Temp Seasonal - Web Content Editor, Spokane, Washington

Created 05/13/2022
Reference 519716
Job type Full Time
Country United States
State Washington
City Spokane
Salary $22.82 Hourly

The City of Spokane invites applicants to apply for the position of



Performs technical work in development, implementation, and administration of website content for the City's World Wide Web sites and intranet applications. Employee has regular contact with employees of other departments, and with professionals outside the City to obtain and supply factual information. Duties are sedentary in nature performed under normal office conditions and require concentrated attention to prevent errors.
Schedule may vary from 4-8 hours per day M-F, not to exceed a total of 960 hours in a 12-month period from date of hire. Work may be performed remotely after initial training at Spokane City Hall has been completed; however, employees will be required to work a minimum of two (2) days per week at Spokane City Hall. A laptop will be provided for remote work.


Employee works under direct supervision of the Web Technologies Manager; plans and arranges own work, while working under project guidelines.


The following Responsibilities and Requirements are functions the individual who holds or desires the position must be able to perform unaided or with the assistance of a reasonable accommodation.
  • Researches, writes and edits copy within web pages for internal and public audiences. Assists with the creation of content used to build and sustain awareness about the City.
  • Responsible for taking digital photographs, manipulating them and preparing them for online delivery.
  • Consults with department users to identify, recommend, develop and update text and graphic content for use on City websites.
  • Responsible for maintaining metadata for website content in support of search engine optimization (SEO) ensuring content on City websites is easy access and read by internet search engines.
  • Responsible for editing online content, updating and proofreading.
  • Performs related work as required.

  • Considerable knowledge of the methods and techniques of writing for public information, advertising, marketing, and public relations.
  • Considerable ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, using correct grammar, spelling, punctuation and the appropriate style for the audience.
  • Considerable ability to operate a computer using word processing, desktop publishing and other standard text and graphics software.
  • Ability to conduct research, assimilate technical information and present it to the general public in an easily understood manner.
  • Knowledge of World Wide Web Consortium programming languages to include HTML, XHTML, and CSS.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of sound business communication. Knowledge of internet concepts and practices.
  • Understanding of basic internet search engine optimization (SEO) techniques and best practices.
  • Detailed oriented with excellent attention to detail.
  • Ability to meet deadlines and be adaptable to unexpected changes.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and outside contacts.
  • Ability to independently prioritize and organize work assignments to meet critical deadlines.

  • Ability to see well enough to read fine print displayed on a computer screen.
  • Ability to hear and speak well enough to converse on the telephone.
  • Ability to use office equipment, particularly computers.
  • Enough body mobility to move about the office.


Any combination equivalent to the experience and education that would likely provide the relevant knowledge and abilities would be qualifying. Generally this will include:
  • Two-year (associate) degree from an accredited college in journalism, English, communications, mass media, marketing, public relations, or a closely related field;
    • AND two years of experience in internet/intranet site maintenance.
  • Additional experience may substitute for the education on a year for year basis.

To be considered for this position, please upload a cover letter and resume.

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity within our organization. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, marital status, familial status, genetic information, veteran/military status or disability status.

Closing Date/Time: 2022-08-10

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