Media Designer / Web Editor
Full Time Regular
Reporting to the Manager, this is a specialized communications role that involves developing, implementing and maintaining online web content. Responsibilities include ensuring consistency of online communications and optimizing user experience by developing clear and consistent messages. Independence of judgment and initiative is exercised within established guidelines and according to policies and procedures. Together, the Web and New Media team is responsible for maintaining all of the City of Surrey websites (surrey.ca; surreylibraries.ca; surrey.ca/kids and surrey.ca/youth).
As the Web Editor, you will ensure that all existing content on the City of Surrey websites contains up-to-date and accurate information, and that all pages within the websites align with a standardized communication style. Your first task in this role will be to establish a style guide for online communications, and then you will edit existing content within the websites based on the defined standards. Once all existing pages within the site are reviewed, you will then outline the process for ongoing review and updating of the websites to ensure the websites maintain their integrity following the completion of the project. You will be responsible for preparing and presenting recommendations and reports as required. You will work collaboratively with staff on projects, liaise with technical staff to determine how content is delivered, and support content contributors engaged in the development of web projects.
The successful candidate will have considerable knowledge of communication principles, practices, methods and techniques/knowledge of social media channels and a familiarity with communication principles specific to each medium is considered an asset. In addition, you must be familiar with Content Management Systems (CMS) functionality and the management of publication of web content to websites and mobile devices. A Diploma in a related field, including or supplemented by courses related to communications and design as well as 5 years’ experience in directly related work, preferably in the public sector is recommended. The equivalent combination of education and experience may be considered. This position requires the completion of a Criminal Record Check.
Effective fall 2013, City Hall will be moving to a new state-of-the-art facility located in North Surrey (King George and 104th area). Surrey's New City Hall (NCH) is part of the Build Surrey program, designed to make Surrey an even more exciting place to live and work, and to position the city for growth over the next decade. NCH will act as a catalyst to stimulate job creation in the city and will be easily accessible to residents and businesses.