Digital Content Manager

General Responsibilities

Reporting to Director of Publishing, the Digital Content Manager will help develop and maintain content for menil.org and other digital media initiatives in order to deepen visitor engagement through digital content that emphasizes pre- and post-visit materials, as well as provide meaningful scholarly access to collections, publications, and programs with the goal of increasing visitors online and onsite to build institutional visibility.

This position is both managerial and editorial in nature; the successful candidate will have the desire and ability to successfully manage projects while maintaining a strong interest in their creative and editorial development. Will include writing, editing, and proofreading site content, and working closely with curatorial and programming staff, the technical teams, and outside consultants. Will manage continuous improvement of the website to meet the evolving needs of the museum, identify enhancements, plan future improvements both on public facing media and with internal CMS workflow, and manage web development projects with outside vendors.

We are building a Publishing team of highly collaborative individuals who work with colleagues across the museum and engage with art, ideas, and audiences in a disciplined manner. This new member must have excellent skills in project management, content development, visual storytelling, information and interface design, user experience, and hands-on website production.

Specific Duties

  1. Work with the Museum’s content creators, external designers, media specialists, contractors, editors, and production staff to develop compelling ways to articulate the Menil’s programming in the digital space and enhance the public’s understanding of the breadth and value of the intellectual assets of the Menil.
  2. General project management for all digital media initiatives as well as establishing, initiating, and maintaining project management procedures around the website and public-facing digital media efforts.
  3. General management of all website content in collaboration with various departments. Create and maintain a master calendar to ensure timely, accurate updates of all digital content; oversee use of the Museum’s content management system.
  4. Assist with general editorial oversight of menil.org and generate editorial ideas, and, in collaboration with departmental stakeholders, write and edit copy. Keep current with emerging web trends and digital technologies through organization memberships, listservs, conferences and continuing education.
  5. Track and report on all site metrics, develop strategies for increasing impact and traffic.
  6. Train and support museum staff on back-end and content management systems and procedures related to digital media and initiatives, facilitate posting their content to appropriate digital channel.
  7. Assure web-based information is archived for future needs and reference.
  8. Work cooperatively with key team members and vendors.

Qualifications

  1. Exceptional communication and organizational skills. Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment.
  2. Proven ability to build consensus and work effectively within a cross-departmental team.
  3. Excellent skills in project management, content development, visual storytelling, information and interface design, user experience, and hands-on website production.
  4. General knowledge of API technologies and web development tools such as HTML, CSS, XML, Photoshop, video production, database structures, familiarity with third-party websites and tools (Google Analytics, Clicky, Basecamp) and major social media platforms desired. Experience with Raiser’s Edge and TMS (the Museum’s CCMS) and Ruby on Rails (basis of CMS) preferred.
  5. 3–5 years’ experience managing content and production for high-traffic websites; 3 or more years in a museum or other nonprofit arts organization preferred.
  6. Bachelor’s degree in English, journalism, technical writing, or a related field.
  7. Passion for contemporary culture and the visual arts.
  8. Special consideration will be given to candidates with relevant transdisciplinary experience such as graphic design, copywriting, data visualization, or motion graphics design.

Salary and benefits competitive and commensurate with experience.  Please send resume and cover letter to:  Director of Human Resources, The Menil Collection, 1511 Branard Street, Houston, TX  77006.  Application materials may also be emailed to :  smmaloch@menil.org

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