OSU Ag Digital Communication Specialist
Oklahoma State University
Oklahoma State University’s Division of Agricultural Sciences and Natural Resources is dedicated to making available science-based information relevant to improving the quality of life for the people of Oklahoma. The Division is comprised of the Ferguson College of Agriculture and two state agencies: the Oklahoma Agricultural Experiment Station and the Oklahoma Cooperative Extension Service. Discover more about us at https://agdivision.okstate.edu/.
This position is within the Digital Team of the Dean’s Office in the Division of Agriculture at Oklahoma State University. The incumbent will work with the Associate Director of Integrated Digital Strategies as well as other stakeholders including faculty, Extension educators and staff members to increase the reach, visibility, and impact of Division programs.
As a member of the Digital Team staff, this person will remediate documents to ensure accessibility standards are met. They will also develop and update department websites in both Omni CMS and SharePoint to ensure web accessibility standards (WCAG AA) are met, they will assist in transitioning websites to a new content management system, revise content for the web, and digitally distribute internal communications. Other duties as assigned.
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Special Instructions to Applicants
A resume, cover letter, and list of three references which includes name, address, and email address is required for application
Education & Experience
Required: Bachelor’s in Management Information Systems, Communications, Marketing, Multimedia, or related field.
Demonstrated experience in accessibility standards, knowledge of Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WGAG) 2.0/ 2.1 standards and guidance, experience remediating documents in Adobe Acrobat Pro DC, experience using web technologies including, but not limited, SharePoint, HTML, content management system use, web design, image editing, editing and content creation.
Valid driver’s license. Reliable transportation for travel connected with official duties. Reimbursement for official travel.
Good eye for design, ability to choose appropriate web content placement, and document remediation experience. Familiarity with Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Word, Excel and/or Google Docs. Good interpersonal communication skills.
Accessibility remediation is the term used to explain the process of eliminating accessibility barriers for people with disabilities. Applicant must have experience in remediating and testing electronic documents (PDF, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint) and websites for Section 508 compliance using both automation testing tools and manual testing.
Experience in remediating and testing web pages and web applications with Web Content Accessibility Guidelines (WCAG) 2.0/2.1 compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) standards.
Experience in training and creating material/processes for both customers and developers.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Outstanding interpersonal and analytical skills.
Ability to work independently on projects and contribute to project team efforts.
Required Skills, Proficiencies and Knowledge:*Generally, tech-savvy and very computer literate
Experience in remediating various types of documents (PDF’s, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
Ability to write in a clear and concise manner
Familiarity with Photoshop, Adobe Acrobat Pro, Word, Excel and/or Google Docs.
Good interpersonal communication skills.
Prioritize tasks as they are received in order to adhere to requested timelines for both web pages and document remediation.
Ability to work independently and organize projects and contribute to project team efforts.
Web content editing and development skills.
Preferred: Master’s in Management Information Systems, Communications, Multimedia, or related field.
One to three years of experience developing web sites, remediating documents, writing digital content, and organizational skills are required.
Oklahoma State University (OSU) strives to provide a safe study, work, and living environment for its faculty, staff, volunteers and students. To support this environment and comply with applicable laws and regulations, OSU conducts pre-employment background checks on final candidates. Offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a background check. The type of background check conducted varies by position and can include, but is not limited to, criminal (felony and misdemeanor) history, sex offender registry, motor vehicle history, financial history, and/or education verification. Background checks will be conducted when required by law or contract and when, in the discretion of the university, it is reasonable and prudent to do so.
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