Basic Responsibilities Include: All aspects of communications/marketing project development and maintenance, including but not limited to: • Needs assessment • Site inventorying • Site design • Site maintenance • Graphic design • Ongoing testing • Project management skills • Maintenance of OSA mailing lists and mass email processes • Basic copy editing of web and email content • Integrating social media into a wide variety of online resources • Other duties as assigned
The Multimedia and Web Associate has general responsibility over website and e-communications development and maintenance within the Vice Provost’s office. In addition, this person will work to integrate social media initiatives for the central Office for Student Affairs. This position reports to the Director of Communications and Marketing and is responsible for integrating communications initiatives across appropriate digital media platforms.
This is a 100%, 12 month continuous position with benefits.
Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Art, or related field; or 4 years of work experience in a complex e-communications environment; or a combination of education and experience to total 4 years. This position requires expertise in general web maintenance, front-end web development, experience with mass email systems, knowledge of graphic design applications, and experience/familiarity with the University of Minnesota’s e-communications resources, including but not limited to: • Web templates • Usability services • Brand standards • Social media graphic standards, and • Basic familiarity with web content management systems.
This position is expected to be able to align disparate e-communications resources in order to effectively represent OSA on a variety of digital platforms.
Preferred Qualifications: Strong written and verbal communications skills, including ability to convey technical concepts in lay terms. Proven ability to problem solve and diagnose technical problems. Expertise creating multimedia resources and video is preferred. Demonstrated knowledge of applicable computing devices and software including: • Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign, Dreamweaver, Illustrator, FireWorks, Photoshop, etc) • HTML knowledge • CSS knowledge (Drupal preferred) • Microsoft Office • Video and photography experience Familiarity with User Experience (UX) and User Interface (UI) concepts, including usability testing • Experience in creating visual process flows through wireframing or other types of rapid prototyping
Internal Number: 333100
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