£32970 - £34700 per annum (subject to experience) with excellent benefits
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Want to use your digital communications skills to play a vital role in making clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere?

Join WaterAid as Digital Editor to change normal for millions of people so they can unlock their potential, break free from poverty and change their lives for good. On top of that you'll be joining a 2020 Great Place to Work® award-winning organisation.

Are you passionate about creating digital content that makes a difference? Are you as confident crafting compelling copy from complex information as you are interpreting data for actionable insight?

We're looking for a creative and dynamic digital editor with a track record in producing first-class digital communications, with excellent copywriting and editorial skills, a strong understanding of UX, social media and content management.

If that sounds like you, then take this incredible opportunity to become WaterAid's new Digital Editor at one of the UK's best-loved charities. This is a full-time, maternity cover position based in our Canary Wharf office (initially home-based due to restrictions on office numbers) beginning in mid-April.

In this role, you will:

* Take day-to-day responsibility for content across WaterAid's policy, practice and advocacy and international websites and digital channels, creating high-quality, user-centred experiences that engage and inform our audiences and drive action.
* Manage the calendar for policy, practice and advocacy digital content, ensuring programme and advocacy digital engagement priorities are supported.
* Work closely with our Programme Support and our Policy and Campaigns Teams in particular to plan and produce compelling website, social and email content that delivers against targets.
* Manage the global WaterAid Twitter account, planning, preparing and publishing content that engages and expands our audience.
* Be full of great ideas and proactive in identifying new content opportunities, working closely with colleagues across the global organisation.
* Use your excellent content design and user experience skills to work with teams globally to scope, develop and deliver selected digital projects.

To be successful, you will need: 

  • Proven experience writing and editing copy for a range of audiences across web, mobile, email and social media.
  • Proven experience of editorial flow and stakeholder management, and are confident in taking content from idea through feedback to publication.
  • Exceptional spelling and grammar and have an eagle eye for detail.
  • Strong experience in translating complex information into active, engaging content.
  • Solid understanding of SEO, accessibility and Google Analytics.
  • An innate desire to work for an organisation and cause that values and respects human life and believes we must do better.

Salary: £32,970 - £34,700 (subject to experience) with excellent benefits

WaterAid benefits include:

  • 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
  • Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
  • We offer a generous pension plan with employer contribution of up to 10%
  • Flexible working conditions, including the opportunity for part-time work and home working up to 2 days a week
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Free annual eye tests
  • Pay as You Give charitable giving scheme
  • Enhanced Maternity and Adoption/Surrogacy pay, Shared Parental Leave and Paternity Leave.
  • Sabbaticals
  • Volunteer Day

Join us to change normal for good - apply today. To see the full job pack, please click 'Apply'. Please apply by submitting your CV and a cover letter into one document in either Word Document or PDF format. Applications will close 23:59 on 31/01/21. Availability for interview is required the week commencing 08/02/2021.

Additional Information:
WaterAid is currently located at Canary Wharf, London and this will be your location and contract base. Due to current restrictions on office capacity the majority of our staff are working from home. All aspects of this including how we are supporting homeworking and the office transition will be discussed at the interview stage with you.

We are unable to provide sponsorship for this post. In order to apply for this post, you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the UK.

WaterAid is committed to ensuring that wherever we work in the world there is no tolerance for the abuse of power, privilege or trust. WaterAid reinforces a culture of zero tolerance towards any form of inappropriate behaviour, abuse, harassment, or exploitation of any kind. The safeguarding of our beneficiaries, staff, volunteers and anyone working on our behalf, is our top priority and we take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff and volunteers are required to share in this commitment through our Global Code of Conduct. We will conduct the most appropriate pre-employment references and checks to ensure high standards are maintained.

WaterAid is an equal opportunities, disability-confident employer and committed to achieving the highest standards of diversity, fairness and equality. Should you have a disability and require any additional support, please contact us.

More about WaterAid

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Posted on: 15 January 2021
Closed date: 01 February 2021
Job ref: VN304
Tags: Intl Development