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Company: Brown University
Location: Providence, RI
Career Level: Entry Level
Industries: Government, Nonprofit, Education


Job Description:

The Digital Strategist & Web Producer develops and implements digital communication strategies for Brown's websites and web applications, including the University's flagship website,

Reporting to the Associate Director for Web Strategy & Digital Solutions, the Web Producer is part of a web and digital team comprising UX designers, front-end developers and other digital strategists and web producers.

The Web Producer works to solve complex communication, user experience and technology challenges across Brown's web presence. The Web Producer partners with colleagues in the Office of University Communications (OUC) and with campus units across Brown to assess goals and devise strategies designed to achieve the University's web communication and digital marketing objectives. Working collaboratively, the Web Producer leads information architecture, content strategy and user experience efforts for a variety of web and digital projects. The Web Producer should be well-versed in analytics and measurement techniques and serve as a champion for web accessibility and digital best practices to the University community.

The Web Producer builds high-quality, sustainable websites within the context of Brown's enterprise web content management system, Drupal. The Web Producer has expert-level knowledge of Drupal site-building, including extensive experience with content types, views, taxonomies, blocks, menus, themes, and a wide range of contributed modules. The Web Producer also contributes to managing the University's Drupal CMS and associated design themes as digital products through planning, production, assessment and evaluation.

In addition to Drupal site building, the Web Producer plays a role in supporting the CMS by offering support for web content editors. The Web Producer is responsible for responding to issues escalated from the OUC Client Relations team and the OIT help desk. 

The Web Producer should have strong interpersonal and organizational skills, demonstrate initiative, flexibility and a collaborative nature, as well as the ability to manage multiple projects and deadlines while maintaining high quality product and services. The Digital Strategist should be a conceptual thinker capable of creating, and communicating the value of, digital solutions.


  • Demonstrated experience with digital strategy and UX and UI principles.
  • Expert-level knowledge of HTML and experience with CSS.
  • Strong analytical, technical and project management skills.
  • Working knowledge of web technologies and user experience conventions.
  • Experience with Google Analytics, search engine optimization (SEO) and web/social media integration.
  • Extensive knowledge of web accessibility standards, including WCAG and Section 508.
  • Deep understanding of web communication and the role of web content in integrated communication campaigns.
  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment.
  • Understanding of web design/development concepts and processes.
  • Customer support experience in a complex organization, such as a large corporation or university.
  • Strong communications skills; demonstrated ability to communicate and present effectively.
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects at a time while maintaining attention to detail.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Experience with media and image editing software.

Brown University is committed to advancing diversity, inclusion and equity. The Office of University Communications embraces diversity along its many dimensions— including race, ethnicity, sex, religion, socio-economic background, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical ability, and other aspects of identity. We value the different ways this might be demonstrated including in team-building, mentoring, service and community engagement.

Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, including but not limited to, women as well as racial and ethnic minorities, are particularly encouraged to apply. Brown University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

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Job Posting Title:

Digital Strategist & Web Producer


Office of University Communications


Grade 9

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Full time

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Position Classification:

Hybrid 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.

Vaccination Requirements:

In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. All employees must also receive a COVID-19 booster within thirty (30) days of becoming eligible. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.

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EEO Statement:

Brown University is an E-Verify Employer.

Brown University is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive academic global community; as an EEO/AA employer, Brown considers applicants for employment without regard to, and does not discriminate on the basis of, gender, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, race, protected veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status.

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