Johns Hopkins University Centers for Civic Impact seeks a Content Manager responsible for creating impactful content that effectively communicates the work being done by Civic Impact and its associated centers, as well as contributing to content and managing the editorial calendar for the soon-to-be-launched Bloomberg Cities Network. The Content Manager will conceptualize and create or supervise the creation of a variety of writing deliverables in the appropriate style to meet the strategic and tactical goals of each content stream and its target audience.
Our ideal candidate will also have strong research skills and an enthusiasm for helping the public sector become more evidence informed. This person is an effective writer, creative and strategic thinker, and must be able to work on several high priority projects concurrently with minimal supervision.
This position reports to Civic Impact’s Knowledge Officer and works closely with the Deputy Director and marketing team.
Civic Impact is committed to working with communities that are focused on ending legacies of structural, entrenched racism and oppression. The Content Manager must be willing to think about reimagined government, knowledge, and engagement models through the lens of dismantling these legacies.
Develop and plan all Civic Impact media content based on audience requirements.
Ensure a high level of quality and accuracy in articles, data visualizations, and other Civic Impact produced materials.
Prepare and maintain editorial calendars and oversee the implementation of all distribution channels.
Maintain an effective editorial workflow and oversee the production of high quality content.
Supervise all stages of publication across all Civic Impact distribution channels.
Support the creation of and write for a variety of media and formats such as blog posts, case studies, event support, and promotional messaging.
Work collaboratively with the Knowledge Officer and other Civic Impact staff to create practical and actionable resources which specifically support technical assistance, training, the translation of academic research, and other areas of the Centers’ expertise.
Develop content which resonates with Civic Impact’s audience of of public sector staff and aligns to the Center’s tone and voice.
Coordinate with vendors and external stakeholders who contribute to the content created for Civic Impact operated media platforms.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Minimum Qualifications (mandatory):
Three years related experience. Writing samples may be required.
Two years related experience in writing and research.
Experience writing about public policy or data usage, especially for a non-technical audience.
Experience using project management and collaboration tools such as Slack.
Special Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Familiarity with data usage in the public sector.
Ability to translate data and research into comprehensible content for a broad audience.
Commitment to a collegial workplace.
Capacity to work independently and in a result-oriented work environment.
Ability to manage multiple projects and calendars simultaneously and meet tight deadlines.
An understanding of quantitative research methods, and the ability to work with, and understand, complex datasets.
Superior organizational skills and ability to set priorities and respond quickly as priorities change.
Keen attention to detail.
Ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment.
Strong interpersonal skills with an ability to build good relationships with peers and to interact with diverse stakeholders.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills and ability to collect and synthesize information and provide summary reports.
Excellent written, presentation, and research skills.
High proficiency in WordPress, Microsoft Office, Google Suite, project management software, and virtual meeting platforms.
Classified Title:Senior Writer Working Title:Content Manager, Centers for Civic Impact Role/Level/Range: ATP/03/PC Starting Salary Range:Commensurate with Experience Employee Group: Full Time Schedule: 5 Days per Week/37.5 Hours per Week Exempt Status:Exempt Location: Homewood Campus Department Name: 60006654-KSAS - Centers for Civic Impact Personnel Area: Krieger School of Arts and Sciences
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