Web Designer and Producer

Brown University

Job Description:

The Web Designer and Producer develops and implements communications strategies for the Brown University Library’s websites and web applications, including the University Library’s flagship website, library.brown.edu. The Library’s website and applications are a critical service for Brown’s broad and diverse academic community. Reporting to the Head of Library Discovery Systems and Design, the Web Designer and Producer is part of a web team in the Brown University Library that reports up to the Director of Library Digital Technologies.

The Web Designer and Producer works to solve complex communications, user experience and technology challenges across the Brown University Library’s web presence. The Web Designer and Producer partners with colleagues across the library to assess goals and devise strategies designed to achieve the Library’s web communication objectives. The Web Designer and Producer serve as the primary front end web developer for a variety of web work. The Web Designer and Producer should be well-versed in design principles and techniques with a strong understanding of user experience, best practices and web standards. The Web Designer and Producer is responsible for creating and maintaining high-quality, efficient user interfaces and web content. The Web Designer and Producer has expert-level knowledge of site-building and theme-building within the context of Brown’s enterprise web content management systems, WordPress and Drupal.

The Brown University Library is a dynamic center of scholarship and community at the heart of a world-class research university. Supporting and collaborating with a broad and diverse academic constituency, the Library is essential for Brown’s mission “to serve the community, the nation, and the world by discovering, communicating, and preserving knowledge and understanding in a spirit of free inquiry.” Integrating with Brown’s ambitious strategic plans, the Library is a site of innovation that fuels intellectual creativity. Signature Library initiatives include the establishment of the Center for Library Exploration and Research to increase campus and community impact, and the Racial Justice Project to assess and counteract the legacies of historical racism in library practice. We are seeking outstanding library professionals at all levels of the organization who are excited about advancing academic excellence at the highest level, and who will bring a wide array of backgrounds, experiences, and abilities to a scholarly community that is actively committed to being more diverse and inclusive.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelor’s degree and 7-10 years of professional web design/development experience required, or equivalent combination of education and professional web design/development experience
  • Required experience working with Drupal and/or WordPress CMS, including advanced theme-building development
  • Experience working in an higher education environment preferred; ideal candidate has 3+ years experience in an academic library
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with web design principles, guidelines, and best industry practices
  • Demonstrated ability to support a community of diverse perspectives and cultures in an inclusive environment.
  • Knowledge and hands-on experience of the user-centered web development concepts and processes
  • Demonstrated ability of user interface design, evaluation, and technical maintenance
  • Proficient in developing front-end interfaces of websites and applications
  • Proficient in one or more programing languages for web and design development (e.g., PHP, HTML, CSS, JavaScript)
  • Demonstrated experience of content management systems including WordPress or Drupal
  • Experience in wireframing, prototyping, and using design tools
  • Ability to write and develop code based on mockups and ensure websites are user friendly, responsive, accessible, intuitive, and consistent
  • Experience with multimedia editing and tools
  • Knowledge of distributed version control including Git
  • Knowledge of Linux server environments and shell skills
  • Strong analytical, technical, and problem-solving skills, able to learn effectively and meet deadlines
  • Extensive knowledge of web accessibility standards, including WCAG and Section 508
  • Experience with Google Analytics, search engine optimization (SEO)
  • Self-motivated and able to work well independently and as part of a team
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills

Best consideration date:  February 23, 2024

All offers of employment are contingent upon a criminal background check and education verification satisfactory to Brown University.

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Job Posting Title:
Web Designer and Producer

University Library

Grade 10

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Full time

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Position Work Location:
Remote Eligible

Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

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