Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Senior Web Designer Job with the Roanoke Times

Senior Web Developer
Job Code: 743
Division: The Roanoke Times
Location: ROANOKE, VA US
Travel Involved: None/Not Specified
Job Type: Full Time
Job Level: Experienced
Education: Bachelors Degree
Category: Newspapers, Sales

Position Summary:
The Web Dean will design and build a highly interactive web site with rapidly changing entertainment, infotainment, and advertising content targeting college age students. Works closely with sales and content leaders to identify new products and to plan, prioritize, and implement projects. Selects and manages vendors and contractors. Builds, trains, and manages a team that includes college students. Maintains deep understanding of current, web sites, trends, and potential use of internet and digital technology.


Remain current with existing and emerging technology and with high volume, high buzz web sites

Work with Content and Sales Deans to identify creative look of new site, entertainment content, infotainment content, and advertising placement on site

Co-host focus groups, lead discovery efforts to uncover unmet demands in college age internet users

Create and maintain development schedule for frequently changing content and continually innovative directional development

Ensure highest quality of site, ensure high look-ability and usability of site

Recruit, select, and train team members—primarily college students—to support emerging development and on-going site updates

Supervise growing team and manage performance process including Partners in Performance (PIP)

Create developmental plans for team members in collaboration with individuals

Participate in cross-functional sub-teams as needed

Solicit proposals from vendors and contractors, select appropriate vendors and contractors, and manage vendor/contractor relationships

ASP, .NET, MS SQL—minimum three years experience

JavaScript, XML, CSS—minimum two years experience

Experience in web development using XHTML standards

Experience with multimedia and FLASH

Experience leading web development teams, more than three years experience preferred

Proven track record for managing multiple priorities and multi-tasking

Proven track record for strong organizational skills

Outstanding interpersonal and collaboration skills

Bachelors degree required

Skills Desired:
Web Development -> HTML, JavaScript

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