Content Designer

Job summary
We’re looking for a talented and proactive Content Designer to help us continually improve our digital content and online user experience.

What you’ll do

Working in a small team of digital content specialists, you’ll edit, author and manage our website content, whilst continuously looking to improve the user experience.

You’ll produce flawless English, but more than this, you’ll make our content smarter: telling users what they need, in a way they can easily find and understand. You’ll know how to make information and webpages user-focused, well-structured and in plain language – and you’ll use data to inform your decisions as much as possible.

Day to day you could be working on anything from a request to update one sentence to advising on campaign content or restructuring an entire area of the site. Either way, you’ll apply your editorial skills, digital content knowledge and UX focus to inform your work and create the right solution for our users.

You’ll collaborate across the organisation but it’s the digital team you call home, and you’ll also work with this group of developers, designers, scrum masters and fellow content designers to identify and roll out iterative improvements to the website – testing and giving content input on new features and improvements.

This is a varied and fast-paced role, so you’ll need to be comfortable learning about and dipping into other digital content sub-disciplines, such as information architecture, taxonomy, document management and UX writing. If you don’t already have experience in these areas, this is a great opportunity to gain a broad knowledge of all things digital content.

What we are looking for

We’re looking for someone with excellent digital editing skills, an indefatigable user focus, and a passion for turning complex content into well-structured plain English.

The ideal candidate will also have:

•Excellent understanding of the English language, with a degree in a relevant field.
•Excellent analytical skills and attention to detail.
•Good understanding of information architecture, taxonomy, usability and accessibility.
•Good understanding of web analytics, metadata and SEO.
•Good understanding of content management systems, publishing workflows, archiving and content maintenance.
•Good understanding of content design and the benefits of its user-needs approach.
•Extensive hands-on editorial experience, including working within and creating house styles and governance, and raising content standards.
•Confidence explaining decisions, analyses and recommendations to stakeholders of varying levels of seniority and digital content knowledge.
•Great inter-personal skills, flexible can-do attitude, and drive for continuous improvement.

What’s in it for you?

At AQA we recognise our employees’ contribution and in return we are proud to offer an extensive reward and benefit package. This includes:

• Competitive salary
• Standard 35 hour working week
• 25 days annual leave rising to 30 days, plus all Bank Holidays and additional Christmas leave
• 5 paid days per year for voluntary service
• Contributory pension scheme
• An enhanced maternity/paternity and sick pay scheme

How to apply

To apply, please upload your CV and cover letter including your current and expected salary as one document via our website. Please note that we will only be able to consider applications that include a cover letter.

Closing date for applications is 10:00 on Monday 19 October 2018. However, applications will be reviewed as we receive them and if a suitable candidate is identified, we reserve the right to close our adverts sooner.

AQA is an equal opportunities employer and welcomes applications from all sections of the community. AQA is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children, young people and vulnerable adults and expects all staff and post holders to share this commitment. Our Safeguarding Policy is available on our website.