Web Editor, School of Veterinary Medicine

Web Editor, School of Veterinary Medicine

University Overview

The University of Pennsylvania, the largest private employer in Philadelphia, is a world-renowned leader in education, research, and innovation. This historic, Ivy League school consistently ranks among the top 10 universities in the annual U.S. News & World Report survey. Penn has 12 highly-regarded schools that provide opportunities for undergraduate, graduate and continuing education, all influenced by Penn's distinctive interdisciplinary approach to scholarship and learning. As an employer Penn has been ranked nationally on many occasions with the most recent award from Forbes who named Penn one of America's Best Employers By State in 2021.

Penn offers a unique working environment within the city of Philadelphia. The University is situated on a beautiful urban campus, with easy access to a range of educational, cultural, and recreational activities. With its historical significance and landmarks, lively cultural offerings, and wide variety of atmospheres, Philadelphia is the perfect place to call home for work and play.

The University offers a competitive benefits package that includes excellent healthcare and tuition benefits for employees and their families, generous retirement benefits, a wide variety of professional development opportunities, supportive work and family benefits, a wealth of health and wellness programs and resources, and much more.

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Posted Job Title
Web Editor, School of Veterinary Medicine

Job Profile Title
Web Designer

Job Description Summary
The web editor will be responsible for managing the strategic development, content generation, and implementation of the University of Pennsylvania's School of Veterinary Medicine (Penn Vet) website and subsites to elevate brand visibility and reputation, uphold message discipline, and support institutional growth. This role works on multiple website projects concurrently, with various timelines, and collaborates with academic, research, hospital, and administrative departments throughout the institution, to elevate Penn Vet's programmatic objectives, goals, and strategic priorities. The web editor will create, publish, and optimize written and visual/video content; ensure day-to-day website editorial maintenance; and work with internal partners on content development and posting.

The web editor will work closely with Penn Vet's Information Technology (IT) unit/backend developers to support and expand appropriate website presence; and trouble-shoot issues as required. The candidate will also work with internal University partners, as well as external partners, on analytics tracking, ADA compliance, video hosting, and other solutions as needed. The position reports to the chief communications officer; and the role is embedded within Penn Vet's Institutional Advancement unit.

The web editor is motivated by ownership, accountability, and takes pride in administrating accurate and quality-driven content. This position requires an innate collaborator with strong interpersonal and communication skills who will work with non-technical staff to achieve their project goals. The web editor should demonstrate initiative, be adept at problem solving, and possess a strong orientation to detail.

Penn Vet's mission is to train the next generation of leaders to advance healthcare outcomes and access; ensure global health; bolster sustainable agriculture; create and support interdisciplinary career paths; and foster diversity, inclusion, and respect in the veterinary profession. As one of the most trusted and accessed medical professions, we believe that veterinarians are uniquely well-positioned to contribute solutions to some of the world's most pressing challenges, including food security, biosecurity, biodiversity, climate change, and healthcare access for underserved areas.

Job Description

Content Management
  • Optimize and upload text, images, audio-visual content, captions, and photo credits. Establish a regular procedure to review, update, maintain, and archive content as needed. Ensure content consistency across website, and test website changes across all browsers.
  • Lead and manage website analytic function. Review processes regularly to assess and make recommendations for improvements according to best practices.
  • Proactively suggest improvements and enhancements to ensure accurate and timely content, and to promote optimal use of the Content Management System (CMS).
  • Support stakeholders in determining optimal formats to utilize current CMS to meet project goals.
  • Review and conduct periodic accessibility and usability testing to improve and ensure website structure, navigability, and usability. Work with IT to create new and/or maintain integrity of website elements, as well as regular CMS upgrades.
  • Conduct testing and implementation as part of development and upgrade requirements.
  • Organization of backend content modules, lists, categories, and internal tagging. Establish organization logic and perform ongoing audits of module integration as required. Implement consistent metadata to enhance Search Engine Optimization (SEO).

Project Management
  • Manage and execute incoming requests for new and/or updated web content according to overall communications workflow.
  • Manage and prioritize multiple projects concurrently to provide accurate timeline estimates and meet required project deadlines.
  • Manage contracted web support for software updates/improvements, and for new development projects.
  • Annual and/or semi-annual review of web content by academic, research, hospital, and administrative section.


Web Designer: Bachelor's degree with training/experience in web technology with proven work experience as a web editor; understanding of web standards/best practices. A minimum of three-to-five years of experience with Content Management Systems (CMS). Proficiency with Adobe Creative Cloud and browser-based user interfaces.

