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Tech job opening at AlterNet

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October 23rd, 2007

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Company: AlterNet.org

Job Title: Director of Technology

AlterNet.org, the Webby Award-winning national on-line magazine of news and culture with over 2 million unique visitors per month, seeks a Director of Technology to oversee the development, design and maintenance of all aspects related to the organization’s website, as well as direct IT-related issues. The ideal candidate has top-notch technical project management skills, an eye for future technology and a desire to operate as the nerve center of AlterNet.

Responsible for coordinating a part-time junior web producer and part-time programmer/developer, the Director of Technology works with staff members to improve site functionality and create new administrative toolsets. Assessing new technology, as well as acting as a liason to outside IT, analytics, email and hosting providers, are also key.

Responsibilities include: translating editorial and business needs into technical solutions; implementing new features on the site though excellent project management, answering questions and responding to staff issues with the site and site tools; coordinating the implementation of fundraising and marketing campaigns; researching and reporting to staff on up-and-coming media technologies; creating and internally distributing traffic and other analytics reports; and occasionally assisting with IT-related issues.

Requirements include: an ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously; a demonstrated ability to maintain a professional web site (proficiency in XHTML, CSS required; familiarity with mySQL and PHP strongly recommended); a collaborative working style, confidence in skills and overall flexibility; experience working with or managing robust database-driven sites, CMSs, server side scripting, etc.; and the ability to QA own work.

Expertise in usability and UI design implementation, and/or experience working on media-driven web sites are a big plus.


This job is located in San Francisco’s SoMa district. Salary is $55k - $75k, depending on experience. Excellent benefits include health, dental, vision, retirement, and four weeks of vacation/year plus regular holidays.

Applications must include a personal cover letter that directly addresses how you can meet our needs. The Independent Media Institute, AlterNet’s parent non-profit, is an equal opportunity employer. Interviews begin immediately.

To apply, send a text cover letter and resume in the body of an email to: resume5@alternet.org. No attachments, no calls, please.

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