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Job Opportunity: Student Assistant – Web

The New School’s Communications and External Affairs office (CEA) seeks a student with strong front-end programming skills to assist the Online Media department in supporting The New School’s substantial public web presence.

The student web assistant will work under the supervision of the Director of Online Media and alongside the professional online media web producers. This is a great opportunity for a student with front-end scripting skills to further this skill-set with in-house agency-style experience. CEA student assistants are an integral part of the department and, as such, their input is valued and appreciated.

Responsibilities:

– Update and maintain content of multiple websites

– Organize and create website structures in our Content Management System (CMS)

– Program functionality for specific site components as defined by the director and web producers

– Create analytics reports (Google)

– Research and report on emerging technologies, best practices, etc. as specified by the Director

– Site testing

The web student assistant and the Director of Online Media will work out a schedule that is conducive to both, but one that could be flexible for fewer or more hours depending on academic calendar and need. The job requires a weekly minimum commitment of 12 hours and may be available up to 20 hours per week. This is a year-round job and additional hours may be available in the summer. Payment is $12 -$15/hour, commensurate with applicant’s experience and skill level.

Interested students should submit a resume and cover letter indicating experience and reason for their interest in this position to: Helena Boskovic, Web Producer– boskhovih@newschool.edu

 

Requirements:

– Self-starter, personable, flexible, organized, dependable, and proactive

– Analytical thinker and create problem-solver

– Demonstrated hands-on experience with:

o HTML: An applicable understanding of tags and their use in Dreamweaver (we will provide training on our CMS)

o Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and its limitations (must have a core understanding of how to transform CSS layouts into pure HTML)

o Basic application of JavaScript a plus

o Dreamweaver CS4

o Microsoft Office Suite