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New Media Opportunities in Administration

Posted By Nikki Enfield, Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Looking for an opportunity in New Media?  This opportunity just came in from NOI through email:

Friends --


I'm working with Macon Phillips who runs New Media at the White House to recruit individuals for the new media director positions for the federal agencies.  Below is a basic job description for the positions, although they will vary depending on the agency.  If you are interested, please email your resume and describe your skills and areas of interest (energy, defense, etc.) to and put "Administration" in the subject line.  All submissions will be kept confidential.

If you are a former OFA staffer, we have your info and are working on placements.  If you submitted your information previously through, please note that in your email. 


New Media Director of an Agency

The New Media Director of an Agency of the Executive branch will work closely with the Communications Team within the agency to:

  • Coordinate written, video, design, and development content
  • Update, maintain, coordinate and develop web site, e-mail, various online social platform outreach, video, and other new media initiatives
  • Get copy & messaging communications cleared by appropriate staff, and other departments if applicable
  • Direct the schedule, timing and overall strategy of online program
  • Liaison with other functional areas of the Department/Agency to better integrate online programming
  • Investigate ways in which the agency can use new media tools to broaden and strengthen the agency's reach and presence

The New Media Director will be responsible for:

  • All new media communications, including but not limited to content, functionality, scheduling and execution
  • Maintaining the agency's agenda and message
  • Managing other new media staff
  • The overall technical performance, maintenance, and development of websites outreach platforms
  • Working closely with the technical team to maintain best practice sites, security, and performance
  • Interpreting and reporting various site statistics on a regular basis, and using these results to improve traffic and the effectiveness of the agency's content and outreach efforts

Job Requirements:

  • Exceptional communication and organizational skills
  • Technical proficiency in day-to-day site administration or design and experience in getting results through vendors or contractors
  • Ability to manage multiple people and projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment, and superior attention to detail
  • Experience with online content and constituent management systems, understanding of online graphics and design, and knowledge of web analytics software and metrics
  • Experience with web programming languages and development

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