Digital Editor Jobs in Liverpool
We are looking for an experienced, dynamic, and forward-thinking editor to join our friendly team. Based within the healthcare charity sector, IA was the first stoma patient support group in the UK and has been supporting people living with an ileostomy or an internal pouch since 1956.
As editor you will be primarily responsible for producing our quarterly magazine, one of the charity’s primary sources of support to its members. This includes identifying and working with content authors, discussing advertising requirements (not selling), collating and editing content, content layout and liaising with our external design, print and distribution suppliers. Our magazine must be delivered to strict timescales.
In between magazine production, this blended role will require you to support our other charitable activities such as production of our monthly newsletter, literature production, review and maintenance of our existing literature range in addition to more general communication and marketing activities to support the wider team.
The ideal candidate will have a proven track record in charity communications and must have experience in an editorial role producing a regular magazine. Applicants called to interview will be expected to present examples of their own, recent work which will be treated with the strictest confidence and only be used to help inform the interviewing panel in their decision making.
The role is 100% remote and the successful applicant can work from a location of their choice. Where an applicant is called to interview they will be expected to attend face to face which will likely be in London, although the charity will make every effort to accommodate individual requests.
Travel within the role is expected to be minimal (perhaps 1 or 2 times per year), however the charity will reimburse any reasonable travel costs agreed up front, where you are expected to travel on behalf of the charity.
Key skills and experience required:
- Experience in an editorial role sourcing and producing engaging & relevant content for the target audience to a high standard to further the aims of the charity.
- Reviewing and authoring relevant content for print and a digital audience
- Experience with content layout
- Experience of working with third party stakeholders providing services to the charity such as feature articles, design, print and distribution
- Proofing and signing off documents prior to print or distribution jobs including agreement of final invoices
- Relevant experience working within the UK non-profit sector
- Ability to manage deadlines and manage third party relationships to meet strict timescales
- A good working knowledge of UK data protection regulation
- Promoting advertising opportunities to relevant advertisers (e.g. within the stoma care sector) although selling advertising space is not a requirement of the role
- Experience of working on sensitive content for people who have experienced acute and chronic illness, been through life changing surgery or those who may be feeling vulnerable or exposed at a difficult time
- Identify ways to improve the magazine to increase the magazine’s appeal and readership (e.g. reach more people living with a stoma while continuing to be sensitive to the needs of our existing readership)
- Excellent communication skills with a good knowledge of English language
- Excellent judgment and reliability
- Meticulous attention to detail
- Foster an inclusive and diverse culture
- Good team player
- Strong time management skills to meet strict editorial and production deadlines
- Strong administrative skills to support the production and distribution schedule of the quarterly magazine
- Intermediate level design skills including experience with DTP software an advantage but not essential
- Strong MS Office (or equivalent) skills essential
In return, we are offering a salary of circa £38,000, negotiable with the right candidate, along with a competitive benefits package.
IA is an equal opportunities employer creating an inclusive environment for all.
To apply, please send a copy of your CV, along with a covering letter demonstrating how you meet the role requirements and your motivations for applying. Your covering letter should not be longer than two sides.
If you do not hear from us within 14 days of the closing date, please assume your application has been unsuccessful on this occasion.
The client requests no contact from agencies or media sales.
Global Fishing Watch is an international, nonprofit organization committed to advancing ocean governance through increased transparency. We create and publicly share knowledge about human activity at sea to enable fair and sustainable use of our ocean. Founded in 2015 through a collaboration between Oceana, SkyTruth, and Google, Global Fishing Watch became an independent nonprofit organization in June 2017.
Using cutting-edge technology, we create and publicly share map visualizations, data and analysis tools to enable scientific research and drive a transformation in how we manage our ocean. Our major focus is on commercial fishing because it is the most widespread human activity at sea, the most impactful on ocean health, and the most crucial for global livelihoods and food security. By 2030, we aim to monitor and visualize the impact of ocean-going vessels, both industrial and small-scale, that are responsible for the vast majority of the global seafood catch. We believe human activity at sea should be common knowledge in order to safeguard the global ocean commons for the common good of all.
