Senior Web Editor and Content Manager

Job Description

The Field Museum is a not-for-profit museum located on Chicago’s Museum Campus. In the Field's 125+ year history, which started in 1893 at the World’s Columbian Exposition in the “White City,” we have engaged in research on all seven continents, cultivated a collection of over 40 million specimens and objects, engaged with hundreds of thousands of students from Chicago and the surrounding areas, and welcomed millions of visitors to the Museum each year.We accomplish this through the efforts of our dynamic and diverse staff of not only scientists and educators, but also front line staff in Visitor Services and Membership, Protection Services, Facility Planning and Operations, as well as behind the scenes support staff.  The Field Museum is searching for a Senior Web Editor and Content Manager to join our team! The Senior Web Editor and Content Manager support the delivery of the Field Museum's content on our website.Providing editorial and production assistance, this position responds to requests for updates and will communicate with colleagues regarding their requests.Responsible for proofreading, copyediting, and making updates to new webpage drafts based on the requests, including event, general-topic, and staff-profile pages.The successful candidate should be a skilled writer and researcher with an eye for detail and an understanding of the special requirements of web writing. This is a full-time, hybrid working position, working ~3 days per week in the office within the Technology Department at the Field Museum—home to 4.5+ billion years of natural history. Duties and Responsibilities:Producing and publishing new content in a creative wayLiaising with other team members to decide on new postsRespond to requests for updates to the website from staff and communicate with them through the production processMaintain best practices for publishing on fieldmuseum.org and other web platformsSupport editorial guidelines with the Technology and Marketing departments to ensure accuracy, uphold brand standards and convey a consistent institutional voice across digital channelsTraining collaborators around the museum in writing and editing best practices for posting content on the websiteCheck content for accuracyProofread and edit materialCollaborate with colleagues to improve content presentationEnsure content is up-to-dateComply with copyright and privacy regulationsCollaborate with teammates to monitor website’s traffic to measure popularity and impact Qualifications:Bachelor’s degree and at least seven years of professional experienceExperience in copyediting, whether in an undergraduate program or professionallyStrong written communication: able to structure ideas clearly and communicate themFamiliarity with The Chicago Manual of Style, AP Style, and/or content style guides generallyExperience with using a web content management system OR an interest in learning Important Note: In order to protect the health and safety of our employees, guests and their families, the Field Museum is requiring all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19.Requests for exemptions from the vaccine will not be considered as given the nature of this position, we are unable to provide an accommodation for anyone who has not been vaccinated. The Field Museum is an equal opportunity workplace and employer.We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, Veteran status, or any other protected class.We strive to create a working environment that is free of all forms of discrimination and one that promotes human dignity and mutual respect among all staff.We believe every member of our organization enriches our diversity by exposing us to a broad range of ways to understand and engage with the world, to identify challenges, and to discover, design, and deliver solutions.The Field Museum strives to ensure that our career website and recruiting process are accessible to all.If you are unable or limited in your ability to use or access our online application, or if you require reasonable accommodation in completing this application, interviewing, completing any pre-employment testing, or otherwise participating in the employee selection process, please direct your inquiries to accessibility@fieldmuseum.org.
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