Web Content Manager - Columbia University Libraries

Posted on November 26, 2018


The Web Content Manager is responsible for the content on the Columbia University Libraries’ website. The incumbent will ensure online content is fresh, relevant, and consistent with the organization’s strategic goals, brand and messaging. The incumbent will use web-based systems, including a content management system, to build and maintain the more general areas of the Libraries’ website, while serving as a liaison between the Libraries’ Communications team and individuals across the organization who have responsibility for unit-specific web pages. The position regularly interacts with the Libraries’ Web Services team to inform technological platform and information architecture decisions, including potential redesigns, upgrades, or changes related to organizational shifts.


-Plan and execute an ongoing systematic review and update of content throughout the Libraries’ website and intranet in collaboration with the Communications team and Web Services team. (30%) -Review content created by unit-based content owners for quality, accuracy, and brand adherence. Train and advise unit-based content owners on web content best practices. Create ongoing opportunities for skills development and knowledge-sharing for unit-based content owners. (20%) -Contribute clear and compelling content to key areas of the Libraries’ website, including articles, blog posts, and marketing copy. Source and edit images for on-site use. Adhere to SEO best practices for all content. (20%) -Collaborate with the Web Services team on content aspects of major additions and redesigns. (15%) -Make recommendations for best practices for user experience, usability, SEO, navigation, user analytics and accessibility. Track, monitor, and act on insights gathered from traffic and engagement metrics. (10%) -Other duties as assigned (5%)



Preferred Qualifications -Experience with Google Analytics or similar tools -Experience in higher ed or other industry with intangible product -Experience teaching web communication concepts to a non-technical audience -Experience with e-mail marketing and CRM platforms


New York, NY


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Columbia University Libraries is a top-tier academic research library, serving one of the world’s most important centers of research and learning. The Libraries build, sustain, and make discoverable collections that transcend traditional boundaries of format and domain, keeping pace with a dynamic and rapidly evolving information environment and creating unique opportunities for users to encounter global thought. As vital partners in the University’s research and learning ecosystem, the Libraries connects users with rich and distinctive collections, fosters meaningful learning experiences, and provides innovative research support for a large, diverse user population.

The Libraries’ collection includes resources in more than 450 languages and primary source materials that span over 4,000 years of human thought. The collection is comprised of 13 million volumes, over 160,000 journals and serials, as well as extensive electronic resources, manuscripts, rare books, microforms, maps, and graphic and audio-visual materials. The Libraries employs more than 350 staff and hosts over 4 million physical and 20 million virtual visitors each year. A leader in strategic partnerships for shared collections, collaborative collection development, and reciprocal borrowing and use, Columbia University Libraries is a key node in a network connecting users to a boundless multitude of resources around the world.