Salary is commensurate with experience and education
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The Division of Cardiology has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Web Information Specialist.
The Web Information Specialist is responsible for the design, as well as the implementation of the Division Cardiology website which will include acquiring content for the Division of Cardiology's website and other online communications media. Online content can take many forms, including plain text, links, database content, still images (illustrations, photographs, and diagrams), audio, video, etc. This may also include versions of the website that are compatible with mobile devices.
The primary goal of this position is to research, write, develop, edit and maintain website content which will: 1) educate and assist patients and primary care referring physicians in navigating the various UW Cardiology resources and specialties, 2) provide public information of the division's accomplishments and and advancements in providing cardiac care and 3) promote divisional resources, activate, research and current events to the medical community, faculty and student recruits.
This position will also assist staff and faculty with writing, developing, editing and maintaining content for the Division's new Drupal-based website. Reporting to the Associate Administrator, this position is responsible for supporting and assisting web-content needs such as design, development, systems integration, documentation, and content management using basic website programming languages and web software.
This process will involve ongoing collaboration with academic and administrative staff across campus in areas of research, development, testing and maintenance, in order to provide the Division's official website with accurate and current content. This includes brainstorming with faculty to fully understand what they hope to accomplish, and translating that vision along with their content to create the desired product.
Content Creation Design and development Coordination and planning Administrative Support Communication with users
Content creation and Maintenance:
Prepare and publish textual content for websites (including feature articles, database content, links, FAQs, etc.).
Prepare textual content for e-newsletters.
Specify the multimedia content needed to support or work alongside textual content.
Locate and select appropriate, existing multimedia content, including still images and video.
Liaise with multimedia specialists in the creation of any new multimedia content.
Edit copy received from additional content contributors.
Clear copyright for the use of any existing content.
Update and maintain time-sensitive material.
Maintain menus, indexes and directories within the site.
Archive and backup content (where this is not automatic).
Design and development; contributing an important user-orientated perspective to the process:
Conduct audience research as a basis for design of the site.
Contribute to the top-level and detailed design of the website (or e-newsletter, etc.), with a particular focus on the ways in which the goals for the site and the needs of users can be met through the provision of appropriate content.
Conduct the process of information design, to ensure that content is appropriately structured to meet the goals for the site and the needs of users.
Manage documentation of the design.
Recommend the selection or design of appropriate content management software.
In cooperation with the Department of Medicine use metadata and other methods to optimize search engine positions.
Communicate with other site owners in order to maximize incoming links.
Ensure the site is listed in relevant indexes and directories.
Coordination and planning:
Schedule the creation/acquisition of content in accordance with divisional guidelines.
Coordinate and project manage tasks with additional content contributors.
Manage the creation/acquisition of content in accordance with the schedule.
Manage costs within allocated budget limits.
Use excellent customer services skills to provide office reception including greeting clients and visitors in the main office lobby while exercising excellent public relations skills, sensitivity and confidentiality.
Promptly, courteously and accurately answering and triaging phone calls, understanding when to handle calls and when to send to others.
Communication with users:
Respond to user enquiries, comments and suggestions.
Edit and/or approve content contributions made by users. As a UW employee, you will enjoy generous benefits and work/life programs. For detailed information on Benefits for this position, click here.
Bachelor's Degree in either web design or journalism, and one to two years experience in creating, editing, and managing written content and design.
Equivalent education/experience will substitute for all minimum qualifications except when there are legal requirements, such as a license/certification/registration.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Appointment to this position is contingent upon obtaining satisfactory results from a criminal background check.
Application Process: The application process for UW positions may include completion of a variety of online assessments to obtain additional information that will be used in the evaluation process. These assessments may include Workforce Authorization, Criminal Conviction History, Cover Letter and/or others. Any assessments that you need to complete will appear on your screen as soon as you select Apply to this position. Once you begin an assessment, it must be completed at that time; if you do not complete the assessment you will be prompted to do so the next time you access your My Jobs page. If you select to take it later, it will appear on your "My Jobs" page to take when you are ready. Please note that your application will not be reviewed, and you will not be considered for this position until all required assessments have been completed.
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