Web Editor

England,Surrey,Kingston upon Thames
£33000.00 - £36000.00 per annum
03 Oct 2017
31 Oct 2017
Verity Slade
Experience Level
Contract Type
Full Time
* To support the Web and Digital Content Manager in maintaining and developing the website primary external marketing, recruitment and communications channel.
* To undertake specific short and longer-term web and digital projects which support the development of the website and the marketing and communications strategy as determined by the Web and Digital Content Manager and Web and Digital Manager.
* To help develop new and engaging content for the website in a variety of media and ensure that existing content and features are maintained and kept up to date.
* To create, edit and update content on the University's website and associated microsites, in a manner appropriate for the web and in a clear, accessible writing style, targeted at the organisations audiences.

Responsibilities of the role

* Write, edit and publish information on the website and associated microsites in a clear and accessible manner, targeted at the organisations audiences.
* Create and maintain web pages and site sections in line with the marketing and communications objectives determined by colleagues in Marketing and Communications, and managed overall by the Web and Digital Content Manager and Web and Digital Manager.
* Proactively improve content on the website by helping to coordinate the gathering and publishing of new content with colleagues in Marketing and Communications and other staff across the organisation.
* Regularly audit sections of the website and associated microsites in order to ensure appropriateness, relevance, accuracy and timeliness of the content.
* Support the Web and Digital Manager and Web and Digital Content Manager in delivering large and small scale web projects for the organisation
* When required, work with Marketing colleagues to assist in compiling marketing and information emails as part of the email marketing campaigns to prospective students and other audiences.
* Help implement the web and digital policy and web and digital governance framework and enforce web and digital standards in order to minimise the risks of loss of credibility, market share, resource waste and risk of litigation.
* Produce of ad-hoc web traffic reports from google analytics and enquiry data reports from the enquiry management system.

The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate:-

* Good understanding and knowledge of the use of the web and other digital channels as a marketing, recruitment and communications tool
* Good knowledge of content management systems for the web and web authoring software
* Awareness of web standards, usability and accessibility
* Knowledge of Higher Education
* Relevant degree or equivalent experience
* Relevant professional qualification
* High level of literacy and numeracy
* Two years of web editorial experience
* Able to communicate confidently and diplomatically with staff at different levels in the organisation and form successful and productive working relationships
* Excellent verbal and writing, editing and proof reading skills together with an excellent understanding of organising information for web publishing
* Ability to prioritise and manage a busy workload
* Strong interest in promoting the aims of Higher Education
* Experience of writing, editing and proof reading engaging copy for the web and other digital media in a marketing, recruitment or PR context
* Extensive experience in using content management systems for the web, web authoring software and knowledge of HTML

If this role is of interest please do apply ASAP with an up to date word version of your CV -Highlighting all your relevant experience as they are looking to interview week commencing the 9th of October so need to submit ASAP.

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