Web Specialist - Miami University in Oxford Ohio

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Miami University

Oxford, Ohio

United States


Detailed Job Description

The Web Specialist will participate in the production of specific web and online projects, while adhering to standards promoting institutional brand and image. In addition to a strong attention to detail, the successful candidate will be adept at juggling multiple assignments and producing quality work under tight deadlines. The successful candidate will also have an eagerness to learn all aspects of web production, while utilizing and maintaining best practices and industry standards, and constantly keeping the best interest of the University top of mind.


- Writing and editing web pages for accuracy, clarity, and consistency
- Learning to develop information architecture
- Using the content management system to build, organize, and update web pages
- Contributing to the design, development, and implementation of web communications for Miami University
- Testing web pages for cross-browser and cross-platform quality
- Assisting clients with content analysis and providing guidance in site organization
- Providing ongoing support to clients
- Assisting with CMS-client training
- Optimizing images for web use
- Assisting with the implementation of accessibility standards

Basic Qualifications

-- Associate's degree (or in pursuit of degree) in Interactive Media Studies, Computer Technology, Technical Communication, Web Design, Web Development, or related field - OR - Associate's degree (or in pursuit of degree) in an unrelated field plus 1-3 years of experience in website maintenance
-- Demonstrated expertise in content organization, with the ability to think abstractly and conceptually
-- Working knowledge of HTML
-- Organization skills that include a strong attention to detail and an ability to multitask

Preferred Qualifications

-- Bachelor's degree in Interactive Media Studies, Computer Technology, Technical Communication, Web Design, Web Development, or related field
-- One to three years of experience in the maintenance of websites within higher education
-- Experience working with and providing guidance to graphic artists, editors, IT specialists, or related positions
-- Experience developing information architecture
-- Working knowledge of HTML visual and text editors, CSS, and related basic web technologies
-- Knowledge of Section 508 Accessibility Standards
-- Demonstrated knowledge of and experience using web content management systems, such as: Cascade Server, Drupal, and WordPress
-- Strong writing background
-- Proficiency in both Windows and Macintosh environments
-- Knowledge of or experience with Google Analytics
-- Ability to communicate clearly and collaborate effectively with a broad range of campus constituencies and work as part of a cross-functional team
-- Ability to work independently and take initiative in creating new web content and pages

Special Instructions to Applicants

Please include desired salary range.

Employment will require a criminal background check according to University guidelines.

Keyword Phrases

  • University Communications and Marketing
  • Web Specialist
  • #1 Nationally for best teaching
  • Opportunities for growth and advancement
  • Inclusive, equitable working environment
  • Web Development
Employment Type:Administrative Staff
Degree Required: See Job Description
Experience: See Job Description
Level of Job: Analyst / Staff
Salary: See Job Description
Type of School:Research University
Application Requirements: CV/Resume
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