THE CHIMES // Web Staff

Basic function and responsibility:

The Chimes Web Staff assists the Web Producer in the development and the promotion of the Chimes’ website. While the exact details of their duties are determined by their supervisor, their most significant tasks include monitoring web traffic (and suggesting ways to increase traffic to the website), preparing and sending out the Chimes newsletter, looking for ways to improve the design of the website, and helping manage the Chimes’ various social media accounts.

The ideal candidate is a tech-comfortable student with a firm grasp of basic web design principles and social media management. They also possess some coding experience and a knowledge of how to analyze traffic data. Finally, they work well with a team, staying in communication with the rest of the staff at all times.

Duties:

1. Assist the Web Producer in overseeing the Chimes website.

2. Analyze web traffic data and suggest ways to improve online visibility.

3. Suggest edits to headlines to make them more suited for the web edition.

4. Assist the Web Producer in managing the Chimes’ social media accounts.

5. Be available to post stories in a timely fashion, if called upon, including breaking news, sports games, and weekend events.

6. Help prepare and distribute the online newsletter multiple times a week.

Supervision Received: Editor-in-Chief, Managing Editor, Web Producer

Supervision of Others: No direct supervision of others.

Qualifications:

General: Strong web and social media skills. Flexible attitude. Strong communication skills. Demonstrate a working knowledge of AP style, Google Docs, Wordpress, and various social media platforms including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

Education and Experience: At the time of election or appointment, have completed at least one semester at Biola University with a full-time student status and currently be enrolled as a full-time student. During the term of service, maintain a full-time student status. Prior work or class experience in journalism is preferred.

This position receives a leadership scholarship. In order to retain their scholarship, the staff member must hold to expectations as outlined in a rubric.