Content management is simply the efficient management and creation of appropriate content, using specific technologies. Content management can be undertaken either on the Internet through web pages or, offline in the form of document design. In addition, content can be anything from text, video, static images, or any other file which may require management.
Information about content management jobs
The web content management staff is predominantly responsible for overseeing information added to a page, including stories or graphics which may be posted on the website. Content managers may also build websites from scratch and use HTML (Hyper Text Mark up Language) and applications, and then once the website has been completed, they will post content which has been generated by writers and/ or photographers. One of the most important facets of content management is having a strong ability to identify the audience for the content and know how to generate visitors to websites.
Skills required for content management jobs
It is an essential requirement that a content manager is computer literate, being particularly conversant with the major word processing and document generation software as well as being knowledgeable about the more complex functions of the software. An excellent command of the English Language and good spelling, punctuation and grammer is essential when producing content, particularly if it is being marketed to a vast audience, or if the content is for a business website or corporate document. Knowledge of digital imaging software is also an essential requirement, so is also the ability to use the software to edit, crop and resize images. A good eye for detail and design skills are also beneficial for a content manager.
Sources of employment
Content manager jobs can be obtained from a variety of sources. The main sources of employment include: -The Guardian newspaper which have a jobs section on their website that can be searched for both employed and self-employed content management vacancies. -Total Jobs can be searched for vacancies, and applications can be made through their website, by submitting a CV. -Simply Hired is another online website where content management jobs are regularly advertised. Full application details and information on how to apply can also be obtained on this website. -Direct.gov jobs database -Specialist IT firms such as IBM careers can also be consulted, or sharepoint jobs also advertise vacancies for content management jobs on a regular basis.