Web Content Publisher

Posted On: August 22, 2012

Media-Related Job

Media Organization: American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)

Company Description

The American Civil Liberties Union Foundation (ACLU), founded in 1920, is a nationwide, nonprofit, nonpartisan organization with more than 500,000 members dedicated to the principles of liberty and equality embodied in the U.S. Constitution. The Communications Department of the ACLU’s National Office in New York City seeks a full-time Web Content Publisher. The ACLU is our nation's guardian of liberty, working daily in courts, legislatures and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.

Job Description

The Web ContentPublisher will maintain the ACLU National website as an inspiring, high-quality information resource for the public including the press, member and donor audiences and for internal resources. The Web Content Publisher reports to the Director of Internet Communications, and will organize assets and execute ACLU national web publishing for ACLU.org, campaign and related organizational websites.


Provide publishing support and technical assistance for the ACLU’s websites and Intranet sites.
Work closely with the web team to perform publishing tasks which include basic and advanced HTML coding with XHTML, CSS, JavaScript and beyond;
Entering and updating ACLU website entries in major search engines and other appropriate web finding aids.
Stay current with new technology and make recommendations to adopt new technologies to better meet needs and enhance the ACLU's website and intranet sites.
Work as part of a multidisciplinary team that includes general communications, digital strategists, digital media design, web production and social media coordination.
Assist with special projects as assigned by the Director of Internet Communications,


Bachelor’s degree (in Computer Science or related field) or equivalent, and minimum of two years related experience.
Experience building and maintaining websites.
Experience with web analytics, product development and product testing.
Proficient in HTML, XHTML, HMTL 5 and CSS.
Experience with content management systems, including Drupal is strongly desired
Ability to multi-task, perform well under pressure and meet tight deadlines are essential.
Familiar with PHP, JQuery, Flash and ActionScript, desired.
Knowledge of Photoshop and SharePoint a plus.
Excellent oral and written communication skills.
Ability to work independently as well as part of a team.
Keen eye for detail.
Ability to manage several complex projects simultaneously, often under strict deadlines.
Interest in civil liberties and rights preferred.


The ACLU offers a generous and comprehensive compensation and benefits package, commensurate with experience and within parameters of the ACLU compensation scale.

Please indicate in your cover letter where you learned of this career opportunity.

This job description provides a general but not comprehensive list of the essential responsibilities and qualifications required. It does not represent a contract of employment. The ACLU reserves the right to change the job description and/or posting at any time without advance notice.

The ACLU is an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer and encourages applications from all qualified individuals including women, people of color, persons with disabilities, and lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender individuals.

The ACLU comprises two separate corporate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation. Both the American Civil Liberties Union and the ACLU Foundation are national organizations with the same overall mission, and share office space and employees. The ACLU has two separate corporate entities in order to do a broad range of work to protect civil liberties. This job posting refers collectively to the two organizations under the name “ACLU.”

To Apply

Applicants should send a cover letter (including salary requirements), resume, and the names and phone numbers of three references to: hrjobs@aclu.org - Reference [COMM-35/NYU] in the subject line - or by mail to:

Human Resources
American Civil Liberties Union
[Re: COMM-35/NYU]
125 Broad Street, 18th Floor
New York, NY 10004

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.