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Technical Manager, Public Affairs
Hudson Institute, a nonpartisan Washington, DC think tank, is seeking applicants to fill an open, full-time position in its Public Affairs Department. Once selected, the Technical Manager will assume principal day-to-day responsibility for: 1) technical management of the organization’s website and related software; and 2) camera, microphone, and Internet streaming operations associated with Hudson-sponsored public events and media- outreach efforts. Both aspects of this job demand an individual who is highly organized, detail- and deadline-oriented, technologically sophisticated, and comfortable balancing simultaneous and competing demands for time and attention.
Primary Duties. Under the supervision of the Hudson’s Public Affairs department Director, the Technical Manager will:
• Be principally responsible for content management and technical maintenance of Hudson’s website and related software;
• Manage the Institute’s YouTube, UStream, Instagram, and iTunes/Stitchr podcasts accounts, posting and organizing video, audio, and photos and monitoring comments;
• Oversee all post-production work on Hudson events, including video and audio editing, highlight clips, standalone scholar interviews and podcasts;
• Maintain and refine the organization’s extensive media archives;
• Oversee and operate all still-photography, microphone, in-room or remote camera systems, and software programs employed during live-streamed Hudson-sponsored public events and media-outreach efforts;
• Livetweet public events from @HudsonEvents;
• Coordinate and communicate with IT consultants and outside vendors about website design and functionality; server hosting; Internet security and connectivity; A/V hardware support and repair; and
• Participate in the general work of the Public Affairs office, especially where event setup and publication-related photo editing is concerned.
Performance Requirements. Successful performance in this position involves consistent, high-level fulfillment of each and every duty described above. Additional requirements and/or qualifications for the position include:
• Bachelor's degree and 2-5 years professional experience;
• A/V proficiency demonstrated by experience and familiarity with major audio and video systems and editing software, preferably including Adobe Premiere, Audition, Reader, Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign;
• Demonstrated website content-management experience; and
• Experience with Microsoft Office Suite and general database management a plus.