Digital Content Designer

Webster University

St. Louis, MO

ID: 7089700
Posted: November 24, 2021
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

Digital Content Designer

Webster University

Position Number: S0890

Job Description Summary:

Reporting to the Digital Content Manager, this position serves as a member of the Global Marketing and Communications (GMC) digital team providing highly complex programming, reporting, integration and analytical services as part of implementation of integrated marketing and communications strategies. This person uses their knowledge of web technologies, design, presentation techniques, and web programming languages to collaborate with staff and faculty in the creation and maintenance of high quality web services that support the needs of the University and GMC. The person in this position is responsible for designing, coding and modifying websites, from layout to function and according to the specifications of managers in GMC. This person strives to create visually appealing sites and harness their creative energy; sites that feature user-friendly design and clear navigation to strengthen search engine optimization. This position supports the digital queue and digital work orders for front-end support of the University's website.

Minimum Qualifications

• Two to four years of professional experience creating standards-compliant websites using XHTML, and CSS, and other programming languages.

• Bachelor’s degree in communications, marketing, information technology or related field.

• Two to four years of experience with interactive marketing, communications and/or information technology including a solid understanding of search engine optimization and search engine marketing.

• Ability to successfully communicate technology concepts to colleagues with varied knowledge and skills.

• Ability to evaluate non-technical users’ needs of technology systems (such as CMS).

• Experience in OmniUpdate CMS or other related content management system.

• Experience in WordPress development, customization and administration.

• Understanding of UI, cross-browser compatibility, general web functions and standards.

• Ability to proactively identify opportunities to improve website and digital marketing efforts through the use of new technology.

• Understanding of usability, information design, and ADA Section 508 Accessibility best practices.

• Ability to multitask with strong time management and organizational skills.

Preferred Qualifications

• Three to five years of professional experience creating standards-compliant websites using XHTML, and CSS, and other programming languages.

• Three to fiveyears of experience with interactive marketing, communications and/or information technology including a solid understanding of search engine optimization and search engine marketing.

• Basic copy-editing skills.

• Experience in OmniUpdate CMS.

• Previous experience maintaining websites in higher education.

Essential Duties

Duties include:

• Assist in the day-to-day management of the Webster University website, home page and attendant sites, and help conceive and develop web content for these sites.

• Adhere to the quality standards set by the University’s digital team and GMC.

• Foster a consistent understanding among faculty and staff to ensure digital marketing and communications meet University branding and messaging standards.

• Measure the effectiveness of content, messaging and other strategies in achieving the University’s marketing and communications goals.

• Monitor and explore new and emerging technologies and technology applications; provide recommendations to the Digital Content Manager, the CCO, and GMC directors regarding these new technologies and applications.

• Collaborate with content experts, graphic designers, programmer/analysts and information architects to design, develop, enable, and enhance web-based solutions.

• Install, manage, integrate and customize third party solutions to meet University requirements.

• Code web pages utilizing CSS and XHTML and other programming languages

• Interact with servers using SSH, FTP, SFTP and other protocols.

• Analyze, review and modify web systems by designing, maintaining, documenting, testing, developing and monitoring.

• Other duties as assigned by the Digital Content Manager or other managers and directors within GMC.

Closing Date:

Open Until Filled: Yes

For full application instructions and position description, visit: https://apptrkr.com/2662535

Webster University is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to maintaining a culturally and academically diverse faculty and staff of the highest caliber. Accordingly, Webster University provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, national origin, ethnicity, age, protected veteran or disabled status, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.

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