Content on websites would not be where it is or as it is if it wasn’t for content managers, the focus of this week’s career memes.
What they do: Content managers are responsible for overseeing the content presented on websites. This includes writing, editing and proofreading content, uploading content, and keeping a website up to date. They also work with content producers as well as staff in other departments to execute online campaigns and ensure a website is working properly.
What they don’t do: Develop websites, ie, software development.
Educational requirements: Usually a background in computer science, marketing, or communications.
Required skills: Ability to work with content management systems, multitask, and meet deadlines; good organisational and communication skills; pays attention to detail.
Salary: In Ireland, a web content manager can expect to earn an average annual salary of €30,000-€65,000, depending on years of experience, according to recruitment agency Morgan McKinley’s Sales & Marketing 2014 Salary Survey & Benefits Guide.