Reporting to the Director of Web Communications, the Web Content Manager works as part of Strategic Communications to support external push strategies that raise the visibility of Cornell to internal and external audiences.
The Web Content Manager will maintain and update content on Cornell's main Web site, www.cornell.edu, the primary communications project of the Web Communications team. On behalf of the Director, the Web Content Manager serves as primary owner and caretaker of the cornell.edu homepage. Work directly with content providers and stakeholders around the university to perform regular and on-demand updates to site content. Perform regular site-wide verification of content. Escalate requests for site design modification or content architecture changes to the director of Web Communications. Provide the curation of content on the Cornell Homepage (www.cornell.edu) and CUinfo, including being on-call for emergency communications and the release of statements during scheduled rotations. In addition to EDU duties, the Web Content Manager serves as primary content curator for a number of strategic communications and leadership websites at the university.
The Web Content Manager also maintains digital collections for Strategic Communications, including CornellCast (video) and the Widen Photo D.A.M.
Bachelor's degree, with coursework in related fields, and 3-5 years' experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum of 2 years experience related to Web development and maintenance.
Must be experienced in the application of Web tools (to include HTML and CSS) and techniques and their applications for large scale, high traffic sites. Familiarity and understanding of Section 508 and WCAG 2.0 Web Accessibility Guidelines desired. Some experience with Photoshop required.
Highly developed customer relations and customer service skills essential. Experience responding sensitively and diplomatically to confidential client needs required. Experience working with clients with widely varying levels of technical ability is required. Outstanding written and oral communication skills required.
High degree of attention to detail and superior organizational skills required.
Good sense of graphic design and multimedia especially as it relates to web design.
Available and responsive to time-sensitive requests. On call for occasional off-hours updates to site. Ability to interact effectively as a member of a very small team and participate actively in ongoing initiatives and projects.
Experience using computer applications for developing printed and electronic documents.
Experience editing written content for grammar and spelling desirable.
Experience establishing solid partnerships with content providers desirable. Experience managing and performing bug testing of code, specifically of Web pages across multiple browsers and platforms, desirable.
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