The ideal candidate will have experience in an academic and/or hospital environment. Capability developing information architecture and content strategy. Experience with multimedia on a CMS platform, as well as experience with Cascading Style Sheets (CSS) and HTML, and knowledge of cross-platform data sharing and compatibility. Strong understanding of SEO; accessibility and usability standards; and familiarity with Google Analytics.

Senior Web Designer: All of the above and a minimum of 5-7 years of experience.

Targeted Pay Range: $37,221- $91,000 annually

This Targeted Pay Range is only applicable to this job posting. All salary offers are made based on the candidate's qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and grade profile.

Job Location - City, State
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Department / School
School of Veterinary Medicine

Pay Range
$37,221.00 - $73,228.33
Salary offers are made based on the candidate's qualifications, experience, skills, and education as they directly relate to the requirements of the position, as well as internal and market factors and grade profile.

Affirmative Action Statement
Penn adheres to a policy that prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class.

Special Requirements
Background check required after a conditional job offer is made. Consideration of the background check will be tailored to the requirements of the job.

University Benefits
  • Health, Life, and Flexible Spending Accounts: Penn offers comprehensive medical, prescription, behavioral health, dental, vision, and life insurance benefits to protect you and your family's health and welfare. You can also use flexible spending accounts to pay for eligible health care and dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.
  • Tuition: Take advantage of Penn's exceptional tuition benefits. You, your spouse, and your dependent children can get tuition assistance here at Penn. Your dependent children are also eligible for tuition assistance at other institutions.
  • Retirement: Penn offers generous retirement plans to help you save for your future. Penn's Basic, Matching, and Supplemental retirement plans allow you to save for retirement on a pre-tax or Roth basis. Choose from a wide variety of investment options through TIAA and Vanguard.
  • Time Away from Work: Penn provides you with a substantial amount of time away from work during the course of the year. This allows you to relax, take vacations, attend to personal affairs, recover from illness or injury, spend time with family-whatever your personal needs may be.
  • Long-Term Care Insurance: In partnership with Genworth Financial, Penn offers faculty and staff (and your eligible family members) long-term care insurance to help you cover some of the costs of long-term care services received at home, in the community or in a nursing facility. If you apply when you're newly hired, you won't have to provide proof of good health or be subject to underwriting requirements. Eligible family members must always provide proof of good health and are subject to underwriting.
  • Wellness and Work-life Resources: Penn is committed to supporting our faculty and staff as they balance the competing demands of work and personal life. That's why we offer a wide variety of programs and resources to help you care for your health, your family, and your work-life balance.
  • Professional and Personal Development: Penn provides an array of resources to help you advance yourself personally and professionally.
  • University Resources: As a member of the Penn community, you have access to a wide range of University resources as well as cultural and recreational activities. Take advantage of the University's libraries and athletic facilities, or visit our arboretum and art galleries. There's always something going on at Penn, whether it's a new exhibit at the Penn Museum, the latest music or theater presentation at the Annenberg Center, or the Penn Relays at Franklin Field to name just a few examples. As a member of the Penn community, you're right in the middle of the excitement-and you and your family can enjoy many of these activities for free.
  • Discounts and Special Services: From arts and entertainment to transportation and mortgages, you'll find great deals for University faculty and staff. Not only do Penn arts and cultural centers and museums offer free and discounted admission and memberships to faculty and staff. You can also enjoy substantial savings on other goods and services such as new cars from Ford and General Motors, cellular phone service plans, movie tickets, and admission to theme parks.
  • Flexible Work Hours: Flexible work options offer creative approaches for completing work while promoting balance between work and personal commitments. These approaches involve use of non-traditional work hours, locations, and/or job structures.
  • Penn Home Ownership Services: Penn offers a forgivable loan for eligible employees interested in buying a home or currently residing in West Philadelphia, which can be used for closing costs or home improvements.
  • Adoption Assistance: Penn will reimburse eligible employees on qualified expenses in connection with the legal adoption of an eligible child, such as travel or court fees, for up to two adoptions in your household.

To learn more, please visit: https://www.hr.upenn.edu/PennHR/benefits-pay

To apply, visit https://wd1.myworkdaysite.com/en-US/recruiting/upenn/careers-at-penn/job/Veterinary-School/Web-Editor--School-of-Veterinary-Medicine_JR00052807

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