Webmasters design, manage and update websites. A webmaster is responsible for managing a company's online persona, and this makes the webmaster's work key to advertising strategies, sales scores and how the company is perceived by potential customers. Small businesses, large corporations, non-profit organizations, schools, universities and government agencies all employ professional webmasters. The job-search process is fairly standard, but does differ to some degree from other careers. Additionally, networking is especially important to finding a webmaster position.
Join a professional organization. The International Webmasters Association, or IWA, is an organization made up of webmasters, web designers and other internet professionals. Being part of a professional organization such as IWA allows you to build relationships with other webmasters and find job opportunities not available to the general public. Also, the contacts you make through IWA can give you professional recommendations, which are key to any job search. There are chapters in 102 countries. The IWA offers online classes designed to enhance your skills as a webmaster. Joining IWA costs $49 per year.
Contact businesses where you want to work. Sending out a targeted letter of inquiry via email to local businesses will inform you of any current job openings, as well as any that may come available in the near future. If invited to by the business' hiring manager, send a résumé and portfolio of previous webmaster/web-design work in electronic form.
Search for government jobs. Webmaster positions with federal or state agencies offer excellent benefits, work rules and stability. USAJobs.com and state websites list job openings, including open webmaster positions.
Prepare for an interview. Webmaster positions emphasize technical skill, so be sure to study web-design protocols such as HTML and MySQL, as well as website management techniques. Take a look at the company's current website and write down things that you like, as well as things that may need improvement. Additionally, all of the standard interview procedures still apply, so make sure to research the company, come dressed professionally and learn the name and background of your interviewer.