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05.16.05 10:35 AM

Job Opportunity - Web Editor, American Civil Liberties Union

The American Civil Liberties Union, the nationís premier public interest organization devoted to the defense of the Bill of Rights, seeks a full time Web Editor.

JOB DESCRIPTION:
The Web Editor will develop, oversee and maintain the ACLU.org website as an inspiring, high-quality information resource for public, internal, press, member and donor audiences. The Editor reports to the Director of Internet Programs and helps coordinate web communications with ACLU directors and managers across all departments.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Managing editorial process for web content, including vetting, editing and posting of web material submitted by ACLU staff; troubleshooting production problems with web and technical staff;
* Leading weekly editorial meetings; maintaining Editorial Calendar for web site and enforcing cross-departmental participation in planning and production, working with Internet director;
* Overseeing site enhancements such as publishing system improvements, web template changes, and site redesigns, working with vendors and IT department;
* Advising on layout and design issues to ensure Web siteís effectiveness for outreach to all institutional audiences;
* Coordinating editorial planning with departmental staffs in communications, development, legislative and legal departments, as well as with vendors and outside designers;
* Analyzing content, traffic, usage and overall information needs;
* Performing other tasks as assigned.
* Help deepen knowledge and understanding of key programmatic areas, civil liberties in general and ACLU mission and background among web visitors, e-subscribers, members and the general public;
* Writing original content.

QUALIFICATIONS:
Applicants must have:

* BA in Journalism, English or Communications;
* Minimum of three years experience managing online content;
* Well-developed leadership and collaboration skills;
* Excellent writing and editing skills;
* Experience managing communications and/or editorial projects in a cross-departmental setting;
* Experience working with web authoring and publishing software such as Dreamweaver, Illustrator, Photoshop, Quark, Coldfusion, PHP;
* Demonstrated interests in civil rights or civil liberties;
* Some marketing experience preferred.

SALARY AND BENEFITS:
Salary is commensurate with experience, within the parameters of the ACLU compensation scale. Excellent benefits provided.

APPLICATION PROCEDURE:
Candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, writing sample prepared for website presentation and desired salary range by no later than May 21, 2005. References are required. Send to:

American Civil Liberties Union
Communications Department
Attn: LS-EMC [COMM-22]
125 Broad Street Ė 18th Fl.
New York, NY 10004

The ACLU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages women, people of color persons with disabilities, and lesbians and gay men to apply.

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