Digital Media Specialist Associate

Department: IT Academic and Research Technologies
Division: Information Technology (NUIT)
Requisition #:
Location: Evanston
Full Time Percent: 100.00
ITS / 75

Job Summary

Under direct supervision, the Digital Media Specialist will assist in the design, development, troubleshooting, debugging, and implementation of software code for websites. Assists in the development of the site concept, interface design, and architecture of the website.  Sets up, performs and troubleshoots webcasting of university academic or research symposiums and other events.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Performs web scripting, test and maintenance of software applications;
  • Oversees the departmental implementation of the departmental content management system; Helps train users in the software;
  • Meets with a diverse set of constituencies within the school to assure that projects support the needs of users;
  • Provides training and direction to staff in departments who need to update content;
  • Keeps content on the site fresh and current;
  • Takes responsibility for regular, oftentimes daily, updates of web content;
  • Meets with other web development to assure coding is done according to standards set by the IT department;   
  • Performs related duties as required or assigned.

Minimum Qualifications

  • A bachelor’s degree in computer science or related field;
  • At least one year of web development / programming experience;
  • Experience with managing complex web projects with cross-functional teams;
  • Knowledge of HTML, CSS, Javascript, XML, SQL queries, RSS.
  • Experience with web scripting language (ColdFusion, ASP, PHP, or similar) or other technical knowledge / programming skills to develop searchable/interactive web pages as assigned; or the equivalent combination of education, training and experience from which comparable skills can be acquired..

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