Web Producer & Editor - Davidson College - Charlotte, North Carolina Area

Job Description

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.

Additional job responsibilities are listed below.
  • 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.
  • 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.
Desired Skills & Experience
  • 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.
  • 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 desireable.
  • Experience with video production, audio editing, podcasting, or photography a plus.
Company Description
Davidson College is a highly selective independent liberal arts college for 1,920 students located 20 minutes north of Charlotte in Davidson, N.C.

Since its establishment in 1837 by Presbyterians, the college has graduated 23 Rhodes Scholars and is consistently regarded as one of the top liberal arts colleges in the country. Through The Davidson Trust, the college became the first liberal arts institution in the nation to replace loans with grants in all financial aid packages, giving all students the opportunity to graduate debt-free. Davidson competes in NCAA athletics at the Division I level, and a longstanding Honor Code is central to student life at the college.

Additional Information
Posted: April 2, 2013
Type: Full-time
Experience: Associate
Functions: Writing/Editing, Marketing, Public Relations
Industries: Higher Education
Job ID: 5288981

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