Content Manager

  • Faunalytics
  • Remote (U.S. or Canada)
  • Jul 05, 2024
Full time Media-Journalism Non-Profit Remote Job Research Writer/ Editor

Job Description

Faunalytics is now accepting applications for our Content Manager! Our Content Manager is responsible for overseeing and maintaining Faunalytics’ Research Library, supporting other team members with developing and editing public-facing content, and working alongside the Content Director to drive the overall vision and execution of Faunalytics’ content plan. 

Responsibilities:

  • Research Library
    • Gather salient and relevant research articles from various sources to be added to the Research Library database, ensuring there is a good mix of animal issues represented.
    • Oversee the weekly summary schedule on WordPress.
    • Read and edit summaries from volunteers, ensuring that all summaries are accurate and written at Faunalytics’ standards for tone and clarity.
    • Occasionally summarize time-sensitive research reports to be added to the Library outside of our typical publishing flow.
    • Update older Library entries that do not conform to Faunalytics’ current standards and format.
    • Work with the Content Director to oversee the weekly email alert, including finalizing the content lineup and editing for accuracy and clarity.
    • Work with the Communications Manager to upload and post translated library summaries in WordPress.
    • Support Content Director in website accessibility initiatives.
  • Blog
    • Maintain and monitor the blog schedule, ensuring the Content Director has a steady flow of high-quality, relevant blog topics.
    • Serve as the primary author (with Faunalytics as the public author) of the annual Year In Review and Plans & Priorities blogs.
    • Edit guest blogs as needed.
  • Visual/Non-Written Resources
    • Ad hoc enhancement of our library summaries and blog posts with graphics, charts, and factsheets.
    • Support occasional graphic design tasks on an ad hoc basis.
  • Content Plan
    • Support Content Director in planning and execution of Content Vision & Roadmap.
    • Identify and pursue new content opportunities that will position Faunalytics as animal advocates’ go-to destination for evidence-based support, including webinars and tutorials, “101” guides, podcasts, and other capacity-building resources.
    • Oversee the initiative to add “archival” materials to the Library, with the goal of summarizing major reports, books, and classic papers that have informed the history of the animal protection movement.
    • Occasionally post SEO-aligned articles with the goal of attracting new and relevant readers to Faunalytics. 
  • Supervisory Responsibilities
    • Oversee library volunteers (assign tasks, edit work, engage regularly).
  • Other
    • Support other team members with ad hoc content support (e.g., editing research papers, guest editorials, fundraising materials, and other public-facing content as needed).

Qualifications:

Required:

  • Belief in and commitment to Faunalytics’ mission 
  • Degree in Social Sciences, Animal Studies, Communications, or a related program.
  • 2+ years of experience writing and editing in a professional capacity.
  • Strong writing skills, including the ability to write and edit for a variety of styles (academic, popular, etc.).
  • Ability to understand, synthesize, and summarize a variety of academic language, such as that from peer-reviewed journals, PhD dissertations, and more.
  • Strong understanding of the animal advocacy movement with broad knowledge of key issues and significant organizations, as well as the ability to identify relevant research topics and papers.
  • High level of proficiency with Google Docs or an equivalent program (e.g., Microsoft Office).
  • Ability to identify task priorities, self-manage time, and adhere to deadlines.

Preferred:

  • 2+ years working in the animal advocacy field.
  • Graduate degree in Social Sciences, Animal Studies, Communications, or a related program.
  • 2+ years experience managing website content.
  • Experience using WordPress or another content management system.
  • Some proficiency with Adobe’s suite of graphic design programs (Illustrator, Photoshop, Spark Post), or other equivalent programs.
  • Experience writing and managing SEO content.

Details:

  • Reports to: Content Director
  • Schedule: Full time (40 hours/week)
  • Salary: Approximately $65,000 USD (salary will be determined using our compensation algorithm, which factors in cost of living in your area)
  • Vacation Package: 15 paid vacation days, 10 paid floating holidays, 10 paid self care/sick days. PTO increases after three years with the organization. 
  • Benefits: Health care, vision, and dental stipend; equipment stipend; paid professional development opportunities; and 2% retirement matching
  • Location: Permanently remote (open to candidates in the U.S. or Canada)

Application Timeline and Process: 

  • July: Accepting applications (the application deadline is July 31, 2024).
  • August: Select candidates will be invited to a video interview with two Faunalytics team members. 
  • September: Finalists will be invited to a second and final video interview with two Faunalytics team members. Finalists will also be asked to complete a short work task. Finalists who are not selected for the role will receive a small stipend for time spent on the task and final interview. 
  • October: The target start date is October 1, 2024.

How to Apply: 

Please complete this brief application form and attach your resume as a PDF at the end of the form. 

Please note that only shortlisted candidates will be contacted, but all applications will be processed in strict confidentiality. No phone calls, please. We sincerely thank all candidates for their time and interest.

Commitment to Diversity and Equal Employment Opportunities:

At Faunalytics our mission is to empower the animal protection community, and that means supporting advocates from all backgrounds and walks of life. We celebrate diversity in the movement, we’re committed to promoting diversity within our organization, and we believe that animal advocacy will be stronger when equity and inclusion are priorities. We strongly encourage women, BIPOC or people of the global majority, LGBTQ+ individuals, persons living with disabilities, and people of varied national origins to apply for this position, even if you don’t meet 100% of the criteria listed above.

Our Commitment to Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Accessibility is available here.

We are committed to providing equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, religion, sex, gender, gender identity and/or expression, sexual orientation, size, national origin, disability, age, marital status, veteran status, pregnancy, parental status, genetic information or characteristics (or those of a family member) or any other basis prohibited by applicable law. 

Our Non-Discrimination And Anti-Harassment Policy is available here.