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    Department: Information Technology 
    Reports to: Director of Technology

    Responsible for the implementation of the company’s initiatives for website design and to ensure proper operation of revenue generating features and functionality. This includes the advertising model, new revenue generating ideas, site preparation, user interface design, marketing coordination, back-end usability, analytics configuration, content presentation quality, Search Engine Optimization and asset management.

    - Leads the company’s initiatives pertaining to overall strategy for website design and implantation to ensure revenue generating features and functionality.
    - Collaborates with leadership team on advertising model design, layout and functionality to maximize revenue for clients.
    - Generates new revenue ideas for the websites and collaborates across all lines of the organization to design, implement and evaluate cost effectiveness of the new ideas.
    - Prepares design plan and implementation of all websites.
    - Ensures user interface is designed for efficiency and usability.
    - Monitors performance and corrects any errors with websites.
    - Performs interface with external developers to troubleshoot all issues.
    - Manages the ad server software and participates with advertising model forecasting.
    - Develops plans for future changes to the website.
    - Researches developments of latest technology and search engine requirements to help drive decision making.
    - Ensures Search Engine Optimization quality control and web analytics configuration.
    - Reviews all assets and technical systems for improvement.
    - Designs page layout, maintains design standards including modern site presentation and user interface design.

    - Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, Operations Management Systems or equivalent
    - 2+ years experience in working with high traffic web properties
    - Experience with web content management systems. WordPress or Ektron a plus
    - Proven ability to communicate with stakeholders and software development team
    - Project Management experience in a windows / .net shop a plus
    - Experience with the technical aspects of onsite search engine optimization, database technology, web services, email marketing systems

    Knowledge and skill with Code: HTML, CSS, JavaScript, SEO standards, web design, adobe creative suite

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to:

    Position requires close vision and working on a computer for up to eight (8) hours per day.

    Orally communicates with internal and external customers, face-to-face and on the telephone, Skype and corresponds by using voice and or email.

    Sit, stand, bend and stoop.

    Corporate office located on 5th floor of building, stairs and access to an elevator.


    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Open design office environment, working with others.

    Clean, well lighted area with access to up-to-date technology and equipment.

    Internal: WATT Global Media Leadership Team, Development Team Managers, External IT and development partners and general staff.

    External: CCI media; WATT Global Media clients and customers.

    WATT Global Media is a Results-Only Work Environment (This is a management concept that concerns itself less with employee workplace parameters -- no clocking in and out, no office presence -- and more with results).

    Company Contact:
    Christina Kamer, Ed.D.
    Human Resources Consultant
    WATT Global Media
    303 North Main Street, Suite 500
    Rockford, IL 61101 USA



    WATT Global Media provides exceptional business content and solutions to the agribusiness industry. As an industry innovator, WATT Global Media has connected buyers and sellers in the poultry, pig, animal feed and pet food industries through its media channels for more than 95 years. www.WATTnet.com

    Hours/Location: Flexible – Hours are scheduled around student’s classes, and location is dependent on where student resides. Training may be requested in Rockford office, if student’s location permits. WATT Global Media is a Results-Only Work Environment, which offers employees the opportunity to work where and when they can, as long as the results are achieved. Read more about ROWE below.
    Start date: September 2014 (runs through end of year 2014)

    Job Duties include:
    - Writing products, news and other assigned items
    - Coordinating with editors on projects
    - Self editing written content to meet WATT Global Media and AP style standards
    - Editing, proofreading material written by colleagues
    - Adding content (news, products, videos, etc.) to company websites using content management system
    - Assisting in organization, formatting of content in content management system


    - Competency in Microsoft Office Suite
    - Competency in using a computer
    - Working knowledge of news writing, editing principals
    - Working knowledge of SEO principals related to writing
    - Working knowledge of content management systems (i.e. WordPress, Ektron, etc.)
    - Background in agriculture a plus
    - Ability to work collaboratively
    - Ability to self-start and self-direct
    - Willingness to learn and assist where needed

    Please send resume to:
    Christina Kamer, Ed.D.
    Human Resources Consultant

     WATT Global Media is a Results-Only Work Environment (ROWE) 
    Results-Only Work Environment is a management strategy where employees are evaluated on performance, not presence. In a ROWE, people focus on results and only results — increasing performance while creating the right climate for people to manage all the demands in their lives. To learn more about ROWE, visit www.gorowe.com  





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