Digital Communications Manager- Arts and Sciences Communications

Updated: 5 days ago
Location: Knoxville, TENNESSEE

Digital Communications Manager- Arts and Sciences Communications  - 21000000XU 



Digital Communications Manager - UT College of Arts and Sciences

Regular Fulltime, MR10

The Office of Arts and Sciences Communications within the UT College of Arts and Sciences seeks a digital communications manager. This position will work collaboratively as part of a team of communication professionals to provide expertise and implement a strategy for website projects, digital content and design, and data analytics.


  • Develop, design, maintain, and update existing websites (WordPress and static HTML) and other electronic media and assist with migration and creation of content into modern content management systems to ensure content sustainability and consistency of digital brand standards across all college web properties
  • Manage use of the email marketing platform for the college, create templates for all email needs, and distribute targeted emails/e-newsletters to a variety of internal and external audiences
  • Work with college constituents to ensure website content is accurate, up-to-date, and within brand
  • Monitor digital media platforms and provide reports on analytics to inform strategic and content planning
  • Coordinate the college social media ambassador program and work with faculty in each department to recruit and train students to be social media ambassadors for each unit and the college
  • Utilize the project management platform to create and manage digital project planning and prioritize work for all units in the college in order to meet deadlines
  • Liaise with the UT Office of Information Technology for technical website issues and ensure the college’s digital portfolio is secure and running at maximum efficiency
  • Create occasional graphics for social media and website posts
  • Participate in the UT communication communities and completes professional development opportunities to keep knowledge and skills updated



Required Abilities and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree and three years of experience in web/digital communications (or equivalent combination of education, training, and experience)
  • Detailed knowledge of WordPress development best practices and web development trends
  • Detailed knowledge of web server configurations, particularly for WordPress
  • Detailed knowledge of web accessibility standards, usability best practices, and principles of user-centered design
  • Advanced knowledge of HTML, PHP, CSS, and other web languages
  • Advanced interactive design skills and information architecture skills
  • Ability to work with MySQL databases and API integrations
  • Familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite; Sass or Less based CSS preprocessing; jQuery, and JavaScript
  • Ability to carry a web development project through its life cycle from concept to implementation
  • Ability to prioritize, manage, and deliver multiple projects on a rolling delivery schedule
  • Ability to produce creative work within established templates and content delivery systems
  • Ability to work well independently and as a member of a collaborative team
  • Strong organizational skills and proven written, verbal, and presentation communication skills

Preferred Abilities and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree in communications or related field and five years of experience in web development/IT
  • Advanced knowledge of WordPress development and web development trends
  • Expert interactive design and information architecture skills
  • General knowledge of Sass or Less based CSS preprocessing
  • Familiarity with React.js, Vue.js, or Angular.js libraries and frameworks
  • Familiarity with WordPress Gutenberg block development
  • General knowledge of the principles of effective communication, marketing, and advertisement
  • Basic ability to design graphics for web and social media platforms
  • Basic ability to edit short videos
  • Basic ability to write and edit content for digital communications

Candidates: Please submit a cover letter with your application. Please be prepared to submit a sample of your work if selected to move forward in the interview process.


  Other Professional 
Primary Location
  Administration-Arts & Sciences 
Campus/Institute  Knoxville 
Job Posting
  May 27, 2021, 2:20:56 PM 

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