[artinfo] online content director at Ars Electronica
hock.beata at upcmail.hu
hock.beata at upcmail.hu
Wed Jan 28 18:22:47 CET 2009
Begin forwarded message:
> Hi All,
> We’re looking for someone who’ll read this and say “that’s me!” If
> you think you know that person, please pass this along.
> PS – Regarding questions of salaries and visas, Ars Electronica has
> a long history of bringing in artists and technologists for
> extended periods. Details aren’t yet locked down with our post, but
> it is safe to assume that this position will pay enough to live
> well in Linz.
> 80plus1.org Seeks Full-Time Online Content Director
> Linz, Austria
> Now through September 2009
> 80plus1, a unique international event this summer in Linz, Austria,
> is immediately seeking a full-time online content director from now
> until September 10 to create a rich and interactive web presence
> that builds communities of interest around 20 global themes [http://
> www.80plus1.org/themes.php ]. We're looking for "Web 2.0 geek"
> meets Kofi Annan.
> 80plus1 is a "telematic redux" of Jules Verne's "Around the World
> in 80 Days", using state of the art interactive and network
> technologies to create an 80(+1) day virtual journey, including
> live "visits" and commissioned art projects in Argentina,
> Bangladesh, Bhutan, China, Finland, Gaza, India, Israel, Mali, S
> Africa, and Switzerland, among other places, to stimulate and
> provoke discussion around our global themes.
> 80plus1 is an EU Culture Capital event [ http://www.linz09.info/ ]
> produced by Ars Electronica [ http://www.aec.at/ ].
> · You have a strong interest in and familiarity with
> international topics and current events.
> · You are familiar with (and ideally participate in) several
> global online communities.
> · You are able to quickly research, digest, and clearly present
> large amounts of information in a fun and engaging way.
> · Your friends and family tell you that you spend too much time
> on your: blog, podcast, Facebook, YouTube, Flickr, Google Maps,
> Twitter, etc.
> · You are able to edit and post a video, a podcast, 10 twitter
> messages, 20 photos, and two blog posts in a single day without
> · You would enjoy spending several months in Linz, Austria – on
> the Danube and Europe's 2009 cultural capital - thru September 09.
> Key Areas of Responsibility:
> The 80plus1 website will have three phases from now until the
> event's culmination in early September.
> Now – March 1. A completely re-designed 80plus1 website will launch
> on March 1. The online content director will work with the web
> development team to ensure that the website's content is in place
> prior to launch. Initial duties include:
> · Become familiar with the interactive art installations,
> school exchange projects, and other events, and brainstorm an
> effective online presence.
> · Curate and edit 40 - 50 concise static pages that aggregate
> the most relevant resources, information, communities, and
> campaigns related to each of the selected themes and locations.
> · Write five introductory blog posts which build a narrative
> and audience for the website.
> March 1 - June 16. The 80plus1 event will take place in Linz's main
> square from June 17 through September 5. Prior to the event itself,
> however, the online content director will be responsible for
> provoking discussion and building communities of interest around 20
> key themes. This will require at least one blog post per day as
> well as reaching out to existing communities and encouraging their
> June 17 - September 10. The content director will serve as "online
> ambassador" between the daily events taking place in Linz's main
> square and the online community that has been cultivated since
> February. In addition to the art installations in the main square,
> each week will include a series of events like school-to-school
> interactions, expert talks, concerts, and meals. The online content
> director will be expected to help integrate the online presence
> with the main square display, and to attend and document these
> events on the website.
> It is the perfect gig for the perfect person, but the sooner the
> better. Please email a brief letter of interest and your CV
> tomichael at naimark.net .
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