Web Content Specialist - Marketing and Communications
Location: Ashland, Ohio
Internal Number: 2868
The Web Content Specialist is primarily responsible for the maintenance of content on the Ashland University website (www.ashland.edu). Other duties include monitoring web content across the university and assisting academic and administrative departments with updating their pages. This is a hybrid position and the successful candidate will need to be able to work on-campus.
Essential Position Duties and Responsibilities:
Maintain content on the main www.ashland.edu website
Train department personnel to update and maintain their pages
Maintain and create content layout templates
Monitor/analyze web activity using Drupal Statistics and Google Analytics
Review and implement recommendations from tools such as Siteimprove
Education: Bachelor's degree in a digital media-related field or equivalent experience relevant to the position is required.
Two years (four years preferred) of experience in web content layout and web interface design.
Experience in HTML, CSS, search engine optimization and a working knowledge of web standards and accessibility guidelines is highly preferred.
Experience working with content management systems (particularly Drupal) is a plus.
The capacity to work closely in a collaborative role with other team members and outside departments, colleges and divisions to provide end-to-end project management is a must.
Excellent technical skills as well as interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills are required.
Demonstrated experience supporting web content development in a higher education setting is preferred.
Ashland University, ranked in the top tier of colleges and universities in U.S. News and World Report’s National Universities category for 2017, is a mid-sized, private university conveniently located a short distance from Akron, Cleveland and Columbus, Ohio. Ashland University places great emphasis on the importance of each individual. The phrase “Accent on the Individual” has been our motto for many years and, hopefully, characterizes well the nature and content of the campus environment. It means that our concern for the student extends beyond ensuring a quality education in the classroom and laboratory to include a commitment to provide a stimulating and supportive environment in every respect.Translating the ideas of our Mission Statement into the realities of everyday life is the responsibility of each Ashland University employee. These ideas must be evidenced daily in the classroom, residence halls, each teaching site, on the playing fields and in our interaction with others. It should be the goal of each Ashland University employee to ensure that our Mission Statement is not merely words on paper but a true reflection of who and what we actually are and intend to be in the future.