Job Openings around Washington, D.C. – Aug 19, 2010


Senior Programmer/Technical Lead

Forum One Communications (Alexandria, Virginia)

Forum One Communications is seeking a creative Senior Programmer with outstanding LAMP and Drupal skills to add to our growing team.

The right person for the job will leverage new and emerging technologies to help influential clients like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the World Bank, USAID, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies to effectively communicate and advocate on the web.

At Forum One, our Senior Programmers:

Are web enthusiasts first, with great ideas and creativity.

Are experts in server-side programming tools, PHP, Drupal, and MVC-based application frameworks like Zend Framework and CodeIgniter.

Actively participate in the open source community, attending and speaking at local PHP, Drupal, and other events.

Are dedicated to producing high-quality solutions that meet or exceed client requirements and expectations.

Love clean UI’s as much as they love elegantly-architected methods and classes.

Are Drupal Gurus, but have experience with other content management systems too, like WordPress, and Expression Engine.

Implement tasks in accordance with schedule and budget goals.

Interact with Web Software Engineers/Developers to provide front-end templates for integration into applications.

Aren’t afraid to juggle and multi-task, hit tight deadlines, and have fun doing it.

The successful candidate will: provide oversight and leadership on large projects, clearly communicate technical issues (and tradeoffs) to both technical and non-technical individuals, and engage in hands-on programming tasks with the team to ensure that the final deliverable helps the client meet its business objectives.

A successful candidate will also provide expertise in developing and maintaining code repositories, creating UI templates with APIs, participating in technical and peer review processes, and building interactive web solutions with industry standard tools and techniques.

To be considered for this position you will need:

A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science

At least 3 years of web development experience, preferably in Drupal

Experience working in a deadline-driven, technical, and design-focused environment

Excellent communication skills with ability to work effectively in a team and with all levels of staff, as well as communicating technical ideas to non-technical people.

High proficiency in Ajax, PHP, key-value and document stores, and JavaScript

Do you have an extreme thirst for innovation? We do. At Forum One, we strive for excellence in everything we do. Our proprietary web applications, DataMasher and Legistalker, recently placed 1st and 2nd, respectively, in the recent Apps for America contests. Our County Sin Rankings also won 1st prize in the 2010 Design for America Challenge. We are looking for someone who shares our passion for perfection and can help us continue to reach new heights.

If this sounds like the right fit for your skills and expertise, apply today!

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Web Developer

Forum One Communications is seeking a creative Web Developer with outstanding LAMP and Drupal skills to add to our growing team.

The right person for the job will leverage new and emerging technology to help influential clients like the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, the World Bank, USAID, and the Center for Strategic and International Studies to effectively communicate and advocate on the web.

Forum One’s Web Developers:

Are web enthusiasts first, with great ideas and creativity.

Aren’t afraid to juggle and multi-task, hit tight deadlines, and have fun doing it.

Have experience building rich, interactive web sites using a variety of web-based technologies.

Love clean UI’s as much as they love elegantly-architected methods and classes.

Are experts with server-side programming tools, PHP, and MVC-based application framework like CAKE and CodeIgniter.

Are Drupal Gurus, but have experience with other content management systems too, like WordPress, and Expression Engine.

Actively participate in the open source community, attending and speaking at local PHP, Drupal, and other events.

Get paid for doing something they enjoy while putting their web development skills to good use in helping to create social change and improve the lives of others.

Are you a Forum One’r too?

In this position, you will work as an integral part of a cohesive team to solve problems and build innovative web solutions from open source software. You will contribute to a range of projects and will participate in all stages of design, development, testing, implementation, and maintenance.

This is a great opportunity for motivated young professionals looking to take the next step in their career, especially those with an interest in social and international development issues or public policy. To be considered as a candidate for the Web Developer position at Forum One, you should also exhibit these characteristics:

Have at least 3 years of web development experience preferably in Drupal

Have a bachelor’s degree in computer science, engineering, or information systems

Experience working in a deadline-driven, technical, and design-focused environment

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Digital Medial Specialist

Resources for the Future (District of Columbia)

The Communications Department at Resources for the Future (RFF), an internationally recognized research center that focuses on energy, environmental, and natural resource policies, is seeking a creative, detail-oriented, and energetic individual to join its staff as a Digital Media Specialist.

The Digital Media Specialist will be responsible for managing RFF’s social media and blogging portfolio. This includes, but is not limited to, management of RFF branding on Facebook and Twitter and oversight of day-to-day operations on RFF’s climate policy blog, Weathervane.

This position requires strong writing and editing skills and an attention to detail under deadlines. Experience with web publishing and blogging is strongly preferred. Background in environmental studies and/or economics is preferred.

Duties and Responsibilities
• Work with researchers, administrative staff, and consultants to develop and implement a strategy for RFF’s social media efforts to reach our target audience in the academic and policy communities
• Track daily news on climate policy and prepare summary for RFF’s climate policy blog (Weathervane).
• Coordinate with researchers and other communications staff members and/or prepare blog entries reporting on RFF research.
• Track a targeted list of news media outlets, blogs, etc. for potential postings related to RFF’s mission. Work with relevant researchers to increase our digital presence in those outlets.
• Develop an understanding of RFF’s research portfolio and staff members and facilitate Assist in developing and maintaining other RFF blogs. Oversee editorial process; ensure contributions meet standards for tone and quality.

Requirements
• Exceptional writing/editing skills
• Project management experience
• Demonstrated success in organization/brand management through blogging and/or social media outlets
• Background in environmental sciences and/or economics
• Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience
• Experience with Photoshop, content management systems, a plus

Please submit online application at http://www.rff.org/jobs. Please submit single PDF to include a cover letter and resume. Specify how your past accomplishments qualify you for the position and what about the role interests you.

