The newly established School of Public Policy (SPP) at the Central European University in Budapest seeks to fill the position of web editor. The School’s Executive Education and Outreach Unit, within which the position is located, promotes the work of SPP and its affiliated centers, by increasing public relations and awareness, inter alia through its website. The initial contract is for 2 years with a possibility of renewal.
School of Public Policy (SPP)
Starting date: 4 March Protected content
Application deadline: 14 January Protected content
Full Or Part Time: Full-Time
Tasks and Responsibilities
Within SPP’s Executive Education and Outreach Unit, the successful candidate will perform the following duties:
• Maintain the website of SPP and those of academic centers affiliated with it, including by posting new content, regularly updating all relevant pages, and setting up ‘mini’ websites for major events;
• Monitor and update materials on social media sites used by SPP;
• Perform research to supplement available information, based on input from SPP staff and faculty; draft and edit texts and compile information for the SPP website;
• Produce audio-visual materials about SPP activities and collaborate with CEU Communications Unit to produce videos of SPP courses and make them available on social media sites; take, select and upload photographs for the website;
• Edit and proofread English-language SPP reports and publications;
• Advise SPP staff and faculty on content, format, and posting processes, and ensure that presentation of material is consistent with university-wide and SPP-wide visual identity guidelines;
• Maintain regular contact with the CEU web team to ensure consistency with the overall CEU web operations;
• Advise on SPP’s online education strategic plan and on innovative modes of teaching and learning, and explore related technology infrastructure needs, in collaboration with CEU’s E-learning Center.
• First-level university degree. A degree or certificate in web design, web editing, computer science would be an asset;
• Previous professional experience, preferably in the field of website and/or publications editing or online learning;
• Proven editing skills and familiarity with all major computer applications;
• Advanced literacy in digital technology and knowledge of social media software;
• Experience with educational technology would be an asset;
• Ability and experience in the area of the production of basic audio-visual materials is desirable;
• Experience in a university or international organization is desirable.
• Ability to identify and propose solutions;
• Excellent knowledge of English and proven editing skills and the ability to draft and summarize texts exemplifying a native or near native-level;
• Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing;
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relations with people of different national and cultural backgrounds;
• Gender and cultural awareness and sensitivity, and an ability to integrate a gender perspective into tasks and activities;
• Attention to detail and ability to work in a dynamic and fast-paced environment.
We offer a competitive salary commensurate with experience, as well as a dynamic, supportive, and international academic environment based in Budapest, Hungary.
About the School of Public Policy
SPP aspires to become (in the words of its founder George Soros) a “new kind of global institution dealing with global problems.” In its degree and non-degree programs (including executive education), SPP aims to create an educational experience that involves not only the acquisition of skills and knowledge but also the cultivation of a mindset that emphasizes entrepreneurship, innovation, cultural awareness and a commitment to the public good. Commencing in September Protected content , SPP’s two-year professional Master of Public Administration (MPA) program will attract exceptional students from across the globe who seek a transformational experience to prepare them for a career as change-makers in the public, civil society, and private sectors. Building on the Central European University’s rich traditions of promoting diversity and open societies, the SPP will cultivate a rigorous interdisciplinary environment and a dynamic laboratory of ideas.
How to apply:
Applicants need to submit: • A cover letter, directly explaining how your experience fits the responsibilities and expectations of this position • A full resume, with name and addresses of three professional references Please send your complete application package in one pdf to: Protected content and include the following job code in the subject line: Protected content . Review of applications will begin on 14 January Protected content continue until the position is filled. Short-listed candidates will be contacted for an interview. CEU is an equal opportunity employer.