comprehensive benefits package to employees and eligible dependents based on job title and classification. Employees are also offered pension and Tax-Deferred Savings Plans.  Part-time employees must meet a weekly or semester work hour criteria to be eligible for health benefits. Health benefits are also extended to retirees who meet the eligibility criteria.

HOW TO APPLY

All applications must include a cover letter, resume and the names and contact information of three references. 

From our job posting system, select "Apply Now," and follow application instructions. Please have your resume or curriculum vitae and a cover letter with names and contact information of 3 references available to attach into the application before you begin. Please note that the resume, cover letter, and any other required documents must be uploaded as ONE document. The document must be in .doc, .docx, .pdf, .rtf, or text format.

CLOSING DATE

-REOPENED-
The committee will begin reviewing applications on November 18, 2013. The search will remain open until the position is filled.

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