Web Content Editor, Oxford UK

The Ashmolean Museum and Bodleian Libraries are looking for a new Web Content Editor to create and edit engaging and regularly updated web content. The majority of the postholder’s day-to-day will be focused on Ashmolean Museum web content, though the role will also support the Bodleian Library audience development web activity. The Web Content Editor will work alongside communications teams at both institutions to help grow audiences.

You will source, schedule, create and deliver regularly refreshed web content, and create and edit images, audio and other media. You will also be required to monitor website content added by other editors to ensure it meets editorial guidelines and is up-to-date, as well as monitor and report on website analytics to help improve user experience.

You will be confident using content management systems and image editing software, and will have experience of writing and editing web content. You will also have an understanding of how websites can work alongside other means of communication. Good communications skills, the ability to collaborate effectively working across a variety of staff and sites, will be key to the success of this role. This is a rare opportunity to make an impact in two world-renowned institutions at a key point in their development.

Closing date
12 noon on 9 November 2017

Interview dates
We expect to hold interviews for this role in November 2017.

Salary
Grade 4: £21,585 – £24,983 p.a.

Contact
Contact Email :  recruitment@ashmus.ox.ac.uk
Vacancy ID :  129735

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The Ashmolean Museum

The Ashmolean Museum has been described as “unquestionably the finest university museum in the world” (The Times, October 29th, 2009). The Museum is a part of the Oxford University Museums Group and houses the University’s collections of art and archaeology together with objects and works owned by other private individuals and bodies and loaned to it. The collections themselves are of world significance. They range from archaeology to the fine and decorative arts of Europe and Asia and from coins to casts of classical sculpture. These are used for teaching and research purposes both within the University and in the worldwide academic and research communities. Above all, the Ashmolean is a great public Museum, open to all without charge.

The Bodleian Libraries

The Bodleian Libraries at the University of Oxford is the largest university library system in the United Kingdom. It includes the principal University library – the Bodleian Library – which has been a legal deposit library for 400 years; as well as 30 libraries across Oxford including major research libraries and faculty, department and institute libraries. Together, the Libraries hold more than 12 million printed items, over 80,000 e-journals and outstanding special collections including rare books and manuscripts, classical papyri, maps, music, art and printed ephemera. Members of the public can explore the collections via the Bodleian’s online image portal at digital.bodleian.ox.ac.uk or by visiting the exhibition galleries in the Bodleian’s Weston Library.

Gardens, Libraries and Museums (GLAM)

The Gardens, Libraries and Museums (GLAM) group includes the providers of the major academic services to the divisions, and also departments with responsibilities including, but extending beyond, the immediate teaching and research needs of the University. The collections embodied within these departments are an essential part of the University’s wider nature and mission. They are part of its heritage as the country’s oldest University and now form a resource of national and international importance for teaching, research and cultural life; they also make a major contribution to the University’s outreach and access missions.