The communications function is a core strategic component of Global Fishing Watch’s work, integral to generating public visibility, building political will, and harnessing its growing international constituency to generate greater transparency in global fisheries. Global Fishing Watch’s communications is built upon impactful messaging, targeted media coverage and engagement at the regional and international levels. Sitting at the intersection of cutting-edge technology and policy, the organization seeks to promote transparency in support of better ocean governance.
Purpose of role
The head of strategic communications is responsible for developing, implementing and overseeing communications plans that advance Global Fishing Watch’s objectives and ensure effective delivery of its goals against the organization’s strategy.
Reporting to the director of communications, the successful candidate will manage a growing team of three staff to guide and execute communications strategies that support engagement with countries and at key fora, demonstrate our science and innovation, and reflect the integration of activities outlined in the organization’s strategic pillars.
The post-holder will work closely with the global delivery and international policy teams to develop and oversee communications plans that further transparency objectives, build international momentum and influence change. He/she will also maintain oversight of communications efforts that support Global Fishing Watch’s research, innovation, and tools to ensure strategic alignment and consistency across materials.
Working collaboratively with the director of communications, the successful candidate will help set priorities for the communications team, craft PR, conduct outreach, and identify future communications opportunities aligned with the organization’s mission.
- Design and implement comprehensive communications strategies to support programmatic goals and priorities, including engagement with core countries and international policy work.
- Lead, guide and support a team of managers in the development and execution of their work, ensuring a comprehensive, integrated and consistent approach to strategies and work plans in support of 2030 organizational objectives.
- Cultivate strong relationships with program leads through proactive engagement; develop key messaging and identify/maximize opportunities to provide strategic communications support.
- Develop written materials in support of programmatic work—including web articles, issue/policy briefs and fact sheets, and op-eds—and lead the design process for creatives and multimedia pieces; coordinate with colleagues to develop and manage a timeline for effective release and distribution of materials.
- Support the development of written materials generated by program communications, providing reviews, input and approvals before sending for director sign-off.
- Work closely with the social media manager and media relations manager to profile the organization’s work, milestones and achievements; support the creation, development and implementation of effective strategies that contribute to a well-defined media presence for Global Fishing Watch.
- Maintain knowledge and oversight of various projects and timelines, identifying priorities and organizing capacity and resources to deliver effective and efficient communications.
- Manage working relationships with communications consultants to ensure the highest degree of quality across materials and outreach.
- Serve as an advisor to the director of communications, providing strategic counsel and support in coordinating delivery of program communications.
- Develop and enforce policies, procedures and best practices to better govern coordination across teams and streamline communications processes.
- Critically evaluate and report on the success of communications strategies and make recommendations to enhance future performance.
- Develop and maintain an informed awareness of relevant projects to internal/external stakeholders; contribute to management of communications planning calendar.
- Deputize for the director of communications as required for team coordination and strategic planning.
- Other duties as assigned.
The following offers an aspirational view of our ideal candidate profile, we encourage applications from candidates with a wide range of experiences and backgrounds, especially those from underrepresented groups.
- Bachelor’s degree required with 7-10 years of professional experience directly responsible for developing and implementing strategic communications on a global level.
- Proficiency in English at a native speaker level, both written and spoken, is required for this position.
- Excellent English written and verbal communication skills; strong writer/editor familiar with Associated Press style.
- Effective strategic communicator who is highly organized, analytical and self-motivated; maintains the ability to present information in a diplomatic and compelling manner.
- Creative storyteller with the ability to summarize and synthesize large amounts of information and quickly focus on the essence of an issue or finding, addressing policy perspectives at play.
- Able to work swiftly, efficiently and independently with little supervision as part of a high-functioning team.
