Union of Concerned Scientists

Union of Concerned Scientists

Bilingual Spanish Web Content Manager
Communications Department

Based in Cambridge, MA

The Position
Are you a writer who loves science and wants to help save the planet? Join the Communications Department at the Union of Concerned Scientists! We’re looking for a smart, creative, and energetic bilingual (English/Spanish) communicator who believes in the power of science to change the world.

As web content manager, you will plan, write, and implement engaging web content for a general audience for our website. You’ll become familiar with our issue areas, and help our scientists and analysts communicate their work so that people pay attention. You’ll oversee our Spanish-language website, help decide which projects need to be translated, and contribute to the organization’s strategy for reaching Spanish-speaking audiences.

This position requires excellent writing skills (English and Spanish) and the ability to create compelling online content. Candidate must collaborate well with others and be able to juggle multiple tasks and projects. The position is approximately 75/25 English/Spanish.

The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is an independent national nonprofit whose scientists and engineers work to solve some of our planet’s most pressing environmental and safety problems. UCS combines technical analysis and effective organizing and advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for stemming the tide of global warming, sustainable food policy and agriculture, energy and transportation, fighting misinformation and reducing the threat of catastrophic nuclear war.

Spanish (~25%)

  • Provides primary strategic and editorial oversight as well as day-to-day management of the UCS Spanish website. Coordinate translation, review for quality, and provide final copy edits.
  • Key team member for implementation of UCS Spanish language strategy, including responsibility for running internal Spanish language advisory committee.
  • Assist with Spanish-language podcasts as needed.

English (~75%)

  • Write, edit, and maintain content in assigned issue areas
  • Hold regular meetings with UCS bloggers to help them plan their content. Provide editorial feedback and best practices advice, including SEO optimization. Ensure web content is technically accurate and consistent with content strategy, messaging, tone, style, and editorial guidelines.
  • Help strategize and innovate ways to communicate UCS work online. Plan and manage new web projects from idea to launch. Serve as primary contact and provide feedback on visual products created by in-house and outside designers.
  • Develop online strategies to achieve campaign communications goals, in collaboration with issue campaign staff. Provide general communications input on campaign strategies.
  • Keep program campaign pages up to date and functional, and monitor
  • Collaborate with Communications colleagues on strategies to increase site traffic, and ensure site is optimized for recruiting online constituents and donors.

Qualifications and Experience
Work requires five years’ experience in web writing and content curation. A background in either journalism or science/technical feature writing is ideal; other backgrounds that feature in-depth and well-rounded writing experience are also welcome. Must possess expert-level writing, editing, and project management skills, be thoughtful about content strategy, and collaborate well with others. Project management of design and video projects a plus. In addition, must have familiarity with HTML and knowledge of web metrics, CMS (Drupal), SEO, and online user interaction best practices. Bachelor’s degree or equivalent required, preferably in journalism, English, or a discipline with significant writing practice. Written fluency in Spanish required.

At UCS, comparable training and/or experience can be substituted for degrees when appropriate.

This position requires travel 4-6 times per year for retreats and conferences.

UCS is an equal opportunity employer continually seeking to diversify its staff. In particular, we’re dedicated to broadening opportunities for individuals from demographic groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences and in environmental advocacy. We’re also committed to building an inclusive workplace culture where talented people of widely diverse backgrounds can thrive. We've adopted this commitment because we believe the inclusion of culturally diverse perspectives will improve our work and produce better societal and environmental outcomes for all, including historically disenfranchised communities. We are actively seeking candidates who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in this work.

Compensation, Hours and Location
This is a full-time position based in the Cambridge, MA office of the Union of Concerned Scientists. For candidates who meet all position requirements, the salary is around $58,000 per year. UCS offers excellent benefits and a rewarding work environment. Information about the organization is available at http://www.ucsusa.org. A listing of all open jobs is available at https://www.ucsusa.org/about/jobs-ucs.

To Apply
Please upload a cover letter, résumé, and three writing samples; one of them should be in Spanish. Please include salary requirements in the cover letter to https://www.workable.com/j/0E45CAC476. Upload materials in Word or PDF format only. No phone calls, please.

Deadline: March 28, 2019, or until filled.

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