Web Communications Director… North Carolina State University

Here’s another sign of continued progress toward a greater emphasis on improving web communications content and presentation… a search underway for a position that most people tell me is difficult to staff but offers great professional opportunities.

I’m posting this not only for anyone that might be interested in applying but also as a new reference for anyone thinking of creating a position like this one.

NC State University, located in Raleigh, N.C., currently seeks a Director of Web Communications. This position within the Office of Public Affairs is responsible for managing the high-level public content, organization, and structure of the university website.

This position will manage and ensure timely, relevant, and current content for the university’s public Web presence (currently being re-built) to advance the university’s marketing communications strategies. Key efforts should be made to integrate new technologies and multimedia throughout the site. The position will manage a central web development team working with writers and designers within Public Affairs. In addition, the position will serve as a key liaison with other university communications staff, webmasters and web development personnel in the development of academic and administrative department-specific university web sites as well as managing the network Content Management System in collaboration with university IT staff.

Salary range: $50,000-$85,000


• Bachelors Degree in communications, public relations, marketing, journalism, information technology or related field

• A minimum of five years of professional Web experience and/or training, preferably in a higher education setting

• Extensive general communication experience in marketing, public relations, institutional communications, or journalism

• Technical expertise in website development

• Experience managing projects and budgets and leading teams

• Macromedia Dreamweaver or similar content development and management applications, as well image editing/creation applications (e.g., Adobe Photoshop, Macromedia FreeHand, and/or Adobe Illustrator); HTML and JavaScript coding; Cascading Style Sheets (CSS); and related basic Web technologies

• Experience with Content Management Systems, Web Editors, HTML and information architecture 

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