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<nettime-ann> Digital Strategist - Open Society Foundations, NY
Bishop Zareh on Tue, 3 Jul 2012 15:54:27 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime-ann> Digital Strategist - Open Society Foundations, NY

> Hi All,
> A new digital strategy position with the Open Society online team. Start: 
> http://www.soros.org/about/jobs/online-strategist
> Best,
> Chipp Winston
> Director of New Media
> Open Society Foundations
> ##
> The Open Society Foundations work to build vibrant and tolerant
> democracies whose governments are accountable to their citizens. To
> achieve this mission, the Foundations seek to shape public policies
> that assure greater fairness in political, legal, and economic systems
> and safeguard fundamental rights. On a local level, the Open Society
> Foundations implement a range of initiatives to advance justice,
> education, public health, and independent media. At the same time, we
> build alliances across borders and continents on issues such as
> corruption and freedom of information. The Foundations place a high
> priority on protecting and improving the lives of people in
> marginalized communities.
> Investor and philanthropist George Soros established the Open Society
> Foundations, starting in 1984, to help countries make the transition
> from communism. Our activities have grown to encompass the United
> States and more than 70 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa and Latin
> America. Each Foundation relies on the expertise of boards composed
> of eminent citizens who determine individual agendas based on local
> priorities.
> The Office of Communications plays a central role in the work of the
> Foundations by coordinating and strengthening the public presence of
> the global network and by helping to advance relevant issues.
> Communications works to raise the Foundations’ public profile by
> promoting the network’s many noteworthy achievements as well as
> responding to attacks from opponents of open society around the world.
> The department employs media outreach, publications, and the web to
> assist dozens of Open Society foundations and programs in their
> communications efforts.
> A communications and technology specialist with strong quantitative
> skills, the Online Strategist will analyze metrics from a variety of
> channels with a focus on measuring impact and identifying
> opportunities for optimization.
> This position bridges the roles of a web strategist and analyst.
> Applicants should be comfortable with not only the traditional
> building blocks of online engagement (information architecture,
> content management systems, website design, email communications,
> social media, etc.) but also the tools necessary to maximize results
> (SEO, analytics, etc.).
> *Purpose of Position
> Develop digital strategy and performance recommendations for the
> Foundations’ online advocacy work. Work is carried out independently/
> under general supervision.
> *Essential Duties and Responsibilities
> Design and develop analytic approaches and data strategies for online
> projects and campaigns;
> Develop calls to action and opportunities for measurable engagement
> that align with communication goals across web properties and
> campaigns;
> Work with the Web Team to define project specifications and functional
> requirements, manage day-to-day operational aspects of projects as
> needed (timeline, plans, milestones, deliverables);
> Create holistic dashboards by pulling data from different sources
> (social media, websites, email, mobile, etc.) for presentations and
> weekly/monthly reports;
> Create, deliver, and maintain KPIs based on trend analysis and project
> goals;
> Recommend and implement A/B and multivariate testing in order to drive
> improvements to the website experience;
> Build, launch, and optimize PPC marketing campaigns on major search
> engines;
> Manage end-to-end SEM campaigns, including keyword research and
> compilation, ad writing, bidding, and margin optimization;
> Regularly review and update site content--such as metadata, page
> content, and tags--to ensure maximum rankings for targeted keywords;
> Evangelize SEO and measurable content strategy throughout the
> Foundations;
> Travel may be required;
> Perform other duties as assigned.
> The Open Society Foundations may add, change, or remove essential and
> other duties at any time.
> *Education/Experience
> Bachelor's degree (B.A.) from a four-year college or university and
> five to eight years relevant experience and/or training; or equivalent
> combination of education and experience.
> A commitment to advocacy work for civil society, and, in particular,
> for the work supported by Open Society Foundations;
> Experience working in communications with a focus on new media,
> advocacy and analytics.
> *Skills Required
> Effectively manage to work efficiently in a fast-paced environment,
> troubleshoot and follow projects through to completion, with strict
> deadlines and without loss of attention to detail, budget and
> reporting;
> Excellent written, verbal, organizational, analytical and
> interpersonal skills;
> Excellent computer skills, proficient in Microsoft Office and
> experience with internet research and database management;
> Exercise good listening and communication skills with sensitivity to
> cultural communication differences;
> Effectively work as a team member and independently, with a high-level
> of self-motivation and ability to set and meet goals;
> Show discretion and ability to handle confidential issues;
> Knowledge of key organizations and networks active in the field;
> Pleasant, diplomatic manner and disposition in interacting with
> colleagues and the general public.
> *Work Environment and Physical Demands
> Essential functions are typically performed in an office setting with
> a low level of noise. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable
> individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
> *Program Specific Requirements
> Demonstrated experience using Google Analytics (and/or related
> clickstream tools) to create and manipulate profiles, filters, and
> Regular Expressions;
> Demonstrated experience running successful PPC and SEM campaigns,
> particularly using Google AdWords but also with other networks and
> social media;
> Excellent document creation skills;
> Experience with Google Analytics/AdWords/Optimizer APIs a plus;
> Professional project management experience a plus.
> *Start Date
> *Compensation
> Commensurate with experience. Excellent benefits package.
> *To Apply
> Please email resume and cover letter with salary requirements before
> July 31, 2012, to: humanresources {AT} sorosny.org. Include job code in
> subject line: OS-Comm
> OR
> Open Society Foundations
> Human Resources – Code OS-Comm
> 400 West 59th Street
> New York, New York 10019
> FAX: 646.557.2672
> No phone calls, please. The Open Society Foundations are an Equal
> Opportunity Employer.
> _______________________________________________

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