Disclaimer: this is not an official communication from my employer. Minnesota State Colleges and Universities is hiring a Web Communications Coordinator. The job will be in the Public Affairs office, and it looks like they’re looking for someone with a communications/marketing background. For more information, see the job posting.

My impression (which may be off base, as I am not at all involved with the hiring process) is that the job will not be a highly technical one — familiarity with HTML and CSS might be as rough as it gets — but will instead focus on site content and services, on developing the System’s web site to convey key messages and provide services for target audiences and constituencies. Perfect for someone who can write & edit worth a damn and who understands the pecularities and opportunities of web publishing.

Now is a good time to get in on a position like this, as the site is going through a major overhaul of both design and purpose, and the web is being integrated more thoroughly and conscientiously in marketing and communication efforts. I mentioned early this summer how for the first time our internal web team is implementing the design, so we can pay attention to crucial things like accessibility and web standards. This means, among other things, that marketing and IT are cooperating quite amicably. It’s been fun.

I imagine that most webfolk who read this blog either don’t live in Minnesota or are more on the technical side of things, but in case you or someone you know might be interested in the job, I mention it here. You see, I’d rather that they not hire a moron. :-)