Major Duties and Responsibilities :
- Plans and implements digital media and online services for IPM, including web sites, streaming and on-demand media, RSS feeds, podcasts, and mobile apps, including technology, design, content, social media, digital storytelling, and editorial policy.
- Coordinates with managers and staff in News and Public Affairs, Development, Marketing, Engineering, Operations, and Community Engagement to develop and implement cross-platform content strategies and audience engagement.
- Provides training, documentation, and support for all IPM staff producing digital media and online content.
- Provides support for public users of IPM’s web services and online media.
- Integrates IPM’s online media, web sites, and Internet services, with in-house and external digital infrastructure, including production, storage, staging, publishing, cataloging, and archival systems.
- Coordinates content, branding, and business strategies with national networks and partners including PBS, NPR, PRI, the Public Media Platform, and other public media stations and organizations.
- Participates in digital content strategic planning, coordination, and budgeting.
- Participates in on-air fundraising, community outreach projects and marketing activities on behalf of Illinois Public Media.
- Performs other related duties as assigned.
Application Procedures :
To ensure full consideration, complete applications must be submitted by August 1, 2016. The committee may begin reviewing applications before the close date but no decision will be made until after the close date. Please create your candidate profile at http://jobs.illinois.edu and upload a cover letter describing qualifications for the position, current resume and the names and contact information for three professional references. For further information regarding application procedures, you may contact Annetta Allison (217) 265-7648 or firstname.lastname@example.org .
This is a full-time, 12-month academic professional appointment with a start date as soon as possible after the closing date. Salary will be commensurate with qualifications.
The University of Illinois conducts criminal background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer.
Illinois is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, religion, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, status as a protected veteran, status as a qualified individual with a disability, or criminal conviction history. Illinois welcomes individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences, and ideas who embrace and value diversity and inclusivity. ( www.inclusiveillinois.illinois.edu ).
Minimum Qualifications :
- Bachelor’s degree in computer science, journalism, or related field.
- Two years of demonstrated experience working with web content management systems.
- Two years experience in server-side technologies including languages like PHP or Python and databases like MySQL
- Understanding of the web design process from conception through creation to delivery.
- Basic skills creating and editing digital images, audio, and video for the web using tools like Adobe Creative Suite, including Photoshop, Illustrator, Audition, and Premier.
- Demonstrated ability to communicate with non-technical and technical people including translated functionality needs into technical requirements.
- Ability to communicate clearly and effectively in speaking and writing.
- Demonstrated ability to work with peers and colleagues inside and outside of a defined team.
- Ability to rapidly learn new skills as Internet technologies, protocols, and tools evolve.
Preferred Qualifications :
- Two years of experience with managing a CMS workflow including digital audio and video.
- Two years of experience with the technical aspects of social media including APIs and integrations.
- Knowledge of responsive website frameworks, and the requirements of mobile-friendly website development.
- Understanding of data exchange formats such as CSV, XML, and JSON.
- Understanding of online security and how to maintain secure web applications.
- Digital media protocols, standards, and formats, and hardware and software systems needed to produce, edit, encode, stream, and manage digital audio and video.
- Knowledge of metadata, in particular standards such as Dublin Core, PBCore, and Open Graph.
- Excellent writing, compositional skills, and editorial judgment for audiovisual materials, print, and the web.