Extension & Experiment Station Communications (EESC) is seeking a Content Strategist. This is a full-time (1.00 FTE), 12-month, fixed term professional faculty position. Reappointment is at the discretion of the Director.
EESC supports the strategic communication needs of the statewide OSU Extension Service and the Oregon Agricultural Experiment Station (AES). EESC collaborates with Extension and AES faculty and staff on projects that range from multimedia educational design and publishing to technology adoption, news and media relations, impact reporting, and marketing efforts.
The Content Strategist is responsible for developing, implementing, and evaluating a content strategy focused on enhancing engagement with learners and increasing awareness of the value, relevance, and impact of the OSU Extension Service.
Day to day, the person in this position collaborates with EESC colleagues and program/topic-based content teams to plan and manage content and associated processes for OSU Extension's online presence.
As a member of EESC's web and content strategy team, the content strategist contributes project management expertise and also assists with planning, design, and development for the OSU Extension website and other EESC-managed web/technology initiatives and projects. As appropriate, the content strategist attends EESC leadership team meetings, participating in long-range planning and other work for the unit as a whole.
This position requires collaboration with EESC team members and Extension colleagues and leadership, as well as with other university communicators and technologists. The ability to communicate effectively and establish and sustain strong relationships with these stakeholders is critical to success.
OSU is committed to maintaining and enhancing a collaborative and inclusive community that strives for equity and equal opportunity. All employees are responsible for helping to ensure that these commitments are achieved. EESC team members are expected to exhibit respect, value differing perceptions and world views, and encourage diversity and inclusion.
Typically requires Bachelor's degree in Business Information Technology, Computer Science or related field. Professional Certification pertaining to position may be required.
Bachelor's degree in communications, marketing, educational technology, education, or a field relevant to duties outlined in the position description.
Professional experience in a field related to communications, educational technology, or information delivery via the web.
Strong understanding of and demonstrated ability to use web content strategy principles and practices.
Experience managing content and workflows in a modern content management system (e.g., Drupal).
Basic understanding of HTML, CSS, and responsive web design.
Working knowledge of Google Analytics and search engine optimization or search engine marketing (SEO/SEM) practices.
Working knowledge of basic web content creation, including writing for the web and image and video optimization.
Familiarity with accessibility, usability, user experience (UX), and user testing standards and best practices.
Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
Demonstrated ability to work effectively in a team and independently.
Demonstrated ability to organize, prioritize, and contribute to tasks toward successful completion of long-term, multi-dimensional, team-based projects.
Demonstrated ability to analyze and summarize data and information to develop recommendations.
This position is designated as a critical or security-sensitive position; therefore, the incumbent must successfully complete a criminal history check and be determined to be position qualified as per OSU Standard 576-055-0000 et seq. Incumbents are required to self-report convictions and those in youth programs may have additional criminal history checks every 24 months.
Demonstrable commitment to promoting and enhancing diversity and inclusion.
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OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.