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Monday, July 23, 2012

University of Minnesota - Web Content & Email Marketing manager

Required Qualifications: Bachelor's degree in Communications, Journalism, Marketing, Art or related field, or 4 years combined equivalent education and experience. Previous experience in content management, web development and/or design.

Preferred Qualifications:
.. Exceptional communication and organization skills
.. Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously
.. Previous work with a content management system
.. Experience working with Lyris ListManager, Netitor, or similar bulk email software
.. Experience with Google Analytics
.. Experience with JavaScript
.. Experience using Photoshop
.. Understanding of email marketing metrics and reporting
.. Previous managerial experience
.. Experience in creating and managing a web editorial calendar
.. Solid understanding of HTML and CSS.

Gopher Athletics is looking for a self-motivated individual with experience and skills in web content management, web editing/design and overall website management. The Web Content & Email Marketing Manager is responsible for creating and/or acquiring content for the websites they manage. This person is also responsible for all email communication, both constructing and distributing emails. This position will work closely with several business units within Gopher Athletics to help produce and edit each website and email communication.

Web content management
.. Manage all pages on and
.. Write, collect and update new content for web pages
.. Maintain editorial calendar to ensure all content is up-to-date on and
.. Utilize Photoshop to create features and other graphics for and
.. Coordinate with Creative team to design all assets for each website
.. Use Google analytics to understand how to optimize each website
.. Assist in developing each website to maximize user experience and enhance sales opportunities

Email Marketing
.. Coordinate with all external business units to manage and implement email campaigns and e-newsletters using the AudienceView Correspondence tool and the Netitor Fanbase tool
.. Use HTML templates to build and test each email, verifying copy, layout and links as well as assess and address any spam risks.
.. Work with Business Analyst to manage and maintain email distribution lists
.. Deploy emails and monitor any delivery issues
.. Analyze and distribute reports on results of email campaigns to improve future performance
.. Use reporting and business best practices to improve on each email marketing campaign

 The Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, University of Minnesota-Twin Cities -- Gopher Athletics offers 25 NCAA sponsored Division I sports and participates in the Big Ten and WCHA conferences. The Department's mission reads: To serve as a window to the University in an environment of integrity and equity that enables student-athletes to achieve excellence in their academic and athletic pursuits. Gopher Athletics' vision is to be the model Division I program in the country and has adopted two core values that guide decisions and behaviors in ongoing efforts to fulfill the mission and vision: (1) demonstrate a daily commitment to a culture of compliance, diversity, equity, and fiscal responsibility and (2) respect, value and recognize our people.

The Intercollegiate Athletic Department is committed to hiring a diverse staff and actively encourages candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Apply online now.