The Washington Office is hiring!

Do you have an interest in Internet communications?  Here’s a great opportunity to work with a fantastic staff!

Position: Communications Specialist
Dept: Washington Office
Salary Range: from 38,000
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Responsibilities: Manage the content, design and production of the ALA’s Washington Office electronic and print publications.

1.      Maintain a member-focused website and design of print publications and graphics for special events.

2.      Seek out new and emerging web technologies to serve the office’s communication needs.

3.        Translate complicated legislative and public policy jargon into easy-to- understand language.

Requirements: 3-5 years related experience using web technologies; Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism or related field; as well as some experience working with libraries preferred.  Must possess electronic and print design skills including an interest in seeking out new and emerging web technologies.  Possess excellent writing skills. Understanding of and interest in library issues, attention to detail, and excellent proofreading skills.  Ability to manage shifting, multiple priorities and projects under pressure of tight deadlines.  Advanced skills necessary using Adobe InDesign or other desktop publishing software; intermediate skills necessary Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator and Premier Pro; and basic skill necessary with Adobe Dreamweaver or other web content management software.  Experience with JavaScript, CSS, editing and streaming video, and other emerging web communication tools desired.

Please send all resumes to Mary Pullen at mpullen@ala.org.

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