Loyola University New Orleans: Web Designer

Posted by | September 10, 2010 | Web Professional Jobs Blog

Location: New Orleans, Louisiana

URL: http://www.loyno.edu

Loyola University New Orleans is accepting applications for a highly-skilled and enthusiastic Web Designer.
The Web Designer will work with the Director of Web Communications, along with the university web team, to help Loyola University New Orleans evolve and enhance its website and electronic-media presence. The Web Designer will create new page layouts and localized graphics using the direction of the university’s Art Director and Director of Web Communications. A major component of the position is the design, production, and management of social media accounts related to Loyola University New Orleans. He/she must have a strong background in design, (print and web), and a working knowledge of web development standards, including HTML, CSS, and Flash. A portfolio of work is required.
Duties and responsibilities of the Web Designer:
* Produces and maintains electronically designed page layouts using direction from the Director of Web Communications
* Keeps templates, photos, and graphics throughout Loyola’s website fresh and consistent (both across print and web mediums, and across the website itself)
* Consults with faculty and staff to identify their graphic needs, including budget and project deadlines
* Assesses new standards, technologies, and trends, and formulates strategies and plans for future enhancement of Loyola’s website
* Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned
* Creates blogs for university departments via the WordPress platform
* Creates and manages social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, etc.) for departments within the university, and the university as a whole.
* Designs, manages, and sends graphic HTML e-newsletters and e-mails
Qualification requirements of applicants:
* B.A., Graphic Design/Communication, B.S. Computer Science, or Information Technology, with emphasis on multimedia, or related degree
* 2–4 years of web design/development production experience
* Expertise in current Internet development standards, including HTML, 508C compliance, and CSS web standards
* Familiarity with WordPress and Drupal content management systems (specifically theming)
* Basic design skills such as typography, 2D design, photography and image editing, layout and presentation a must
* Critical and creative thinking are essential
* Solid experience with Dreamweaver, Photoshop, Flash, and Illustrator
* Proficiency in both Macintosh and PC-based environments
* Strong understanding of social media strategy and implementation
* Demonstrated ability to set, manage, and meet project deadlines
* Attention to detail
* Solid oral and written communication skills
* Knowledge of XHTML, XML, JavaScript (jQuery), and basic PHP programming a plus
* Knowledge of Internet-based e-mail delivery programs a plus (ex: MyEmma, ConstantContact)

To apply: If you are interested in this position, please respond with a cover letter, résumé, and examples of previous work. Online portfolios are much appreciated. Application materials can be sent to: resumes@loyno.edu

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