The U.S.-Japan Council (www.usjapancouncil.org) is a Japanese American-led non-profit organization fully dedicated to strengthening ties between the United States and Japan in a global context. By promoting people-to-people relationships through its innovative programs in networking and leadership, the Council serves as a catalyst to inspire and engage Japanese and Americans of all generations. It develops the next generation of leaders committed to a vibrant and dynamic relationship. The Council is headquartered in Washington, D.C. with offices in Los Angeles and Tokyo. We are currently searching for a Digital Communications Specialist in the Washington, DC office.
- Write and create engaging content including short videos interviews, motion-graphic pieces, topical articles and more for the website and bi-monthly e-newsletters.
- Improving web presence through engaging visuals and layout, supported by tools like Google Analytics to assess and improve user experience.
- Manage the back-end of the Council’s public website including the Content Management System (CMS), domain names, CSS, etc.
- Manage the back-end of[[http:salesforce.com|salesforce.com]].
- Develop and execute a social media marketing strategy across the Council’s Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn accounts and carefully monitor analytics to measure results.
- Create online event registration and donation pages and administer online surveys.
- Develop and implement A/V and social media plans to support programs and events, including multi-day, off-site conferences.
- Manage all photography and videography including photographing events, contracting professional photographers/videographers for the Annual Conference, coordinating photography at regional USJC events and editing and uploading all photos to the Council’s online galleries.
- Manage merchandise and signage for organization
- Support communications and marketing efforts related to the TOMODACHI Initiative.
- Provide basic software program training to staff as needed (e.g. – Dropbox, NationBuilder, salesforce) and evaluate and purchase new software programs as needed.
- Design Annual Report and Conference Program; create graphics, logos, style sheets, fliers, invitations, fact sheets and more.
- Provide general support for tech matters to the USJC staff, including those based in Tokyo and Los Angeles.
- Introducing new software solutions to support communications, programs, event planning, development, and membership management.
- 2-3 years media/communications/web experience
- A Bachelor’s degree in digital communications, IT or other related field
- Strong written and verbal communication skills
- Expertise in creating content for online media including web sites, videos, infographics, photography, etc.
- Web content development skills: Basic HTML, CSS; experience publishing and updating web content using Content Management Systems (CMS)
- Experience using Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media platforms for professional purposes
- Understanding of web and social media measurement and analytics
- Experience creating e-newsletters using programs such as NationBuilder, Constant Contact, Mailchimp, Wired for Change or Vertical Response
- Microsoft Office and Google application skills (Word, Excel, Publisher, Google documents, analytics, etc.)
- Ability to manage multiple projects and meet deadlines with attention to detail
- Experience with graphic design software such as Adobe InDesign, Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Publisher
- Experience with online databases (preferred)
- Interest in and experience with U.S.-Japan relations (preferred)
- Fluent written Japanese (preferred)
See full listing on Idealist.org.