The National Confectioners Association is the pre-eminent organization in Washington, D.C. representing more than 650 candy, gum, and chocolate manufacturers and suppliers across the U.S. The National Confectioners Association fosters industry growth by advancing and promoting the interests of the confectionery industry and its consumers.
NCA’s Web Technology Specialist is responsible for maintaining the association’s primary web properties and email production. The ideal candidate is a proficient HTML/CSS coder and savvy content creator who is excited about furthering the industry’s objectives and goals with effective and engaging digital content.
Key Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Maintain, update, and improve NCA’s primary website (CandyUSA.com) including public and member content, news and media resources, white papers and industry insights.
Provide support for additional properties (trade show website, legislative resource sites, etc.)
Serve as a liaison for third-party web development partners.
Create attractive, but simple, digital graphics and/or resize existing assets in Photoshop and/or InDesign.
Create, schedule and publish HTML emails to members and other audiences using content provided by interest-area experts and other sources.
Design and execute plans to test and improve digital mailings and website content.
Coordinate with the IT department/data management team to build, organize and maintain email target lists in the association’s email service platform (Informz).
Manage and employ email opt-out and target list suppressions.
Compile statistics, analyses and reports on the performance of online campaigns including email and website components.
Test/troubleshoot websites across browsers to ensure cross-browser functionality.
Manage multiple tasks simultaneously in fast-paced work environment.
Required: Bachelor's degree, including some UX or front-end development coursework and communications/English
Required: 2-3 years of work experience in web development and content creation
Required: Familiarity with the use of an email service platform (NCA uses Informz, but experience with any similar system is acceptable)
Required: Proficient writing/editing skills, and experience developing engaging content, web pages and email communication (examples must be provided)
Required: Familiarity with a variety of online tools, tactics and strategies
Required: Proficient understanding of web markup, including HTML5, CSS3
Required: Experience with custom wordpress development/management
Required: Basic knowledge of image authoring tools, to be able to crop, resize, or perform small adjustments on an image. Familiarity with tools such as Gimp or Photoshop is a plus.
Good understanding of SEO principles
Ability to work well under pressure and meet deadlines
Excellent organizational skills, attention to detail, and project management skills
Proficient communicator with exemplary proofreading skills
Political/advocacy communications experience a plus
Salary and Benefits
NCA offers competitive salaries and a comprehensive benefits package.
The National Confectioners Association is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, disability, and genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization or other non-merit factor.
Applicants MUST include resume, cover letter, salary requirements and a portfolio of work including examples of web sites/pages the applicant has developed, content the applicant has created (at least one must be a responsive html email) to be considered.
Please send all necessary items towebspecialist@CandyUSA.com.
About National Confectioners Association
The National Confectioners Association is the trade organization that advances, protects and promotes chocolate, candy, gum and mints, and the companies that make these special treats. As the leading association for the U.S. confectionery industry, NCA helps ensure the public understands and appreciates the unique role that chocolate and candy can play in a happy, balanced lifestyle. Confections are produced in all 50 states, creating jobs for approximately 54,000 workers in more than 1,300 manufacturing facilities across the country. For every job created in confectionery manufacturing, another ten are supported in related industries. In total, more than 607,000 American jobs are supported by the U.S. confectionery industry. America’s leading chocolate and candy companies support the Always A Treat Initiative, a commitment to transparency, portion guidance and choice, and consumer education. Learn more at CandyUSA.com, or follow NCA on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.