Job Opening: Digital Content Coordinator, Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA

job opening - 5Employer: Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA
Location: Washington, DC
Application deadline: September 30, 2015
Education: BA

Job description
Sasakawa Peace Foundation USA is an independent American non-profit, non-partisan institution devoted to research, analysis, and better understanding of the U.S.-Japan relationship. Research programs focus on security, diplomacy, economics, business, trade, technology, and other matters of common concern. Education programs facilitate people-to-people exchange and dialogue on these issues with American and Japanese policymakers, influential citizens, and the broader public.

Sasakawa USA seeks a Digital Content Coordinator to raise awareness of the U.S.-Japan relationship in digital communications, including managing Sasakawa USA’s website and social media initiatives. The Digital Content Coordinator will work under the Congressional and Media Relations Manager.

Requirements:

  • Outstanding writing, editing, copy editing, and verbal communication skills (English language)
  • Proficient in WordPress, Adobe Creative Suite, SEO, blogging platforms, and social media posts
  • Familiarity with and interest in U.S.-Japan relations
  • Ability to work independently with a high level of professionalism
  • Detail-oriented with strong organizational and project management skills
  • Ability to meet deadlines consistently
  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant discipline (journalism, communications, public relations, English, etc.)
  • 1-2 years of experience in Digital Content writing, public relations, communications, journalism, or related field
  • Must reside in greater Washington, DC area or be willing to relocate at own expense
  • Authorization to work in the United States without sponsorship

Preferred Skills:

  • Proficiency with HTML, CSS, and PHP
  • Proven experience managing a blog and creating real-time content
  • Experience working with Constant Contact
  • Experience working on U.S.-Japan relations
  • Japanese language skills

Responsibilities:

  • Proactively research; fact-check; create; write; edit; copy edit for grammar, spelling, etc., and optimize content for digital platforms, including websites, social media, and mass mailings
  • Develop unique content through interviews with staff, event speakers, and collaborators
  • Manage and develop Sasakawa USA’s digital editorial calendar
  • Maintain and update Sasakawa USA’s content guide for writing style, tone, and consistency
  • Devise unique, creative ideas for new features and content to enhance Sasakawa USA’s messaging
  • Use SEO best practices to optimize content and stay up-to-date with best practices in writing for the web, web usability, and business/​industry trends
  • Provide monthly reports on analytics for all platforms, along with recommendations for improvement
  • Work closely with the Congressional and Media Relations Manager to ensure a consistent message across all channels and in developing branded products

Full details on Idealist.org.

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