• Digital Content Assistant Editor

    Job Locations UK-London
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(13/04/2018 12:22)
    Job ID
    Marketing and Public Engagement
    Closing Date
    Position Type
    Permanent Full-Time
    Salary Max
    GBP £23,868.00/Yearly
  • Job Scope


    The Digital Content Assistant Editor will be responsible for supporting publishing content on the Royal Society’s main website, royalsociety.org, working collaboratively across the Society to support devolved editors putting their content onto the website and approving new content coming onto the platform using our Content Management System (CMS), Sitecore.

    The role requires a keen eye for detail and strong copy skills to review content in workflow before it is published, and an excellent awareness of digital communication techniques to ensure published content fits the Royal Society brand, is presented in an accessible way to all site visitors, and is engaging. The role also includes looking after the Society’s on-site search, Funnelback, with regular reviews and updates, as well as reporting on current search trends to help steer potential new content streams.

    The Assistant Editor will be expected to review website analytics and produce reports to communicate current trends and data to stakeholders. There may be ad-hoc duties to support and cover for other members of the team on other digital channels as needed.


    Reports to: Digital Content Editor

    Pay Band: B

    Hours: 35 hours per week; permanent

    Salary: £23,868 per annum           

    Interviews: Tuesday 15 May 2018                                                                            





    • Managing royalsociety.org content approval and workflow to ensure best practices are followed and content fits the brand and is engaging
    • Looking after Funnelback search and reporting functions
    • Supporting and training devolved editors on website CMS
    • Reviewing opportunities for better site integration with analytics to report more fully
    • Ad-hoc support activities across the digital team as needed (e.g. social media, email marketing and analytics)


    Key Knowledge and Skills Required


    Experience required

    • Experience using a CMS to manage large amounts of online content (Essential)
    • Proof-reading and editing written copy (Essential)
    • Using a range of content management systems and other digital platforms (Desirable)
    • Working closely with digital developers and designers (Desirable)
    • Awareness of SEO best practice (Essential)
    • Representing a high profile brand online (Desirable)
    • Best practice in measuring and reporting on digital metrics (Essential)

     Skills required

    • Writing, proof-reading and editing copy for the web
    • Image sourcing and editing
    • Giving feedback to and supporting staff using a website CMS

     Personal attributes required

    • Fast learner
    • Self-motivated, with a can-do attitude
    • High level of accuracy and attention to detail
    • Collaborative, supportive of others and a good team worker
    • Entrepreneurial spirit and desire to innovate
    • Willing to challenge others where needed
    • Interest in science and the Royal Society
    • Passion for digital media




    ·        Enthusiastic and positive attitude

    ·        Reliable and consistent

    ·        Output is accurate and of high quality

    ·        Punctual and meets deadlines

    ·        Confident of own abilities

    ·        Knows personal values, strengths, weaknesses, opportunities and limits

    ·        Gains insight and learns from mistakes

    ·        ‘Let’s go’ of an issue and knows when to move on

    ·        Is open and non-defensive when faced with criticism

    ·        Ensures actions are consistent with words and messages


    Working with others

    ·        Willing to cooperate and share knowledge within the team, Shares all relevant, critical and useful information

    ·        Willing to help others in times of need

    ·        Listens to and acts upon feedback from senior colleagues and willingly learns from others

    ·        Able to give simple presentations to sectional colleagues

    ·        Understands that one’s own actions and behaviours will influence how others perceive and engage with the Society

    ·        Offers their assistance if they have the capacity, without the need to be asked.

    ·        Actively seeks opportunities for gaining feedback from others

    ·        Presents with confidence within own section and area of remit.

    ·        Communicates confidently, asks questions and checks for understanding.

    ·        Values the input of others, balances that with a sense of purpose to get the job done

    ·        Possesses self-awareness and senses situations prior to acting or communicating.

    Resource management

    ·        Is aware of and works within budgetary and resource constraints

    ·        Organises own workload prioritising according to business need

    ·        Is flexible and adapts to changing circumstances and priorities

    ·        Looks for ways to improve quality or results

    ·        Meets the standards of quality expected of their role

    ·        Maintains high standards despite pressing deadlines

    ·        Does work right first time, corrects own errors and regularly produces accurate, thorough, professional work.

    ·        Is able to multitask and manage urgency in a calm and practical manner.

    ·        performs a wide variety of tasks and changes focus quickly as demands change

    ·        Undertakes additional responsibilities and responds to situations as they arise with minimal fuss and supervision.


    Critical thinking

    ·        Thinks tasks, queries and problems through and considers what they need to know

    ·        Uses relevant information when providing a service, solving a problem or dealing with a query

    ·        Is open to new ideas and willing to try them

    ·        Makes decisions within well-defined guidelines

    ·        Uses initiative to select most appropriate solution to straightforward problems

    ·        Analyses both successes and failures for clues to improvement

    ·        Prepares for problems or opportunities in advance

    ·        Distinguishes the main issues from side issues

    ·        Proposes various solutions or options for consideration defining the pros and cons of each


    ·        Adapts to changes in workload without letting standards slip

    ·        Listens to and accommodates the alternative views of others

    ·        Takes on new challenges when asked to do so

    ·        Is receptive and accommodating when asked to take on new projects outside of their usual job specification.

    ·        Remains open-minded and changes opinions on the basis of new information

    ·        Performs a wide variety of tasks and changes focus quickly as demands change and with minimal disruption or fuss

    Managing people and relationships

    ·        Values and appreciates the importance of feedback

    ·        Shares responsibility for the performance and workload of the team where appropriate

    ·        Handles requests promptly and politely

    ·        Respects opinions and deals appropriately with complaints

    ·        Works to improve the performance of oneself and others by pursuing opportunities for continuous learning.

    ·        Constructively helps others in their development.

    ·        Exhibits a “can-do, will-do” approach and inspires peers to excel.

    ·        Asks questions and probes to understand stated and underlying needs, issues, concerns and problems

    ·        Addresses concerns and problems fairly, empathetically, decisively and promptly, maintaining a diplomatic and professional manner

    ·        Manages expectations and keeps everyone concerned   up-to-date on progress

    ·        Raises concerns and recommends potential solutions for those processes that negatively impact on relationships, customer service or the fair treatment of customers.



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