Join the Knowledge Futures Team!

Come join us as we build our team to implement powerful, healthy, and sustainable knowledge futures!

The primary values we look for in prospective new team mates are: self-motivation, an experimental/problem-solving mindset, interest in personal growth, broad intellectual curiosity, and of course, kindness.

If you think you would be good for a role, but you’re worried that you don’t have enough experience, or exactly the right skills, please contact us anyway. We’re more concerned about finding the right people for the KFG than a perfect fit between skills/experience and the job description.

Lastly, if you’re excited about working with us, but don’t see the exact role for you, please get in touch. We’re open to creating roles for the right people.



UX/UI Design Lead, PubPub (full-time)

The Design Lead will help us define and implement a unifying graphic and interface design for PubPub. They will focus on promoting accessibility, encouraging best practices for community publishing, and guiding readers, reviewers, and authors through PubPub to achieve their publishing goals. The position will build on the existing technical and graphic infrastructure of PubPub.


Location: Cambridge, MA or Remote with ~monthly trips to Cambridge, MA

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop and maintain a graphic language and style guide for all elements of the PubPub platform.

  • Produce mockups to communicate and test key user interactions.

  • Work with users of the platform to incorporate feedback in design iterations.

  • Provide UX and UI improvements for existing PubPub features.

  • Propose feature redesigns when the UX or UI is counterproductive to the goals of PubPub and its users.

Qualifications

  • Experience working on UX/UI of deployed web products.

  • Strong, demonstrable daily UX/UI design experience and knowledge of best practices.

  • Expertise with some pixel editing software (Photoshop, Pixelmator, etc)

  • Expertise with some digital design software (Sketch, Figma, etc)

  • Ability to communicate complex ideas through the design and construction of mockups.

  • Experience designing web interfaces with a focus on both aesthetic and user experience.

  • Ability to organize platform-wide design principles that account for the small details throughout a web experience.

Send cover letter and resume to apply



Senior Developer, PubPub (full-time)

The senior developer will be responsible for developing upon the existing PubPub architecture and implementing new features. Both frontend web development and backend server design will be part of the responsibilities.


Location: Cambridge, MA or Remote with ~monthly trips to Cambridge, MA

Primary Responsibilities

  • Design and lead the development of key PubPub architecture and frontend components.

  • Help to develop and mentor engineers and future developers on the team.

  • Identify opportunities and problems based on user feedback and design features to address them.

  • Work with the team to organize and manage various open-source issues, features requests, and project goals into a coherent development timeline that can be acted upon.

  • Champion best practices internally and externally to the open-source development community.

Qualifications

  • Strong, demonstrable daily programming experience and knowledge of best practices.

  • Good communication skills and the ability to work well within a team and take a leadership role.

  • Architect level software engineering skill set in: React.js, Node.js, and web technologies.

  • Experience architecting and making design decisions in the development of large scale, successful software projects.

  • Experience participating in or managing an open source community.

Send cover letter and resume to apply



Junior Developer (full-time)

The junior developer will be responsible for developing upon the existing PubPub architecture and implementing new features. Both frontend web development and backend server design will be part of the responsibilities.


Location: Cambridge, MA (remote is a possibility for the right candidate)

Primary Responsibilities

  • Develop new features and maintain existing ones with the rest of the engineering and product team.

  • Identify opportunities and problems based on user feedback and propose ideas to fix them.

  • Help the team test and document new and existing code.

Qualifications

  • Some regular front-end or back-end programming experience. We encourage self-taught programmers, recent bootcamp graduates, and other beginners to apply!

  • Desire and ability to learn new development skills from senior team members.

  • Good communication skills and the ability to work well within a small, multi-disciplinary team.

Send cover letter and resume to apply



Marketing Coordinator (full-time)

The marketing lead will be responsible for developing and carrying out data-driven outreach efforts for the KFG. In addition to promoting the work of the KFG itself, the marketing lead will help KFG project teams develop and execute on strategies to grow their user-bases. This includes PubPub, the Underlay Project, the Prior Art Archive, and a select number of KFG-supported academic journals hosted on PubPub.

Location: Cambridge, MA

Primary Responsibilities

  • Work with member project teams to identify growth goals, audiences, and outreach strategies.

  • Plan and initiate advertising, email, and social campaigns for the KFG and its member projects. This effort will include building and maintaining mailing lists, copywriting, managing social media accounts, and coordinating design and production activities for agreed marketing collateral.

  • Organize community events for KFG stakeholders, including PubPub users, Underlay partners, and wider audiences interested in open research tools.

  • Coordinate with MIT Press marketing staff around all activities, including newsletters, events, and conferences.

  • Coordinate with KFG-supported journals around new issue launches, occasionally helping manage newsletters and social media feeds.

  • Track and apply for conferences and seminars on behalf of the group.

  • Apply for industry awards for the KFG and member projects, as appropriate.

  • Help create event-related materials, such as giveaways, swag, collateral, and presentations.


Qualifications

  • Significant digital marketing experience, preferably in software, academics, or publishing.

  • Significant experience writing professionally, either for publication or marketing materials.

  • Proven success coordinating multi-channel promotional campaigns.

  • Strong communications skills and customer service orientation.

  • The ability to clearly analyze data and report on campaign success.


Send cover letter and resume to apply