SCMS WEBSITE CONTENT MANAGER
Society for Cinema and Media Studies (SCMS) wishes to hire a part-time Website
Content Manager (WCM) who will work with the Board of Directors and the Home
Office Staff to create original content for the SCMS website, to gather
institutional data, and to be responsible for regular maintenance and updates.
The WCM will serve a two-year term with the possibility of renewal, and
will be supervised by one or more SCMS officers or Board members. This new
position will require in-depth familiarity with the current website. The
successful candidate should be comfortable undergoing training to learn the
content management software of the website so that s/he can create new content,
troubleshoot minor problems, access data and serve as the primary website
administrator. The work is not location specific and coordination with
supervisors will take place at a distance. The WCM will be an ex-officio member of the SCMS
Board and is expected to attend Board of Directors’ meetings and the annual
conference. (Travel funds and/or per diems will be made available should the
successful candidate's home institution not provide adequate financial
support). Given the
nature of this position, we cannot provide benefits as part of the
compensation. The successful candidate must be a member of SCMS and maintain
membership throughout her/his time as WCM.
position is part-time at $15/hour, 15 hours/week for 48 weeks ($10,800).
Website Content Manager’s responsibilities include (but are not limited to):
- writing original material for
the website (from conference registration pages to faculty profiles).
- gathering and collating data
about current membership
- working with the Home Office to
support membership campaigns, conference registration, and other important
functions of the website.
- working with SCMS committees,
Board Members and staff to explore and develop relationships with vendors
and sponsors for the website.
- assisting the online portion of
the annual conference.
- assisting SCMS officers, Board members
and staff with strategic SCMS initiatives.
for this position include:
- excellent written and verbal
- experience with web content
management software and comfort with learning new software programs
- familiarity with data analysis and
assimilation/organization of large amounts of data,
as well as data management and spreadsheet software (especially Excel)
- pro-active and self-directed
person with strong problem-solving skills
- a commitment to the development
applicants should prepare a current CV and a letter of application listing
website and research/analysis experience, background in media studies
(cinema/TV/digital media), and ability to commit to this position given other
responsibilities. A list of three references (including contact information by
phone and e-mail) is also required.
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The deadline for applications is April 2, 2012. Selection will be made by May 7, 2012.
For more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org