I need a title.
August 31, 2005 12:26 PM   Subscribe

Help me come up with a new job title.

I'm basically a web master, but, I'm so much more than that. We're in the process of doing job evaluations with some outside consultants and I want to come up with a new title. Currently I go by Web Administrator. Some of my other duties include member services (as far as their listings on our websites), advertising purchasing and sales, light programing, photography and writing for our various sites, and distributing our content to other sites that want it. One idea was Interactive Specialist, but, that isn't quite what I'm looking for. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
posted by trbrts to Work & Money (22 answers total)
Director of Technology
posted by letterneversent at 12:30 PM on August 31, 2005

Director of Computing Services
posted by j at 12:32 PM on August 31, 2005

Response by poster: I like where you are going with Director of Technology, it has an air of authority to it, but, I'm looking for a title that would imply that I need to spend more time out of the office gathering content.
posted by trbrts at 12:34 PM on August 31, 2005

Marketing Director, Multimedia
posted by ewkpates at 12:38 PM on August 31, 2005

Job Title Generator
posted by Maishe at 12:39 PM on August 31, 2005

New Media Coordinator
posted by bcwinters at 12:41 PM on August 31, 2005

Web Producer
posted by piro at 12:46 PM on August 31, 2005

How about: Technology and Information Manager (TIM).
posted by winston at 12:48 PM on August 31, 2005

How about Web Editor? That would seem to emphasize content.

ewkpates's Marketing Director, Multimedia sounds good too, in terms of authority.
posted by footnote at 12:53 PM on August 31, 2005

How big a company and what is your place in the hierarchy?

e.g. If you're low down in a large company, you could be a "Coordinator" or something else ambiguous in terms of rank. If possible, a "Manager" or something that indicates that you're not at the bottom of the totem pole. If it's a small group of people mostly on an equal footing, go for a "Director" or "Executive" etc. -- indicating you're in charge of a branch of the company.
posted by winston at 12:53 PM on August 31, 2005

Don't put "Manager" in your title if you don't actually manage one or more subordinates who report directly to you.
posted by cmonkey at 12:59 PM on August 31, 2005

I once had a similar job. They wouldn't let me call myself "Lubricant".
posted by Kickstart70 at 1:06 PM on August 31, 2005

Response by poster: These are good, I especially like New Media Coordinator. But, isn't New Media a little dated? I haven't heard anyone say that in years.

The company is very small (now 6 people) and we all wear many hats.
posted by trbrts at 1:09 PM on August 31, 2005

Communications Director?
posted by clh at 1:39 PM on August 31, 2005

Online Technology Manager
posted by mkultra at 1:48 PM on August 31, 2005

I like to think of "new media" as kind of retro-chic, trbrts. It helps me sleep at night.
posted by bcwinters at 1:58 PM on August 31, 2005

Web Director and Technology Evangelist
posted by plinth at 2:43 PM on August 31, 2005

It matters a lot how big your company is and what other roles are being filled internally. If you're the only techie in the whole place, you might even be able to get away with Director of Information Technology or Chief Information Officer (CIO).

Here's another angle: think about where you want to be next. Look at the positions that are out there, which ones you'd like to move into when the time comes, and then pick a title that positions you favorably for that job interview. Some HR departments are deeply lacking in imagination, so (pathetic but true...) having the "correct" title at the top of your resume could easily make the difference between getting picked for an interview or going straight into the circular file.
posted by nakedcodemonkey at 2:51 PM on August 31, 2005

I went through this not long ago. My new title is Electronic Communications Manager. But I work for a company of 900. And no, you don't need to supervise anyone to use manager in your title.
posted by strangeleftydoublethink at 3:00 PM on August 31, 2005

If your employer goes out of business tomorrow, what would your ideal next job be? Figure out that title and work backwards.
posted by sohcahtoa at 3:22 PM on August 31, 2005

Response by poster: Well, my ideal position would be a full time photographer. But, currently that is only about 20% off my day job.
posted by trbrts at 3:52 PM on August 31, 2005

might be foolish for a german person to give advice in this case, but as i am doing exactly the same in a company comparable to yours you might have a look...

my job title is: System Supervisor (which leaves still space for climbing up when others will be engaged, eg. Lead System Supervisor).
posted by germanguy at 12:35 PM on September 5, 2005

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