Agriculture Communications Specialist

University of Kentucky
September 21, 2023
Offerd Salary:$43,361
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Contract Type:Open-ended
Working Time:Full time
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Posting Details

Posting Details

Job Title Agriculture Communications Specialist

Requisition Number RE41451 Working Title Department Name 81350:Agricultural Communications Work Location Lexington Grade Level 44 Salary Range $43,361-69,383/year Type of Position Staff Position Time Status Full-Time Required Education


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5 yrs

Required License/Registration/Certification


Physical Requirements

Sitting for long periods of time.


Monday – Friday; 8:00 am – 5:00 pm.

Job Summary

The Agricultural Communications team in the Martin-Gatton College of Agriculture, Food and Environment is seeking a Web Content Specialist that excels in creating dynamic, engaging web content. This individual will work with departmental stakeholders to develop effective web content that meets their external communication/marketing needs while ensuring alignment with the college's greater marketing and strategic communications strategy.

The Web Content Specialist will be responsible for auditing sites on the college's web platform for opportunities related to accessibility and content strategy and providing actionable solutions for improving user experience. This individual will provide training and guidance to stakeholders related to digital content strategy, accessibility, and analytics. Additionally, the successful candidate will serve as an advocate for departmental stakeholders on the Digital Communications team to improve the team's service infrastructure.

The Agriculture Communications team is committed to promoting work-life balance by offering hybrid work arrangements that allow for some amount of remote work. This position includes excellent benefits and provides opportunities for internal advancement. The College of Agriculture, Food and Environment is an inclusive and welcoming workplace that offers a variety of employee enhancement initiatives, such as a formal mentoring program and a staff professional development fund. To find out more about CAFE and how the college supports the mission of this being the University of, for, and with Kentucky Click Here: https: // www.

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities : Writing, Content Strategy, Content Management Systems (CMSs), Web Design (HTML/CSS), Visual Design, Training, Digital Project Management

Skills / Knowledge / Abilities

Ability to work independently and/or as part of a team. Ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously. Strong desire for continuous improvement. Customer Service, Superior interpersonal and communication skills – written and verbal. Proficient in web technologies such as HTML5, CSS3, SASS, and Bootstrap.

Does this position have supervisory responsibilities? No Preferred Education/Experience

BA + 5 Years.

Deadline to Apply 09/21/2023 University Community of Inclusion

The University of Kentucky is committed to a diverse and inclusive workforce by ensuring all our students, faculty, and staff work in an environment of openness and acceptance. We strive to foster a community where people of all backgrounds, identities, and perspectives can feel secure and welcome. We also value the well-being of each of our employees and are dedicated to creating a healthy place to work, learn and live. In the interest of maintaining a safe and healthy environment for our students, employees, patients and visitors the University of Kentucky is a Tobacco & Drug Free campus.

As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we strongly encourage veterans, individuals with disabilities, women, and all minorities to consider our employment opportunities.

Any candidate offered a position may be required to pass pre-employment screenings as mandated by University of Kentucky Human Resources. These screenings may include a national background check and/or drug screen.

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  • What is your knowledge and experience with Accessibility, Usability, and Inclusion?
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  • How many years of experience do you have managing a Drupal content management system (or other web content management system)?
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  • More than 0, up through 1 year
  • More than 1 year, up through 3 years
  • More than 3 years, up through 5 years
  • More than 5 years
  • Which best represents your web development experience in a collegiate setting?
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  • What is your knowledge and experience with Responsive Web Development?
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  • Describe your experience with web content management systems (Drupal, WordPress, etc.)
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  • Please describe how your work experience directly relates to this position; include details about your roles or experiences with web accessibility and google analytics.
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  • Describe your experience developing and implementing content strategies for digital projects.
  • (Open Ended Question)

  • How many years of experience do you have working on digital communications and marketing projects? (use a MC format with # of years)
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  • Where did you first see this position advertised other than on UK's online employment system?
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