PRODUCTION MANAGER/BU NEWS, Marketing & Communications, Editorial
Location: BOSTON, Massachusetts
Internal Number: 22500558850823
Boston University's Marketing & Communications Editorial department is looking for a talented and experienced Production Manager. You will oversee and manage the scope and day-to-day operational aspects of producing content for BU Today, Bostonia, and The Brink, Boston University's daily news editorial platforms, from concept planning to completion. You will supervise the two Web Content Producers by providing leadership, direction, and oversight including assessment and monitoring of the daily production needs for the BU Today website, Bostonia website, and The Brink website to ensure that all media assets and content are prepared and posted in a timely and accurate manner. You will identify, develop, and implement the use of new project management technologies to increase productivity and preparedness to ensure that the production of new websites is more efficient. You will work alongside a creative team of publication editors, designers, writers, photographers, and content providers across the Marketing & Communications unit to help guide the creative presentation of editorial content and contribute to content strategy initiatives. You will function as the hub of a project, documenting the process, taking the lead in identifying and coordinating resources needed and assigning individual responsibilities, and managing and overseeing the project from inception to completion.
Marketing & Communications at Boston University values intellectual, cultural, and social diversity among its staff and students. We remain steadfast in our dedication to building a team that is inclusive and equitable and a place where all can thrive. Boston University has a rich legacy of serving its students, faculty, and staff as well as the communities beyond campus. If you want to become a part of this legacy and take advantage of competitive benefits and opportunities for professional and personal growth, we want to hear from you. Don't miss this opportunity--Apply now!
A cover letter is required for consideration.
B.A. /B.S. or equivalent, with 3-5 years of web content experience, proven experience, and proficiency working in Content Management Systems (WordPress required).
2+ years of management experience.
Intermediate experience using Adobe Photoshop or other Adobe CS/CC applications.
Hands-on Search Engine Optimization experience, and knowledge of current SEO best practices; intermediate skill level for technical and on-page SEO and writing for SEO.
Experience planning, testing, and writing marketing emails; knowledge of marketing email best practices.
Strong project management skills with proven abilities in tracking long and short-range deadlines, and cross-team collaboration and communication.
Requires initiative, and attention to detail.
Strong written and verbal communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, excellent time management, and organizational skills, and five to eight years of experience.
Must be able to work some evenings and weekends and be available for technical assistance during non-business hours.
The University has come to rely on the high quality and efficient distribution of its internal news publications; failure here reflects poorly on BU and the department and, potentially, on external relations and development.
Requires management of long-range deadlines and responsibilities.
Must be able to work some evenings and weekends.
Some travel may be required.
The statements in this position description are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being executed by an employee assigned to this position.
Please note all newly hired staff and faculty will need to be in compliance with Boston University's COVID-19 Vaccination and Booster Requirement within 30 days of date of hire. You must upload your vaccine documentation or request a medical or religious exemption (instructions). For further information on the University's response to COVID-19, please visit the COVID-19 Resources site.
We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
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