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Aperture is a not-for-profit foundation, connecting the photo community and its audiences with the most inspiring work, with the sharpest ideas, and with each other—in print, in person, and online.

Created in 1952 by photographers and writers as “common ground for the advancement of photography,” Aperture today is a multiplatform publisher and center for the photo community. From our base in New York, we produce, publish, and present a program of photography projects, locally and internationally. The Foundation offers public programs including lectures, workshops, panel discussions, and conferences that contribute to and expand the dialogue on photography’s role in our society as well as outreach education for children and teens building visual literacy and aimed to engage diverse new audiences.

Digital Manager

Position Description

Aperture is seeking a Digital Manager to oversee the maintenance and management,
production, and future development of our online platforms for public content,
including our website.

You will be a critical member of the Aperture team and will work with the Executive Director and Aperture sales and marketing, and other staff, to set and implement digital strategy, while managing and liaising with outside developers, ensuring quality control of online projects, ensuring that users have a consistent experience across all Aperture digital products (including as customers ordering products online), while contributing to improving the institution’s marketing, sales, and communications endeavors.

You will be responsible for scoping and delivering online projects end-to-end. This will include writing specifications, driving project schedules from design to release, and managing the production launch. You will lead and coordinate design/implementation efforts between internal teams and outside vendors (interpreting between parties, as necessary) to develop optimal solutions. You will lead the integration of systems to allow for automated affiliate partnerships. You will contribute in also be responsible for developing, implementing, tracking, measuring, and reporting performance of all online marketing campaigns, and assessing sales and performance goals (ROI and KPIs) across all online channels.

Responsibilities include

  • Manage work of outside vendors on Aperture’s website and other digital
    projects
  • Manage various technical systems for web content delivery
  • Co-ordinate among multiple stakeholders from different departments, establishing and enforcing timelines and deliverables
  • Establish, document, and enforce production standards, and ensure that Aperture’s digital products conform to consistently high production values and  a consistent user experience
  • Track and manage daily web requests and regular site updates
  • Ensure that content for Aperture’s website and other digital platforms has been through appropriate production workflows and editorial reviews
  • Create web metrics reports and delivering monthly presentation
  • Stay current with the latest web technologies, and research and recommend solutions

 

Candidate qualifications

  • BS/MS degree in marketing or related field
  • Proven working experience in digital marketing
  • Demonstrable experience leading or managing SEO/SEM, marketing database, email, social media and/or display advertising campaigns
  • Knowledge of website analytics tools (e.g., Google Analytics, NetInsight)
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS, XML, and JavaScript, Omniture, WebTrends
  • Experience using Salesforce, WordPress, and Magento is an advantage
  • Up to date knowledge of latest digital and online marketing trends, standards and practices
  • Familiarity with industry-standard image production and graphics tools
  • Familiarity with responsive-design best practices
  • Familiarity with SEO best-practices
  • Capacity to quickly master new tools and platforms as technologies evolve
  • Proven experience and success in managing large digital projects
  • Proven ability to meet deadlines and launch dates
  • Experience dealing with multiple stakeholders
  • Experience managing the work of others
  • Good oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills
  • Self-motivated and able to set priorities
  • Ability to comfortably and confidently present to all levels within the company and to work with both technical and nontechnical individuals

 

To Apply

Please send a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position, your current/most recent salary, and how you heard about this opportunity, to newhiredigital@aperture.org, using the following conventions:
Subject line: Digital Manager
Cover Letter and Resume: yourfirstname_yourlastname_Digital_Manager.pdf
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. NO CALLS, PLEASE.
Aperture is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage qualified
professionals across all diverse groups to apply.

Publicity and Events Associate

Responsibilities Include

Communications

  • Draft exhibition press releases and media alerts for events
  • Assist with daily press inquiries and material requests
  • Oversee media alert distribution lists
  • Maintain artist/author contact lists
  • Contribute to the assembly of weekly newsletter
  • Manage and schedule routine interview requests
  • Oversee collection and production of media assets per project: images, press image
    selections, book PDFs, and other material
  • Build and maintain media database and e-mail lists
  • Project manage ad production

 

Events

  • Performs administrative duties associated with scheduling and coordinating of events from the pre-planning stages to post-event follow-up
  • Will include weekend and evening hours when necessary

 

General

  • Train and supervise communications work scholar
  • Manage agendas and scheduling for weekly communications and online/marketing
    meetings
  • Attend weekly programming meetings

 

Candidate Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • Demonstrated interest and/or experience working in arts organization or for publisher
  • Passion for photography
  • Ability to assimilate product information quickly
  • Detail-oriented, with an ability to multitask and remain well-organized under deadline pressure
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Ability to work in team environment, with all levels of staff and press
  • Willingness and ability to pitch projects cold to new contacts, in writing and in person

 

To Apply

Please send a resume and a thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position, your current/most recent salary, and how you heard about this opportunity, to newhirepublicity@aperture.org, using the following conventions:
Subject line: Publicity and Events Associate
Cover Letter and Resume: yourfirstname_yourlastname_publicity_associate.pdf
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. NO CALLS, PLEASE
Aperture is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We strongly encourage qualified professionals across all diverse groups to apply.