Tuesday, May 19, 2015

USC - Library - Webmaster

University of Southern California

Department :      USC Libraries

Location :           University Park Campus

Employment Type:     Full-Time

Position Description/Job Ad
The Webmaster will oversee and manage the content for the various user interfaces of the Libraries’ web properties. In addition to strong organizational and management skills, the ideal candidate has a passion for continually improving web­ based library services for users.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Provide leadership and direction for the creation, organization and maintenance of content for the Libraries’ web user interfaces, including public-facing web sites and Intranet
  • Oversee content for the Libraries• web sites to ensure it is relevant, up-to-date, user-centered and accessible; coordinate and collaborate with various content owners and stakeholders to update and maintain web content
  • Collaborate in the design, implementation, and management of a content management system for the Libraries, including responsibility for configuration, customization, and user support
  • Manage and coordinate staff and student workers to implement content updates and provide user support
  • Lead content migration activities for web redesign projects
  • Develop and recommend policies, workflows, and content authoring guidelines for web content development, implementation, and maintenance
  • Conduct training for faculty and staff in creating web content and web content management systems
  • Identify, recommend, and implement new modes and techniques of communication to optimize discoverability of content, enhance the user experience and promote awareness of existing and new services
  • Participate in the design, implementation and analysis of user research/usability studies
  • Conduct regular web analytics to identify opportunities for improvement in how content is presented
  • Serve on/participate in library and university organizations, committees, task forces, and teams as appropriate

  • Demonstrated content management and web publishing experience
  • 2-3 years of project management experience
  • 2-3 years of experience managing people both in teams and across teams
  • Excellent organizational, analytical, and problem-solving skills.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Demonstrated experience working with content management systems and information technologies relevant to Web site design and maintenance such as HTML, CSS, Javascript, XML, PHP, Drupal, Wordpress
  • Strong understanding of usability, usability testing, and information architecture concepts
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Ability to create and manage processes to ensure comprehensive and consistent workflow
  • Positive attitude and strong work ethic
  • High attention to detail combined with the ability to see the big picture

  • Master’s degree from an ALA accredited program in Library or Information Science
  • Experience with web analytics analysis
  • Knowledge or experience with SEO
  • This is a full-time, benefits eligible position. USC is centrally located in Los Angeles with easy access to commuter trains, buses and free tram pick up services; discounts to football, basketball and a wide variety of campus events.

Minimum Education      
  • Bachelor’s degree Combined work experience and education as equivalent

Minimum Experience    
  • 2 years

Minimum Field of Expertise       
  • Experience in Web page design, Web site management and Web graphic design. Knowledge of Web programming techniques and protocols. Knowledge of multiple operating systems.

Preferred Education      
  • Bachelor’s degree

Preferred Experience   
  • 4 years


May oversee student and/or temporary workers.

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