Digital Communications Manager- Arts and Sciences Communications

The University of Tennessee, Knoxville
Knoxville, TN
Closing date
Oct 22, 2021

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Digital Communications Manager - UT College of Arts and Sciences

Regular Fulltime, MR10

The Office of Arts and Sciences Communications within the UT College of Arts and Sciences seeks a digital communications manager. This position will work collaboratively as part of a team of communication professionals to provide expertise and implement a strategy for website projects, digital content and design, and data analytics.


    Develop, design, maintain, and update existing websites (WordPress and static HTML) and other electronic media and assist with migration and creation of content into modern content management systems to ensure content sustainability and consistency of digital brand standards across all college web propertiesManage use of the email marketing platform for the college, create templates for all email needs, and distribute targeted emails/e-newsletters to a variety of internal and external audiencesWork with college constituents to ensure website content is accurate, up-to-date, and within brandMonitor digital media platforms and provide reports on analytics to inform strategic and content planningCoordinate the college social media ambassador program and work with faculty in each department to recruit and train students to be social media ambassadors for each unit and the collegeUtilize the project management platform to create and manage digital project planning and prioritize work for all units in the college in order to meet deadlinesLiaise with the UT Office of Information Technology for technical website issues and ensure the college’s digital portfolio is secure and running at maximum efficiencyCreate occasional graphics for social media and website postsParticipate in the UT communication communities and completes professional development opportunities to keep knowledge and skills updated

Required Abilities and Experience

    Bachelor’s degree and three years of experience in web/digital communications (or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience)Detailed knowledge of WordPress development best practices and web development trendsDetailed knowledge of web server configurations, particularly for WordPressDetailed knowledge of web accessibility standards, usability best practices, and principles of user-centered designAdvanced knowledge of HTML, PHP, CSS, and other web languagesAdvanced interactive design skills and information architecture skillsAbility to work with MySQL databases and API integrationsFamiliarity with Adobe Creative Suite; Sass or Less based CSS preprocessing; jQuery, and JavaScriptAbility to carry a web development project through its life cycle from concept to implementationAbility to prioritize, manage, and deliver multiple projects on a rolling delivery scheduleAbility to produce creative work within established templates and content delivery systemsAbility to work well independently and as a member of a collaborative teamStrong organizational skills and proven written, verbal, and presentation communication skills
Preferred Abilities and Experience

    Bachelor’s degree in communications or related field and five years of experience in web development/ITAdvanced knowledge of WordPress development and web development trendsExpert interactive design and information architecture skillsGeneral knowledge of Sass or Less based CSS preprocessingFamiliarity with React.js, Vue.js, or Angular.js libraries and frameworksFamiliarity with WordPress Gutenberg block development General knowledge of the principles of effective communication, marketing, and advertisementBasic ability to design graphics for web and social media platformsBasic ability to edit short videosBasic ability to write and edit content for digital communications
Candidates: Please submit a cover letter with your application. Please be prepared to submit a sample of your work if selected to move forward in the interview process.

Job: Other Professional
Primary Location: US-Tennessee-knoxville
Organization: Administration-Arts & Sciences
Schedule: Full-time
Job Posting: May 27, 2021, 2:20:56 PM


Working at The University of Tennessee, Knoxville

Founded in 1794, the University of Tennessee is one of the nation’s oldest and most storied public universities. Based in Knoxville, Tennessee’s flagship land-grant institution includes the statewide Institute of Agriculture and the Space Institute in Tullahoma. The university embodies excellence in teaching, discovery, scholarship, research, creative activity, outreach, and engagement. Known as the Volunteers, we lead with a spirit of selflessness, empathy, and courage, and strive to be champions for diversity, equity, and inclusion

UT Knoxville is a Research 1 university with 11 academic colleges and more than 900 programs of study. With an enrollment of more than 30,000 students, our academic programs are repeatedly ranked top in their class. The university co-manages Oak Ridge National Laboratory, the country’s most prominent national lab, driving innovation in advanced manufacturing and materials, national security, and more. We are closely connected with our communities through outreach and extension efforts across Tennessee and through partnerships with non-profits, corporations, and industries—regionally, nationally, and around the globe.

The city of Knoxville is nestled in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains. The modern, thriving community is surrounded by gorgeous lakes and hundreds of miles of walking, hiking, and biking trails. Situated along the banks of the Tennessee River, our beautiful features an eclectic music scene, internationally recognized festivals, unique restaurants, and a robust offering of diverse cultural activities. Knoxville is located within a day’s drive of Atlanta, Nashville, Asheville, Charlotte, Louisville, Cincinnati, Memphis, Chicago, and Washington D.C.

Knoxville and the surrounding counties have a population of more than 850,000 people. The region houses many leading corporations and organizations, including Oak Ridge National Laboratory, Pilot/Flying J, the Tennessee Valley Authority, and Regal Cinemas, along with HGTV, Food Network, and other networks owned by Discovery Inc.

As a member of the UT family, you will be surrounded by top-notch faculty, staff, and students from around the world. You will be part of a diverse campus community that is passionate about changing the world and cheering for the Vols on game day.

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