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[JOB] Data & Society Web / Design / Digital Media Producer, Data & Society

Data & Society Job Opening: Web / Design / Digital Media Producer
Data & Society is an NYC-based research institute focused on social, cultural, and ethical issues arising from data-centric technological development. Data & Society provides a space for researchers, entrepreneurs, activists, policy creators, journalists, geeks, and public intellectuals to gather, debate, and engage one another on the key issues introduced by the increasing availability of data in society. Our efforts include projects on civil rights, education, intelligence and automation, fair labor, privacy, and ethical use of data. We have a vibrant group of fellows whose interests and work range from finance and health to journalism and librarianship.
Data & Society is looking for a web / design / digital media producer to start immediately.
Do you enjoy challenges? Would you like to play a vital role in a new and enterprising research outfit? Make your mark! Help us present our work in ways that increase the impact we’re having.
We are seeking a multi-talented geek to support Data & Society’s communications efforts. This is a key staff role in our growing research institute, which will require energy, creativity, and a heap of technical skills. The web / design / digital media producer will work closely with the rest of the team to find ways to punch above our weight in terms of the style and utility of our online presence, research projects, events, and outputs.
Areas of responsibility include:
1) Web Development (WordPress): Maintenance and development of Data & Society’s primary website. Maintenance and development of an expanding universe of project- and event-specific websites, as well as blogs and websites tied to research fellows and their work.
2) Digital Media: Audio/video recording, live webcasting, post-production, and posting online of Data & Society events, including weekly talks in our loft. Coordination with AV personnel at outside event venues. Still photography as needed.
3) Design: Light design and layout of online and printed research products, as well as schwag and event-specific materials. Competent use and adaptation of Data & Society’s visual identity.
Basic Qualifications
This job covers several areas of expertise and not every candidate will be a pro in every area, but strong candidates would have at least 3 years of experience in related work.
A crucial part of the job will be knowing when to build or do something in-house and when to contract out or use third-party services. Competitive candidates will demonstrate an ability to build and maintain good, working relationships with outside consultants and vendors.
Additional Qualifications
  • BA strongly preferred.
  • Experience building websites of all shapes and size, soup to nuts, in WordPress.
  • Experience recording, editing, producing, and managing media for large and small events.
  • Understanding of new/social media, and the tools and languages that support them, including WordPress, HTML, CSS, etc., etc., encoding media to standard web file formats (QuickTime, Flash Video, BitTorrent, etc.), video and audio production systems (Adobe After Effects, Final Cut Pro, etc.), and responsive design.
  • Familiarity with digital imaging, graphic design, and Adobe Creative Suite and similar programs.
  • Interest in topics at the intersection of technology, society, and policy in a data-driven world is a huge plus.
  • Must be able to prioritize (and be flexible when needs shift), possess superior project and relationship management skills, be a self-starter, and have a professional demeanor.
  • Strong communication skills, judgment, and vision are essential.
  • Ability to manage multiple processes, priorities, and projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to coordinate, motivate, and collaborate with fellows, researchers, staff, and others.
  • Sense of humor!
Practical Considerations
  • This position is full time and requires that you work at the D&S office in New York City.
  • Events will be a part of this job. Occasionally, you can expect to attend events taking place at night or on weekends.
  • You will be offered a generous benefits package including health insurance, vacation time, and paid holidays.
  • You must be eligible to work in the United States; we are unable to sponsor visas.
  • Salary is dependent on experience.
How to Apply
Send your resume and a cover letter telling us why you would be perfect for the job to: / Subject: web / design / media
We will begin reviewing applications immediately and will continue to do so until we find the right candidate. Please contact us should you have any questions about the position. Questions about the opportunity or process will not reflect negatively on your application.
The work and well-being of the Data & Society Research Institute is strengthened by the diversity of our network and our differences in background, culture, experience, national origin, religion, sexual orientation, and much more. We welcome applications from people of color, women, the LGBTQIA community, and persons with disabilities.