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Website Coordinator Wanted

We’re hiring! The Writing Center is looking for a Website Coordinator to start immediately. 

Website Coordinator Responsibilities

Maintain the day-to-day stability and development of The Writing Center’s main and staff websites, and further develop and expand the sites as the needs of the center change.

Work closely with the Media Coordinator and Web Development Team to develop content management strategies for both the sites and the center as a whole, as well as develop the websites to better integrate Writing Center media including social media, video, audio, and visual content.

Required skills

  • Ability to create and troubleshoot web documents using HTML and CSS
  • Familiarity with and ability to problem-solve in WordPress – codex, themes, plugins, widgets, etc.
  • Basic knowledge of MySQL databases and phpMyAdmin

Recommended skills

  • Ability to code PHP and JavaScript
  • Basic knowledge of and/or experience with information architecture and content management
  • Familiarity with Google Analytics

Additional

This position is hourly for an undergrad or grad.  Applicants with the appropriate skill set could also serve as a part of The Writing Center general staff, which includes working with clients on various composing project in one-on-one and small group sessions; and may also include facilitating in-class workshops, especially those on digital topics, e.g., digital video and composing for the web.

Please contact Dr. Trixie Smith, Director of The Writing Center, to apply or ask questions, smit1254 (at) msu (dot) edu . Applications require a letter of interest, a resume/CV, and a writing sample or two.

Welcome to our new website!

The Writing Center would like to welcome you to our new website! We’ve been working hard to design a new site as well as move information and make it easier for you to find.

Though the look of the new site is much different, there are some changes to the navigation that you should know about.

  • Home: If you click this, it will lead you to our main page which includes our blog. This is where you can find news pertaining to events in the Writing Center, conferences that our consultants attend, as well as other content relating to writing and writing centers.
  • About: Go here to learn about our Center’s mission as well as our directors.
  • Services: Here, you can find general information about the services that we offer the MSU community, our Workshop catalog and request form, and our Writing Group catalog and request form.
  • Resources: Believe it or not, there are some things that we can’t do at the Writing Center, so we’re curating a list of resources available at MSU and beyond to help you with your writing.
  • Locations: We’re here to serve you in seven locations on MSU’s main campus! Get an inside look at all of our satellite locations as well as details on hours and addresses here.
  • Events: Find out what’s going on at the Writing Center by scoping out our Google Calendar. Under this menu item, you’ll also find information about special events the Center is hosting, such as the 20/20 Celebration.

As we test our site and create new content over the next few weeks, please be patient with us and feel free to contact us regarding any question or comments you have at writing@msu.edu.