We are seeking a Communications Specialist. This role sits at the nexus of digital marketing, creative content generation, and functional information-sharing and will bring each of these functions to life on one of CTYs most powerful communication toolsour flagship website. The Web Producer will write, coordinate, manage, and update content on a high-traffic, public-facing website. They will be responsible for keeping all website content consistent with our brand and style guidelines, and develop strategies to ensure that content is accurate, fresh, accessible, and dynamic. They will also work with IT staff to troubleshoot technical issues. This position requires a blend of editorial skills (writing, editing, and proofreading) and technical know-how, including comfort with content management systems.
Specific Duties & Responsibilities
Create, update and maintain web content/assets, monitor content on live site and troubleshoot or escalate issues.
Write and edit accurate, engaging, and accessible web content and generate new content initiatives.
Be proactive in improving web site accuracy, functionality, accessibility, style, and need for updates.
Contribute to content creation efforts including creating Bitly links and custom vanity URLs and writing blog posts.
Author and design landing pages for web marketing.
Maintain and suggest improvements for web governance structure and update web style guide.
Ensure site content follows SEO and accessibility best practices and complies with brand voice and style guidelines.
Provide basic digital graphic art support using Photoshop, Canva, or similar software.
Monitor Google Analytics and provide monthly reports on key web site metrics; collaborate with digital and email marketing staff and vendors to track campaigns and activities.
Regularly monitor content on web site using Site improve site crawls to check for broken links and misspellings and monitor content quality.
Communicate with content owners and stakeholders about web content requests, make recommendations for content, and ensure all projects are aligned with strategic goals.
Establish and adhere to schedules and project plans for content generation and production.
Work with managers, IT staff, and vendors to execute online initiatives and troubleshoot any technical or other issues that arise.
Be cross trained on different systems used by marketing and communications department including CRM, email marketing, etc.
Other duties as assigned.
Bachelor's Degree in related field.
Two years related experience.
Additional education may substitute for required experience, to the extent permitted by the JHU equivalency formula.
Five years of related experience.
Superb writing and editing skills.
Knowledge of HTML, CSS, content management systems (Drupal preferred), accessibility, and web publishing procedures.
Knowledge of Adobe platforms, Canva, and demonstrated design and graphics experience.
Ability to work independently, collaboratively, and across departments.
Special Knowledge Skills & Abilities
Experience with content management systems, Drupal preferred.
Knowledge of HTML, CSS, , accessibility, and website governance.
Basic graphic design and photo editing skills, experience using Photoshop and Canva.
Superb writing and editing skills.
Working knowledge of SEO.
Experience using Google Analytics.
Ability to work independently, collaboratively and across departments.
Project management skills.
Ability to sit in a normal seated position for extended periods of time.
Dexterity of hands to operate a computer keyboard, mouse pad and other office machinery.
The incumbent will be required to communicate regularly online and in person with internal and external customers and must be able to exchange accurate and timely information in these settings.
Position also requires a degree of mobility common to working in an office environment; bending, kneeling or standing during events and presentations may be required.
Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States.
The successful candidate(s) for this position will be subject to a pre-employment background check.
All employees participating in or serving children in University programs must participate in mandatory Child Abuse Prevention online training on the appropriate conduct around children, protecting children from abuse and neglect, and reporting of known or suspected child abuse and neglect.
Classified Title: Communications Specialist Role/Level/Range: ATP/03/PB Min/Mid/Max Salary Range: $44,850-$61,600-$78,360 (Commensurate with experience) Employee Group: Full Time Schedule: M-F, 8:30am-5pm Exempt Status: Exempt Location: Hybrid/Mount Washington Campus Department name: Communications and Marketing Personnel area: Academic and Business Centers
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Please refer to the job description above to see which forms of equivalency are permitted for this position. If permitted, equivalencies will follow these guidelines:
JHU Equivalency Formula: 30 undergraduate degree credits (semester hours) or 18 graduate degree credits may substitute for one year of experience. Additional related experience may substitute for required education on the same basis. For jobs where equivalency is permitted, up to two years of non-related college course work may be applied towards the total minimum education/experience required for the respective job.
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