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Digital Communications Officer

Digital Communications Officer

Posted 9 April by FutureEverything Ended

FutureEverything is seeking to appoint a talented and motivated Digital Communications Officer with experience.

You will have experience in producing internal and external content for the arts, design and technology sectors bringing imagination, energy and a proactive approach to the communications team, to help raise profile and audience engagement. You will have an active interest in at least one of digital culture, art, innovation, technology and design.

The primary purpose of the role is to support a core company communications function and to work with the Senior Creative Producer in delivering marketing campaigns across all channels. A major and exciting project you will be a part of is working under the Digital Product Designer and with an external agency to create a new website so ideally, you’ll be a pro at content management and creation.

Application deadline: 10am Tuesday 24th April
Interviews: Tuesday 1st May

Application Process: Please submit i) your CV ii) Equal Opportunities form (available from the FutureEverything Website, under Opportunities) and iii) a covering letter (max 500 words) outlining how you meet the requirements of the role.

Main Purpose

To deliver the company’s communications and manage the website

Primary Responsibilities

  • To work with the Senior Creative Producer and the rest of the team to deliver an annual company-wide communications plan

  • To work with the Digital Product Designer to assist in all aspects of the project to develop the new FutureEverything website

  • To produce engaging, relevant written content to share internally and externally

  • To work with other team members on the production of FE marketing collateral including presentation material, news articles, blog posts and brochures.

  • To deliver the content schedule for company social media channels (twitter, facebook, medium, instagram and vimeo) growing our audience and maximising overall reach and engagement.

  • To assist other team members to create project briefs and manage delivery for specific areas such as filming of projects or PR campaigns around key programmes

  • To produce public newsletters to drive sales and engagement in large scale activity (such as Future Sessions events), as well as update subscribers on ongoing activity

  • To produce messaging to key stakeholders, working with the Senior Creative Producer to disseminate key activity to these networks, and maintain reciprocal communications activity

  • To deliver 'hands on’ marketing activity across FutureEverything events such as Future Sessions

  • To assist the Senior Creative Producer in other related activity that is relevant to successful communications

Ideal candidate profile

  • At least 2 years experience in working in a journalistic, PR or communications role in the arts, design, or technology sectors

  • Experience in delivering high quality copy, ideally in the arts, design, technology or public sectors

  • Experience in extracting engaging stories out of projects, events and organisational activity

  • Ability to work strategically as well as being 'hands-on’

  • PR skills, both proactive and reactive

  • Experience of using Wordpress and Photoshop

  • Ability to retain the 'big picture’ whilst also applying attention to detail

  • Ability to delegate appropriately, meet deadlines and manage multiple priorities

  • Ability to bring an imaginative and entrepreneurial approach to communications

  • Demonstrably strong interpersonal, communication and writing skills

  • A demonstrable interest in the digital arts / new media

FutureEverything is a not-for-profit Community Interest Company and delivers an environment for talented professionals to grow and thrive. It is governed by a high profile and committed Board, led by Chair, Professor Vikas Shah MBE. It is highly active in European and International cultural and innovation networks. Funding partners include InnovateUK, European Commission Horizon 2020, Manchester Science Parks, Manchester City Council and it is a National Portfolio Organisation of Arts Council England.

Required skills

  • Content Management
  • Social Media
  • Wordpress
  • Communications Strategy

Reference: 34860725

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