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The Web Producer plays a key role in the continuous improvement of the EFSA website. Tasks and responsibilities include:
- Make technical recommendations for online communications projects based on business requirements;
- Write and review functional specifications for digital communications project;
- Build and maintain website template elements, and elements in the content management system;
- Work with programmers to identify and eliminate software and website bugs;
- Manage workflows, procedures and priorities; adjust schedules to meet deadlines;
- Work with internal (including EFSA’s IT Systems Unit) and external stakeholders to assess, develop, test, and implement web development and production-related solutions;
- Mentoring more junior team members in areas of competence.
Desired Skills & Experience
- Knowledge (by training or work experience) in websites development; Proven track records in templates and user interface development of content management systems;
- Knowledge (by training or experience) of Java, J2EE, J2EE Application Servers and related development tools and methods;
- Experience in managing projects;
- Excellent command of the English language, both written and spoken;
- Ability to work autonomously as well as with others by establishing and maintaining productive partnerships with all stakeholders (internal and external) in a collaborative cross departmental environment;
- Strong ability to communicate effectively, orally and in writing, at all levels;
- Strong analytical skills, articulating technical specifications concisely, making and defending recommendations;
- Ability to prioritize workload, manage multiple projects and overlapping deadlines, excellent planning, organizational and problem-solving skills.
- Knowledge (by training or experience) of CSS3, jQuery and SVN or other version control systems;
- Knowledge of an additional EFSA working language (French, Italian or German);
- Knowledge (by training or experience) with principles of user experience design including issues such as usability, navigation, web design and accessibility;
- Advanced front-end web development experience;
- Advanced software/website bug tracking skills: able to define specific use cases where bugs occur and provide solutions;
- Practical skills in researching with a proactive stand on being up to date and learning new technologies;
- Experience of working in a multicultural environment, preferably with a multidisciplinary approach.
- A level of education which corresponds to completed university studies of at least three (3) years attested by a diploma in any of the following fields: Communications, Information Technology, Engineering, Mathematics, Business Studies, Economics, Languages, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Arts, or related areas.
- In addition to the above, at least one (1) year of relevant and proven professional experience gained after obtaining the diploma.
The European Food Safety Authority (EFSA) is the keystone of European Union (EU) risk assessment regarding food and feed safety. In close collaboration with national authorities and in open consultation with its stakeholders, EFSA provides independent scientific advice and clear communication on existing and emerging risks.
The Communications Channels Unit (CHAN)
The mission of Communications Channels Unit (CHAN) within the Communications Directorate is to develop, implement and maintain integrated communications activities and tools across all communications channels: media relations; web, social media and other online communications; multimedia; publications, events and other offline communications. In close co-operation with the Editorial and Media Relations Unit (EDIT), the Communications Channels Unit (CHAN) seeks to mobilise all communications channels and networks to reach target audiences in key thematic areas. The Communications Channels Unit (CHAN) also manages the internal communications function.