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Interactive Media Developer

Based in Quincy, MA


The Massachusetts Teachers Association (MTA) is a union, dedicated to improving the workplace and the quality of life for all education employees and to protecting their hard-won rights. Equally important, we are an association of highly qualified professionals, committed to establishing and maintaining optimal conditions for student learning from preschool through graduate school.

The Interactive Media Developer will play a key role in assessing, upgrading and adapting the functionality, design and contents of MTA websites, social media and other forms of electronic communications. The position calls for a combination of technical skills, including website development and design ability, along with a command of the strategic use of current social media platforms and adaptability to emerging electronic communications approaches and technologies.

Job Duties

  • Develops, designs, maintains and edits websites and social media channels and posts content of all types.
  • Upgrades and refines usability and technical aspects of MTA websites and social media platforms, including, but not limited to, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, YouTube and Flickr.
  • Integrates diverse technologies into MTA websites, including video and interactive services.
  • Oversees and executes an efficient design process using various prototyping techniques to develop layouts for web, mobile web and e-mail formats.
  • Participates in managing a regular software release cycle, including planning and executing enhancement requests.
  • Integrates third-party services to achieve desired functionality in websites and other digital communications.
  • Develops e-mail and social media strategies in conjunction with association media, activism and political priorities.
  • Edits content and revises documents for website and social media use.
  • Refines and updates content in keeping with MTA’s positions, policies and objectives.
  • Frequently updates skills and knowledge through research and training to meet ongoing changes in information technology and ensures that developments are rapidly assessed for integration into MTA’s electronic communications strategy.
  • Works with the communications director, web content manager, manager of information technology services, consultants and outside vendors on digital communications projects and integration.
  • Takes, edits and disseminates photos and video of MTA events and other activities.
  • Develops public relations and internal communications strategies and materials.
  • Works nights and weekends, as required.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • College degree in communications technology or related field (master's preferred).
  • Minimum 3 to 5 years of related professional experience in electronic communications.
  • Demonstrated experience in website design.
  • Demonstrated experience in website and social media development.
  • Understanding of current website and social media technology and practices.
  • Command of database use, including Microsoft Access.
  • Command of the Microsoft Office suite.
  • Command of Adobe Creative Suite, particularly website applications.
  • HTML/CSS/JavaScript skills.
  • Experience with the .NET programming environment (Sitecore experience a plus), including setting up and managing a development environment.
  • Proven ability to support compliance with best practices and standards.
  • Experience in cross-platform testing.
  • Analytics skills, including familiarity with Google Analytics and quantitative performance tracking.
  • Integration skills, including a pragmatic approach to integrating third-party services to achieve desired functionality.
  • Ability to research what services to use and how best to leverage them.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Proven ability to work collaboratively with vendors, consultants and other professionals to produce work of the highest caliber.
  • Ability to be responsive and courteous under all circumstances.
  • Proven ability to exercise independent judgment, initiative and discretion.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and enthusiasm.
  • Proven ability to work effectively and cooperatively with diverse groups and individuals.
  • Ability to simultaneously handle a variety of assignments.
  • Dedication to functioning as part of a team.
  • Personal transportation and willingness to travel statewide and work nights and weekends.

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