Digital Editor

The Children's Society
31 Aug 2017
18 Sep 2017
Contract Type
Digital EditorPermanent35 hours per weekGBP38,896pa with an annual progression up to GBP42,875paLocation Edward Rudolf House, WC1X 0JL The Children's Society has been helping children and young people in this country for over 130 years. We run local services that support children when they are at their most vulnerable and in desperate need of help. We're there for children, every step of the way. This role sits within our Marketing, Communications and Digital directorate, which provides the organisation with a good understanding of our target audiences, and ensures that we are talking to them in a clear and consistent way and through the most effective channels. Your role will be to help us maintain and develop audience-led online content for a range of purposes from digital fundraising and campaigning to engaging with young people online.We're looking for a passionate digital advocate to join our Digital team, to play a key role in delivering our ambitious digital strategy and take responsibility for a consistently high standard of editorial content on our channels.An excellent web editor, with a proven track record, you'll have significant responsibility and plenty of opportunity to input your ideas. In this pivotal role you will determine the direction of our online editorial strategy and approach by aligning audience needs with engaging content and optimised user journeys. We will look to you to take the lead for planning and developing our editorial approach for high profile campaigns and products using audience-led insight, and to work with internal and external stakeholders to deliver this.This is an exciting time to join The Children's Society as we're testing new ideas and pushing beyond the status quo within the charity sector in order to prioritise the total contribution our supporters can make in their lifetime. We'll support you with tailored personal development plans to strengthen your skills and experience. So, if you're as ambitious as we are, you can enjoy a great career with us and together we can change the lives of more vulnerable children.In order to be successful in this role, you must have: -a successful track record in creating and editing a high standard of digital content for significant online platforms-a firm understanding of digital audiences, and the skills and knowledge to create intuitive user journeys and easy ways for them to get involved with our work-assertiveness, creativity, collaborative working and self-motivation as key skills in your armoury to ensure our digital offering is of the highest quality, and to deliver the best results possible.-strong organisational skills to juggle multiple tasks within the constraints of timelines and budgetsThe Children's Society runs over 100 local services that help thousands of young people who desperately need our support, and we campaign to get laws and policies changed to make children's lives happier and safer. Every day we're changing the lives of children in this country for the better - and with your help, tomorrow we can be there for even more. The closing date for applications is 17th of September.Interviews will be held on the week commencing 25th of September.