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Brain food: Tomorrow's jobs - Web master - Name James Massey

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Last Updated: 09 Oct 2013

Name James Massey

Company - Equiinet

Age - 20

Time in job - Six months

Previous job - Desktop publishing

What does it involve? I have overall technical control of our web site.

I maintain the current site and ensure that it's as up-to-date as possible.

I'm also developing the new site, which should go online soon. Mostly, I look at how we can use the various technologies available to ensure that our new web site is the best it can be. We use a design firm for the look, but the technology is down to me.

How did you get the job? I was working at Equiinet over the summer in desktop publishing, while I did an engineering course at Imperial College.

There was a vacancy for a web master here and I wasn't enjoying the course, so I applied and got it.

Best points? Having a free hand to influence such a vital part of the company.

Worst points? Keeping my knowledge up-to-date and having to know so much.

Salary scale: pounds 15,000-pounds 20,000.

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