Schedule and Content Coordinator

Posted On: November 18, 2013

Media-Related Job

Media Organization: ASPCA

Company Description

The ASPCA was founded in 1866 as the first humane organization in the Western Hemisphere. The Society was formed to alleviate the injustices animals faced then, and we continue to battle cruelty today. Whether it's saving a pet who has been accidentally poisoned, fighting to pass humane laws, rescuing animals from abuse or sharing resources with shelters across the country, we work toward the day in which no animal will live in pain or fear.

Job Description

The Schedule and Content Coordinator manages and maintains content calendars for Advocacy and Campaign-related communications. Other duties include scheduling and developing advocacy alerts. This position will provide writing, editing and proofreading support for the Content Manager and assist with long-term planning of Advocacy and Campaign communications.

Job Responsibilities:

• Work with Advocacy and Campaign teams to maintain communication schedules
• Liaise with Advocacy, Campaign and Member Communications teams to integrate programmatic messages into Marketing team calendar
• Create advocacy alert forms and emails utilizing pre-set templates in advocacy content management system
• Build email list segments utilizing query interface in advocacy constituent relationship management system
• Adhere to best practices for web usability and conversion optimization of online forms
• Collaborate with Web Development team to ensure email list health through segmentation techniques and deliverability best practices
• Run email content through spam word checker when building email messages
• Draft and edit outgoing alerts, working with lobbyists to develop content
• Assist with testing and finalization process for alerts
• Prepare reports upon request by Manager
• Provide writing and editorial support on variety of projects
• Ensure accuracy and integrity of content production by applying house style guidelines to all written materials
• Projects and areas of responsibility may be added or changed at supervisor’s discretion


• Bachelor’s degree


• 2 to 3 years’ editing/writing experience at an online or print publication, preferably in an office or professional environment

Knowledge Requirements:

• Proficient in Microsoft Office
• Working knowledge of Internet resources
• Knowledge of standard proofreaders’ marks
• Knowledge of Chicago Manual of Style required
• Ability to follow and keep abreast of animal welfare events and developments around the country
• Familiarity in the legislative process
• Knowledgeable of website usability best practices
• Knowledgeable of email marketing best practices

Skills Requirements:

• Excellent writing, proofreading and editing skills
• Outstanding time management and organizational skills, and the ability to prioritize and multi-task
• Ability to work rapidly and meet deadlines under pressure
• Familiar with HTML
• Ability to learn basic content management system (CMS) functionality
• Strong inter-personal skills, with the ability to cooperate with various departments and personalities

Additional Information:

• Position requires flexibility in schedule such as overtime and/or occasional evenings, early mornings, and/or weekends

To Apply

To apply, please visit to complete our application including a persuasive writing sample and a cover letter that outlines how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the Schedule and Content Coordinator position. Applications without a cover letter and writing sample will not be reviewed.