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 of 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.

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