Content and Production Manager
The British Academy – the UK’s national body for the humanities and social sciences – is seeking a Content and Production Manager to join our Digital, Brand & Marketing department, providing key support to all teams across the organisation by managing regular digital content production for the Academy’s website, email newsletters and social media channels.
As Content and Production Manager, you will oversee both content production and website development for the British Academy. You will lead the commissioning, production and management of creative, engaging content for the British Academy’s digital channels. Furthermore, you will manage the ongoing development of the British Academy’s website, including the relationship with the website development agency.
A key requirement of the role is the ability to deal calmly and efficiently with demands from a wide range of internal and external stakeholders and prioritise workloads effectively. This includes providing advice, best practice and guidance on digital content, strategy and website development.
You will demonstrate thoroughness and attention to detail in all aspects of the work. All information on the website must be accurate and of a consistently high standard, so you will need to gain an excellent knowledge of the Academy’s work, support its aims and be aware of trends in digital communication, website development and social media.
The Content and Production Manager is a vital role in the Digital, Brand & Marketing Team, which is part of the Communications Directorate. The Directorate works to raise the profile of the British Academy among a wide range of audiences. It is organised into four teams who collaborate closely on all aspects of our work: Digital, Events, News and Public Affairs, and Publishing.
The Digital Team is responsible for delivering a range of digital channels, ensuring an excellent user experience and providing opportunities to showcase the Academy’s work in an engaging and accessible way.
About the Academy
The British Academy is the UK’s national body for the humanities and social sciences, established by Royal Charter in 1902. We mobilise these disciplines to understand the world and shape a brighter future. Today’s complex challenges can only be resolved by deepening our insight into people, culture, and societies. With a Fellowship of around 1,400 leading national and international academics, the Academy invests in researchers and projects across the UK and overseas, engages the public with fresh thinking and debates, and brings together scholars, government, business, and civil society to influence policy.
The Academy currently has five directorates: Communications & Marketing, Development, Policy, Research, and Resources, plus a small Governance & Fellowship Team. We have increased staffing in the last 12 months and expect to continue to grow this year.
Working at the Academy
Our senior management team has worked with staff to foster a culture of collaboration, respect, and empathy, in which all contributions are recognised as we work towards our common goals. Our people strategy and working practices focus on building strengths and sharing insights, with learning and development, wellbeing, and equality, diversity and inclusion at the centre of how we operate as an organisation. Investing in our staff and encouraging a healthy work/life balance is central to our success as we move forward and continue to grow.
Terms and conditions
The British Academy is based at 10–11, Carlton House Terrace, London SW1, a Grade 1 listed building. We offer a competitive benefits package, including a 35-hour working week, with hours and location worked flexibly under our hybrid-working policy; 34 days’ annual leave plus Bank Holidays; a subsidised canteen and an excellent occupational pension.
How to apply
We welcome applications from people of all backgrounds, in line with our commitment to creating a diverse and inclusive working environment, promoting equal opportunity, and addressing under-representation. We will make reasonable adjustments to support disabled job applicants and offer an interview to those meeting the minimum selection criteria.
To apply, and to see the full job description and our workplace values, please follow the link to access the Applied recruitment platform.
Applications must be received no later than 12:00 noon on 30 November 2023.
Please contact the HR team if you have any questions.