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Digital Content Strategist

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Please see Special Instructions for more details.

Please attach the following 2 (PDF) documents to your online Employment Application: (#1) Cover letter and (#2) Resume, which should include the names and contact information of three professional references.

Posting Details

Position Information

Posting Number SF00500
Job Title Digital Content Strategist
Position Number 109882
FTE 1.00
FLSA Exempt
Position Type Professional Staff
Union PSA/NEA - Professional Staff Assoc
Pay Grade Level 11
Pay Grade Range $57,148 - $71,534
Status Calendar Year, Full-time, Permanent

Department Information

Department Communications & External Comm
Contact(s)

Gail Henriques
Faculty/Non-Classified Professional Staff Recruitment
Office of Human Resources
URI


(Please note: Applications must be submitted online only at: https://jobs.uri.edu)

Contact Phone/Extension
Contact Email
Physical Demands
Campus Location Kingston
Grant Funded
Extension Contingency Notes
Duties and Responsibilities

APPLICATION DEADLINE: This is an open until filled search. First consideration will be given to applications received by October 6, 2017. Second consideration may be given to applications received by October 20, 2017. Applications received subsequent to second consideration date (October 20, 2017) may not be given full consideration.


BASIC FUNCTION:

Create, edit and maintain University website content and other electronic communications. In conjunction with the Web Communications team, execute a variety of original digital projects compliant with University brand standards and information technology practices. Manage and prioritize requests. Ensure quality and integrity of information released to external and internal audiences in accordance with established University policy.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Under the leadership of the Marketing and Communications staff, collaborate with University departments and units in the areas of digital content development and maintenance, including: writing for the web, image editing, and multimedia.

Create an environment for rich user experiences through compelling content-rich digital landscapes with a focus on usability and accessibility.

Build navigable and intuitive information architectures; implement website structure and nomenclature to create the most impactful presentation of content.

Provide content leadership on interactive projects: from initial concepts to wireframes, briefs, content decks, editorial calendars, style guides, and ongoing content curation.

Adhere to technical, branding, and style standards established by the departments of Marketing and Communications and Information Technology Services Departments; leverage these standards to advance the University’s mission.

Provide editorial standards guidance to University web publishers.

Design workflows for publication and content life-cycle processes that include: content acquisition; content creation; review and approval cycles; localization models; content publishing; content analysis and content optimization and/or content archival.

Define and help Colleges and Departments establish content governance models from stakeholder interviews.

OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

Work with other Units in the University on the creation and maintenance of web content for promotion, recruitment, retention, alumni outreach, fundraising, and general image-building purposes, as well as day-to-day operations of the University.

Maintain a high level of understanding of current developments in the assigned areas of responsibility, and anticipate future needs.

Perform other duties as required.

LICENSES, TOOLS, AND EQUIPMENT:
Personal computers (Macintosh experience preferred), and software, including: word processing, web development, photo/video editing, content management systems, and others as needed.

Required Qualifications

REQUIRED:

1. Bachelor’s degree.

2. Minimum of two years’ experience in professional editing.

3. Demonstrated experience in Web writing and interactive content development.

4. Demonstrated experience with HTML5 and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG).

5. Demonstrated knowledge of mobile-first and responsive design principles.

6. Demonstrated experience in information architecture and user experience.

7. Demonstrated proficiency in written communications skills.

8. Demonstrated strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills.

9. Demonstrated experience with social media and web publishing platforms.

10. Demonstrated ability to work independently.

11. Demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations.

Preferred Qualifications

PREFERRED:

1. Demonstrated knowledge of industry developments, trends, and practices.

2. Demonstrated ability to work in CSS, JavaScript, and/or PHP.

3. Demonstrated professional expertise with Adobe Creative Suite and/or similar applications, including, but not limited to: Photoshop, Dreamweaver, and/or Contribute.

4. Demonstrated training experience.

5. Demonstrated customer service experience (preferably in higher education).

6. Demonstrated product evaluation experience.

7. Demonstrated experience preparing and presenting reports.

8. Demonstrated experience in multimedia creation, including online video/audio.

9. Demonstrated visual design experience.

10. Demonstrated experience using and/or developing WordPress.


ALL REQUIREMENTS ARE SUBJECT TO POSSIBLE MODIFICATION TO REASONABLY ACCOMMODATE INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES.

Environmental Conditions

This position is not substantially exposed to adverse environmental conditions.

Posting Date 09/07/2017
Closing Date
Special Instructions to Applicants

Please attach the following 2 (PDF) documents to your online Employment Application: (#1) Cover letter and (#2) Resume, which should include the names and contact information of three professional references.

Quicklink for Posting http://jobs.uri.edu/postings/2713

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  2. Resume
Optional Documents

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Do you have a Bachelor's degree?
    • Yes
    • No
  2. * Do you have a minimum of two years’ experience in professional editing?
    • Yes
    • No
  3. * Do you have demonstrated experience in Web writing and interactive content development?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * Do you have demonstrated experience with HTML5 and Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG)?
    • Yes
    • No
  5. * Do you have demonstrated knowledge of mobile-first and responsive design principles?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have demonstrated experience in information architecture and user experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have demonstrated proficiency in written communications skills?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Do you have demonstrated strong verbal and interpersonal communication skills?
    • Yes
    • No
  9. * Do you have demonstrated experience with social media and web publishing platforms?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. * Do you have demonstrated ability to work independently?
    • Yes
    • No
  11. * Do you have demonstrated ability to work with diverse groups/populations?
    • Yes
    • No
  12. How did you hear about this employment opportunity?
    • Public Job Posting
    • Internal Job Posting
    • Agency Referral
    • Advertisement/Publication
    • Personal Referral
    • Website
    • Other