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  • Prospective Student Web Content Team, Communications and Marketing      
  • Open-ended, full time (35 hours per week)

We are looking for an early-career digital content professional with an interest in human-centred design processes and working as part of an agile, multi-disciplinary team.

The Prospective Student Web Content Team manages all central website provisions for prospective students and works with colleagues in a range of academic and service departments to continually enhance students’ online experiences. This role will involve collaborating within a small team of content designers working on a range of projects, as well as supporting and advising non-specialist colleagues in the ongoing curation of our web estate.

Your skills and attributes for success:

  • You need to be open to learning about our users. We don’t expect you to be experienced in human-centred design, but you need to care about whether the content you design really works. Be ready to get involved in user research and analytics to really understand student needs and show how you’ve changed online behaviours.
  • You need to be committed to the discipline of content design. Again, you don’t need to have practiced content design in previous roles. But joining a dedicated team of content specialists will bring new opportunities and require editorial discipline. This is less about content creation and more about content curation.
  • You need to have a collaborative mindset. We work as a multidisciplinary team, so you need to be ready to collaborate, support and lead colleagues across the University. We have many subject matter experts in a wide range of fields – both academic and administrative – and they need to be brought along with our approach and philosophy. We need you to give colleagues confidence in our expertise and support them in the adoption of new content management processes.

Apply with your Curriculum Vitae and a supporting statement that addresses all key requirements of the role.

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Learn more about our work from the Team’s blog

The Team are also recruiting for Content Designers (Grade 6). Please apply for the one position only. You should choose the role which best matches your experience.

See the Content Designer job advertisement

As a valued member of our team you can expect:

An exciting, positive, creative, challenging and rewarding place to work. We give you support, nurture your talent and reward success. You will benefit from a competitive reward package and a wide range of staff benefits, which includes a generous holiday entitlement, a defined benefits pension scheme, staff discounts, family-friendly initiatives, flexible working and much more. Access our staff benefits page for further information and use our reward calculator to find out the total value of pay and benefits provided.

The University of Edinburgh holds a Silver Athena SWAN award in recognition of our commitment to advance gender equality in higher education. We are members of the Race Equality Charter and we are also Stonewall Scotland Diversity Champions, actively promoting LGBT equality.

If invited for an interview you will be required to evidence your right to work in the UK. Further information is available on our right to work web pages.

Interviews will be held late January and early February 2022.

The University may be able to sponsor the employment of international workers in this role. This will depend on a number of factors specific to the successful applicant. 

About Us

As a world-leading research-intensive University, we are here to address tomorrow’s greatest challenges. Between now and 2030 we will do that with a values-led approach to teaching, research and innovation, and through the strength of our relationships, both locally and globally.

About the Team

Communications and Marketing (CAM) has the demanding role of promoting and enhancing the profile of the University locally, regionally and globally in various mediums. Our services and areas of expertise include public relations and press office services, media training, prospectus and promotional material production, advertising, media selection, events, video production, web publishing, corporate merchandising and information/exhibition provision via our visitor centre. As the University of Edinburgh is a well-known worldwide brand, we require the highest level of professionals to retain and enhance our reputation. 

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