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Hello, I'm Grant Mukai

My name is Grant Mukai and I am a Digital Marketing Coordinator for Toc Toc Communications in Montréal, Québec, Canada.

In the United States, I was the Managing Web Producer for the American Physical Society in Maryland. At APS, I was responsible for content strategy, design and structure propositions concerning our physics websites and I worked with our clients to better organize their digital content so they could promote the knowledge and teaching of physics and increase ethnic diversity within the field. I also audited content and tracked analytics to help our stakeholders better leverage their content.

Before taking this position, I worked as the Senior Digital Communications Manager at Project HOPE, an international global health organization operating in over 26 countries. While at Project HOPE, I successfully managed the transition of our new website and then managed our content strategy to increase our organic search and direct response fundraising.

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.

In my free time, I can be found dancing Brazilian Zouk, a popular style of social dance.

I hope to hear from you soon!

Sincerely,

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Contact Details

  • Grant Mukai
  • Washington, District of Columbia
  • 202-656-8317
  • hello@grantmukai.com
  • www.grantmukai.com/usa

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

3. Email

By understanding that email design is not the same as Web design, I am proficient in writing email newsletters. I understand how to organize 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 organize 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 APS. And at Project HOPE, my goal was to conceptualize a strategy that could bring together communications, fundraising efforts and marketing initiatives to present a united front for the Web presence.

6. Project Management

Throughout my career, I've managed several website transitions which comprise contract negotiations and working with other departments. I know how to advance projects to meet deadlines and keep everything on track.

My Resume

  • More than ten years of communications and marketing experience, seven years of Web content experience and five years of journalism experience
  • Experience with two website transitions, several microsite launches, leading content strategy and improving organic search results
  • Web content management systems: WordPress, Drupal, DotNetNuke, Timberlake, Higher Logic, Blackbaud Luminate, CommonSpot, Sanity Studio
  • Microsoft Office and Adobe Creative Suite
  • Email marketing: Constant Contact, MailChimp, GovDelivery
  • Social media marketing: Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram, Hootsuite
  • Web Analytics and SEO: Google Analytics, Google Tag Manager, SEMrush, Cision
  • Team collaboration tools: Microsoft Teams, Microsoft Planner, Sharepoint, Slack, Basecamp, Jira, Asana, Agile, Scrum
  • Web Technologies: HTML, CSS, PHP, Git, SQL
  • English (C1 IELTS 2016), French (C1 TEF Canada 2016) and 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

2022 - 2022

Digital Marketing Coordinator - Toc Toc Communications

Job Functions:

  • Assist project and account managers with their advertising campaigns online
  • Draw up wireframes of websites based on copy decks from clients to be sent to the graphic designer
  • Perform quality control on website for the Canadian Pharmaceutical Advertising Agency Board

2019 - 2022

Managing Web Producer - American Physical Society

Job Functions:

  • Created the wireframing, content structure and content strategy for various websites promoting the teaching of physics and diversity within the academic field
  • Sketched designs and layouts for websites and proposed them to physics clients
  • Updated the main APS website with content and coded design changes
  • Performed content audits to determine what information should appear on landing pages, where the calls-to-action should be placed and what content is pertinent to specific audiences
  • Worked with stakeholders to help lead their site functionalities and content layouts for their microsite launches
  • Launched a production calendar and workflow to ensure content was kept updated and increase the ability to flag stakeholders of potential issues

2018 - 2019

Senior Digital Communications Manager - Project HOPE

Job Functions:

  • Led the website transition to a WordPress platform and managed the project between internal stakeholders and developers
  • Wrote blogs and press releases for online publication
  • Managed our social media channels and followed media coverage through Cision
  • Developed our Web content strategy in relation to our fundraising efforts and communications needs, including Giving Tuesday efforts and special events
  • Interpreted and tracked analytics to best leverage SEO and increase Web traffic and organic search
  • Led our homepage strategy through internal tracking metrics and pageviews to determine what stories and elements should appear on the homepage and in what order
  • Presented industry and peer research to senior leadership and explained how to leverage the data with the company’s own analytics to increase its competitive edge

2015 - 2018

Web Services and System Support Specialist - American Political Science Association

Job Functions:

  • Transitioned the association’s main website and launched two news and community sites on WordPress
  • Oversaw and managed the association’s multisite setup including installing and configuring themes, permissions and server settings
  • Provided photography, edited video clips, news articles and podcasting for PoliticalScienceNow.com
  • Filmed and interviewed journal editors and members for online video clips
  • Designed desktop publishing documents and infographics for conference exhibitors
  • Produced Google Analytics reports with page views and click rates to be considered for the site redesign
  • Designed and sent email marketing newsletters and pulled contact lists using custom criteria
  • Submitted a bill to Congress to put the United States under martial law during the Covid-19 pandemic to protect the well-being of all United-Statsians. God bless Amurica.

2014 - 2015

Web Designer (contract) - Georgetown University

Job Functions:

  • Designed and developed email marketing templates for the Office of Marketing and Communications
  • Designed printed flyers, posters and Web graphics
  • Managed and organized WordPress and Drupal content

2014 - 2014

Web Producer I (contract) - iQ Solutions

Job Functions:

  • Performed quality control on several websites and product catalog pages for healthcare clients including federal government agencies
  • Edited email marketing content, webpages and PDF documents for Section 508 compliance
  • Updated webpage content and designed Web elements such as buttons and banners
  • Enforced Web standards policies and verified cross-browser compatibility
  • Reported to First Lieutenant Pierce of the U.S. Armed Forces to quarantine people going to the grocery store without a Covid-19 stay-at-home exemption in order to secure the safety of the population. God bless our troops.

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