Resources for the Future is a non-profit and nonpartisan organization headquartered in Washington, D.C..

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Web Developer – Front End

APCO Worldwide Inc. (District of Columbia)

APCO Worldwide, a global integrated communication consulting firm headquartered in Washington, DC, is seeking a mid-level, front end Web Developer to work on a breadth of web based tools and sites within a fast-paced agency environment. You’ll work alongside our online production team which includes designers, information architects, content developers to support our client project teams and digital strategists in creating cutting-edge interactive solutions for APCO’s clients such as websites, web based applications, mobile applications and interactive online tools.

Responsibilities for this position include developing new and supporting existing front-end XHTML templates, as well as building new and customizing existing PHP templates for high-traffic, industry-leading, online media websites. You’ll also code, test and document cross-browser compatible XHTML templates and assets, and assist integration into Drupal installations, focusing on internal best practices and web standards; code, test and document Drupal and WordPress templates; cCode, test and document site Javascript functionality using standard libraries like jQuery, as well as shared company libraries and third-party plugins.

To qualify, you will have prior experience in all aspects of web programming with a passion for accessibility, performance, elegance, and cross-browser compatibility (yes, even IE6). You should also possess a strong knowledge of up-to-date web design and web standards including: separation of content from presentation using CSS/text-based layouts; cross-browser compatibility techniques; unobtrusive Javascript, DOM-manipulation and DHTML scripting techniques; and SEO strategies and accessibility.

Top candidates will also have strong competencies in and recent hands-on experience with page development using XHTML 1.1, HTML5, and CSS, deep understanding of the box model, strict/quirks mode, and the browser event life cycle across today’s common browsers. You should also have strong Javascript programming with emphasis on jQuery and knowledge of development tools such as Firebug, yslow, the web developer toolbar, and Safari’s developer support. Additional requirements include a bachelor’s degree in a related field (Computer Science) and three or more years of work experience hand-coding efficient XHTML, CSS and JS for high-traffic websites. Lastly, experience with PHP 5, jQuery or other JS libraries, Drupal theming and Photoshop also required.

APCO Worldwide, named one of the “Top Places to Work in PR” by PRNews, is an award winning firm and offers a collegial work environment, countless training and development opportunities, and a competitive compensation and benefits package. EOE M/F/V/D

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Editorial Intern

TMG (District of Columbia)

TMG, one of the country’s leading custom-media firms based in Washington, D.C., is seeking a sharp, bright editorial intern for our New York City office. We’re looking for a smart, creative, organized, and motivated individual who wants to learn from experienced professionals and get real-world editorial experience.

We are looking for someone to assist our editorial staff with the following:

• Fact-check and edit press releases for placement on our web site using the Drupal platform.
• Call retailers for interviews and write up short news items for online and print.
• Package items for returns and Fed Ex shipments after photo shoots.
• Help staff editors produce print departments and other articles as needed.

Applicants should have a superior work ethic, excellent written and oral communication skills, and must have a strong proficiency in both Microsoft Excel and PowerPoint. This is a great opportunity to work in our New York City office for a firm with a quality reputation and a fantastic staff.

Please visit our web site at http://tmgcustommedia.com and submit your application and resume (go to: who we are > working here > opportunities).

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eMarketing Manager

Small Business Resources (District of Columbia)

This position reports to the Executive Vice President, with dotted line responsibility to the President.

Develop online interactive marketing and merchandising strategies for customer communication including e-mail, banner and website marketing, search engine optimization.

Help drive the online and social media marketing strategy to build competitive advantage and support business objectives for lead generation and strong ROI.

Will have financial responsibilities to generate advertising revenue and marketing partnerships.

Maintain and grow relationships with major online advertising partners.

Helping provide creative direction to developers.

Develop tracking and reporting campaign metrics and analyze results of emarketing campaigns to provide actionable recommendations on further improvements to ensure best possible ROI for clients.

Manage project timelines and budgets.

Help grow company’s email database.

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:
College degree in Business, Marketing, or Computer Science with three or more years of social media / emarketing experience.

Experience with Internet marketing, including social media (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc), pay per click search engine optimization and emarketing leads campaigns

Able to integrate social media into broader marketing strategy to target key customer segments

Identify, interpret, and capitalize on social media trends.

Should be aggressive, innovative and be able to identify and create new ideas to sell online advertising programs to clients, including telecommunications companies, financial institutions, retailers, and others.

Self-motivated (to effectively work at home office); team player; high degree of commitment; well organized; ability to manage multiple projects simulataneously; and honest.

Excellent verbal and written communications skills.

Ability to track and report Internet marketing ROI.
Proven project management skills with the ability to manage multiple projects.
Programming and web design knowledge a plus but not a requirement.

Solid knowledge of e-marketing/business principles with proven success in the development and implementation of online marketing strategies

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS:
Compensation will include a base salary and commission.

Benefits include medical, dental, vision and 401K plan.

No relocation is required. You will work in a virtual office environment.

Product Manager – Dulles, VA

At AOL, we are in the business of making the internet better. Period. After 25 yrs, AOL is still very much a pioneer and we encourage you to come along for the ride and see what’s next. AOL is seeking a Product Manager to oversee the technical on-boarding of new rich media vendor advertising formats, work with 3rd party vendors to create new formats and then work across the Owned and Operated content channels to integrate the new format. The Product Manager will explore and support new product opportunity across mobile, video and other emerging areas. The ideal PM is equally business, technical and marketing savvy, has the ability to problem solve, project manage and analyze business process. Prior product mgmt experience w/ online/digital products required. Ad product experience a plus. Competitive salary package. Send resumes to angela.mekosh@teamaol.com

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