Massachusetts Institute of Technology Digital Publication Specialist in Cambridge, Massachusetts

Digital Publication Specialist

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Educational Technology

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Office of Digital Learning

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Office of Provost

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Full-Time Temporary

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Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

DIGITAL PUBLICATION SPECIALIST, Office of Digital Learning-OpenCourseWare (OCW), to plan and build websites sharing MIT course materials, with a special focus on developing resources for educators that explain how MIT courses are taught. Responsibilities will include establishing and maintaining strong working relationships with faculty and staff; writing, producing, and promoting content for educators under the direction of OCW’s educator project manager; researching curriculum in assigned MIT departments; determining which courses to recruit for publication; reviewing, organizing, and processing digital course materials; identifying and clearing rights to intellectual property within course materials; coordinating with video production teams to record, review, and edit video resources; building course sites in customized content management system (CMS) based upon established OCW standards/templates; performing quality control reviews prior to publication; and coordinating with other OCW team members and MIT Open Learning colleagues. A full description is available at

Job Requirements

REQUIRED: bachelor’s degree, professional experience in educational settings, working knowledge of teaching and learning scholarship and practice, strong writing and editing skills, ability to communicate effectively with a diverse community of faculty and staff, excellent organizational and time management skills, ability to manage and follow through on complex projects, meticulous attention to detail and accuracy, aptitude for learning new software applications and work methods, and knowledge of standard desktop applications. Skill with website authoring technology, familiarity with video production, a background in disciplines which are MIT strengths (e.g., engineering, computer science, cognitive science, architecture), experience using online courses and open educational resources, and some familiarity with MIT culture and curriculum desirable. Job #16170-N Please note that this is not a hands-on video production position. This is a temporary, one-year position renewable on an annual basis. 6/18/18

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.