Digital Content Journalist

Queen's University Belfast


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Digital Content Journalist
Ref: 19/107766
Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences

Queen’s University Belfast is one of the leading universities in the UK and Ireland, with a distinguished heritage and history. With over 24,000 students, 4,200 staff and an annual turnover of some £300m, Queen’s University Belfast plays a unique leadership role in Northern Ireland. As a member of the Russell Group of UK research-intensive universities, Queen’s University Belfast combines excellence in research and education with a student centred ethos.

Excellent opportunity for a digital journalist/marketer with an ability to create engaging content for a diverse range of audiences. You will be based in the Faculty office for Engineering and Physical Sciences reporting to the Business Development Manager where you will proactively gather and disseminate content to increase visibility of the Faculty through press, digital and social media across education and research topics engaging internal and external audiences. You will be based with and support the Faculty Student Recruitment Hub (FSRH) in developing and advising on engaging content for student recruitment activities, research and the wider Faculty profile.

This post is a 2 year fixed term contract.

The Faculty of Engineering and Physical Sciences spans disciplines that impact on lives today and will shape our future. Our international mix of staff and students make up a vibrant community that is home to some of the most innovative and globally significant research and teaching. It works where industry and research meet, providing the platform to spin out research into commercial opportunities and engage with industry on cutting-edge research with realworld projects such as the work with Wrightbus to produce the cleanest hybrid bus technology that powers the London Routemaster, or the pioneering work in The Institute of Electronics, Communications and Information Technology, securing our digital future through their Centre for Secure Information Technologies.

The successful candidate must have:

  • A Bachelor or Master’s degree or equivalent in media, journalism, marketing or closely related area
  • Minimum 2 years’ experience in a digital content production/journalism role or digital marketing role with substantial content creation and maintenance.
  • Outstanding writing, editing and proof-reading skills, with the ability to produce high-quality accurate work to tight deadlines and adapt editorial style to a wide range of audiences.
  • Sound understanding of digital user behaviour and customer journeys, user journey testing and audience research, and the ability to apply these insights to develop more user-friendly experiences.
  • Sound understanding of search engine optimisation, web analytics and content management systems.
  • Ability to analyse and interpret data.

Our five core values (Integrity, Connected, Ambition, Respect, Excellence) have been developed by staff and students. They express our shared understanding of what we believe, how we aim to behave and what we aspire to be as an international organisation.

Further information about the School can be found at

Salary scale: £27,831 to £32,236 per annum

Closing date: Friday 6 September 2019

Anticipated interview date: Monday 16 September 2019

For full job details and criteria please see the Candidate Information link on our website by clicking APPLY NOW.

You must clearly demonstrate how you meet the criteria when you submit your application. For further information please contact Resourcing Team, Queen's University Belfast, BT7 1NN. Telephone (028) 9097 3044 or email

The University is committed to equality of opportunity and to selection on merit. We welcome applications from all sections of society and particularly from people with a disability.

Fixed term contract posts are available for the stated period in the first instance but, in particular circumstances, may be renewed or made permanent, subject to availability of funding.

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Digital Content Journalist

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  • Salary: As per scale
  • Closing: 06/09/2019

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