Are you a webby person who is looking to get more involved in the neighborhood? Look no further, here is the perfect gig for you!
I took the reins as webmistress in 2009, and after nearly five fun-filled years of maintaining this web site, it will soon be time to pass the torch. I'm planning to stick around until November, so ideally we'd find someone to step up as webmaster in the next month or two. That will allow for some overlap which will help to create a smooth transition.
The webmaster role includes the following duties:
- Sign up for emails from various sources to stay up on what's going on in the area. (e.g. google alert on 'Candler Park,' and email blasts from local schools, our public officials, East Atlanta Patch and Va-Hi Patch).
- Solicit submissions from neighbors at monthly membership meetings and other CP events.
- Post relevant announcements and upcoming events to the site. Volume can vary, but it's generally 5-10 posts per week.
- Post general info prior to major events happening in Candler Park (e.g. festivals, movie nights).
- Respond to requests that come in through the Contact Us link on the web site. Includes inquiries about neighborhood-related things like where to buy a CP banner as well as non-CP things like how to rent park pavilions and where to get a recycling bin. This is a great way to learn how things get done around CP and the city!
- Occasionally update other areas of the site, particularly seasonal areas like the Pool page.
- Check the message board and associated comments from time to time, to see if any posters are requesting a response or more information about something.
- Prior to monthly membership meetings, send an email blast (done through Mailchimp) with the meeting agenda as well as updates on neighborhood happenings. Occasionally send email blasts for other notable neighborhood events.
- Maintain the Facebook page - easy since web site posts flow through to the FB page.
- Send pertinent updates to the CP parents email list and the CP safety email list on an ongoing basis.
- Work with committee chairs to ensure their information makes it to the site, FB page, etc.
The role is more editorial & operational than technical, though a familiarity with HTML and Photoshop is definitely helpful.
We are also looking for someone to provide back-end development support when we need software modifications. The site is currently running on the Drupal content management system. Anyone familiar with Drupal and / or PHP could be a big help here. This is less time-intensive and you'd only be called upon when new functionality or a change to existing functionality is needed; this is generally a few times a year.
If you're interested in either the webmaster or developer gigs -- both unpaid but very fun and rewarding! -- please contact me by email here or at 404-819-5060.