Content Officer (Digital and Creative Media) Ref 7399

School/department: University of Sussex Business School, Communications Team
Hours:Full time, 36.5 hours per week. Requests for flexible working options will be considered (subject to business need). We offer hybrid working which permits up to 50% of the role to be performed remotely, and the remainder on campus.  This is a full-time role, Monday to Friday, with occasional weekend /evening working, for which time in lieu is given. 
Contract: permanent 
Reference: 7399
Salary: starting at £26,341 to £30,497per annum
Placed on: 13 December 2021
Closing date:  18 January 2022.  Applications must be received by midnight of the closing date. 
Expected interview date: TBC
Expected start date: ASAP


Job description

Are you a highly organised team player with experience of managing social media channels, and producing a range of communications in a fast-moving environment?

The University of Sussex Business School is seeking a Content Officer (Digital and Creative Media) to join its Communications Team.  You will deliver clear, effective, and timely communications aimed at both internal and external Business School audiences.

Whether you come from an in-house, agency or a higher education background, you will bring excellent client and customer service skills to work alongside our academic departments, Professional Services divisions, and directly with students.

An excellent, personable communicator with strong digital skills and creative flair, you will have a keen eye for detail, be self-driven with a can-do attitude, eager to learn and take on responsibility.

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone with a desire to develop their career in digital communications, marketing, and customer engagement. You’ll work alongside experienced managers and benefit from opportunities to deepen your knowledge.

  • You will have skills and experience in managing social media channels. You will be confident in co-creating engaging digital stories with students and show your flair for writing copy for different audiences across multiple channels.
  •  You will be able to monitor social media trends and keep up to date with platform development and new features. You will monitor digital engagement trends amongst our competitors, as well as reporting on our digital communication metrics.
  • You will work with Business School clients to create, implement and evaluate targeted communication and campaign plans.  Your experience in planning, creating and publishing content to social media, blogs and websites using content management systems will be essential to this role.
  • You will also be able to create digital and print assets using design software, ensuring brand guidelines are met.  In addition, you will work with designers and printers to produce printed materials.

This role is based in the Business School Communications Team, working alongside members of the School’s Marcomms group and the University’s Communications, Marketing and Advancement teams. 

This is a critical time to join the team as we meet the demands of a rapidly changing world and continue to develop our services

The University of Sussex values the diversity of its staff and students and we welcome applicants from all backgrounds.

You can find out more about our values and our EDI Strategy,  Inclusive Sussex, on our webpages.

Download the full job description and person specification (reference number 7399) (PDF XKB)

The University requires that work undertaken for the University is performed from the UK. 

This role may be eligible for sponsorship. For a job to be eligible for sponsorship it needs to be assigned an eligible SOC code & meet minimum salary requirements. Please contact HRCompliance@sussex.ac.uk so they can check if this role can be assigned to an eligible SOC code and meets the minimum salary requirements. You can also consult our Skilled Worker Visa Information page for further information


How to apply

Download our professional services application form - Dec 2020 [DOC 203.00KB] and Personal Details and Equal Opportunities Form [DOC 119.50KB] and fill in all sections.

You must email your completed application, and personal details and equal opportunities form, to usbsrecruitment@sussex.ac.uk

You should attach your application form and all documents to the email in PDF format (we are unable to accept applications as google.docs or .pages) and use the format job reference number / job title / your name in the subject line.

You can also send your application by post to Human Resources Division, Sussex House, University of Sussex, Falmer, Brighton, BN1 9RH.


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