SGAC has opened applications for an important and integral role within the organisation: Web Editor. This volunteer position offers challenging, rewarding, and professional skill-building experiences.
Deadline for applications: 25 January 2018
The Space Generation Advisory Council is a global non-governmental, non-profit organisation and network which aims to represent university students and young space professionals across the world to the United Nations, space agencies, industry, and academia. The global nature of our organisation means that we depend heavily on our web infrastructure. As a Web Editor on our Web Team, you will help develop and maintain this important network behind our organisation.
The Web Editors will be part of SGAC’s Web Team, working under the supervision of the Web Coordinators. There are three Web Editor positions currently open. The responsibilities of the Web Editor would include a variety of development and maintenance tasks throughout our web infrastructure, including:
- Perform regular updates of the content on our website
- Troubleshoot issues on the website
- Administer and manage GApp accounts and troubleshooting issues when they arise
- Work with all the staff across SGAC to support their events, projects or goals through our website and web applications
- Work with PR & Communications team to maximise our social media exposure
- Assist in the development of new capabilities on our website, including being part of our current project to refresh our website.
The typical workload of a webeditor involves both development and maintenance work, but larger tasks can come up around large SGAC events (e.g., conferences, Space Generation Congress, and the annual website update). This role involves working with many of the different SGAC teams, ranging from event organizers to project groups to NPoCs to the executive team.
Estimated time commitment: 2 – 3 hours a week on average
- SGAC membership: registration on the SGAC website and below 35 years of age
- Interest in the space sector
- Ability to work in a fast paced, quick turnaround international environment and meet deadlines without compromising the quality of work
- Good English skills with a keen eye for details and formatting
- Around-the-clock internet and email access
- Basic experience with picture editing software (e.g.,Photoshop), web CMS (Content Management Systems) specially Joomla and wordpress, web applications (e.g. GApps), and other programing exposure is an advantage. You will receive relevant training from our current Web Team.
- Flexible time planning and ready to be proactively involved
- Good team skills and a high degree of self-organisation
- Cross Cultural and Communication Awareness: Ability to establish and maintain professional working relationships with people from various international and cultural backgrounds
Be a part of leading and shaping the organisation! Benefits of this position include:
- Meeting and working with young space sector leaders from around the world;
- Having a higher chance of receiving SGAC scholarships to attend conferences around the world;
- Being recognised internationally as part of the organisation’s staff on the SGAC Team webpage;
- Being invited to attend United Nations Committee on the Peaceful Uses of Outer Space meetings and other conferences as part of the official SGAC delegation;
- Building leadership skills and other skills that are directly translatable to your career.
This is a voluntary role and has no monetary compensation. Active members of SGAC teams are considered for nomination for SGAC Scholarships and Awards, including fee waivers or discounts for SGAC event fees.
How to Apply
To apply please send an email with subject heading [LAST NAME, 2018 WEB EDITOR] and the following content:
- Resume (with headshot photo and date of birth) (limit 2 pages)
- Letter of Intent detailing your suitability for the role using three examples of past experiences (limit 1-2 page)
All applications must be submitted to email@example.com.
Only complete applications will be considered.
Applications Open: 1 January 2018
Applications Close: 25 January 2018
Review of Applications: 25 January – 1 February 2018
Further discussions and online interviews with select applicants: 1 – 10 February 2018
Announcement of successful applicant: 25 February 2018