Saturday, January 14, 2006

Web guru job description

Web guru job description?

Well, this is not news, this is old news, or no news is better than old things happening to new people news.

Here is how Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society (CIS) formulated the position of web guru, last summer, July of 2005.

CIS is Hiring!

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Web Guru/ Communications Manager/ Interaction Designer

Stanford Law School Center for Internet & Society

The Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society (CIS) is looking to hire a Webmaster/ Interaction Designer, responsible for maintaining, updating, and expanding the CIS website, CIS Executive Director Lawrence Lessig’s website, and various special projects in conjunction with affiliate organizations.

This is a part-time position that will start immediately and continue through at least the end of the 2005-2006 school year.

You will be responsible for all elements of the user experience as they relates to a cutting-edge cyberlaw center and professor’s web presence, including interface design, information architecture, visual design, editorial content and weblogging.

Outstanding candidates should have experience translating user needs and site objectives into functional, aesthetically pleasing, intuitive web sites and will be available to frequently update site content, as these are two dynamic, high-traffic websites.

The position requires roughly 10-15 hrs/week.

The salary is $10/hr.

Applicants should send resumes, letters indicating interest, URLs for websites designed, and any other relevant information to CIS’s Associate Director, Lauren Gelman at:

gelman at stanford dot edu

Requirements for the position include:

- X/HTML, CSS, weblog/site admin, possibly perl & database programming, understanding of RSS

- Experience with cross-platform testing and identifying browser incompatibilities and working around them.

- Solid experience in creating semantically clean, well organized, and standards compliant HTML, CSS, JavaScript, etc.

- Able to modify/create attractive, clean, compelling, appropriate designs and implement them quickly. Focused on clear, simple, user-centered interaction design and microcontent.

Outstanding candidates:

- Are able to work closely with people from varying technological backgrounds.

- Are weblog savvy and knowledgeable of administering MovableType weblogs.

- Have an understanding/knowledge of the Internet, high-tech industry, and cyberlaw issues.
- Will commit to quick turnaround times, as they will be working on multiple projects simultaneously in a fast-paced environment.

posted on [ Jul 26 05 at 4:36 PM ] by [ Lauren ]


I was amused at how prominent weblogging was in this position.

But blogs are being taken very seriously by those in the know.

[signed] steven streight aka vaspers the grate


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