Careers: Web Producer

Aug 1, 2018

About the Peterson Foundation

The Peter G. Peterson Foundation is working to secure a healthy, growing economy by addressing America’s long-term fiscal challenges. The Foundation partners with leading policy experts, elected officials and the public to build support for solutions to put America on a sustainable fiscal path. As a non-partisan organization, the Foundation engages in grant-making, partnerships and research to educate and involve Americans from a variety of perspectives.

The Position

Reporting to the Manager of Digital and located in New York, the Web Producer is responsible for managing the Peterson Foundation’s website, ensuring that the site is up to best practices, user-friendly, and optimized for search and sharing. This role entails publishing content daily; designing new pages and microsites working with site templates; leading ongoing improvements to technical infrastructure; deploying mass communications to stakeholders; analyzing web analytics; general online and social media communications support; and project management of digital communications surrounding foundation events. The Web Producer is a key member of the communications team and coordinates frequently with staff across all departments to publish content to

Key Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for day-to-day maintenance of foundation’s primary web site and related web properties
  • Manage relationship with external developer, making sure that the site is up to best practices, user-friendly, and optimized for search and social sharing
  • Analyze traffic to the site using Google Analytics, using that information to strategize changes to the site that will improve acquisition, retention, and overall user experience
  • Develop and maintain a robust taxonomy for the site that allows the content to be discovered easily by visitors and search bots
  • Manage the National Debt Facebook page and Twitter account daily
  • Manage the process of updating charts and other archival content in collaboration with the Research department
  • Collaborate with teams including Communications and Public Affairs, Research, and Grants to disseminate Foundation messaging
  • Maintain content management system (CMS). Suggest improvements to CMS functionality and processes
  • Collaborate with the Digital Manager in developing and carrying out digital communications strategy surrounding foundation events
  • Work closely with Digital Manager to manage email marketing system in accordance with best practices and curate signed supporter lists
  • Maintain social media networks as needed
  • Act as primary point person from Communications for web IT. Support IT as necessary on web hosting and domain management
  • Work with Foundation CTO and outside Information Technology Developers on larger back-end improvements
  • Work with Foundation vendors on various projects and campaigns aligned with Foundation mission
  • Troubleshoot technical problems with both internal and external resources


  • Minimum of 5 years of experience in web production and project management
  • Extensive content management system experience
    • Basic web programming, including HTML markup, CSS, and Javascript
  • Sound understanding of usability and navigation issues
  • Experience managing a Drupal-based website
  • Knowledge of design and UX best practices
  • Ability to manage projects from concept through execution; ability to respond to tight deadlines
  • Knowledge of digital communications, mobile, and social media tool
    • Adeptness with email marketing systems (Constant Contact, Microsoft Click Dimensions)
    • Experience with social media marketing, including but not limited to Facebook and Twitter
  • Experience brainstorming, developing and revising with colleagues across departments
  • Familiarity with data visualizations or interactive frameworks/libraries
  • Experience with graphics tools (Adobe Creative Suite)
  • Willingness to keep abreast of and learn new technologies
  • Strong communication skills: ability to explain technical and digital challenges, procedures, and solutions to internal audiences who may not be web savvy
  • Ability to prioritize and remain unflappable under pressure; maintain accuracy and attention to detail

Preferred skills:

  • Experience with HTML5
  • Experience with multimedia applications (Final Cut Pro, iMovie, Audacity)
  • Knowledge of fiscal issues, including the long-term national debt crisis a plus
  • Bachelor’s degree

The Peter G. Peterson Foundation is an Equal Opportunity Employer and encourages candidates of all backgrounds to apply for this position.


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