Jobs with NCWIT

We are currently hiring for two positions!

(1) NCWIT Editorial Developer (Contract Position)

(2) NCWIT Public Relations Coordinator (Contract Position)

 

(1) NCWIT Editorial Developer (Contract Position)

The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is a non-profit change leader network of more than 650 universities, companies, non-profits, and government organizations nationwide working to increase women’s meaningful participation in computing. NCWIT equips change leaders with resources and platforms for taking action in recruiting, retaining, and advancing women from K–12 and higher education through industry and entrepreneurial careers. It is prominent on the national computing landscape, funded by the National Science Foundation and considerable corporate gifts.

The NCWIT Communications Team is searching for an experienced editorial professional who has an eye for proofing details and a drive to story tell and persuade through copywriting. This individual will be responsible for writing and editing (micro- and macro-editing) print and online content that is consistent with the organization’s core messaging to complex, target audiences.

Responsibilities include:

  • editing blogs, e-newsletters, press releases, webpages, event collateral, and other content for grammar, clarity, style consistency, and factual accuracy
  • creating original work that is relevant, persuasive, and modern
  • productively managing multiple assignments simultaneously while ensuring delivery by fluctuating deadlines
  • resolving queries directly with the authors of submitted materials (NCWIT staff, partners/supporters, or program participants)
  • establishing and maintaining in-house editorial guidelines

Minimum Qualifications:

  • a bachelor’s degree in Journalism or English, or a related Communications field
  • three to five years of relevant professional experience
  • excellent written and interpersonal skills
  • proficiency with Microsoft Office (Word and PowerPoint) and Adobe Acrobat (comment tools)
  • expertise in AP style
  • ability to work efficiently and effectively within tight time constraints  
  • an interest and knowledge about women in technology issues, as identified in mainstream media and social science research
  • ability to work with individuals with various educational and professional backgrounds including but not limited to students, educators, industry executives, website developers, and members of the press
  • ability to travel periodically (approximately 3-4 trips per year)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • reporting experience – ability to conduct brief interviews and internet-based research
  • familiarity with crafting social media content
  • experience in working with a non-profit
  • a resident of the Denver/Boulder area

Time Commitment and Pay:

This position includes up to 30 hours/week and the hourly rate begins at $26/hour depending on skills and experience.

Application Details:

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to jobs@ncwit.org.

 

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(2) NCWIT Public Relations Coordinator (Contract Position)

The National Center for Women & Information Technology (NCWIT) is a non-profit change leader network of more than 650 universities, companies, non-profits, and government organizations nationwide working to increase women’s meaningful participation in computing. NCWIT equips change leaders with resources and platforms for taking action in recruiting, retaining, and advancing women from K–12 and higher education through industry and entrepreneurial careers. It is prominent on the national computing landscape, funded by the National Science Foundation and considerable corporate gifts.

The NCWIT Communications Team is searching for an experienced public relations specialist who has excellent editorial skills and a creative drive for enriching an organization’s position in the public eye. The individual will be responsible for conducting extensive outreach to build and maintain positive relationships with media reps and organization stakeholders as well as recommending and executing outreach strategies to amplify organization initiatives.

Responsibilities include:

  • writing press releases, media advisories, email pitches, and other publicity collateral focused on programs/campaigns, research/resources, annual events, and organization announcements
  • proactively researching and identifying media outlets, partners’ communications channels, and service providers for strategic use in publicizing organization initiatives
  • growing and maintaining a database of media contacts
  • fielding general inquires via email and website contact forms
  • staying abreast media coverage and social science research of women in technology issues
  • productively managing multiple assignments simultaneously while ensuring delivery by fluctuating deadlines

Minimum Qualifications:

  • a bachelor’s degree in Public Relations, Marketing, or a related Communications field
  • three to five years of relevant professional experience
  • excellent written and interpersonal skills
  • ability to work efficiently and effectively within tight time constraints
  • an interest and knowledge about women in technology issues, as identified in mainstream media and social science research 
  • ability to work with individuals with various educational and professional backgrounds including but not limited to students, educators, industry executives, website developers, and members of the press
  • ability to travel periodically (approximately 3-4 trips per year)

Preferred Qualifications:

  • proficiency in HTML
  • ability to create promotional imagery, using Adobe Photoshop and/or Illustrator
  • familiarity with crafting social media content
  • experience in working with a non-profit
  • a resident of the Denver/Boulder area

Time Commitment and Pay:

This position includes up to 30 hours/week and the hourly rate begins at $26/hour depending on skills and experience.

Application Details:

To apply, send a cover letter and resume to jobs@ncwit.org.

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