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DESCRIPTION:

This is a collaborative role on a strategically important team. It requires knowledge of strategic communication as a discipline and the willingness to continuously sharpen communication skills. The position rewards close partnership with peers at all levels of the function, passion for understanding of the web's impact on society, and creativity in producing engaging, informative, and visually appealing web pages and content.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE REQUIRED:

  • A bachelor's degree and three to four years of relevant experience.
  • A growth-oriented mindset.
  • Emotional intelligence, strong communication, and time management skills.
  • Attention to detail.
  • Excellent grammar, spelling, writing and proofreading skills.
  • A professional demeanor, collaborative working style, and sound judgement.
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision while contributing to the organization's goals and objectives.


COMPUTER SKILLS:

  • Proficiency in the Microsoft Office 365 suite, including PowerPoint, Excel, Teams, and SharePoint.
  • Familiarity with content management systems, HTML production platforms and template-based web pages.
  • Familiarity with best practices in information architecture, structured data, document schemas, content taxonomies, tagging, and search engine optimization.
  • Experience with Tridion, Wordpress, Sharepoint, JIRA, Canva, Duda, and graphics, audio, and video production technologies preferred, but not required.


RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • With managerial guidance, take ownership of and be accountable for APA's online presence.
  • Plan, research, write, edit, and proofread website material and editorial content for assigned programs, offices, and directorates so that it reflects the goals and initiatives of APA and is in line with established information architecture.
  • Select, crop and enhance images for digital production.

  • Quickly evaluate and understand partner needs and ideas and shape them into relevant and thought-provoking digital presentations.

  • Aim to increasingly understand public awareness and perception of APA and the issues APA cares most about.
  • Help devise and execute creative digital approaches to representing APA and the science of psychology beyond the traditional story format.
  • Assist in the maintenance of an editorial calendar to ensure web content is continuously updated, accurate, and optimized.
  • Audit and monitor quality of existing website content.
  • Drive improvements to existing digital workflow.


Other Duties as Assigned

  • Serve as an ambassador of the Communication function internally and of APA externally.
  • Meaningfully contribute to the overall effectiveness and impact of Communication.


About APA:

The American Psychological Association (APA) represents 122,000 psychologists, students, and affiliates, primarily in the U.S. and Canada but also in other countries around the world. APA is a scientific and professional organization with about 500 employees and is categorized as a 501(c)(3) along with its 501(c)(6) companion organization, APA Services, Inc.

Job Location: Remote: APA jobs may be considered for remote work eligibility as defined in APA's Flexible Work Policy and are subject to approval. Remote work employees may not work from the following states or U.S. territories: Alaska, California, Colorado, Guam, Hawaii, Iowa, Louisiana, Montana, Nebraska, New York, North Dakota, Ohio, Puerto Rico, Rhode Island, U.S. Virgin Islands, Washington, Wyoming.

Application Instructions:

Qualified candidates must apply online through APA's applicant system and attach a resume and cover letter specifying your salary expectations. Applications that are submitted without both documents are considered incomplete and will not be reviewed for consideration. Once your application is submitted, you will receive a confirmation email. Please make sure to check your Spam folder if you do not receive an email from us.

The American Psychological Association is an Equal Employment Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, age, religion, sex, national origin, disability, protected Veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, or any other protected categories covered under local law.

APA has a mandatory vaccination policy. All employees must be either fully vaccinated or receive approval from APA for an exemption (disability/medical or sincerely held religious belief) before beginning work at APA. By submitting your application, you agree that as a condition of employment, you must comply with APA's mandatory vaccination policy and other health and safety requirements.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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