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Web Content Producer

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Our Higher Education client is searching for a Web Content Producer who will be working with the Production Manager, publication editors, designers and content providers across the Marketing & Communications unit. The Web Content Producer will build and publish posts, webpages and multimedia components using WordPress content management system (CMS); maintain and update content on curated webpages; research, source, gather and prepare media assets for upload to the CMS; create and maintain publication schedules and track deadlines; plan, create and send email newsletters; maintain events calendar; perform ongoing cleaning and maintenance of CMS libraries and file-server archives. 

Essential Function 1: 50% Content Management: 

Build and publish posts, webpages and multimedia components using available styles and tools in WordPress CMS. 
Format and prepare media assets for upload to the CMS ensuring compliance with website media specifications and brand. 
Write search engine optimized metadata for multimedia assets, webpages and posts. 
Upload closed captions for online videos via Youtube Video Manager. 
Perform ongoing cleaning and maintenance of CMS libraries and file-server archives. 
Moderate and respond to comments as needed. 
Related special projects as assigned. 

Essential Function 2: 50% Production: 

Maintain publication schedules; track progress and deadlines ensuring timely asset delivery and publication; recognize potential scheduling conflicts, communicate to editorial staff and bring to resolution. 
Research, source, and gather effective, topic appropriate media assets (photography, graphics, video, audio) to accompany editorial content. 
Plan, create and send daily a email newsletter; produce and send marketing broadcast emails for special projects as necessary. 
Coordinate and collaborate with content providers, designers and other stakeholders to produce special projects such as immersive editorial features, series, and interactive; gather and communicate specifications, track deadlines ensuring timely asset delivery and completion of tasks, and perform any hands-on creative or content management tasks owned by the Web Content Producer. 
Create custom graphics and multimedia such as interactive maps, infographics and data visualizations ensuring compliance with website media specifications and brand. 
Serve as the backup to the Production Manager, performing the functions of that position, as needed, and is responsible for ensuring a smooth operation and completion of all Editorial Production tasks during their absence. 

Required: 
B.A. / B.S. with three to five years’ Content Management experience; proven experience and proficiency working in Content Management Systems (WordPress preferred). 
Proficiency with writing standards-based HTML, CSS, and markup. 
Intermediate experience using Adobe Photoshop. 
Hands-on Search Engine Optimization experience, or working knowledge of SEO best practices. 
Strong project management skills with proven abilities in tracking long and short range deadlines, and cross-team collaboration and communication. 
Strong written and verbal communication, interpersonal, time management, and organizational skills. 
Must be able to work evenings and weekends and be available for technical assistance during non-business hours. 

Special Requirements: 
Available nights and weekends for breaking news, emergency coverage. 

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