Reporting to the Associate Director of Communications and Content Strategy, the Digital Content Creator plays a key role in the creation and ongoing maintenance of content that Columbia's Finance Division uses to communicate with University students, employees, and suppliers. Along with the Digital Communications Manager, the Digital Content Creator forms an essential part of the overall communications and content team at the Finance Division.
Key Responsibilities: -Participate in the planning and implementation of new sites that will use Columbia's standardized Drupal 8 model (https://sites.columbia.edu/). -Provide day-to-day maintenance to, and updates of, content on half a dozen, Drupal-based websites belonging to various Finance departments. Uphold standards for consistent, clear, and high-quality site content. -Troubleshoot any problems with site content or performance in a timely manner, either directly, or working with our development partners on the Web and Mobile Applications team at Columbia's IT Division. -Stay abreast of best practices and innovations in content creation and maintenance, including usability/user experience, to address the needs of the Finance Division. -Design and facilitate periodic training sessions for staff members who make basic edits to their department's site content. -Perform special projects and other related duties as assigned.
General Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor's degree, plus at least four years of related experience required.
Additional Specific Minimum Qualifications: Must be detail-oriented with excellent writing and interpersonal skills, and have the ability to communicate effectively with all levels of staff and management. Strong organizational skills are required, with the ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
Required tools and applications: Experience implementing and managing Drupal-based sites or similar content management systems. Proficiency in Hyper Text Markup Language (HTML) editing and Search Engine Optimization (SEO) strategy. Experience using Google Analytics. Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and/or InDesign. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook.
Basic familiarity with the financial management operations of federally-funded research universities (e.g., Controller's Office, Procurement, Compliance, etc.). Experience using Google Docs, Sheets, and Slides. Familiarity with FTP processes for updating sites using Dreamweaver. Proficiency in creating and editing animated videos (e.g, Powtoon, Moovly, Animaker, etc.)
The successful candidate will have sound judgment; an open and collaborative style that encourages teamwork and cooperation; a passion for excellent customer service and a commitment to exceptional quality.
Preferred Qualifications: Highly desirable, though not required: Experience working at a college, university, or other not-for-profit setting.
As a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the Council of Ivy Group Presidents (Ivy League), it is imperative that members of the Columbia University community, in all matters related to the intercollegiate athletics program, exhibit the highest professional standards and ethical behavior with regard to adherence to NCAA, Conference, University, and Department of Intercollegiate Athletics and Physical Education rules and regulations.
Columbia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer.
Internal Number: 126_174305
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