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Front-end Web Designer-University Relations – Careers | West Virginia University – Morgantown, WV

West Virginia University in Morgantown, WV

West Virginia University

The Office of Communications at West Virginia University is seeking applicants for a Front-end Web Designer.(Professional Technologist 2.862) Using inventive and bold design techniques, the Front-End Web Designer is responsible for day-to-day creation, production and/or maintenance of several websites and digital products, including but not limited to:;, Mountaineer E-News, WVU Weekly, and emails from the University president. In addition to the overall design and development of these products, the incumbent is responsible for research, development and implementation of the latest digital technologies, including responsive design, flexible grid systems and progressive enhancement techniques, and development of methodology for designing websites.
In order to be successful in this role, the ideal candidate will:
  • Coordinate all “production” or “output” of UR/Office of Communications digital products, including but not limited to websites, HTML newsletters and media management systems.
  • As directed by the director of news, post news releases and stories to appropriate sites (WVUToday, E-News, WVU Magazine, etc.) utilizing inventive design within the overall structure of the particular platform.
  • Make recommendations about how individual releases/stories may be displayed to get the most attention/readership.
  • Develop HTML email templates for delivery systems like Blackbaud, MailChimp, etc.
    Once content has been developed, helps produce various HTML emails for distribution internally and externally (e.g. WVUToday, WVUWeekly, presidential communication, etc.).
  • Follow WVU branding guidelines in managing all platforms.
  • Work with colleagues in UR/Digital to stay abreast of trends in digital communication.
  • Ensure that UR/Office of Communications products comply with federal accessibility requirements.
  • Understand various content management systems to troubleshoot problems, provide conceptual guidance and provide feedback on development and improvement of current content management system.
  • Understand audience needs, user actions and information architecture for each platform.
  • Assist in maintaining a consistent positive image of the University on the digital products under his/her purview.
  • Analyze traffic and/or usage of various WVU posts/news stories on a variety of web platforms.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Bachelors degree in Graphic Design or related field.
  • Two (2) years experience in each of the following:
    • working on web design
    • using designs in content management systems and HTML
    • creating HTML e-mails and email templates
    • responsive CSS and HTML5 markup
    • responsive design and accessibility


  • Standard drivers license as travel around campus is required.
  • Resume
  • Cover letter

About WVU

At West Virginia University, we pride ourselves on a tireless endeavor for achievement. We are home to some of the most passionate, innovative minds in the country who push their limits for the sake of progress, constantly moving the world forward. Our students, faculty and staff make this institution one of the best out there, and we are proud to stand as one voice, one university, one WVU. Find out more about your opportunities as a Mountaineer at

West Virginia University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and the recipient of an NSF ADVANCE award for gender equity. The University values diversity among its faculty, staff and students, and invites applications from all qualified individuals, including minorities, females, individuals with disabilities and veterans.

Job Posting
: Apr 15, 2019

Posting Classification
: Non-Classified

Exemption Status
: Exempt

Benefits Eligible
: Yes

: Full-time
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Front-end Web Designer-University Relations – Careers | West Virginia University – Morgantown, WV

West Virginia University job in Morgantown, WV