Employment Opportunities

 

The American Philatelic Society and Research Library are located in historical Bellefonte Pennsylvania. We are a non-profit membership organization with 28,000 members, 31 staff, and hundreds of volunteers. We are an equal opportunity employer.

 

Current Open Paid Positions:


Content Marketing Specialist

Job Description:

The Content Marketing Specialist oversees the organization’s online communities and digital content, providing superior customer engagement, increased website traffic and revenue by strategically exploiting all aspects of a social media marketing strategy.

The employee must have a solid understanding of how each social media channel works and how to optimize content so that it is engaging on those channels and the stamps.org website. You are responsible for joining relevant conversations on behalf of the APS brand, promoting membership and products.

Responsibilities:

  • Build and execute social media strategy through competitive research, platform determination, benchmarking, messaging and audience identification
  • Generate, edit, publish and share daily content (original text, images, video or HTML) that builds meaningful connections and encourages community members to take action
  • Optimize organization’s pages within each platform to increase the visibility of the organization’s social content and services
  • Moderate all user-generated content in line with the moderation policy for each community
  • Collaborate with the Chief Content Officer and Managing Editor on a cross-platform editorial calendar
  • Continuously improve by capturing and analyzing the appropriate social data/metrics, insights and best practices, sharing with senior executives and other staff
  • Collaborate with other departments to manage reputation, identify key players and coordinate actions
  • Design social media and marketing graphics, as needed
  • Produce photography and videos for use on all platforms and marketing initiatives
  • Manage organization’s GoogleAds advertising grant

 

Requirements

  • BA/BS in Communications, Marketing, Business, or Public Relations
  • Work experience in social media marketing or digital media specialist (Full-time, Part-time or internship)
  • Excellent writing style showcasing an ability to tell a compelling story
  • Demonstrable social networking experience and social analytics tools knowledge
  • Adequate knowledge of web design, content management systems, and search engine optimization
  • Experience with still photography, video and graphics design
  • Skilled in use of Adobe Creative Suite products or similar platforms
  • Knowledge of online marketing and a good understanding of major marketing channels
  • Positive attitude, attention to detail, superior organizational skills,  with the ability to handle multiple projects and deadlines
  • Fluency in English

 
Please send your resume, links to writing samples and other supporting content to:

Thomas Loebig, Chief Content Officer, American Philatelic Society
tloebig@stamps.org


Intern- Content (Spring 2020)

 

The American Philatelic Society, the world’s largest membership group devoted to stamp collecting, is looking for an Intern to be part of our content team for the Spring 2020 semester. This paid internship of 20 hours a week, will be based in our Bellefonte, Pennsylvania headquarters.

Job Description:

This is an internship for someone who can multi-task many content projects, including:

  •  Writing and posting news stories to the stamps.org website
  •  Creating engaging social media posts to Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social networks
  •  Shooting photographs and videos
  •  Interviewing subjects for interesting stories about stamp collecting.

Experience:

  • Student majoring in Journalism or related field
  •  Strong writing skills and knowledge of AP style
  • Knowledge of social media platforms
  •  Familiarity with content management systems, such as WordPress or DNN
  • Photography and video skills, ability to edit both

General knowledge of stamp collecting would be helpful, but not required.

The intern will need to have transportation to and from our Bellefonte headquarters, located at 100 Match Factory Place, Bellefonte, PA 16823. There is a CATA bus stop near our facility but there is limited service.

Please send your resume, links to writing samples and other supporting content to:

Thomas Loebig, Chief Content Officer, American Philatelic Society
tloebig@stamps.org


Intern: Web Programming
Reports to: Web Project Manager

Job Description:

The Intern of Web Programming works with the Web Project Manager to learn, write and implement clean code to ensure the organization’s website run properly and provide a superior user experience.

Responsibilities

  • Produce fully functional programs writing clean, testable code
  • Collaborate with internal teams to identify system requirements
  • Integrate back-end data
  • Design user interface and web layout using HTML/CSS practices
  • Upgrade and repair existing programs
  • Perform periodical tests and debugging to maximize program efficiency
  • Create technical documentation for user support
  • Suggest new features to improve program navigation and operation
  • Follow security principles
  • Stay up-to-date with industry developments

Requirements

  • Current student working towards a degree in Computer Science or relevant field
  • Demonstrated experience/classwork in web programming and development
  • Hands on experience with various programming languages, like PHP, ASP.NET, Javascript and Ruby on Rails
  • Familiarity working with HTML/CSS
  • Knowledge of Object-Oriented Programming and web application development
  • Attention to detail
  • An ability to communicate, take constructive criticism and work in a team environment

Please send your resume and links to supporting content to:

Ross Jones, Web Project Manager, American Philatelic Society
rjones@stamps.org


The American Philatelic Society is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We provide equal opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, religion, age, genetic information, gender, gender expression or identity, sexual orientation, national origin, veteran orientation, or veteran status, pregnancy, disability, marital status or any other legally protected categories under local, state or federal laws. 

 

Note: We do not accept unsolicited applications; please apply for listed vacancies as requested with vacancy details.

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