Web and Multimedia Editor (Fixed Term for 2 Years)

Renfrewshire Council

  • Location: Paisley
  • £31,335 to £35,843 per annum, GRJ
  • Hours: Full Time
  • Contact: Please see description
  • Reference: REN03219

Advert Based at Renfrewshire House, Cotton Street, Paisley. As part of Renfrewshire Council’s ambitious plans to transform the image of Renfrewshire and Paisley, we are seeking an experienced Web and Multimedia Editor to join our communications, marketing and events team. This is an exciting opportunity to make a real difference by joining the Council’s Communications service at a time of unprecedented challenge and change - when effective and engaging communications are essential.
The Council believes that in order to meet the challenges of the future it will need to work even more closely with partners to develop and maintain a vibrant local economy, provide a sustainable business and cultural infrastructure and to improve and protect the environment of Renfrewshire. We want to improve opportunities for all those who live and work in the area and we need especially to support the vulnerable, ensuring equality and fairness for all. The Council will not deliver these outcomes on its own – but can if it works closely and effectively with the wider community. Our communications needs to support these aims. As the Web & Multimedia Editor you will be responsible for Renfrewshire Council’s website and intranet and be the online champion leading innovation, digital public service improvement and support the delivery of council’s plans for channel shift. You will have expert knowledge of managing an online presence and a proven track record of achievement in a similar role. Your main duties will be to develop the website content and site functionality ensuring a customer-focused approach is delivered at all times. This will involve working with teams across all departments, carrying out user-research, providing advice for the long term developments of our digital presence and supporting the delivery of the customer access project which enables residents to carry transactions out online.

Qualified to Degree level or equivalent professional qualification or have relevant experience in journalism, multimedia, digital marketing or other related area. You will have effective communication and IT skills including Google Analytics or similar packages and bring enthusiasm and innovation to the role and have the ability to work to tight deadlines. You will also have effective presentation and written skills and the ability to work effectively with colleagues across the council and with our partners. Enthusiasm for discovering new and innovative ways of communicating with the public, employees and partners is essential along with a proven track record of project management. Ideally you will have a knowledge and understanding of current policy issues and developments affecting local government and the wider public sector environment. For an informal discussion about any aspect of this post please contact Lucy Adamson, Corporate Communications and Public Affairs Manager, on 0141 618 4707.
If successful, you will be required to undertake a Disclosure Scotland check, the level of check will be determined by the duties of the post. If you would like further information in relation to the Disclosure Scotland checks, please visit www.disclosurescotland.co.uk. This post is fixed term for two years. Previous applicants need not re-apply. Closing Date - Monday 25 June 2018

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