Web Writer: Events & News

Job Description

Committee affiliation: Publicity

Responsibilities

Write or edit submitted articles for the Events & News site. Write about upcoming events to encourage people to attend.Write posts for the chapter's Events & News site located at https://events.stcwdc.org/.

  • Ensure posts are accessible for all users.
  • Ensure images are delivered to the viewer at sufficient high speed and quality.
  • Create image links and ensure links are up to date.
  • Respond promptly to blog comments.
  • Research, write / edit articles in a conversational style, which engages readers.

Posts may be on any subject related to technical communication or chapter news. Some topics include

  • Book reviews
  • Event reports
  • Job hunting tips
  • Tools and techniques
  • STC news (input received from the Society office)
  • Chapter member interviews
  • Education and training opportunities

Experience and Skills

  • Good writing organizational skills
  • Ability to take initiative
  • Ability to find photos or create graphics to accompany the post
  • Good time management
  • Willing to ask for help when needed
  • Previous blog writing experience is a plus
  • WordPress skills
    • WordPress 4.9.1+ Text Editor enough to post announcements
    • Accessibility / Section 508 requirements
    • HTML 5, necessary
    • Hand coding, necessary
    • PHP 7+, helpful
    • CSS 3, helpful

Equipment

  • Your own computer with high-speed Internet access
  • Browser (Firefox, Safari, Google Chrome)
  • Email address (Google is preferred for working with Google calendar and other tools)
  • FTP application (FileZilla)
  • HTML5 / CSS3 / PHP7 text editor (such as BBEdit for Macintosh or Homesite 5 for Windows)
  • Word processing software
  • Adobe Acrobat Pro
  • Adobe Photoshop (or equivalent photo editing tool)
  • Adobe Illustrator
  • FAX or scanner (optional)

Time Commitment

Approximately ½ to ¾ hour per post.

Contact

If you are interested in serving the chapter as a volunteer, please fill in the Chapter Volunteer Signup Form.

Last modified: January 11, 2018
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