- Able to manage multiple priorities under tight deadlines while delivering high-quality materials across a variety of subject matter.
- Demonstrates operational excellence and a commitment to detail in a fast-paced, collaborative work environment.
- Takes full ownership of projects and communicates updates to stakeholders in a transparent and proactive manner.
- Maintains an understanding of the complexities surrounding collaboration and internal communications in a global matrix and remote organization.
- Experience in the field(s) of environment, ocean conservation, fisheries, or policy.
- Languages: working/professional proficiency in Spanish, French and/or Portuguese.
- Proven experience in harnessing digital communications and multimedia to advance causes and disseminate information.
- Experience in content/copy editing and proofing.
- Experience working in journalism, broadcast or at international organizations.
- Experience in managing crisis communications.
Location: Remote, United States, United Kingdom, or Europe. Other locations to be considered within GMT +/- 1 and CST +/-1
Terms and conditions
Global Fishing Watch supports flexible working, so the pattern of hours may vary according to operational and personal needs. The position will be part of a global team spanning many different time zones and so the candidate must be able to accommodate regular early/late meetings to be able to work effectively. Weekend work may be required on occasion. The post holder may be required to undertake regional and international travel. No overtime is payable.
Compensation is commensurate with experience and will vary depending on the hired candidate’s country of residence, in accordance with local laws and regulations. The position may be a Global Fishing Watch employee or consultant, depending on the country of residence. Global Fishing Watch offers pension/retirement, health and other benefits commensurate with similar level Global Fishing Watch employees in the country of employment.
Global Fishing Watch is an equal opportunities employer. We believe that our mission is best advanced when welcoming the contributions of people of diverse backgrounds, beliefs, and cultures and are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all employees of Global Fishing Watch and our partners, vendors, suppliers, and contractors. We welcome the application of all qualified professionals and especially encourage those that have been historically marginalized or underrepresented because of their actual or perceived race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law.
Position: Volunteering Operations Manager
Hours: Full-time (35 hours a week)
Contract: Fixed term contract up to 31 December 2024
Location: Office-based from one of our national offices (London N4, Edinburgh, Cardiff or Belfast) with flexibility to work remotely.
Salary: £42,862 - £45,785 per annum plus excellent benefits
Salary Band: Band G1
We make sure people living with MS are at the centre of everything we do. And it’s this commitment that unites us across the UK.
Our strategy is based on what people affected by MS have told us is important to them. It gives us a clear and determined focus.
Our work is based on the hopes and aspirations of our MS community. Together we campaign at all levels, fund ground-breaking research and provide award winning support and information.
Our people are our greatest asset and the key to our success. We offer a vibrant, progressive working environment where you'll be able to make a difference.
About this job
Our Volunteering Operations Manager will be leading the provision of an excellent operational advice and support service for our volunteer managers across the MS Society.
Developing clear, user-friendly processes for our volunteer managers to use which meet our organisational and statutory requirements to support the delivery of our services.
You’ll be ensuring our volunteer involving teams have the volunteer resources available to meet their needs. Increasing our volunteer engagement within and across all of MS Society is a priority for us, building the sense of our togetherness and teamwork.
This role will also be providing line management to our Volunteer Recruitment Officer. Our volunteer recruitment oversees the processes for our network of 3000 volunteers, ensuring appropriate screening is undertaken upon recruitment, enabling us to make safe and appropriate volunteer recruitment decisions.
Ongoing assessment and improvement of performance, compliance and impact across all MS Society volunteers is an important part of this role and you’ll play a key part in developing a new volunteer survey and our next Volunteer Strategy.
We recognise the significant and excellent contributions; experience; and skills our employees bring to the MS Society.
Working with external pay and reward consultants, we’re taking active steps this year to review our employees’ pay and benefits package. Ensuring we’re aligned with the most accurate and up-to-date benchmarks for the UK charity sector.
Please note this is a fixed term contract until the end of December 2024.
