Digital Writer

The New Media team at Mount Vernon is seeking an enthusiastic, hard-working, deadline-driven writer who loves to research and write about George Washington, the founding era and Mount Vernon. The New Media team is responsible for all of Mount Vernon’s digital properties, including the website, mobile apps, video production and on-site interactives. Last year we welcomed over 5.6 million guests through our online properties and we’re growing at an annual rate of 20%. The digital writer would work with a team of individuals at Mount Vernon to produce online content for these properties to best tell the story for guests that visit Mount Vernon both in-person and digitally.

Position-specific Responsibilities:

  • Produce original 300-1200 word articles for production on web properties several times per week
  • Research new topics using materials in our collections and library
  • Be able to consolidate large documents of information into shorter materials designed for web attention spans
  • Be able to hunt down new stories to tell through interaction with various departments
  • Ability to collaborate within a team environment to achieve a common goal
  • Analyze website and search analytics on a weekly basis and determine opportunities for new content topics

Minimum Qualifications:
Excellent interpersonal and communication skills required

Must have a strong knowledge or passion in early American history

Ability to write under deadline while maintaining integrity of work

Must be responsible, flexible, punctual, and able to work well under pressure

Ability to work creatively and effectively as a member of a team is mandatory

Must have 1-2 years of experience using a web content management system

Application Directions:
All applicants must submit (in addition to their application) the following materials:

Cover letter describing why you feel you are best suited for this position

2 writing samples demonstrating your ability to write for web content

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