Hire IT People, LLC Web Editor in washington, District Of Columbia

Web Editor

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DC Government

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washington, DC

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Duration :

6 Months

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Posted :

5 years ago

Job Seekers, Please send resumes to resumes@hireitpeople.com or Call: (202) 719-0200 Ext: 127

Complete Description:

OCTO’s Web Maintenance Team is responsible for

maintaining the web standards and publishing processes for District of Columbia

government web properties that make up the DC.Gov web portal. The portal

educates and informs District residents and other interested parties to the

various policies, programs, services and systems that constitute the District

Government. The team manages website content publication workflow; provides

editorial and standards oversight for all content, troubleshoots minor issues

and responds to emergency situations that require immediate public

notification; and assists and advises other District projects in integrating

new content into the DC.Gov web portal.

The Web Maintenance Team is currently in the middle of a

project to migrate all District agency websites from DC.Gov’s current content

management systems (DSF and OpenText) to a new Drupal platform. This phase of

the project anticipates migrating approximately 50 websites to this platform.

Editors will be expected to work on several agency websites concurrently. The

migration will include converting the websites to a new look and feel that has

already been developed by OCTO. Transition activities include managing agency

client expectations, explaining technical concepts to non-technical people,

assisting the agency with developing a new information architecture, content

preparation, content migration, agency site editorial review, photo and graphic

resizing, agency site launch, etc. The candidate will work with a business

analyst on the development of the site architecture. The candidate will follow

universal content management principles as well as District of Columbia web

standards throughout content migration efforts. It is the candidate’s

responsibility to become familiar with District of Columbia terminology,

District services and the agencies that provide such services. Some fact finding

and research is required.

Familiarity with Drupal or other similar Content

Management Systems and with website conversions are highly desirable. Although

the principal role is that of a web editor, strong analytical skills, as well

as the ability to work with others are contemplated as part of this position.

Behavior Characteristics:

Capable with challenging work environment, changing

priorities and assignments. Multi-task on multiple web migration projects.

Detail oriented. Organized. Work collaboratively with large team. Can explain

technical processes to non-technical individuals.


Client relations and task management regarding web

content migration Required 4 Years 3 - Expert

Commercial-off-the-shelf content management system

experience Required 4 Years 3 - Expert

MS Office, Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Photoshop Required 7

Years 3 - Expert

Oral and written communication skills Required 7 Years 3

  • Expert

Photo editing, captioning and tagging Required 3 Years 3

  • Expert

Section 508 accessibility regulations and Plain Language

knowledge Required 4 Years 3 - Expert

Web content management, including site maintenance

processes Required 4 Years 3 - Expert

Web content migration Required 3 Years 3 - Expert

Web editing and copy editing Required 7 Years 3 - Expert

Web production, including editing, design, and graphics

tools Required 4 Years 3 - Expert

Web requirements gathering and documentation Required 3

Years 3 - Expert

Drupal Highly desired 1 Years 2 - Proficient

Knowledge of government operations Highly desired 1 Years

2 - Proficient

Web programming languages/tools (eg, HTML; CSS;

Javascript;) Nice to have 4 Years 3 - Expert