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Associate Digital Content Editor & Producer - iDeas Lab
The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS)
Full-time
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Job Description
JOB SUMMARY:
 
At CSIS we actively seek to employ a diverse group of people who embody our organizational values. We welcome and encourage individuals of all backgrounds to apply, especially those from traditionally underrepresented groups.
 
The Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) is a non-profit, bipartisan public policy organization established in 1962 to provide strategic insights and practical policy solutions to decision makers concerned with global security and prosperity. Over the years, it has grown to be one of the largest organizations of its kind, with a staff of some 200 employees working to address the changing dynamics of international security across the globe.
 
The Andreas C. Dracopoulos iDeas Lab, the award-winning creative and digital production department at CSIS, continues to be the gold standard for innovation in the global think tank space by using cutting-edge multimedia production to bring policy research to life. 
 
We seek a creative, highly motivated, and organized self-starter to join our dynamic and fast-paced team as an associate digital content editor & producer. This is an ideal opportunity for entry-level multimedia journalists and policy editors who are eager to bring complex policy issues to life through crafting media-rich digital reports. 
 
The person in this role will work with world-renowned experts and creative collaborators to tell compelling policy stories capable of generating real change. The position is involved in content strategy, editorial support, assisting with data visualization development, implementation, and project management.
 
Ideal candidates will have excellent project management and communication skills, strong editorial and content experience, and outstanding writing and design skills. They must have strong attention to detail, a trained creative eye, and be a natural problem solver. They will be called on to multi-task in a fast-paced and innovative environment while meeting tight deadlines and adapting as needed to the topic and scope of the project at hand. A background or familiarity with audio production, web design, or coding is also a plus.
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The position works closely with a range of subject-matter experts and must have strong topical research skills, ideally with a passion for public and international affairs. Additionally, the candidate will be a strong team player and self-starter who will thrive in a creative, collaborative multi- and cross-disciplinary team, and possess strong leadership skills.
 
See our work at https://www.csis.org/dracopoulos-ideas-lab
 
The minimum salary for this position is $55,000.
 
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Essential functions may include, but are not limited to the following:
 
• Develop and support media-rich digital report projects on CSIS.org in close collaboration with other iDeas Lab staff, including concept and content development, editorial support, design, and producing lower-level interactive visualizations.
• Provide content and editorial support on digital reports.
• Work closely with research programs and department staff to develop digital and multimedia projects to suit stated goals and needs.
• Communicate effectively with non-technical stakeholders.
• Assist in training and mentoring iDeas Lab interns as relevant.
• As needed, produce audio projects, including, recording, editing, compiling, finding supplementary audio assets, and all other aspects of production for narrative and interview-based policy-oriented podcasts.  
• Other duties and projects as needed.
 
KNOWLEDGE, EDUCATION, AND EXPERIENCE:
 
• B.A./B.S/A.B. in relevant field. 
• Minimum one year of relevant experience, including previous editorial, digital/website, or journalism experience.
• Knowledge and experience in web content management systems and Microsoft Word.
• Some experience in applicable software and computer applications, including Adobe Creative Suite—specifically Photoshop, Illustrator, and Audition.
• Zest for challenging assignments, with an eye toward creative and innovative solutions.
• Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills; including effectively presenting information to non-technical partners, operating in a fast-paced environment and managing competing priorities.
• Strong attention to detail, initiative, and follow through skills.
• Flexible, positive, collaborative, action-oriented attitude and professional approach.
• Strong interest and some experience in global affairs and public policy.
• Sound judgement, maturity, and discretion.
 
 
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK CONDITIONS:
 
The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Performances of duties require the use of hands and fingers to handle or feel. The job frequently requires ability to stand, walk, sit, reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. Specific vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. 
 
 
 
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.
 
 
Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
 
HOW TO APPLY:
 
Interested applicants must submit a resume and cover letter at https://careers.csis.org/. Incomplete applications will not be considered.
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