The Computing Sciences (CS) Area at Berkeley Lab has a new opening for a Web Editorial Assistant to join its communications team. This position will assist the Web Coordinator with updating website content, responding to routine requests for CMS help and administration.
This is an exciting opportunity to join a dynamic, multidisciplinary research institution that puts great value on the strength of its work in the national and international research community.
What You Will Do:
Edit and write web content under the supervision of the area web content coordinator.
Monitor quality assurance scans and correct (or otherwise respond to) issues such as spelling, broken links, and formatting issues.
Monitor ticketing system and respond to routine requests for:
Modifying and creating content, which include selecting and sizing graphical assets.
Creating new staff pages, modifying org charts, and other routine requests.
Assisting other content creators with using the CMS.
Additional Responsibilities as needed:
Email newsletter editing and production.
Manage YouTube/Vimeo accounts, which includes preparing and posting videos.
Troubleshoot and test CMS and website issues.
Prepare Google Analytics reports.
What is Required:
Bachelor's degree and a minimum of 2 years of related experience; or equivalent combination of education and work experience.
Experience using a moderately complex management system such as Drupal.
Working knowledge of CSS & HTML.
Excellent spelling, punctuation and grammar skills.
Good customer service skills.
Familiarity with web content best practices (accessibility, SEO, readability).
Image selection and manipulation skills (e.g., resizing/cropping).
Experience creating, editing and producing content using a web quality assurance tool, such as link checkers.
Experience working with customers via a ticketing system (such as Zendesk).
Experience preparing and distributing communications via a broadcast email service (such as MailChimp or Constant Contact).
Experience preparing and posting video to services such as YouTube and Vimeo.
This is a temporary part-time, limited appointment with the possibility of renewal based upon satisfactory job performance, continuing availability of funds and ongoing operational needs. Cannot exceed 900 hours within a rolling 12-month period.
This position may be subject to a background check. Any convictions will be evaluated to determine if they directly relate to the responsibilities and requirements of the position. Having a conviction history will not automatically disqualify an applicant from being considered for employment.
This position will be remote initially, but limited to individuals residing in the United States tentatively until 2021 due to COVID-19. Once the Bay Area shelter-in-place restrictions are lifted, work will be primarily performed at Lawrence Berkeley National Lab, 1 Cyclotron Road, Berkeley, CA.
Equal Employment Opportunity: Berkeley Lab is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, age, or protected veteran status. Berkeley Lab is in compliance with the Pay Transparency Nondiscrimination Provision under 41 CFR 60-1.4. Click here to view the poster and supplement: "Equal Employment Opportunity is the Law."
Internal Number: 92565
About Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
In the world of science, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (Berkeley Lab) is synonymous with excellence. Thirteen scientists associated with Berkeley Lab have won the Nobel Prize. Fifty-seven Lab scientists are members of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS), one of the highest honors for a scientist in the United States. Thirteen of our scientists have won the National Medal of Science, our nation's highest award for lifetime achievement in fields of scientific research. Eighteen of our engineers have been elected to the National Academy of Engineering, and three of our scientists have been elected into the Institute of Medicine. In addition, Berkeley Lab has trained thousands of university science and engineering students who are advancing technological innovations across the nation and around the world. Berkeley Lab is a member of the national laboratory system supported by the U.S. Department of Energy through its Office of Science. It is managed by the University of California (UC) and is charged with conducting unclassified research across a wide range of scientific disciplines. Located on a 200-acre site in the hills above the UC Berkeley campus that offers spectacular... views of the San Francisco Bay, Berkeley Lab employs approximately 4,200 scientists, engineers, support staff and students. Its budget for 2011 is $735 million, with an additional $101 million in funding from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, for a total of $836 million. A recent study estimates the Laboratory's overall economic impact through direct, indirect and induced spending on the nine counties that make up the San Francisco Bay Area to be nearly $700 million annually. The Lab was also responsible for creating 5,600 jobs locally and 12,000 nationally. The overall economic impact on the national economy is estimated at $1.6 billion a year. Technologies developed at Berkeley Lab have generated billions of dollars in revenues, and thousands of jobs. Savings as a result of Berkeley Lab developments in lighting and windows, and other energy-efficient technologies, have also been in the billions of dollars. Berkeley Lab was founded in 1931 by Ernest Orlando Lawrence, a UC Berkeley physicist who won the 1939 Nobel Prize in physics for his invention of the cyclotron, a circular particle accelerator that opened the door to high-energy physics. It was Lawrence's belief that scientific research is best done through teams of individuals with different fields of expertise, working together. His teamwork concept is a Berkeley Lab legacy that continues today.