Digital Content Manager for Seaver College

Malibu, California
Commensurate with experience
Jun 16, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Digital Content Manager for Seaver College

The Digital Content Manager for Seaver College is responsible for the development and execution of a digital content strategy for Seaver College and Pepperdine University. Creating, publishing, and reviewing content for distribution across multiple digital channels, including web, mobile, and other digital environments, this position will develop content that drives engagement and effectively positions Pepperdine as a top-ranked leader in undergraduate education. The Digital Content Manager will serve Seaver College by producing and editing digital content to effectively communicate with target audiences and build affinity for the Pepperdine and Seaver College brands. The position upholds the University mission through editorial guidance, technical expertise, and digital content support for the recruitment, teaching, research, administration, and public service goals at the heart of the institution and plays a key leadership role in the college’s digital channels to ensure prospect focus, user-centered design, intuitive information architecture, and high functionality and accessibility.



  • Digital Production: Manage, edit, and refresh the Seaver College website and other digital platforms. Build annual content calendar and facilitate daily content edits and updates to the website. Develop production policies and serve as a resource for communications, brand, and web standards, visual identity, information architecture, content development, and accessibility. Create and maintain databases, archives, and other content.
  • Digital Management: Create process for continual audit review of all web pages in order to ensure transparency and accuracy. Maintain accessibility, functionality, and performance of digital platforms, specifically ensuring compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and sections 504 and 508 of the Rehabilitation Act. Lead accessibility education trainings and develop best practices for other content managers at Seaver College. Report on website usage and statistics.
  • Content Development: Write and develop relevant digital content and enforce the University's editorial and brand identity style guides. Coordinate message strategy for internal and external audiences. Act as liaison and use website and other digital platforms to communicate the core messages of the college's academic programs, departments, and administration.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Uphold University mission through work performed.


The above information has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.


Skills and Qualifications

Required: Minimum of three years experience writing, editing, and producing digital content using CMS, HTML, and CSS. Experience using Microsoft Office and Adobe Photoshop; superior written and oral communication skills; experience writing copy and producing content for University audiences; familiarity with academic structure of college. Must have academic grounding and ability to understand University and college vision, academic needs, and functionality. Strong grasp of language rules, specifically grammar usage, spelling, punctuation and proof reading required; demonstrated ability to write compelling and engaging content for the web preferred; ability to partner with subject matter experts in creation of materials and with the university communications team preferred; experience in training faculty and staff on best practices for writing for the web. Content Management System (OmniUpdate Campus v. 10); HTML; CSS; Adobe Photoshop; Google Apps for Education.


Preferred: Demonstrated ability to write compelling and engaging content for digital channels. Ability to partner with subject matter experts in creation of materials. Knowledge of best practices for digital content management and information architecture. Excellent project management skills. Experience with SEM/SEO best practices. Experience integrating social media efforts into broader media and communication strategies. Knowledge of World Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) for web accessibility and experience in creating content in compliance with WCAG 2.0 guidelines. Prior supervisory experience of student workers preferred. Google Analytics. Salesforce Marketing Cloud.


Qualified individuals should be able to articulate a strong commitment to diversity, and have the ability to work effectively with individuals from different backgrounds.


Offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a criminal, education, and employment screening.


This is a regular, exempt, 40 hour per week position.


Salary: Commensurate with experience


Pepperdine University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not unlawfully discriminate in employment practices on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, sex, disability, or prior military service. Federal guidelines recognize the right of church-related institutions to seek personnel who will support the goals of the institution, including the right to select members of the church to which the institution is related. 


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