Content Manager

WORKING TITLE:  Content Manager

SUMMARY OF POSITION ROLE/RESPONSIBILITIES: We are seeking a detail-oriented and collaborative individual to join our team as a Web Content Manager for a specific time period, to assist with the launch of our new College of the Arts website.  This position would be paid hourly and start as soon as possible at full-time (40 hours/week), continuing at full time until the launch of the website, which is expected in March 2024.  The position would then reduce to approximately 20-30 hours/week for 6 weeks after launch.

In this pivotal role, you will be instrumental in assisting the launch of our new college website by working closely with subject matter experts in the college, members of the Pixo (website creation company) team, and the college’s communications team ensuring content accuracy, and editing and creating content for a new component-based content management system (CMS). You will receive training on the use of the CMS and best practices for web writing and content optimization.  You will also have regular meetings with Pixo and the college’s communications team to assist with prioritization and support your work.

The successful candidate will bring previous experience in web content creation, editing, and/or migration.  No prior knowledge of the college or arts background required. 

Your dedication to maintaining quality and collaborating effectively will be crucial in ensuring a successful website launch. 


  • Content creation:
  • Receive training on the new component-based content management system (CMS) for the upcoming website.
  • Create pages and format content within the new CMS, ensuring a seamless transition.
  • Content collaboration:
  • Coordinate and partner with subject matter experts in the college to review and edit existing website content to align with the new website’s structure and goals.
  • Facilitate open communication between teams and related subject matter experts to gather necessary information and insights to ensure accuracy of content.
  • Content writing and optimization:
  • Receive training on best practices for web writing and content optimization to enhance user engagement and search visibility.
  • Apply best practices to ensure content is readable, correct, and findable.

Liaison and coordination:

  • Serve as a bridge between subject matter experts and technical teams, ensuring accurate representation of content within the new CMS.
  • Set timelines and deadlines for subject matter experts’ content input, keeping that aspect of the project within deadlines. Notify the college’s communications team when deadlines are not being met.
  • Quality assurance:
  • Conduct reviews of migrated content to ensure accuracy, consistency, and adherence to brand guidelines.
  • Address any formatting or layout issues that may arise during the migration process.

THE COLLEGE OF THE ARTS: The mission of the College of the Arts is to be a transformative community, responding to and generating paradigmatic shifts in the arts and beyond.  We achieve the university’s mission by training professionals and educating students as artists and scholars, while developing their capacities for critical study, creative practice, and provocation.  The College offers baccalaureate, masters, and doctoral degrees. Approximately 1,700 students are pursuing majors in degrees offered by the College of the Arts under the direction of 130 faculty members in its three accredited schools— the School of Art + Art History, the School of Music, and the School of Theatre + Dance, and in the Center for Arts in Medicine, the Digital Worlds Institute, and the Center for Arts, Migration, and Entrepreneurship. In addition, the college comprises the University Galleries, and the University level of the New World School of the Arts in Miami. 

The University of Florida: The University of Florida is a comprehensive learning institution built on a land grant foundation, ranked one of the top five best public universities in the nation in U.S. News & World Report. We are The Gator Nation, a diverse community dedicated to excellence in education and research and shaping a better future for Florida, the nation and the world. Our mission is to enable our students to lead and influence the next generation and beyond for economic, cultural and societal benefit. UF is a graduate research institution with more than 50,000 students and membership in the prestigious Association of American Universities. Gainesville, which is consistently ranked as one of the nation’s most livable cities, is located midway between the Gulf of Mexico and the Atlantic Ocean. Together, the University and the community comprise the educational, medical and cultural center of North Central Florida, with outstanding resources such as the University of Florida Performing Arts (Phillips Center for the Performing Arts, the Squitieri Studio Theatre, the Baughman Center, University Auditorium), the Harn Museum of Art, the Florida Museum of Natural History and in the community, the Hippodrome State Theatre and Dance Alive National Ballet.

Expected Salary:

$24.99/hour ($52,179.12 annual) – $25.99/hour ($54,237.12 annual) Based on qualifications and experience.  Eligible for comprehensive benefits package.

Minimum Requirements:

Evidence of success in working with subject matter experts to learn and understand new content material to effectively communicate that content to others.

Open, welcoming, and calm communication and interpersonal skills that allow for smooth collaboration with diverse teams and individuals.

Ability to quickly learn and adapt to new content management systems and technical tools.

Previous experience in content creation, editing, and/or migration

Familiarity with web writing best practices and basic understanding of Search Engine Optimization (SEO) principles.

Organizational skills to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines effectively.

Evidence of success in promoting an environment that advances pluralism, curiosity, open discourse, and the well-being of all.

Preferred Qualifications:

Basic understanding of web design concepts

Project management experience

Application Deadline: To ensure consideration, all application documents must be submitted by November 5, 2023. 

Application Process: Applications must be submitted via the University of Florida’s online application system.  Online applications must include the following: (1) a cover letter; (2) a curriculum vitae; and (3) names and contact information of three professional references. Additional materials may be requested at a later time.

Application must be submitted by 11:55 p.m. (ET) of the posting end date.