Content Designer part time

Venesky-Brown's client, a public sector organisation in Glasgow, is currently looking to recruit a Content Designer for an initial part-time (17.5 hrs) contract until the end of March 2022 on a salary of £32,794 - £38,252 per annum pro-rata. Due to the current circumstances this role will be remote based for the foreseeable future.

Read the overview of this opportunity to understand what skills, including and relevant soft skills and software package proficiencies, are required.

- Plan, develop and implement the digital channels content strategies and their subsequent delivery plans
- Design content to meet user needs using a range of content research techniques to achieve this
- Create meaningful user journeys on our web channels
- Use specialist content writing skills and be skilled in editing others' work
- Identify, evaluate and address any content gaps
- Monitor and evaluate the content management system's performance from a content perspective. You will provide recommendations to the development team to improve the system
- Implement, monitor and evaluate accessibility standards and SEO (Search Engine Optimisation) practices
- Be responsible for ensuring content is optimised for web performance
- Run User Acceptance Testing (UAT) for any content-related projects.
- Manage third parties for any content development we may outsource
- Actively seek out data that will help evaluate existing content and inform future content activity such as interrogating Google Analytics and Hotjar
- Contribute ideas to the yearly and quarterly planning cycle and be accountable for delivering content against the agreed roadmap for the year
- Foster relationships with key content business owners and subject matter experts across the business, and sometimes outwith the business
- Influence, engage and provide content direction to all parts of the organisation
- Provide peer review to other content designers

Essential Skills:

- Relevant Degree (SCVQ Level 9) and/or equivalent professional qualification/experience in digital content design or ideally, in Journalism
- Experience of leading and delivering web content design projects
- Experience of working with content management systems such as Umbraco and Drupal
- Experience of running multiple projects simultaneously within agreed parameters
- Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
- Skilled at writing in different styles and tone to create a variety of content types from landing pages to core content pages
- Good editorial judgement, tactical awareness and decision-making skills
- Have a solid understanding of the content management process and its governance
- The ability to create and maintain website taxonomy
- Skilled at developing web user journeys
- Ability to build creative content solutions to business and user needs
- Ability to explore issues from a broader perspective to identify and address root cause across user needs
- Skilled at influencing others
- Ability to think strategically and to understand implications and wider business impact of any decisions taken
- Ability to demonstrate significant experience of writing and editing engaging content for the web

Desirable Skills:

- Experience of working in agile development teams
- Experience of writing user stories
- Experience of planning and facilitating workshops
- Experience of taxonomy development
- Video production and editing skills
- Working knowledge of Photoshop
- Presentation skills

If you would like to hear more about this opportunity please get in touch.