Web Producer and Editor
|Job Title||Web Producer & Editor|
|Basic Function||The Web Producer and Editor provides content writing and editorial support for the Davidson website and digital initiatives. She or he creates original content for academic and administrative websites and works closely with departments to produce and edit Web copy, profiles, and online stories for multiple audiences, including prospective and current students, alumni, and parents.
This is a new position providing content support for the redesigned Davidson website. Project details are available at http://blogs.davidson.edu/webredesign.
|Essential Functions||Write original content for administrative and academic sites and work closely with internal department clients to produce and edit Web content. Strong interviewing and interpersonal skills are a must.
Participate in reviewing content submitted as part of content management system workflow to check for quality, accuracy, style, and other baseline editorial and quality assurance requirements.
Meet and coordinate with individuals and departments across campus to discuss, create, and review Web content during the various stages of the writing process.
|Additional Duties||Review and audit webpages for length, consistency, style, grammar, punctuation, design/branding, usability, accessibility, and search engine optimization ensuring optimized viewing in desktop browsers and on mobile devices. Make necessary changes as required.
Size and optimize photos for the Web and other digital communications channels using Photoshop and other digital software tools.
Identify and troubleshoot issues with webpages by reviewing HTML code and escalating as necessary to other digital communications staff.
|Working Conditions||Mostly office environment with occasional night or weekend work. Limited travel may be required in writing profiles and/or interviewing constituents.|
|Required Qualifications||Bachelor’s degree in English, communications, marketing, journalism, or related field and at least three years professional experience, preferably in a higher education, non-profit, or agency setting.
Exceptional writing, editing, analytical, and communication skills with a strong news sense. Ability to produce Web-optimized content and effectively move content from concept to implementation with little editorial oversight.
Strong project management skills: ability to work independently, establish priorities, work within deadlines, organize effectively, and multitask. Candidate should be intellectually curious, creative, collaborative, team-oriented, and client-focused.
Mastery of Microsoft Office and experience using Photoshop and Dreamweaver.
|Preferred Qualifications||The ideal applicant will have some hands-on experience with HTML, CSS, working in content management systems, and with Photoshop for sizing and optimizing images for the Web.
Understanding of Web content best practices and standards for Web architecture and responsive design.
Experience with video production, audio editing, podcasting, and photography a plus.
|Special Instructions to Applicants||As part of the application process, applicants should provide digital copies or links to 3-5 writing samples that demonstrate writing experience (long and short form). Applicants are also encouraged to provide links to any websites, blogs, social media accounts, or online portfolios that demonstrate experience.|
|Search Open Date||04-02-2013|
|Search Close Date||Open Until Filled|
|Type of Posting||External|
|Reports To:||Director of Digital Communications|
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