Society for Neuroscience
  • Digital Strategy & Neuronline
  • Washington, DC, USA
  • Full Time

The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) is searching for a Digital Assistant who provides content management system (CMS) and web support for Neuronline, SfN's members-only website that provides year-round professional development, scientific research, and training content. The Assistant will be part of a highly collaborative, fast-paced, and innovative team that helps to provide member value by producing content that spotlights diverse research, initiatives, and conversations occurring across the neuroscience field. This role is ideal for a candidate who is interested in working closely with a website CMS and an editorial calendar, as well as supporting other digital activities.

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Creates entries in the editorial calendar in SharePoint
  • Handles all facets of the content management system (CMS) entry process, including:
    • Uploading all necessary parts for each article, including body text, photos, and/or videos
    • Filling in all backend information, such as meta data and preview text
    • Tagging all content with the proper taxonomy
  • Handles all facets of the publishing process, including:
    • Publishing all articles when they are scheduled in the editorial calendar
    • Adding URLs to the editorial calendar for reporting purposes
    • Communicating with Neuronline and other staff about published content
  • Maintains the visual appearance of the front-end of Neuronline
  • Carries out Neuronline content reporting for SfN staff and volunteer committees, using Google Analytics, the Neuronline editorial calendar, and other tools
  • Handles ad hoc administrative and copyediting requests


Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree in communications or other related field required.
  • 1-2 years of experience with a minimum of one year of professional experience in areas relevant to the position
  • Working knowledge of CMS interfaces and aptitude and interest in learning how to use Sitecore, SfN's CMS
  • Working knowledge of and experience with HTML

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Familiarity with photo editing software, such as Photoshop
  • Basic knowledge of Google Analytics and SharePoint
  • Good text editing skills, including an ability to master organizational style guides
  • A strong eye for detail to ensure that content is entered correctly to the CMS to ensure that website visitors see accurate, fresh, and visually appealing content
  • Strong and proactive organizational and project management skills, with the ability to coordinate a diverse set of activities on established, tight, and often competing timelines and keep relevant stakeholders informed at the appropriate stages to ensure seamless knowledge-sharing and collaboration
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills to work with SfN staff across departments and potentially external stakeholders
  • Effective oral, written, and business communication skills
  • Demonstrated ability to practice sound judgment and problem solve issues when they arise
  • Ability to work within a highly collaborative team environment while also knowing how and
  • when to take initiative

If this is you and you are eager to make meaningful contributions to a highly relevant and important mission, please submit a cover letter with your salary requirements and a copy of your resume for consideration. Applications without cover letters will not be considered.

Our generous benefits package includes:  medical, dental, disability and life insurance; flexible spending accounts, two retirement plans with employer matching and nonmatching contributions; 12 days of paid vacation, 12 days of paid sick leave, with additional personal leave and 10 paid holidays; gym membership reimbursement; and tuition reimbursement.

The Society for Neuroscience is wholly dedicated to recruiting, developing, and retaining a diverse group of talented people.  We are committed to provide equal opportunities to all employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, or other protected criteria, in accordance with applicable law and we welcome Veteran applicants.

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