Job ID :
Company :
DC Government
Location :
Washington, DC
Type :
Duration :
6 Months
Status :
Openings :
Posted :
13 Apr 2012
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Web Editor

Engagement Type: Contract

Location: Washington DC

Duration: 6 months

Please submit all candidate before 6:00 PM on April 18th, 2012



Short Description:

Website Migration Editor/Analyst 7+ Years



Complete Description:

OCTO’s Web Maintenance Team is responsible for maintaining the web standards and publishing processes for District of Columbia government web properties that make up the DC.Gov web portal. The portal educates and informs District residents and other interested parties to the various policies, programs, services and systems that constitute the District Government. The team manages website content publication workflow; provides editorial and standards oversight for all content, troubleshoots minor issues and responds to emergency situations that require immediate public notification; and assists and advises other District projects in integrating new content into the DC.Gov web portal.


The Web Maintenance Team is currently in the middle of a project to migrate all District agency websites from DC.Gov’s current content management systems (DSF and OpenText) to a new Drupal platform. This phase of the project anticipates migrating approximately 50 websites to this platform. Editors will be expected to work on several agency websites concurrently. The migration will include converting the websites to a new look and feel that has already been developed by OCTO. Transition activities include managing agency client expectations, explaining technical concepts to non-technical people, assisting the agency with developing a new information architecture, content preparation, content migration, agency site editorial review, photo and graphic resizing, agency site launch, etc. The candidate will work with a business analyst on the development of the site architecture. The candidate will follow universal content management principles as well as District of Columbia web standards throughout content migration efforts. It is the candidate’s responsibility to become familiar with District of Columbia terminology, District services and the agencies that provide such services. Some fact finding and research is required.


This phase of the project is expected to last approximately 6-9 months.


Familiarity with Drupal or other similar Content Management Systems and with website conversions are highly desirable. Although the principal role is that of a web editor, strong analytical skills, as well as the ability to work with others are contemplated as part of this position.



Oral and written communication skills Required 7 Years 3 - Expert


Web editing and copy editing Required 7 Years 3 - Expert


MS Office, Adobe Acrobat and Adobe Photoshop Required 7 Years 3 - Expert


Web production, including editing, design, and graphics tools Required 4 Years 3 - Expert


Web content management, including site maintenance processes Required 4 Years 3 - Expert


Web programming languages/tools (eg, HTML; CSS; Javascript;) Nice to have 4 Years 3 - Expert


Section 508 accessibility regulations and Plain Language knowledge Required 4 Years 3 - Expert


Commercial-off-the-shelf content management system experience Required 4 Years 3 - Expert


Client relations and task management regarding web content migration Required 4 Years 3 - Expert


Web content migration Required 3 Years 3 - Expert


Web requirements gathering and documentation Required 3 Years 3 - Expert


Photo editing, captioning and tagging Required 3 Years 3 - Expert


Drupal Highly desired 1 Years 2 - Proficient


Knowledge of government operations Highly desired 1 Years 2 - Proficient




Question 1 District policy is for contractors to supply their own laptops for work. Do you have a Windows laptop available for work?

Question 2 Are you available for weekend and evening on call duty shifts? (A rotating assignment among team members.)

Question 3 Are you available to work onsite during normal business hours (8:30 AM-5:30 PM) and remotely during non-business hours?

Question 4 Please submit, with your application, a list of examples of websites you have worked on as either a content author, content editor, or content migration specialist.

Question 5 Please provide/attach before and after samples of edited work with your application. 

Question 6 The District requires that you provide your own cell or mobile phone for communication. Do you have a phone that can be used for local calls?

Question 7 Software required for the job includes Windows Office and Photoshop (or comparable photo editing tool.) Does your laptop include this software?