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Web Content Assistant

One Year Temporary Position

Communications Department

Union of Concerned Scientists

Cambridge, MA Office



The Position

Are you a great writer? Do you care about making a difference in the world? Are you trying to figure out if communications is the right career track for you?


The Union of Concerned Scientists is seeking a Web Content Assistant to work in the Communications department. The Web Content Assistant will work with writers, editors, web content managers, and UCS program staff on a range of written and multimedia projects, including and especially keeping our website,, up to date. This is an entry-level, one-year position.


The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) is an independent national nonprofit whose scientists and engineers work to solve some of our planet’s most pressing environmental and safety problems. UCS combines technical analysis and effective organizing and advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for stemming the tide of global warming, sustainable food policy and agriculture, energy and transportation, fighting misinformation and reducing the threat of catastrophic nuclear war.



  • Write, edit, and update web pages for, including preparing and uploading photos and PDFs to the site
  • Update general sections of the UCS websites (jobs page, expert bios, about section) as requested by website manager.
  • Create slides for homepage spotlight as requested by website manager.
  • Create and maintain a content organizing system for different sections of the website.
  • Support content managers on section updates as assigned.
  • Research appropriate photos for the website, its blog, and our Spanish-language website. Upload photos into digital asset management system, working closely with our production coordinator to ensure quality control.
  • May also assist with blog and podcast-related tasks, supporting the web content team as needed.


Qualifications and Experience

Candidates should be able to demonstrate excellent writing, editing, and proofreading skills; organizational skills; and outstanding attention to detail. Knowledge of content management systems like WordPress and/or Drupal is preferred. Experience with Microsoft Office Suite including Word, Excel and Outlook will be helpful. Also needed are excellent interpersonal skills, as well as an ability to work both independently and in teams. Interest in science, environment strongly preferred. Fluent in Spanish is a plus. A bachelor’s degree in a field that requires writing is preferred.


At UCS, comparable training and/or experience can be substituted for degrees when appropriate.


UCS is an equal opportunity employer continually seeking to diversify its staff. In particular, we’re dedicated to broadening opportunities for individuals from demographic groups that are historically underrepresented in the sciences and in environmental advocacy. We’re also committed to building an inclusive workplace culture where talented people of widely diverse backgrounds can thrive. We've adopted this commitment because we believe the inclusion of culturally diverse perspectives will improve our work and produce better societal and environmental outcomes for all, including historically disenfranchised communities. We are actively seeking people who bring diverse backgrounds and perspectives to join us in this work.


Compensation, Hours and Location: This is a full-time, one year temporary position based in UCS’s Cambridge, MA office. For those who meet all position requirements, the salary is around $36,000. UCS offers excellent benefits and a rewarding work environment. Information about the organization is available at


To Apply: Please submit a cover letter, resume, two short writing samples (400-500 words), salary requirements, and how you learned about the position via email to and include “Web Content Assistant” in the subject line. Email materials in Word or PDF format only. No phone calls please. Deadline: October 22, 2017 or until filled. 

  Metro Area Boston MA
  Job Location City Cambridge
  Job Location State Massachusetts
  Job Location Zip 02138
  Compensation Salary From: 36,000 To: $0.00
  Job Category Computing and Internet, Editing and Writing
  Prefered Experience 0 year(s)
  Job Type Full time
  Job Posting Date Sep. 13, 2017

Organization Details

  Organization Name Union of Concerned Scientists
  Organizational Focus Community Organizing / Advocacy, Conservation, Energy Conservation and Green Living, Environment and Ecology, Farming and Agriculture, Network of Nonprofit Organizations, Peace, War, and Conflict Resolution, Research and Science, Travel and Transportation
  Contact Person Hiring Manager
  Contact Phone none posted
  Contact Fax none posted
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