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Web Manager

American Physical Society
College Park, MD 20740
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Web Manager

Who we are:
The American Physical Society (APS) is a nonprofit membership organization working to advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics through its outstanding research journals, scientific meetings, and education, outreach, advocacy, and international activities. APS represents over 55,000 members, including physicists in academia, national laboratories, and industry in the United States and throughout the world. Society offices are located in College Park, MD (Headquarters), Ridge, NY, and Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:
The Web Manager leads the day-to-day production of APS.org and other sites in the APS portfolio. This position works with stakeholders across the organization to ensure content is attractively presented, up-to-date, and relevant to user tasks while driving readers to priority content. Responsibilities include day-to-day content updates as well as leading the planning and production of content for new sites and content sections. The Web Manager works in a variety of CMSs and demonstrates strong working knowledge of web content layout, including planning responsive layouts. This position supervises and provides feedback and guidance to Web Producers.

A Typical Week May Look Like This:
  • Lead daily content production: Manage the flow of incoming requests, assign to Web production team; review work for quality
  • Lead content design for APS web initiatives: Develop user-centered content, plan content models, work with stakeholders to discover and implement effective user-focused messaging
  • Manage editorial calendar and enforce web governance and style guide compliance
  • Contribute to best practices for APS web content, including regular SEO reviews, accessibility scans, browser compatibility checks
  • Develop feedback loops to improve and maintain content production workflows
  • Manage, mentor, and provide guidance to a team of Web Producers
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to discover alignment with user needs and help content initiatives succeed
  • Review key portals to APS content and ensure that priority content is prominently displayed and relevant to user tasks

Is This You:

Education: Bachelors degree or equivalent, in English, communications, journalism, marketing, design, IT, or similar field
  • Specialized training or equivalent experience working with web content strategy
  • 6+ years of progressive experience in managing websites and content production
  • 2+ years of experience managing a group of web professionals
  • A strong understanding of web design and UX design best practices
  • Practical Experience with Accessibility Testing, including WebAIM, VoiceOver and NVDA, a plus
  • Strong presentation skills, with the ability to communicate clearly to stakeholders
  • Proficient with HTML, CSS, Google Analytics, SEO, and content management systems
  • Practical experience with marketing tools, including analytics, tag managers, campaign management tools, and email marketing platforms
  • Practical experience and a sound understanding of digital marketing, engagement analysis, analytics, web design, content strategy, and information architecture
  • Previous experience working with nonprofit associations or scientific publishing industry
  • Ability to coach staff in writing for the web techniques.
  • Self-starter with ability to be productive with minimal direction
  • Strong organization, documentation, and prioritization skills
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to adapt to quickly changing schedules
  • Ability to work well with interdepartmental teams as well as independently

Our Mission:

To advance and diffuse the knowledge of physics for the benefit of humanity, promote physics, and serve the broader physics community, we:

  • Provide a welcoming and supportive professional home for an active, engaged, and diverse membership
  • Advance scientific discovery and research dissemination
  • Advocate for physics and physicists, and amplify the voice for science
  • Share the excitement of physics and communicate the essential role physics plays in the modern world
  • Promote effective physics education for all

The core values that drive our mission are:

  • The Scientific Method
  • Truth and Integrity
  • Diversity, Inclusion, and Respect
  • Partnering, Cooperation, and Open Collaboration
  • Speaking Out
  • Education and Learning

The American Physical Society is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. The American Physical Society is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities. To request reasonable accommodation, contact Kimberly Browne, Senior Recruiter at browne@aps.org

The role is temporarily 100% remote and will be based in the relevant department home office (College Park, MD, Ridge, NY or Washington, DC) when on-site work resumes.

We welcome you to apply today!



Posted: 2021-02-04 Expires: 2021-03-07

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