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Hello, I'm Grant Mukai
Bonjour, je suis Grant Mukaï

My name is Grant Mukai and I am the Managing Web Producer at the American Physical Society in Maryland, United States of America.

I conceptualize Web content strategy and designs for the main APS website as well as several physics websites owned by APS' clients. I also ensure that digital information is up to date and I assist the marketing team with promoting their events.

Prior to working at APS, I worked in Web content strategy where I led the website transition for Project HOPE and I also wrote blog articles and press releases for online publication while formulating the Web content strategy for SEO optimization and fundraising efforts. As I have lived all over the world, I have a diverse international background and speak French and Spanish.

I also worked for the American Political Science Association where I helped manage the association's public site as well as several WordPress sites devoted to showcasing the association's programs and research. I managed member databases, researched site analytics and generated data reports while providing excellent customer service to our members in English, French and Spanish. Although APSA is located in the United States, there is a very large Canadian membership.

I am a proud alumnus of Boston University's College of Communication where I graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Broadcast Journalism and a minor in French Language and Literature.

I often spend my free time dancing Lindy Hop, Blues and Brazilian Zouk and make several trips a year to Montréal for various dance events.

Feel free to take a look at my website and I hope to talk to you soon.

Sincerely,

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Grant Mukai

Contact Details

  • Grant Mukai
  • Washington, District of Columbia, USA
  • 438-228-0753
  • hello@grantmukai.com
  • www.grantmukai.com/canada

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What I Can Do

I enjoy what I do. I am proud of what I do. And I cannot do just half, three-quarters or nine-tenths of something. If I am going to start a project, I finish it.

1. Writing

As a journalism major, I know how to write well for both print and online publications. I have used my writing abilities to report the news and also to promote businesses in the marketing space.

2. Multimedia

In my former days, I worked as a television reporter and video editor. I produced my own stories from start to finish and created my own special effects.

3. Email Marketing

By understanding that email design is not the same as Web design, I am proficient in writing email newsletters. I understand how to organise important information so that everything displays correctly.

4. Web Content Management

After having worked with many different Web content management systems such as WordPress, Drupal and DotNetNuke, I can say that I know how to organise and manage front-end appearances as well as the databases necessary to run the entire site.

5. Web Strategy

Digital strategy is the core of my responsibilities at Project HOPE. My goal is to conceptualise a strategy that brings together our communications, our fundraising efforts and our marketing initiatives to present a united front for our Web presence.

6. Project Management

Currently, I am leading a website migration with Project HOPE where I negotiate design and content creation with our contractor and work with our internal teams to create and migrate content.

My Curriculum Vitae

  • Ten years of communications and marketing experience and seven years of Web content experience and five years of journalism experience
  • Content management systems: WordPress, Drupal, DotNetNuke, Higher Logic, Blackbaud Luminate, CommonSpot
  • Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite: Photoshop, InDesign, Premiere, After Effects, Audition
  • Email marketing software: Constant Contact, MailChimp
  • SEO and organic search: Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, SEMrush, Heatmaps
  • Team collaboration tools: Microsoft Teams, Planner, Sharepoint, Slack, Basecamp, Jira
  • Web Technologies: Sketch, HTML, CSS, PHP, some JavaScript and jQuery
  • Fluent in English (IELTS C1) and Canadian French (TEF Canada C1), both written and verbal, and working knowledge of Spanish

My Education
2006 - 2010

2006 - 2010

Bachelor of Science - Boston University, College of Communication

Bachelor of Science - Broadcast journalism
Minor - French language and literature

Work Experience
2010 - Present

2019 - 2020

Managing Web Producer - American Physical Society

Responsibilities:

  • Updated designs and content on the main APS website
  • Proposed content strategy and designs to internal stakeholders in helping them redo or launch websites about physics education
  • Worked with our marketing team on promoting their events through digital communications channels such as webforms and webpages
2018 - 2019

Senior Digital Communications Manager - Project HOPE

Responsibilities:

  • Led Project HOPE’s website migration to WordPress and coordinated logistics with several internal stakeholders and negotiated contracts with external vendors
  • Wrote press releases, blog articles and social media posts for online publication
  • Edited videos to showcase Project HOPE’s programs around the world
  • Produced infographics in InDesign while incorporating new branding redesign elements
  • Interviewed program participants and country directors for podcasts and blog posts
  • Developed our Web content strategy in relation to our fundraising efforts and communications needs, including our Giving Tuesday efforts
  • Analyzed and tracked our analytics in order to best leverage our SEO and increase our Web traffic and organic search
  • Produced slide decks to showcase our organic search achievements and Web strategy metrics to senior leaders
  • Collaborated closely to meet the digital needs of the Direct Response team while advising our Communications team on what content we needed to leverage for the website
2015 - 2018

Web Services and System Support Specialist - American Political Science Association

Responsibilities:

  • Oversaw and managed the implementation of the association's websites including a staff intranet with a help desk ticketing system
  • Installed and configured plugins and themes for a Wordpress multi-site installation
  • Provided photography, graphics, video clips, news articles and podcasting for PoliticalScienceNow.com
  • Translated surveys and advertising into Canadian French
  • Designed prospectus and advertising documents for conference sponsors
  • Tracked analytics such as page views and click rates to produce reports and make suggestions on improving the user experience
  • Designed and sent email marketing newsletters and pulled email lists from member databases
2014 - 2015

Web Designer (contract) - Georgetown University

Responsibilities:

  • Designed and developed email marketing templates for the McDonough School of Business
  • Designed printed flyers, posters and Web graphics using InDesign and Photoshop
  • Managed and organized WordPress and Drupal content and configured Web servers
  • Consulted with other departments to determine the best ways to promote their programs
2014 - 2014

Web Producer I (contract) - iQ Solutions

Responsibilities:

  • Performed quality control on several websites and product catalogue pages for healthcare clients including American government agencies
  • Drafted email marketing materials, webpages and PDFs and updated webpage content and Web elements
  • Reviewed webpages, email content and PDFs for WCAG accessibility standards compliance
  • Enforced Web standards policies and performed cross-browser testing
2012 - 2013

Associate Producer - Wellesley Public Media

Responsibilities:

  • Researched, wrote and produced television news content
  • Arranged and conducted interviews for news reports
  • Negotiated press coverage with several media relations teams and organizations
  • Built relationships with locals and businesses in the community
  • Researched creative ways to showcase the area’s achievements in neighbouring towns

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