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Digital Content Coordinator



Title: Digital Content Coordinator
Position Type: Full-Time
Location: Washington, DC

What we do and offer our team

AGU is a global community of 130,000 Earth and space scientists, advocates and experts. As the Digital Content Coordinator, you will support a dynamic association that publishes peer-reviewed journals and scientific books and convenes the largest Earth and space science meeting in the world. Through our initiatives, such as mentoring, professional development and awards, AGU upholds and fosters an inclusive and diverse scientific community.

AGU offers our employees great benefits, including flexible work schedules, retirement savings options, as well as health, dental, life and disability insurance. AGU also provides exciting opportunities for professional development and tuition support.

AGU’s Workplace Values

We believe in accountability and ownership of work, by taking responsibility for decisions and results. We believe in member and customer service, and that they come first through providing high quality service.

We believe in excellence and giving it our all, through striving to be outstanding. We believe in integrity by doing the right thing, we achieve this by being honest and fair.

Our teams believe that with teamwork together we achieve more, we achieve this through collaboration. We believe in respect, that you earn it and give it, by open communication and collaboration.

What the Digital Content Coordinator does

The Digital Content Coordinator position is key in assisting AGU to promote discovery in Earth and space science for the benefit of humanity, by being tactical in focus.
The purpose of the Digital Content Coordinator position is to maintain the website, ensure the information is up-to-date, and accessible. The incumbent in this role will support the digital innovation team with the content, structure, and training of staff in using the content management system, Sitecore; review and implement changes to the website SEO and metadata so they are optimized for search engines.

Reporting to the Director, Digital Operations, the Digital Content Coordinator will work closely with the Core team and other departments to coordinate the editing and publishing of the website content in a cohesive look and feel.

* Maintains the overall visual of the website working with graphic designers to manipulate and design images that work with Sitecore modules.
* Trains staff in using content management system.
* Serves as liaison with other departments to incorporate their vision in the layout of their web pages.
* Maintains and updates SEO and metadata across all web pages to ensure they are optimized for search engines.
* Creates meeting and webinar events.
* Builds and archives conference web sites annually.
* Provides user acceptance testing and QA support for the rollout of new products.
* Approves and publishes content produced by content authors.
* Monitors and maintains data accuracy for synced data in Sitecore.
* Supports special ad hoc projects as required.
* Other duties as assigned.

What the Digital Content Coordinator brings to the team
* Bachelor’s degree with 3 years of experience in a web administration or related field, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
* Experience with maintaining, building components, and layouts in a content management system, preferably Sitecore.
* Experience or specialized knowledge of the non-profit field is a plus.
* Excellent oral and written communication skills. Ability to translate technical information to non-technical terms, both verbally and in written format.
* Demonstrated ability to meet strict deadlines and to balance competing priorities.
* Strong organization skills, accuracy and attention to detail.
* Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment with tight deadlines.
* Must be comfortable working independently and collaboratively.
* Flexible and able to work with routinely shifting priorities.
* Ability to patiently deal with customers, both internal and external.
* Demonstrated strong customer service orientation, problem management, user requirements analysis and process, and diagnostic questioning techniques.
* Excellent problem-solving and troubleshooting skills. Knowledge of HTML, XHTML, CSS, and previous experience using image editing software (i.e. photoshop).
* Strong knowledge of search engine strategies, such as search engine optimization techniques and web analytic tools is required.
* Knowledge of Agile software development practices.
* Knowledge of automated testing software.

To Apply:

For consideration, please submit your cover letter and resume to

The successful candidate for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.

AGU proudly offers a casual work environment, excellent compensation, generous work-life opportunities, and an outstanding benefits package.

AGU is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Minorities, women, veterans and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Application Instructions

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