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Job title: Digital Content Officer

Reports to: Head of Media Relations & Outreach

Responsible for: No direct reports

Location: Burlington House, London and other locations may be required. 

Working hours: Full time. The workload varies throughout the year and some flexibility is required. 

Remuneration: Competitive salary and benefits package, dependent on experience


The Digital Content Officer is responsible for overseeing the Geological Society’s website and main newsletter, sent out every two weeks to around 12,000 subscribers. S/he will ensure website content is current, coherent and comprehensive, working with colleagues across the organisation as well as site editors from among our membership. 

S/he will provide training and support to site editors, work with colleagues to ensure key projects are communicated effectively and act as a primary contact for website user queries/problems. S/he will also work alongside the Web Producer in managing future development of the site. 


In this role you will: 

  • Oversee the sourcing and updating of content for the Geological Society website (, working with colleagues to ensure that it is current, coherent and comprehensive.
  • Moderate the style and content of web pages across the site, proof reading content and maintaining a consistent look and feel. 
  • Assist and support staff and other website editors (including Specialist and Regional Group representatives) in using the Sitecore CMS, including providing CMS and related training.
  • Gather and edit material for the Society’s biweekly email newsletter and occasional additional newsletters, and manage distribution lists. 
  • Write and maintain user documentation for CMS and other aspects of the website, including help pages.
  • Source images and produce graphics for use on website and newsletters.
  • Act as primary contact for website user queries/problems, and distribute other queries to appropriate staff.
  • Work with the Web Producer on website development projects, including writing of development plans and specifications, and testing of new functionality.

Find out more about the role in the job description: Digital Content Officer Job Description

Person specification 

Candidates for this role will be required to demonstrate a range of skills, competencies and abilities for the role.

An ability to communicate effectively and diplomatically, both verbally and in writing, with a wide variety of website users with varied levels of capability at using websites and online systems, is essential. 

The successful candidate will have high levels of attention to detail, effective time management skills and the ability to prioritise and manage a variety of projects/work across teams. 


  • Graduate or equivalent experience
  • Proven experience of working with websites, including managing and sourcing of content.
  • Experience of working with a CMS (Content Management System) is essential – knowledge of Sitecore is desirable. 
  • Experience using analytics platforms to analyse user journeys and behaviour, and improve content to match user needs.
  • High IT literacy and experience with common software such as Microsoft Office.
  • Image editing/Photoshop skills. 
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills along with high levels of accuracy and attention to detail.
  • Strong visual/creative ability – must have an eye for a good page layout and effective use of images.
  • Excellent time management and ability to work to deadlines, prioritising work accordingly.
  • Strong analytical skills and problem solving abilities.
  • Proactive and delivery focused.
  • Good team working skills. 

How to apply 

To apply for this position, please forward to 
  • a copy of your CV with a cover letter 
  • and a supporting statement 

Please ensure that your application fully addresses the appointment criteria set out in the person specification. 

The closing date for this role is Friday 31 May 2019.  Interviews the week of Monday 3 June 2019.

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