Digital Creative Officer

Earlham Institute

The Earlham Institute has an exciting opportunity for an outstanding Digital Creative Officer to join the Business Development and Communications team.

About the Earlham Institute:

The Earlham Institute (EI) is a vibrant, contemporary research institute and registered charity, working in an area of rapid technological development and innovation. It is strategically funded by the Biotechnology and Biological Sciences Research Council (BBSRC) to lead the development of a skill base in Bioinformatics and a Genomics technology platform for UK bioscience.

The Role:

EI is at the cutting edge of scientific technology, and a comprehensive digital strategy is an essential component in the successful communication of EI’s research and activities to a global stakeholder base. As part of a busy Communications team, the Digital Creative Officer will ensure that our leading website and social media channels are kept fresh and up to date with engaging content. The design and maintenance of our online presence is an important component in promoting the impact and profile of the Institute and its research. The role requires creative skills to provide a creative service to our internal customers across various online and offline channels.

The role would suit an individual experienced in delivering digital communications activities through design, monitoring and updating web and social media accounts through creating compelling content and online communication campaigns in line with key organisational messages. The ability to carry out regular website analysis, monitor activity and report key findings from Google analytics and other tools is important, delivering reports that can inform decision-making on communications activity. Additional responsibilities include the creation of print and digital design work, including video and audio production using the latest software. The Digital Creative Officer will support colleagues on communication projects, developing relationships with internal and external partners.

The Ideal Candidate:

Candidates are expected to be educated to degree level or equivalent including Maths and English at GCSE grade C and above and have practical experience in web content, web management and digital communications. Experience of working with a Drupal content management framework would be an advantage, as would an understanding of google analytics, paid media and content strategies and experience in Adobe Photoshop, InDesign. Illustrator and Premier Pro.

Candidates must be creative and imaginative in their approach to ideas and opportunities, have the ability to multi-task and see projects or tasks through to completion, with attention to detail and accuracy.

Additional Information:

Salary on appointment will be within the range £31,250 to £38,100 per annum depending on qualifications and experience.  This is a fulltime post on a permanent basis.

For further information and details of how to apply, please visit our web site http://jobs.earlham.ac.uk/ or contact the Human Resources team on 01603 450462 or nbi.recruitment@nbi.ac.uk  quoting reference 1003433.

As a Disability Confident employer, we guarantee to offer an interview to all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for this vacancy.

The closing date for applications will be 22nd April 2018

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