Web Content Curator

Posted June 01

Washington, DC

full-time

Open Government Partnership

OGP provides an international platform for domestic reformers committed to making their governments more open, accountable, and responsive to citizens.

The ideal candidate will be comfortable running the technical aspects of a large, multi-lingual, data-heavy website. In addition s/he will enjoy writing, designing, and posting web content for the OGP website. The position is part of a new 4-person communications team within the OGP Support Unit, reporting to the communications director, with the mission of raising the profile of OGP’s work and improving our communications with open government reformers around the world.

About the Open Government Partnership (OGP)

OGP is a unique multilateral initiative aimed at securing concrete commitments from governments to promote transparency, increase civic participation, fight corruption, and harness new technologies to make governments more open, effective, and accountable to citizens around the world. OGP was formally launched in September 2011 when eight founding governments – Brazil, Indonesia, Mexico, Norway, Philippines, South Africa, United Kingdom and United States – endorsed an Open Government Declaration, and published OGP National Action Plans with specific open government reform commitments. In just four and a half years OGP has grown to include 69 governments, several major multilaterals and hundreds of civil society organizations.

About the OGP Support Unit

The Support Unit helps OGP partners make open government reforms that increase transparency, accountability and participation. The Support Unit works closely with the OGP Steering Committee, Civil Society Organizations and the 69 OGP participating countries to outline clear strategic priorities and cultivate high-impact relationships to achieve these goals. Each member of the 26-person international Support Unit team juggles multiple tasks, ranging from high-level diplomatic outreach to running meetings and writing blogs. While being extremely sensitive to the diplomacy required in a multi-stakeholder initiative, the team strives to remain accessible, nimble and innovative, in order to best support the goals of the Partnership.

About the OGP Website

Open Government Partnership has commissioned the construction of a new website, due to be finished in early 2017. The web content curator will be expected to assist the consultant overseeing this project during its development. The duties below involve maintaining the current site and then responsibilities for the content of the new site.

Primary Duties:

  • Generate and maintain the content for all elements of the site, drawing from OGP’s non-web products like IRM reports, National Action Plans, and contributions from open government reformers around the world.

  • Upload and curate OGP documents, blogs and other products, and ensure consistent and accurate thematic tagging.

  • Regularly troubleshoot the site, including fixing broken links, repairing multimedia load issues, and guaranteeing correct functioning of key website elements such as the interactive map and data visualization.

  • Contribute proactively to improving the website so that it best addresses the needs of our diverse community.

  • Maintain consistency and brand across website.

  • Where necessary, oversee web-content production for various OGP’s SU, IRM, steering committee or other colleagues, while enforcing guidelines and compliance with best practices for all website content.

  • Manage website sub-pages like the Open Government Awards and Events.

  • Where appropriate, provide guidance, support, and training to relevant OGP staff to ensure they can perform the basic functions of posting and updating content when necessary (for example, when traveling for OGP events.)

  • Monitor, analyze and report website and digital outreach metrics, support search engine optimization, and encourage referral traffic from other related sites.

  • Manage external development and vendor relationships related to digital communications, such as DrupalSquad or similar.

  • Work with external development vendors to find creative and appealing ways to visualize OGP data on the website.

Supporting Duties:

  • Implement and input to comms team’s strategic decisions, such as blog posting schedule, curation and policy development.

  • Provide final copyediting and proofreading of website content.

  • Support comms officer(s) responsible for social media outreach.

  • Support the transition to a new site design as needed.

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent.

  • 2-3 years of similar professional experience minimum required in web content design and maintenance.

  • Website Development Project Planning.

  • Prior experience using mainstream website backends like Wordpress or (preferably) Drupal, or other open-source CMS and solid HTML, JavaScript, and CSS skills.

  • Experience with CRM and database management and familiarity with current web content best practices and conventions.

  • Knowledge of Mobile First Design, Responsive Web Design and Progressive Enhancement.

  • Aptitude for assessing emerging technologies.

Desired:

  • Familiarity working with OGP or open government topics a substantial plus.

  • Working fluency of Spanish.

  • Design skills.

Equal Opportunities:

The Open Government Partnership Support Unit, a project of Tides Center, is an equal opportunity employer. We value diversity and strongly encourage and seek applications from women, people of color, including bilingual and bicultural individuals, as well as members of the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender communities.

Reasonable accommodation will be made so that qualified disabled applicants may participate in the application process. Please advise in writing of special needs at the time of application.

How to Apply

Deadline June 26. Please send a cover letter, CV, links to websites to which you have contributed substantially and one writing sample (any kind of writing) to: info@opengovpartnership.org (link sends e-mail). Because of the volume of applications, we will not be able to respond to every applicant. We thank applicants in advance for their expressions of interest.

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