How to become a Website Administrator

Website administrators create and maintain the hardware and software required to run websites and coordinate their content and style.

Personal requirements for a Website Administrator

  • Creativity and technical aptitude
  • Good communication skills
  • Good organisational skills
  • Able to work as part of a team
  • Able to quickly understand complex problems and determine effective solutions
  • Able to direct and oversee the work of others
  • Able to work to deadlines
  • Methodological and disciplined approach to problem-solving.

Duties & Tasks of a Website Administrator

Website administrators may perform the following tasks:

  • Create, maintain and improve websites
  • Select, create and install applications and software to create web content
  • Develop and enforce the website's style and interact with graphic designers over website design
  • Make the website as easy as possible to navigate, ensuring it meets any applicable accessibility standards
  • Set up and maintain web servers
  • Ensure that quality and standards are maintained and that links work efficiently
  • Take responsibility for the website's editorial content, ensuring consistency
  • Coordinate the work of support staff involved in developing and maintaining websites
  • Analyse website user statistics and write reports
  • Repair any problems that may occur
  • Provide user support.

Working conditions for a Website Administrator

Website administrators work indoors in offices. They may work on a full-time, part-time or contract basis. Normal business hours usually apply but may be extended when working to deadlines.


Specializations

Website Administrator

Website administrators create and maintain the hardware and software required to run websites and coordinate their content and style.

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