Brown University — Web Strategist and Producer

Job Description:

The Web Strategist and Producer develops and implements communications strategies for Brown’s websites and web applications, including the University’s flagship website, The Web Strategist and Producer is part of a web and digital team in Brown’s central Office of University Communications comprising UX designers, front-end developers and other digital strategists and web producers.

Serving in a dual capacity of strategist and producer, this position works to solve complex communications, user experience and technology challenges across Brown’s web presence. The Web Strategist and Producer partners with colleagues across Brown to assess goals and devise strategies designed to achieve the University’s web communication and digital marketing objectives. Working collaboratively, this role leads information architecture, content strategy and user experience efforts for a variety of web and digital projects. The Web Strategist and Producer should be well-versed in analytics and measurement techniques and serve as a champion for web accessibility and digital best practices to the University community.

The Web Strategist and Producer builds high-quality, sustainable websites within the context of Brown’s enterprise web content management system, Drupal, and has expert-level knowledge of site-building and content layout. This position also contributes to managing the University’s CMS and associated design themes as digital products through planning, production, assessment and evaluation. In addition to site building, the Web Strategist and Producer provides support to a large network of web content editors at Brown.

The Web Strategist and Producer should have strong interpersonal and organizational skills, and demonstrate initiative, flexibility and a collaborative nature. The ideal candidate is a conceptual thinker capable of creating, and communicating the value of, digital solutions.


  • Bachelor’s degree and five years of professional experience required, or equivalent combination of education and professional experience
  • Required experience working with Drupal or another enterprise web CMS, including advanced site-building ability and broad knowledge of contributed modules
  • Demonstrated experience with digital strategy and UX and UI principles
  • Expert-level knowledge of HTML and experience with CSS
  • Strong analytical, technical and project management skills
  • Working knowledge of web technologies and user experience conventions
  • Experience with Google Analytics, search engine optimization (SEO) and web/social media integration
  • Extensive knowledge of web accessibility standards, including WCAG and Section 508
  • Deep understanding of web communication and the role of web content in integrated communication campaigns
  • Demonstrated willingness and ability to support a diverse and inclusive environment
  • Understanding of web design/development concepts and processes
  • Customer support experience in a complex organization, such as a large corporation or university
  • Strong communications skills; demonstrated ability to communicate and present effectively
  • Proven ability to manage multiple projects at a time while maintaining attention to detail
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills

Brown University is committed to advancing diversity, inclusion and equity. The Office of University Communications embraces diversity along its many dimensions— including race, ethnicity, sex, religion, socio-economic background, sexual orientation, gender identity, physical ability, and other aspects of identity. We value the different ways this might be demonstrated including in team-building, mentoring, service and community engagement.

Candidates from historically underrepresented groups, including but not limited to, women as well as racial and ethnic minorities, are particularly encouraged to apply. Brown University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.

All offers of employment are contingent upon successful completion of a background check.

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Web Strategist and Producer

Office of University Communications

Grade 10

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Full time

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Position Classification:
Hybrid Eligible

Submission Guidelines:
Please note that in order to be considered an applicant for any staff position at Brown University you must submit an application form for each position for which you believe you are qualified. Applications are not kept on file for future positions. Please include a cover letter and resume with each position application.

Vaccination Requirements:
In order to maintain 90% or greater universal vaccination rates on campus, all newly hired employees at Brown University must receive the final dose of the COVID-19 vaccine before they begin work, unless they are approved for a medical or religious exemption. All employees must also receive a COVID-19 booster within thirty (30) days of becoming eligible. For more information, please visit the Healthy Brown site.

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