Digital Content Editor

Requisition ID:  26084

Newcastle, GB

Contract Type:  Open Ended
Working Pattern:  Full Time
Posted Date:  1 Sep 2023


Salary: £29,605 to £30,487 with progression to £32,982 per annum


Newcastle University is a great place to work, with excellent benefits. We have a generous holiday package; plus the opportunity to buy more, great pension schemes and a number of health and wellbeing initiatives to support you.


Closing Date: 20 October 2023



Focused on the Faculty of Medical Sciences web content, this is an exciting time to join our established and growing web network within the University to support our digital ambitions for the future.


Our web estate is a key tool for communicating with our range of audiences, from prospective students and parents to alumni and businesses.


The role is one of a team of Central and Faculty Content Editors. As a Digital Content Editor, you will plan, create, and edit effective and optimised digital content to support strategic objectives and user requirements.

You will also provide support for web projects, managing content workflow and maintaining content guidelines and standards. Working across digital content design, you will work alongside the Central and Faculty Web

Content Team to deliver user focused web design and content. As a Digital Content Editor, you will work to integrate best practice throughout the web design process.


If this sounds like the role for you and you would like an informal chat about the positions, please contact either Linda Jameson at


Key Accountabilities

  • Create and edit accurate and engaging web content to:
    • support School and business goals and meet user needs
    • be optimised for search engines and mobile devices
    • support digital marketing and social media campaigns
    • meet our web standards and digital content guidelines
  • Act as an approver of content created by colleagues.
  • Lead on business-as-usual web requests to ensure websites are always up to date.
  • Work with colleagues to create content suitable for the web, to support website development projects and take a lead on these where necessary.
  • Source, commission and edit photography, video and other graphic assets to support marketing activity and campaigns, if projects require.
  • Test and approve content as part of quality assurance and workflow processes.
  • Contribute to our web and digital content guidelines and ongoing development.
  • Provide support for website usability research such as user testing data write ups and analysis, survey analysis and interpretation of web statistics.
  • Use research and analytics findings to inform content improvements for our website pages and to monitor their effectiveness, adhering to SEO and web standards.
  • Provide advice and editorial support to colleagues and provide website analytics to demonstrate content performance.
  • Attend team meetings, critiques and workshops to collaboratively develop the web estate.
  • Any other duties as required in-line with the general nature/scope of this role.


To learn more about the University and this role please follow the link to our Candidate Information Pack.


Newcastle University is a global University where everyone is treated with dignity and respect.  As a University of Sanctuary, we aim to provide a welcoming place of safety for all, offering opportunities to people fleeing violence and persecution.


We are committed to being a fully inclusive university which actively recruits, supports and retains colleagues from all sectors of society.  We value diversity as well as celebrate, support and thrive on the contributions of all of our employees and the communities they represent.  We are proud to be an equal opportunities employer and encourage applications from individuals who can complement our existing teams, we believe that success is built on having teams whose backgrounds and experiences reflect the diversity of our university and student population.


At Newcastle University we hold a silver Athena Swan award in recognition of our good employment practices for the advancement of gender equality.  We also hold a Race Equality Charter Bronze award in recognition of our work towards tackling race inequality in higher education REC.


In addition, we are a member of the Euraxess initiative supporting researchers in Europe. 

Requisition ID: 26084