Lancaster University

Lancaster University

Digital Content Officer

Digital Content Officer

External Relations - Marketing Location: Bailrigg, Lancaster UK Salary: £29,605 to £36,024 (Full time, indefinite) Closing Date: Tuesday 16 April 2024 Interview Date: Wednesday 24 April 2024 Reference: 0388-24-R

We are looking for a Digital Content Officer to work in the central marketing team.

You will need excellent communication and organisational skills, with a demonstrable understanding of the principles that govern the design and creation of effective, engaging and accessible digital content. You should have an eye for what works on the web and other digital platforms.

You will have a substantial track record of planning and making effective online content in the higher education sector, as well as significant experience of using large content management systems (CMS), video and image editing software, social media platforms, and analytics tools.

The main duties of the post will be:

  • Working with colleagues across Lancaster University to improve and optimise Lancaster's web pages.
  • Contributing to Lancaster University's student recruitment campaigns, from planning through to delivery of content.
  • Helping to create successful online events and features such as virtual tours across various online platforms.
  • Planning, commissioning and delivering effective video, photography and student-generated content.
  • Promoting good practice in content creation across our organisation.
  • Evaluating and reporting on the effectiveness of Lancaster's digital content.
  • This role is offered on a full-time, permanent basis with a hybrid work pattern. Full time working on campus can be accommodated if desired.

    Please note that this post will require you to work during the clearing and confirmation period – usually mid-August around A level results day. Leave during this period will be restricted.

    If you have any questions about this vacancy, please get in touch with James Smith, Digital Content Manager.

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    Find out what it's like to work at Lancaster University, including information on our wide range of employee benefits, support networks and our policies and facilities for a family-friendly workplace.

    The University recognises and celebrates good employment practice undertaken to address all inequality in higher education.

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    Digital Content Officer


    Lancaster University


    United Kingdom


    March 22, 2024

    Application deadline

    April 16, 2024

    Job type



    Computer Science,Business and Economics

    About the employer

    Established in 1964 by the Royal Charter, Lancaster University is amongst the leading research-intensive universities in the UK. It is among the only 6 collegiate universities in the country and has collaborations with NHS, GCHQ, LEP, CEH, EA, Sunway University, and UFLA, Brazil. Initially, the university was based at St. Leonard's Gate. The campus was moved to Bailrigg in South Lancaster in 1968. The university formerly had four colleges namely Cartmel, County, Lonsdale, and Bowland. Grizedale, Fylde, Furness, Pendle, and Graduate colleges were set up after 1990. Currently, it has 9 colleges that offer a total of 18 research programs.

    The Lancaster University campus occupies a beautiful 560-acre parkland site at Bailrigg, just three miles from Lancaster city center. The Bailrigg campus is home to Lancaster Arts, bringing together our own theatre, art gallery, and concert series. The Nuffield Theatre is one of the largest professional studio theatres in Europe. It hosts public performances of theatre, contemporary dance and live art from some of the best-known and respected companies from the UK and abroad. Each of the 9 colleges has its private residence blocks, administration staff, halls, bars, and Wi-Fi enabled common areas. There are two banks, a bakery, an ice-cream parlor, general stores and supermarkets, a beauty salon, and a post office on the university campus. Lancaster also has Chaplaincy Centre which houses prayer rooms with facilities for different faiths such as Christian, Buddhist, Hindu, Jewish, Islam, and Baha'i. Lancaster University provides university bus services making it convenient for the students and employees to commute. Further, the M6 motorway is only a five minutes' drive from the campus. It takes 10 minutes to drive to the West Coast Main Line that connects the city to London, Scotland, and Manchester.

    The academic structure of the university consists of undergraduate degree programs, postgraduate courses, research, and doctoral level programs. The acclaimed staff of the university guides the students into international level research centered on humanities, business subjects, natural sciences, modern languages, social sciences, and technology. Presently, the university has over 13,000 full-time students enrolled for first and higher degrees. There are 3,027 employees on the university campus including 1,323 faculty members.

    Lancaster University has over 148,000 alumni in more than 180 countries. The university has a notable list of alumni who have gained recognition in their respective disciplines. Emily Fleeshman is a Hollywood actress, famous for her role of Nikki in popular TV show Still Open All Hours. Also, she is the founder of an acting school named ‘The Actors' Lab’ based in Salford. Satnam Rana is a news presenter on BBC. Some other noble laureates of the university are Roger Ashton-Griffiths (actor), Andrew Brooke Miller (Novelist), Catherine Jane Smith (a member of British Labour Party), Lucy Jane Briers (actor), Andy Serkis (actor and director), Bruce Sewell (former counsel of Apple).

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