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Director of Interactive Development

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Director of Interactive Strategy & Development
Start date: ASAP
Onsite in Cambridge, MA

The Director of Interactive Strategy & Development (Director of Interactive Development) will be responsible for turning marketing strategies, visual designs and copy into fully functioning websites and other interactive media. Leading a team of technical developers and vendors, the director will determine the right technologies and processes for interactive media development & manage the production and quality control process.

The Director of Interactive Development plays the critical role of providing the ability to build fully functioning websites, mobile & social media sites, videos, apps, printed documents and other media, while ensuring we are utilizing the best processes and technologies to deliver exceptional experiences to our users.


- Lead the development and production of all interactive media including websites, mobile, social media, apps, emails, feeds, video, etc.

- Transform visual designs and marketing copy into fully functioning websites and other interactive media

- Lead interactive strategy for the Office, ensuring that the client delivers outstanding digital experiences for users in keeping with their technology-leading heritage

- Determine best digital platforms, technologies, software, and workflows

- Manage a staff of talented full-time and freelance interactive developers and vendor partnerships to enable rapid development of impactful interactive experiences.

- Manage efficient production workflow, meet production deadlines, and manage budgets

- Provide scheduling and budget estimates to ensure accurate job planning

- Oversee all aspects of interactive media development & production, including CMS management, front-end & template development, CSS & HTML coding, responsive design production, widget & app development, search engine optimization, etc., in both PHP and .NET environments

- Oversee electronic publishing system for the Office

- Work with STS to integrate back-end databases and other functionality with front-end presentations to deliver extraordinary interactive experiences

- Develop interactive media that exceed technical performance criteria

- Consult with internal clients to develop digital solutions that meet their marketing and communications needs while supporting overall MIT Sloan technology strategies

- Manage and maintain websites and other interactive media

- Manage conversion of static websites onto robust content management system

- Integrate digital asset production across the Office

- Update static sites until converted to CMS

- Partner with other functions within the Office including the Visual Design, Copy, Media Relations, Account Management, and Marketing to assure functions are working effectively together

Technical Skills:

- Expert knowledge of the primary technologies associated with multi-channel interactive media development.

- Expert knowledge of HTML, CSS, JavaScript and other front-end development tools

- Development experience in LAMP (PHP) and ASP.NET frameworks

- Experience managing and building websites on CMS systems including Ektron, Sitecore, Wordpress, Drupal & Sharepoint, particularly Ektron

- Experience with design and publishing software including Adobe Creative Suite and video editing software

- Deep understanding of new technologies, including HTML5, responsive design, etc.

- Strong skills in SEO, efficient interactive development practices and site analytics

- Experience managing video in Brightcove and other platforms

- Experience integrating 3rd-party APIs, such as Google Maps, YouTube, etc.

- Extensive experience managing social media presences, including LinkedIn, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.


- Minimum seven years related experience required

- Experience leading the interactive development function for a nationally known organization or agency

- Excellent interactive media development skills across web, mobile, social video, email, etc.

- Strong project management and client relationship-building skills

- Ability to clearly communicate technical issues to laymen and to translate their feedback to developers and other technology focused personnel

- Technology expertise with insights about technology trends and solutions

- Experience supervising and leading a high performance team of developers

- Print production experience

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