Closing date for applications: 9am on Wednesday 28 February 2024.
PLEASE PRESS THE 'HOW TO APPLY' BUTTON FOR MORE INFORMATION.
We particularly welcome applications from people with disabilities and or from ethnic minority backgrounds.
We’d be grateful if you downloaded and completed the equality and diversity monitoring form and submit it with your application.
Your right to work in the UK
You must have the right to work in the UK to work in paid employment with us. You’ll need to share documents showing you’re eligible to work in the UK if we offer you employment.
You can find the UK visas and permits granting you the right to work in the UK on the UK Government website. We currently don’t have a Sponsor Licence agreement with the Home Office and aren’t able to support you with your visa applications.
Disability Confident Employer
We’re a Disability Confident Employer and we’re committed to promoting equality and diversity.
You can ask for reasonable adjustments as part of both our recruitment and new starter on-boarding processes.
If you need any help or adjustments to apply for this role, please contact us to discuss.
You can also ask for the application materials to be sent to you in a different format. Such as for them to be sent to you by email or in a larger word format.
More about our recruitment and selection process
- The HR team will anonymise your CV and supporting statement before forwarding to the shortlisting panel. This is done as part of our commitment to equality, diversity and inclusion.
- The first round of our recruitment and selection process includes an interview with competency-based questions.
- Our recruitment and selection process might also include extra tasks. For example, a written or Microsoft Excel test or making a presentation.
- We’ll let you know what the selection process will include when we invite you to interview. You can ask for any more reasonable adjustments for the interview as part of the invitation.
- You might also be invited for a second interview. We’ll let you know about this during the selection process.
More about our employee benefits:
We have a wide range of employee benefits including (but not limited to):
Encouraging work life balance
- 38 days paid annual leave (including bank holidays), pro-rata for part-time
- More annual leave entitlement, based on length of employment
- Smart working options (with the opportunity to work remotely and find a smart working pattern that suits both you and us)
- Flexible working options
Caring for you and your family
- Generous sick pay entitlement
- More sick pay entitlement, based on length of employment
- Opportunity to buy and sell annual leave in each calendar year
- Free access to a GP virtually 24 hours a day/7 days a week allowing you unlimited advice, reassurance and where appropriate diagnosis
- Enhanced leave for new parents
- Free access to a confidential 24 hours a day/7 days a week helpline service for both you and your family with a specialist range of support and information
- Special leave options (such as up to 5 days paid leave for domestic or personal emergencies a year)
- 10 days paid disability leave a year, pro-rata for part-time
- 10 days paid carers’ leave a year, pro-rata for part-time
- New family-friendly benefits, including paid leave:
- in the event of miscarriage or still birth
- to support fertility treatments
- for antenatal appointments for both parents
- Cycle to work scheme
- Death in service scheme
- Health cash plans to help offset the cost of health care for you and your family
Thinking about your finances
- Enhanced salary sacrifice pension scheme
- Discounted season ticket loan and interest-free emergency loans
- Give as you earn to support other charities of your choice before tax
- New employee portal including lifestyle savings vouchers and personal wellbeing
Enriching your life at work
- Personalised development plans with a wide range of training courses and opportunities to source additional training options with your line manager
- Yearly internal apprenticeship opportunities
- New, modern offices that embrace working together both in-person and remotely Various opportunities to influence how we internally operate (including surveys, and focus and committee groups)
- Active and supportive internal employee networking groups for collaboration and peer support
- 2 days paid leave a year for volunteering for MS Society activities during normal working hours (such as fundraising events, or campaigning in the local community)
- 2 days paid leave a year for volunteering with other charities during normal working hours
We’re committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of everyone who uses our services and we come into contact with.
This is regardless of:
- sexual orientation
- religion or belief
- gender reassignment
We recognise our particular responsibility to make sure vulnerable adults and children are protected.
We have measures in place to protect everyone we come into contact with from abuse and maltreatment of all kinds.
No agencies please.