Part-Time Web Editor
£31k pa (pro rata, 22.5 hrs pw) + excellent benefits
Fixed-term, 12-month contract (with the possibility of extension)
Blackfriars, London – we offer flexibility to work remotely
Are you a creative, dynamic and collaborative individual with outstanding writing and editorial skills and a passion for the power of brilliant writing and beautifully presented digital content?
If so, Nesta is looking for a Web Editor to join our high-performing team, where you will curate, manage and update content on our website, utilising your impressive skills and expertise to ensure we reach and engage target audiences through high-quality content.
We are Nesta. The UK’s innovation agency for social good. We design, test and scale new solutions to society’s biggest problems, changing millions of lives for the better. We confront challenges that affect millions of people, from chronic childhood inequality to ill-health and the climate crisis.
We believe that innovation is more possible now than ever before. We see opportunities to mobilise citizens and influence behaviour. A wealth of private and public capital that can be used more creatively. Pools of data to mine. And so we draw on these rich resources by bringing together multidisciplinary teams: data scientists, designers and behavioural scientists, practitioners at the frontline, academics; and people with lived experience.
Together, we design, test and scale new solutions to society’s biggest problems. We partner with frontline organisations, build new businesses and work to change whole systems. Harnessing the rigour of science and the creativity of design, we work relentlessly to put ideas to the test.
About this exciting opportunity
As Web Editor, you will focus on writing, editing and updating a wide range of website materials, including project updates, landing pages and corporate marketing copy, and ensuring that Nesta’s editorial content on our website is compelling, effective and beautifully written. You will also be expected to:
- Be the first point of call for all website content queries and updates
- Work with the Communications team to bring greater editorial coherence across our channels, also ensuring they have the skills and training to maintain specific areas of the website
- Work closely with the Audiences team to share relevant content from our website across our social media channels to promote our missions and brand
- Train junior colleagues in the principles of best practice online content and website management
What we are looking for
An experienced copywriter and proof-reader, with a track record of published material to point to and outstanding grammar, you will have proven experience in managing digital content within a busy communications team and in creating, editing and managing corporate brand and marketing content for online and corporate social media channels.
You will also be able to demonstrate a clear understanding of digital best practice, including user-centred design, customer experience, accessibility and SEO, and have applied these in a professional context, and have proven experience of basic technical skills relevant to managing a website and confidence using, and teaching others to use, a range of different open source CMS platforms. Strong interpersonal, relationship-building and problem-solving skills are vital, as is a professional, flexible and collaborative approach to your work.
At Nesta, we believe that a diverse workforce leads to an organisation that is more innovative, more creative and gets better results.
We want our workforce to represent the diversity of the people and communities we serve. We also want our workplace to be one where different experiences, expertise and perspectives are valued, and where everyone is encouraged to grow and develop.
This means that when we are recruiting, we actively seek to reach a diverse pool of candidates. It also means that we are happy to consider any reasonable adjustments that potential employees may need to in order to be successful.
We recognise the importance of a good balance between work and home life, so we do everything we can to accommodate flexible working, including working from home, compressed or part-time hours, job shares and other arrangements.
Please just let us know in your application or at any stage throughout the process (and beyond) if these are options you would like to explore.
Closing date: 22 June 2021 at 8am. Interviews will take place w/c 6 July 2021.