Plymouth College of Art

Press and Digital Content Assistant

Plymouth, Devon
SALARY RANGE- £21,414 to £23,334 per annum pro rata. Starting salary £21,414 per annum.
19 Sep 2019
02 Oct 2019
Job Function
Sales and Marketing
Contract Type
Fixed Term
Full Time

Fixed term contract for 6 months in the first instance.

We are looking for a motivated and creative Press and Digital Content Assistant to join our busy Brand and Communications Team at Plymouth College of Art.

As our Press and Digital Content Assistant you will write and create content to secure national coverage to celebrate the successes of Plymouth College of Art’s people, projects, exhibitions and events, arts and culture. You’ll also research, write, manage and produce compelling visual content for our website, prospectus, social channels and a variety of printed and digital communications. You’ll help us to communicate our values accurately to a variety of audiences in order to expose the wealth of exceptional creativity here.

Your role will involve acting as a ‘brand storyteller’ – seeking out, writing, and uploading stories about our students, alumni, staff, exhibitions, events and more. An interest in what makes content sing across social, online and print, a love of language and the ability to write quickly and precisely are essential. As a large part of your time will be spent working with established and emerging artists and makers, an interest in contemporary arts and culture would be advantageous. The tenacity to chase busy creative people and excellent time management skills are also key.

Ideally you’ll have proven experience of researching and creating successful content for a multitude of channels and the creativity to tell stories through text, photograph, video and more. As we’re a results-driven team, you’ll be required to help meet targets for press coverage, recording the impact of your communications.

This role also includes responsibilities related to the creation and distribution of regular email newsletters for a variety of audiences, from internal staff and student comms to external mailers for a public audience with the aim of building positive brand reputation and engagement.

You’ll also be responsible for updating externally listed profiles about the college (such as Wikipedia) and continually building on the number and richness of student and alumni reviews across the most relevant and high impact online channels, as well as planning and executing compelling entries to sector-specific awards and competitions.

To view the Role Profile and to read more about working at Plymouth College of Art (including details about interview expenses and employment benefits) and to apply online please click the link.

Closing Date: Wednesday 2 October 2019 (9am)

It is anticipated that the interviews will take place on Monday 7 October 2019

Plymouth College of Art has a strong commitment to the safeguarding & welfare of young people & vulnerable adults. A satisfactory DBS disclosure at Enhanced Level will be required from successful candidates as a condition of appointment.

We celebrate equality, diversity and difference, and welcome candidates from all communities.