Content and Digital Director, Solve

Cambridge, MA

Solve is a new initiative from MIT aimed at developing and implementing real and lasting solutions to the world’s greatest challenges— from education and health to energy and inequality.

Joining the Solve team offers the chance to play a leading role in defining this cutting-edge and diverse community. Solve brings together technologists and researchers, social entrepreneurs and business leaders, policy makers, change agents, and activists, from across the globe to work on specific actionable challenges. Solve then creates partnerships to fund and implement the best solutions.

To achieve its mission, a significant part of Solve’s work centers around hosting open competitions across four pillars – Learn, Cure, Fuel and Make. Anyone can participate in a Solve challenge and submit a solution. If a participant’s idea has the potential for impact, they will be invited to one of our Solve events to pitch their idea, with the chance to receive support from Solve and its partners, and participate in our flagship Solve at MIT event scheduled for May 2017.
For more information about Solve, please visit: http://solve.mit.edu/
For more information about Solve’s current open challenges, please visit: http://solvecolab.mit.edu/

Solve’s Content and Digital Director will play a key role in empowering the entire Solve community. They will spearhead the development of Solve’s digital platform, and they will set up and grow an active online community with the capabilities to crowdsource solutions to specific challenges globally. This is an exciting opportunity for an individual who is not afraid to roll up their sleeves and build a movement to address the biggest issues of our time. The Content and Digital Director will report directly to Solve’s Executive Director and be part an integral member of Solve’s leadership team. This is a full-time position, located in Cambridge, MA.

Specific Responsibilities Include

  • Overall strategy
    • Work with Executive Director and other stakeholders to set strategy for Solve’s content, marketing, and digital presence
  • Management and oversight
    • Set timelines and requirements for marketing, media and digital assets, real and virtual events, and oversee delivery of all materials with very high standard of excellence
    • Work collaboratively with MIT Technology Review departments including Marketing, Art, Product Development and Editorial for materials that require input or support
    • Oversee staff, consultants, and any outside providers
    • Negotiate consultant and outside provider contracts
    • Manage content, marketing and digital budget
  • Branding
    • Develop or update Solve branding including guidelines, logos, and core marketing
    • Work with Solve staff and outside providers to ensure all signage and collateral is in line with branding guidelines
  • Content and Marketing
    • Develop content and marketing strategy across platforms, for events, and for specific Solve audiences
    • Oversee all content collateral production whether press releases, marketing language, social media, op-eds, website copy, or community communications
    • Write and/or edit content as needed
  • Website and digital assets
    • Set strategy for website design and development, taking into account stakeholder and user needs
    • Manage relationship with 3rd party web design/development team, as well as timelines, budget, planning and phases for launch, ensuring high quality, on budget, on time delivery of website
    • Once website is designed, oversee regular update and maintenance with internal Technology Review web development team to ensure online solutions for Solve are easily maintained
    • Oversee or manage all online aspects of Solve challenges

Minimum Required Skills

  • Minimum 8 years’ experience spanning content, marketing, digital, design
  • At least 2 years’ experience managing staff and consultants and overseeing third party providers
  • Experience in start-up and/or social impact environment preferred
  • Proven ability to lead content strategy and website design or re-design preferred
  • Proven ability to effectively manage vendor relationships and meet budget goals
  • Highly developed organizational skills
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced, ever-changing environment, handling projects simultaneously
  • Ability to prioritize and plan work in an efficient manner to meet deadlines
  • Must be flexible and able to work independently, take initiative and anticipate needs
  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s preferred

MIT offers an intellectually charged, creative work environment with competitive compensation and benefits through MIT.

To apply: please visit web.mit.edu/jobs, reference #13958. No phone calls or recruiters, please.

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