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Web Editor/Editor

Job Description
National Conference of State Legislatures
Organization Type: 
Government agency
Job Location: 
Front Range
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JOB TITLE:                            Web Editor / Editor

PROGRAM:                          Communications

LOCATION:                          Denver, CO   

SALARY:                               $5,500+/month depending on experience

NCSL is seeking a web editor to edit, plan and write web content in a creative way on the NCSL website. The successful candidate should be a skilled writer with an eye for detail and an understanding of the special requirements of web writing. The web editor monitors, edits and coordinates editorial content for the NCSL website. This individual will edit a wide range of documents and may assist in the editing of print publications. This individual works with a variety of NCSL staff to maintain web portal pages.

This position involves professional editorial work. An editor must possess a mastery of English language usage and the AP Stylebook and an ability to analyze critically the logic and presentation of written material on complex subjects. The editor has primary responsibility for and works independently on a variety of webpages and possibly other publications.

Areas of Responsibility

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions, absent an undue hardship.

  1. Create, produce and manage high-quality content 
  2. Edit, proofread and suggest improvements to written content
  3. Work in a multidisciplinary team of communications professional including web/graphic designers, marketing professionals and research staff 
  4. Knowledge of SEO best practices
  5. Reviews the organization’s website postings to adhere to best practices.
  6. Develops strategies to ensure widespread visibility of NCSL products on outside search engines
  7. Ensures that NCSL news, events and meetings are coordinated among departments and pages.
  8. Ensure all web content is up-to-date
  9. Comply with copyright and privacy regulations
  10. Monitor website’s traffic to measure popularity
  11. Keep track of developments in web technology
  12. Works closely with director of content to develop and implement a wide range of digital strategies to meet the organization's short-and long-term objectives
  • Bachelor’s degree and a minimum five years’ experience and demonstrated knowledge in editing, web editing and computer skills, including basic knowledge of web-based software, graphic design and coding.
  • 2 years of experience in web content management.
  • Effective communication skills and strong attention to details and accuracy.
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including the ability to work among programs and with others of different skill levels.
  • Strong service and support orientation.
  • Technical knowledge of HTML and web publishing
  • In-depth knowledge of SEO and web traffic metrics
  • Proven work experience as a web editor with a demonstrable portfolio of published work
  • Hands on experience with MS Office, InDesign, Photoshop or other publishing tools
  • Experience with content management systems
  • Excellent writing skills in English
  • Attention to detail
  • Creative mind

NCSL offers an outstanding benefits package including low cost health, dental and vision coverage, a 401(a)-retirement plan with 10% contribution after 6 months and full vesting, life & disability insurance, 3-weeks paid vacation with 5+ years of paid full-time work experience, paid leave, in-office dry cleaning pick up, pet insurance, access to 24-hour fitness memberships, discounted bus / train passes, and more!

How To Apply

Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume highlighting skills and qualifications to: no later than Monday, July 2, 2018.


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