Thursday , February 22 2024

University of Free State Vacancies – Digital Content Officer

Website University of the Free State

Job Responsibilities:

  • Manage the Content Management System (CMS) of the UFS websites (bilingual final content approval). Workflow of the website must have a 48-hour turn-around time.
  • Ensure the correct UFS brand application on all pages, documents, designs, graphics, and images on UFS web pages.
  • Ensure that page layout complies with the prescribed guidelines.
  • Ensure that all links function properly.
  • Ensure that photographs and images are relevant and of high quality.
  • Ensure that the correct English style and grammar are used on pages and documents.
  • Communicate regularly with web managers via Web Wise emails.
  • Project Management: Manage ad hoc projects for web content and SEO/SEM.
  • Complete and maintain Search Engine Optimisation (SEO) on the UFS website (including institutional pages, faculties, departments, documents, images, links, and other resources).
  • Create and maintain the Digital Content Guidelines document.
  • Create awareness of the document described above among UFS staff.
  • Assimilate and analyse the national and international environment within the area of responsibility and implement new interventions.
  • Participate in DCM’s Newsdesk and curate content for the communication platforms according to the assigned portfolio (Faculty of Theology and Religion, UFS South Campus for Open Distance Learning (ODL), including Social Responsibility Projects (SRP), Office of Vice-Rector, CTL, DIRAP, Kovsie Phahamisa Academy.
  • Ensure that content is presented timeously and in a multimedia, format to optimise its use on the various communication platforms.
  • Responsible for quality assurance and coordination of all content on the UFS Intranet and quick links menu.
  • Gather data/statistics from all units on internal and external platforms and compile a document.

Job Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree or a B.Tech degree on NQF level 7 in Communication and/or language editing.
  • A minimum of two (2) years’ relevant working experience related to the duties and responsibilities.
  • Basic knowledge of HTML/HTML5 coding.
  • Knowledge of web SEO (Search Engine Optimisation).
  • Results Orientated
    • The ability to cope with a frequently changing environment and to adapt to evolving situations.
    • The ability to stick with tasks, not give up, and overcome obstacles in completing one’s task.
  • Strategic Thinking
    • The ability to focus on details, work towards perfection, and approach work in a neat and organised manner.
    • The ability to carefully analyse information and use logic to address issues and problems at work.
  • Business Acumen
    • The ability to adhere to rules and strictly follow work regulations.
    • Proficient in the use of MS Office and MS Outlook.
  • Leading
    • The ability to lead, take charge of situations and offer opinions and directions to others.
    • The ability to be cooperative with others, display a good-natured attitude, and encourage people to work together.
  • Building Coalitions
    • The ability to be sensitive and understanding to the needs and feelings of others.
    • The ability to interact with others and establish personal connections with people.
  • Basic understanding of Adobe Photoshop or a similar programme.
  • Knowledge/work experience in the higher education environment.

Job Details:

Company: University of the Free State

Vacancy Type:  Full Time

Job Location: Bloemfontein

Application Deadline: N/A

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