Technical Manager, Public Affairs

Technical Manager, Public Affairs

Hudson Institute

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.

Qualifications

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.

Application Instructions

Please send cover letter, resume, and examples of past website and multimedia work to: HR@hudson.org. Hudson Institute is an AA/EOE and does not discriminate based on disability.