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Web Communications Specialist

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Position Information

Top Message Both current Ohio State employees and the general public may apply for this unclassified professional position.
Message to Applicants
Number of Positions Available 1
University Title Web Communications Specialist
Working Title Web Communications Specialist
Department Law
Department Location Columbus
Requisition Number 433709
Summary of Duties

Under the direction of the Communications and Marketing Manager, the Web Communications Specialist will manage our website: He/she will be responsible for upgrading and maintaining this multi-state website, using WordPress plug-ins and custom themes to ensure high performance, consistency, and a great user experience. This person will assist with back-end maintenance of databases, custom forms, and online payment options.

The Web Communications Specialist will work extensively with our graphic designer and should be motivated to combine the art of design with the art of programming. He or she will transfer the design mockups to technical implementations that will define how the application works.

This position plays a key role in our overall digital strategy and will integrate social media and digital storytelling into current website and communications plan. The Web Communications Specialist will monitor web innovations and make recommendations for new features and tools. Experience with WordPress, HTML5, PHP, MySQL, CSS, Google Analytics, Adobe Photoshop, and Java Script, is required.

The college communications office is set up as a creative team. The Web Communications Specialist must be able to work as a team player, be flexible, and be a creative problem-solver under tight deadlines. This position will work with the communications team to supervise the work of a student intern. This position also works with a variety of faculty and staff from Moritz and across the University.

Additional Information for Applicants:

A resume and cover letter are required with application.

Pre Employment Screening Requires the successful completion of a background check.
Required Qualifications

Bachelor’s degree in marketing, communication, or journalism, or equivalent combination of education and experience; writing experience; experience with print publications, web publishing and project management; knowledge of WordPress, HTML, PHP/MySQL, CSS, Google Analytics, and Adobe Photoshop.

Desired Qualifications

Knowledge of ADA website compliance requirements; experience with iMovie or Final Cut Pro.

Target Salary $18.27 - $20.10 Hourly
Job Category Information Technology (IT)
Job Appointment (FTE%)


Full/Part Time Full-time
Temporary or Regular Regular
Posting Start Date 11/11/2017
Posting End Date 11/26/2017
Dept Contact Name Piazza,Shantay Hawkins
Dept Contact Phone 614/292-3752
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Supplemental Questions

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  1. * Select one box that best represents your number of full years paid employment:
    • Some, but less than one full year of employment
    • 1 full year or more of employment
    • 2 years
    • 3 years
    • 4 years
    • 5 years
    • 6 years
    • 7 years
    • 8 years
    • 9 years
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  2. * Select the box that best represents your educational training:
    • Attended school but did not receive high school diploma or GED
    • High school diploma or GED, but no college credit hours
    • Completed less than 45 college credit hours, but did not graduate
    • Completed 45 college credit hours, but did not graduate
    • Completed 90 college credit hours, but did not graduate
    • Completed 135 college credit hours, but did not graduate
    • Completed 180 college credit hours, but did not graduate
    • Completed an Associate's degree
    • Completed a Bachelor's degree
    • Completed a Master's degree or higher
  3. * Are you related in any way to a faculty/staff member in the unit of the position for which you are applying?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * What prompted you to apply for this position at The Ohio State University? Please select an answer below:
    • Referred by personal contact
    • Referred by OSU recruiter
    • Job/Career Fair
    • LinkedIn
    • Twitter
    • Columbus Dispatch
    • Professional organization
    • HERC (Higher Education Recruitment Consortium)
    • Local newspapers
    • Other
  5. * Do you have at least one year of writing experience?
    • Yes
    • No
  6. * Do you have at least one year of experience with print publications, web publishing and project management?
    • Yes
    • No
  7. * Do you have at least one year of experience with iMovie or Final Cut Pro?
    • Yes
    • No
  8. * Are you aware that a resume and cover letter are required with this application?
    • Yes
    • No

Required Documents

Required Documents
Optional Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Other