Mar 5th, 2007
Love writing? Love libraries? Love building community? Love working with electronic/web tools? Love editing? Are you hard working? Nice? Here?s the perfect Seattle job for you!
WebJunction, an online community for library staff, is hiring immediately for a staff editor to lead our content development activities. This is a two-year temporary full-time position, and is located in Seattle, Washington. The position will report to the Content Manager at WebJunction in Seattle and work closely with the WebJunction Community Manager, also located in Seattle. WebJunction is an online community for public library staff. Launched in May of 2003, WebJunction now has over 22,000 members and formal partnerships with more than a dozen other library organizations. WebJunction is a project of OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc., and receives a portion of its funding from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
The Staff Editor will report to the WJ Content Manager, and will be responsible for continuing the growth of content and editorial programs at WebJunction.org. The Staff Editor will be responsible for:
? Working with WebJunction Community Partners, program staff, member volunteers, and other content partners to develop new content for the site.
? Developing and managing volunteer content contribution and content management programs.
? (In consultation with the Content and Community managers) setting direction for content development subject areas, and adjusting content development activities based on usage statistics and user feedback.
? Preparing content items on a variety of library topics for publication, and posting them to the WJ site.
? Maintaining the existing WebJunction content collection, including managing the subject taxonomy, and ensuring content currency and relevance.
? Writing the monthly WebJunction newsletter.
? Work with other staff leaders to coordinate content development with community building and e-learning activities.”