Web Producer

Triple Canopy

Triple Canopy, a nonprofit magazine located in Manhattan, seeks a Web Producer. Triple Canopy publishes and presents work by artists, writers, and researchers, primarily through the magazine’s digital platform but also in books, conversations, performances, videos, and podcasts, among other media and experiences.

We’re looking for someone who is currently engaged with contemporary digital publishing technologies and shares our belief in magazines as testing grounds for new ideas and forms of expression. The magazine is committed to the role of artists, writers, and technologists in shaping our understanding of the world and enabling us to glimpse alternatives to the present. We strive to bring together disparate voices, styles, and experiences, with an emphasis on those that have too often been marginalized, and we hope that the Web Producer will be excited to join us in this work. We especially encourage applications from candidates who come from backgrounds that are historically underrepresented in the fields of technology and publishing.

In the coming months, Triple Canopy will launch a new website that reflects changes to our editorial program and efforts to engage with readers. To help us in this work, we’re looking for a Web Producer who is meticulous, communicative, highly organized, and cares about thoughtfully collaborating with internal and external stakeholders. The Web Producer will implement all projects on Triple Canopy’s publishing platform—producing and implementing digital assets; formatting final publication files for Triple Canopy’s custom content presentation framework—as well as formatting, uploading, and laying out media on third-party platforms. The Web Producer will define and maintain the day-to-day character of the magazine’s website. To that end, the Web Producer will coordinate development requests with software developers.

The Web Producer should be comfortable working independently and collaborating with editorial staff, designers, and software developers. The Web Producer will report to the Deputy Editor. Additionally, the Web Producer will manage freelance media producers and design staff to work on the execution of editorial projects and will work with other staff on the maintenance of the publication schedule and budget.

  • Start date: August 1, 2022

  • Commitment: Two to four days per week

Responsibilities

Defining and maintaining the character of Triple Canopy’s website, including but not limited to:

  • Updating and maintaining the home page;

  • Coordinating front-end development requests with the Technology Director and Front-end Developer;

  • Communicating with Triple Canopy’s engineers and designers about the use of various technologies and platforms in creating online publications;

  • Maintaining the magazine’s content presentation framework.

Implementing publications across standard digital formats. This work includes:

  • Formatting final publication files with B-ber, Triple Canopy’s content presentation framework;

  • Managing the production and implementation of assets related to digital materials, virtual events, and promotional initiatives;

  • Reviewing Markdown files derived from the text of editorial projects and design mockups; file-naming conventions; and final exports of media to Triple Canopy’s website and other platforms;

  • Formatting, uploading, and laying out media on third-party platforms (including SoundCloud, Vimeo, and YouTube);

  • Reviewing final publication files for accuracy and preparing proofreading documents;

  • Ensuring that digital projects are tested on all relevant platforms and devices in advance of publication.

Additional responsibilities, including:

  • Managing and consulting on project-specific media production

  • Tracking payments for production expenses, including freelance staff, and contributing to the development of production budgets.

  • Assisting with transition tasks related to the new web platform (including the functionality of previously published projects).

  • Aiding the organization, preparation, and maintenance of production assets for Triple Canopy’s archive.

Requirements
  • Proficiency with common web publishing technologies such as CSS and HTML, as well as proficiency formatting media files with the Adobe Creative Suite

  • Experience using project-management tools for software development (Github, Trello)

  • Experience managing budgets, tracking payments (including freelance staff) is a plus, with a willingness to be trained on the job

  • Excellent organizational skills and attention to detail

  • Exceptional self-management and communication skills

How to Apply

This is a part-time position that includes subsidized benefits and is based at Triple Canopy’s office in Manhattan. Our staff is currently working with a hybrid model to accommodate remote and in-person work. Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resumé to jobs@canopycanopycanopy.com.

Triple Canopy is an equal opportunity employer. Applicants receive consideration without regard to race, age, ethnicity, religion, gender, national origin, disability, or any other basis prohibited by law. For more information on the mission and staff of Triple Canopy, visit: https://www.canopycanopycanopy.com/ No calls, please.

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Posted on June 22