Roles and Responsibilities | CAHNRS Communications | Washington State University

Roles and Responsibilities

Every unit will need personnel to serve in the following roles to ensure the quality and accuracy of the information on their website.

Website Administrator

The point-person for a department, county, or unit web site. This individual will:

  • Participate in advanced training; and
  • Receive monthly in-depth analytics reports.

A Website Administrator’s responsibilities include:

  • Maintain a well-organized site and menu navigational structure
  • Maintain website users access
  • Comment moderation, if activated. Expected turn-around time for legitimate inquiries made via comments is 48 hours.
  • Review and approve content submitted by Website Authors
  • Providing editorial oversight
  • Providing basic support for Website Authors and Editors
  • Interface with CAHNRS Communications web team for any custom design or functionality needs
  • Interface with CAHNRS Communications web team for uploading of video media to the CAHNRS YouTube channel
  • Review analytics reports to determine whether the site is effectively meeting its goals

Website Editor

A Website Editor’s responsibilities include:

  • Reviewing content for Website Authors
  • Checking for factual and grammatical accuracy
  • Performing informal periodic reviews of content pages
  • Submitting requests to Website Authors to update content

Website Author

Primary content creators. A Website Author’s responsibilities include:

  • Coordinating with the Website Administrator when creating new pages
  • Keeping their content up-to-date (every page will have an assigned Author)
  • Further responsibilities to be defined by the department or unit