Looking for someone who will be responsible for leading the content entry on a large, complex, data-heavy research-based website. The role will require an editorial point of view, but the primary function is production.
The site is in Drupal 7, and this candidate must have strong Drupal/HTML skills (the Drupal work will be in a WYSIWYG editor, but there will be occasional need to flip to code view and work in the HTML). The work will start right away and there will be no time to learn on the job; we need someone who is ready to engage in the CMS.
The job will last approximately one month. We are on a tight deadline; this person needs to be available to work overtime on little notice.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES
High volume of content entry. The content is not terribly complex, but there is a lot of it.
The candidate will need to check their own work, go back and make edits to work already completed (as other teams conduct their QA), and keep track of the various moving pieces.
The candidate will work closely with a Site Manager (who will function as a digital PM on this project). The candidate will need to take direction, learn quickly from feedback, and streamline production processes whenever possible.
The candidate will not be copyediting, but there will need to be a degree of editorial judgement used. Much of the content will be converted from PDF format to HTML, requiring someone to eyeball the work, look for issues that come up in converting formats, and resolve them. Many of these conversion issues (losing styling for example) will require the candidate to switch between the WYSIWYG editor and HTML views. Candidate must be comfortable switching back and forth between these views.
The candidate will need to work quickly and expect to redo work as different teams weigh in at different times. Grace under pressure will be necessary.
Three to five years of experience working in a web production environment.
Proven experience in Drupal content management system, including experience, understanding of, and comfort with, the technical and workflow issues surrounding large-scale digital content projects.
Proven experience in HTML.
Editorial background is strongly preferred.
Experience in education-related industries is strongly preferred.
Familiarity with the Web Content Accessibility Guidelines and how to implement their best practices and standards
Excellent communication skills for technical and non-technical personnel
Skilled in taking complex ideas and creating templates and other documentation to clearly communicate ideas and gain support
Bachelors Degree required