Animal Writes
5 December 2001 Issue
Volunteer Job Opportunity

Web Assistant - PT Volunteer Positions

In Defense of Animals (IDA) is seeking volunteers to assist with the maintenance of IDA's web sites. Positions are part-time and unpaid.

Volunteer may work out of the IDA office in Mill Valley, CA, or via remote locations.

Responsibilities could include:
*Maintaining and expanding several mailing lists
*Preparing images for web presentation, including scanning and manipulating
*Collecting email updates from staff and converting into a web-ready format
*Updating the IDA calendar
*Conversion of print documents to electronic format
*Using search engines and web registries to ensure prime placement of IDA's sites in searches and portal listings
*Surfing the web for information relevant to animal rights and In Defense of Animals
*Ensuring that IDA's sites are typographically and grammatically correct and free of dead or broken links
*Various and sundry tasks relating to web site design, maintenance and promotion

Persons interested in this volunteer position should have experience in one or more of the following areas:
*Familiarity with file compression and encoding techniques and formats (MIME, .zip, .sit, .hqx)
*Familiarity with FTP
*Experience with mailing list administration and moderation
*Experience with Adobe Acrobat, photo editing and web design software
*Understanding of current accepted web design standards
*Knowledge of considerations that must be made when designing for multiple platforms, operating systems & browsers.
*Good writing/editing skills

Volunteer must have own computer and internet access -- not AOL, due to FTP difficulties -- if working from home. A scanner is helpful but not required.

Please send resume to IDA, 131 Camino Alto, Mill Valley, CA 94941
or fax to 415.388.0388.

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