How to grant new user permission to files/folders under /var/WEBSITE directory

Im new to linux. I have a root account and a regular account. The droplet is currently in production so i dont want to take the server unintentionally. How do I grant my new non-sudo user to be able to upload files via SFTP to folder structure under /var/website_files

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To modify the permissions for a specific directory so that you can write to it, set read/write permissions with the command below

sudo chmod 766 -R /var/www/html

This will assign full permissions 7 for the owner, read/write 6 for the group, and read/write for everyone 6, recursively.