Intranet folk have many different titles

I’ve just closed the application process to join the Advisory Panel for my upcoming book. I’m now working through the list, whittling 50+ entries down to the chosen 30. More on this to come…

In the meantime, one thing that was interesting was the diversity of job titles. These are the different titles used by the applicants, all of which refer to people managing or running intranets (in alphabetic order):

  • Application Developer
  • Business Lead, Employee Portal
  • Communication Specialist (Intranet)
  • Consumer Portal Project Manager
  • Coordinator Online Services
  • Digital Productivity
  • Digital Workplace Manager
  • Director, Global Intranet
  • Group Collaboration and Intranet Manager
  • Head of Internal Channel Communications
  • Internal Communication Specialist/Central Web Master
  • Intranet and Knowledge Manager
  • Intranet Consultant
  • Intranet Content Admin
  • Intranet Coordinator
  • Intranet Editor
  • Intranet functional CoE
  • Intranet Manager
  • Intranet Officer
  • Intranet Project Coordinator
  • Intranet Project Lead
  • Intranet Specialist
  • IT Manager
  • IT project manager (SharePoint)
  • KM Systems Manager
  • Knowledge Management Consultant
  • Knowledge Management Manager
  • Knowledge Management, Multimedia and Web Officer
  • Knowledge Manager
  • Manager Internal Communication
  • Manager of Web Technology
  • National ICT Manager
  • Online Communications Manager
  • Organization developer
  • Portal Program Manager
  • Project Manager
  • Senior Manager, Intranet Initiatives
  • Senior Manager, Online Communications
  • Senior Specialist Knowledge Management
  • Senior Web Communications Manager
  • Sr. Intranet Manager
  • Systems Administrator
  • Training & Technology Analyst
  • UX Lead
  • Web manager
  • Web Master
  • Web Producer, Employee Communications

That’s quite a list! If there’s a clear pattern, it eludes me …

What this list does show is the many ways that intranets are owned, managed and run. Teams sit in communications, IT, knowledge management or elsewhere. Jobs are either very senior (director) or more junior (coordinator?).

For the record, we’ve often said: we don’t care who owns the intranet, as long as they’ve got the right skills and focus.

James Robertson
James Robertson is the Managing Director of Step Two, the global thought leaders on intranets, headquartered in Sydney, Australia. James is the author of the best-selling books Essential intranets, Designing intranets and What every intranet team should know. He has keynoted conferences around the globe. (Follow him on Twitter or find him on Google+)