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Computer/Info Tech

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Web Communications Specialist

Position Description:

Reporting to the Director of Web Communications, the Web Communications Specialist works as part of Public Affairs to support external push strategies that raise the visibility of Cornell University to internal and external audiences. The web comm specialist will build, maintain, and curate web content channels as strategies dictate and contribute creative ideas and solutions in support of broader Public Affairs and University Communications goals and objectives.

Serve as primary owner for the Honeycomb platform, including advocating for future development of the tool and providing curation and user support for its current incarnation as the Cornell Now site in support of campaign priorities. Support the Office of Web Communications in the creation and maintenance of strategic communications-driven micro sites as the need arises. Provide back up for the curation of content on the Cornell Homepage ( and CUInfo, including being on-call for emergency communications and the release of statements during scheduled rotations. Work with the Alumni Affairs and Development Communications Director, the Public Affairs AAD portfolio manager, and University Communications staff to maintain and grow Work closely with Director of Web Communications and Public Affairs department staff to provide input on and help execute communications plans that leverage OWC web channels. Seek opportunities for additional ways to expand audience reach.

Qualifications -Bachelor's degree in communications, graphic design, or related field with 2-3 years relevant professional experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum of 1 year experience related to Web development and maintenance. -Proven ability to shape and target content to meet communications goals required. Minimum of 1 year experience in project management for Web development projects required. -Must be experienced in the application of Web tools (to include HTML and CSS) and techniques and their applications for large scale, high traffic sites. Some experience with Photoshop required. -Highly developed and customer relations and customer service skills essential. Experience responding sensitively and diplomatically to client needs required. Experience working with clients with widely varying levels of technical ability is required. -Outstanding written and oral communication skills required. Experience editing written content for grammar and spelling desirable. Experience establishing solid partnerships with content providers desirable. -High degree of attention to detail and superior organizational skills required. -Good sense of graphic design and multimedia especially as it relates to web design. Available and responsive to time-sensitive requests. -On call for occasional off-hours updates to site. -Highly developed ability to interact effectively as a member of a very small team and participate actively in ongoing initiatives and projects. -Demonstrated ability to sometimes assume lead role on project team. -Experience using computer applications for developing printed and electronic documents.

Preferred: -Knowledge of Cornell desirable. -Experience working in a CMS environment, prior exposure to Javascript and Coldfusion desirable. -Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. -Background check may be required. -No relocation assistance is provided for this position.

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Computer Graphics / Interactve Digital Arts

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