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Best Job Ad Ever: Web Ninja

I ran across the following ad on one of my e-mail lists. I thought they did such a good job in making the position sound cool I wanted to share here:


POSITION ANNOUNCEMENT: Anythink Web Ninja (part webmaster, part virtual library visionary, part social media guru)

Closing Date:
24-Sep-2012 (MST)

Job title: Anythink Web Ninja (part webmaster, part virtual library visionary, part social media guru) Business Unit: Communication Department Pay range: $46,176 – 55,441 DOE Job Type: Full-time, exempt
Job description:
You have the right blend of creativity and technology skills to advance Anythink’s vision in our digital, mobile, connected-everywhere world. You are dedicated to helping people feel inspired, creative and empowered in our online environments just as they are in our physical locations. You understand the power of content management systems and aren’t afraid of a few acronyms (PHP, JS, JSON, XML, etc.). You love to dabble in all areas of technology and embrace the fact that we live in a multimedia world. You combine fierce brand advocacy with your intuitive understanding of how to support and enhance the user’s experience.
Ready to join in a bold opportunity to help us take community library services to an entirely new dynamic realm?
Who you are:
• You have a solid foundation in web development and content strategy.
• You have a firm understanding of marketing concepts using online tools.
• You have strong editing skills and attention to detail.
• You have a thing for libraries; you’re excited about your role in helping shift perceptions of them.
• You engage well with people and are passionate about providing an exemplary customer experience.
• You are a deadline-driven multi-tasker, ensuring projects are accurate and timely.
• You take the initiative, working independently or with others.
• You inspire fun in the people around you.
Your vision:
• You see the big picture and understand the web’s role in promoting/supporting Anythink’s services, programs and collections.
• You are Anythink’s webmaster, managing the district’s website through development, content updates, user administration and troubleshooting.
• You lead Anythink’s virtual library task force to help set the district’s development priorities and implement its web build plan.
• You manage the development of Ignite, Anythink’s intranet, to respond to the changing needs of the organization.
• You are a fierce econtent advocate, promoting our collections and resources, and an explorer of solutions to increase usability of Anythink’s digital collections.
• You are a champion for seamless integration/responsive design and are always mindful of the user experience by coordinating/conducting ongoing usability testing.
• You are a social media genius, interacting with customers wherever they are and staying up-to-date on the hottest new venues. You are always looking for new ways to create compelling social media experiences for our customers.
• You encourage contributions from staff, using your keen editing skills to ensure that all messages are clean, concise and reflect the Anythink voice.
• You collect, curate and contextualize Anythink’s internal/external online content, including photos, blogs, news stories, discussions and more.
• You are a multimedia maven; you know a video or podcast sometimes packs more punch. You can use basic digital media creation tools to tailor a message to a variety of formats.
• You work closely with Anythink’s IT, Collection Development, and Public Services staff and collaborate frequently with branch staff and other departments.
• You are a project management superstar; you know how to bring the right people to the table depending on the project and can communicate in terms they understand.
• You are a training wizard, bringing out the best in staff; your enthusiasm for technology is infectious.
• You love our products. You are a voracious reader, listen to a diverse range of music, and love a good movie.
• You understand that when the pressure is on, we all work together; you enjoy being part of the team to make it happen.
• You do the right thing. Every decision you make and action you take is an opportunity to demonstrate our collective integrity.
Do you have what it takes?
• You have 3+ years of web management experience.
• You have experience working in Drupal or other content management systems and know enough PHP, JavaScript, and XML to be dangerous.
• You have a bachelor’s degree and a love for exploring new skills and technologies.
• Social media savvy required. Google analytics experience preferred.
• A working knowledge of basic video/sound editing software preferred.
• You have excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• You have the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously, prioritize effectively, adapt flexibly to changing priorities, and meet deadlines in a high-speed environment.
We are guided by these shared values:
Compassion for our customers and each other Passion for our product Eagerness to learn Optimistic attitude – we believe that anything is possible
Why Anythink?
A job with Anythink is a chance to use your knowledge and experience to enable transformations every day. You will be instrumental in helping our customers have fun, whether they’re sitting by the fireplace with a newspaper, surfing the Internet, gaming in the teen room or learning something new at one of our many intriguing and entertaining programs. As you help and inspire others, you will also be inspired. This job will have you loving Monday mornings again.

Your job will involve your being “on the move” in our libraries: You will stand, walk, crouch, stoop, squat, twist, climb, push/pull up to 50 pounds, and lift up to 25 pounds.

For more information about this position and our library district, visit our website at http://anythinklibraries.applicantpro.com/jobs/11631.html.

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