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Thursday, February 12, 2009

Hennepin County - Content Manager

Job Title: Content Manager
Closing Date/Time: Mon. 02/23/09 5:00 PM Central Time
Salary: $58,572.00 - $91,092.00 annually
Job Type: Full-time
Location: Downtown Minneapolis, Minnesota
Department: Public Affairs
The Web Content Division of the Public Affairs Department has an opening for a new position -- Content Manager -- who will have sole authority over content on the Hennepin County Internet website, which is undergoing a redesign. The current site contains over 80,000 pieces of managed content in the current system representing business and services throughout the organization – containing images, links, and text along with Word and PDF documents.

With full editorial authority, the Content Manager will manage the choice of presentation and information that appears on the entire Hennepin County website as well as the contributors who provide content – department managers, web writers, channel managers and content authors.

This position is classified as an Administrative Manager.

The primary duties and responsibilities of this position include:

  • Maintain a consistent look and feel throughout the website ensuring pages are properly aligned with the county’s branding and communication strategies. Identify, manage, oversee and enforce business requirements, best practices and site standards within content; recommend changes in editorial policy and site design.

  • Manage all content on the website. Evaluate and approve new content and recommend options for reuse and repurposing of existing content. Develop an editorial workflow for creating, reusing, publishing, approving, and sunsetting content. Oversee management and integration of multimedia content among sites.

  • Provide direction and oversight to Web content owners.

  • Develop standards for maintaining content over a defined lifecycle.

  • Work with information architect to define global content requirements, and content structure and format.

  • The Ideal Candidate will have:

  • One of the following:
    • Masters degree in Journalism, Communications, English, Public Relations, Marketing or a related field plus four years of related experience or;
    • Bachelors degree in one of the above fields plus five years of related experience or;
    • An approved equivalent combination of training and experience including one of the following:
      • Four years or more of full-time experience managing complex Web content or;
      • Four years or more of experience managing multiple contributors to plan and author website content or;
      • Experience overseeing large websites representing multiple departments.

  • Ability to demonstrate the managers' competencies.

  • Click here to apply.

  • Invitations to interview will be based on evaluation of education and experience. Candidates invited to interview may be asked to submit work samples.