Career Opportunities

Content Writer/Editor

Department: Marketing and Communications
Reports to: Director of Communications
Primary Worksite: 6 West Colony Place, Durham, NC

Job Summary
DAN is seeking an experienced writer and editor to join its marketing and communications team. This person will be responsible for writing and editing content to inform and engage the diving public and to promote DAN's brand, programs, products and services via print, digital and social channels. The position, based in Durham, North Carolina, will involve researching and creating original content including news articles, marketing materials, training manuals, feature articles, blog posts, social media posts and more.

Responsibilities
  • Research and create original content including news articles, marketing materials, training manuals, feature articles, blog posts, social media posts and more
  • Edit articles and posts for accuracy, clarity, consistency, style, format and grammar
  • Adapt tone for a variety of audience segments; create relevant and timely content for internal and external publications
  • Assist with post development, scheduling and monitoring of DAN's social channels
  • Provide real-time updates to target audiences on social channels and ensure timely responses to posted queries
  • Identify ways to better leverage content; recommend/implement technologies that improve content management and workflow; track performance and make recommendations for optimization
  • Oversee targeted communications for marketing campaigns; create messaging, assemble content, write copy and edit broadcast emails, brochures, advertisements, catalog copy and direct mailings
  • Manage project timelines
  • Work with medical, research and insurance departments to ensure accuracy of information and compliance
  • Perform other related duties as assigned to support department and organization

  • Required Qualifications
  • Excellent communication skills with a proven record in original writing for a variety of outlets
  • A degree in journalism, communications, marketing or similar area
  • Four or more years of experience writing articles, news stories and/or technical and creative copy
  • Experience managing social media channels
  • Superior copywriting and editing skills; familiarity with AP and Chicago style
  • Working knowledge of WordPress
  • Ability to repurpose content for multiple channels
  • Ability to prioritize and manage numerous duties and tasks
  • Ability to work independently with a strong work ethic and a "roll up your sleeves" attitude
  • Superior attention to detail

  • Preferred Qualifications
  • Familiarity with InDesign, Premiere, Photoshop, Media Encoder
  • Photographic ability
  • Experience shooting, editing and/or producing video
  • Scuba diving experience and/or knowledge of the scuba industry
  • Familiarity with medical and scientific writing

  • Posted June 9, 2020

    Programmer

    Department: Information Technology
    Primary Worksite: 6 West Colony Place, Durham, NC
    Reports to: VP, Information Technology

    Occupational Summary
    Customize, maintain and develop solutions to meet the company's needs, and work on building our proprietary software built on the .Net/MS SQL framework. Understand the functionality of all existing program structure as well as independently develop new features and integrations into the existing platform.

    Duties and Responsibilities
  • Develop front-end web user interfaces that allow users to interact/purchase with DAN's products online
  • Translate storyboards and use cases into functional web-based applications
  • Design, build, and maintain efficient, reusable, and reliable code
  • Integrate data storage solutions
  • Ensure the best possible performance, quality, and responsiveness of web applications
  • Identify bottlenecks and bugs, and devise solutions to mitigate and address these issues
  • Help maintain code quality, organization, and automatization

  • Qualifications
  • Degree in computer science or a related field in software development, or at least 3 years as a .Net programmer
  • Strong knowledge of Object Oriented Programming (OOP), UML and Design Patterns
  • Strong knowledge of .NET web framework 4.0 and higher
  • Proficient in C#, HTML 5, Angular, JavaScript, Bootstrap, Selenium
  • Strong knowledge in writing reusable libraries and frameworks
  • Strong level knowledge of test-driven development, various design and architectural
  • patterns, and Understanding of fundamental design principles for building a scalable
    application
  • Strong skills with relational database design that represent and support business processes, and experience with MSSQL 2000-to current version
  • Strong experience with developing and implementing automated testing platforms and unit tests
  • Fluent in using Visual Studio 2015 and higher, and Visual Studio Team Services for code versioning

  • Posted April 7, 2020

    Submit Your Résumé

    If you enjoy working with people and share a passion for scuba diving, we would like to hear from you. To submit a résumé for consideration, please do one of the following:

  • Email it: jobs@dan.org
  • Fax it: +1-919-490-6630, Attn: HR/Personnel Department.
  • Mail it: HR Department, Divers Alert Network, 6 West Colony Place, Durham, NC 27705 USA

  • DAN is an Equal Opportunity Employer.