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Saturday, July 4, 2009

F/T - Content Mgr -

There are two contract positions at that involve controlled
vocabulary development, knowledge of web content and search practices,
and SEO.

Please contact Paula Freedman at

*1. Title*
Content Manager,

*Role description*

The Content Manager is the central authority on all matters related to the organization of content on, serving as a strategic consultant to Editorial, Site Management, and Technology. The position is project-based, related to the project to rebuild, but is envisioned as temporary-to- permanent.

* Reports to: Director of Product Development, Digital Media
* Freelance/project- based
* Target start: June 2009
* Target end: December 2009


The Content Manager will be tasked with the following:

* Serves as a strategic consultant to Editorial, Site Management, and Technology.
* Develops and maintains Controlled Vocabularies for the site to be used in keyword-rich copy and metadata as well as relationship mapping and search engine implementation.
* Ensures content quality in terms of accuracy (aboutness) and
* Creates and maintains content/metadata style guide and works with producers/editorial team to ensure that best practices are employed
* Ensures content conforms to constantly-evolving Search Engine Optimization practices
* Develops naming conventions, instructional copy, and other interface textual elements
* Analyzes and takes action on traffic and search reports
* Evaluates potential content sources for quality and oversees integration
* Responsible for maintaining site maps and content inventories
* Ensures the ongoing integrity of the website as new content is published and/or applications are modified
* May identify content gaps to be filled in order to ensure a seamless user experience

* Defines requirements for importing, tagging, and managing content. Identifies business rules for mapping and batch processing.
* Oversees content migrations and tagging of content, including classification and application of metadata to assets.
* Defines content management requirements for future applications
* Quality Assurance on content-dependent application development
* Identifies and evaluates metadata tools

The ideal candidate will have:
· Intimate and up-to-date familiarity with web content and search best practices, including constantly changing external search (SEO) algorithms
· Solid written and inter-personal communication
· Working knowledge of web content management and asset management systems, databases, and search applications
· Background in Information Sciences or related field, particularly related to categorization, classification, and indexing
· MLS or equivalent degree
· Information Architecture and Interaction Design experience are highly desirable