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Digital Content Editor

Music to your ears? If you are digitally savvy and have a flair for creating exciting content, this opportunity with UK’s largest young people’s music charity could be right up your street!  

Youth Music funds music-making projects across England that help children and young people aged 0-25 to develop personally and socially as well as musically. They work particularly with those who don’t get to make music because of who they are, where they live, or what they’re going through.

They are looking for a Digital Content Editor to help to evolve and shape their outward-facing communications. You’ll play a central role in growing audience engagement through creative content development and marketing.

They are looking for a creative, energetic and empathetic individual who would relish the opportunity to join the UK’s largest young people’s music charity as they embark on a period of significant growth and development. If this sounds like you, then they would love to hear from you!

RESPONSIBILITIES

Creating and Distributing Content

  • Producing engaging and enticing content to maximise engagement with Youth Music’s work
  • Leading on the implementation of Youth Music’s digital communications strategy (inc. social media, email newsletters, web content and development) to increase engagement across different channels
  • Delivering on Youth Music’s social media potential – producing relevant content for each platform (Twitter, Instagram, YouTube, Facebook) scheduling content, interacting with existing followers and growing new audiences
  • Supporting the Communications Manager in developing and delivering exciting and creative communications and content strategies

Commissioning Content and Managing Relationships

  • Line managing Communication Assistant (part time)
  • Communicating with Youth Music grantholders and participants (existing and alumni)
  • Commissioning and collaborating with freelancers (including young creatives)
  • Working closely with Youth Music’s communications suppliers, including web development agency, SEO agency and PR agency
  • Working with Youth Music’s freelance designer to produce marketing materials including email newsletters, flyers and posters
  • Supporting and advising Youth Music staff to produce content, and proofing and editing copy written by others

Insights

  • Analysing performance to continuously improve engagement and spot growth opportunities
  • Keeping up-to-date with the latest developments in communications, music, education and not-for-profits

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, EXPERIENCE

Essential

  • An excellent communicator who has strengths in building and managing relationships
  • Passionate about supporting the next generation of talent to develop real-world communications experience
  • Strong writing skills, able to adapt style and tone for different audiences
  • Experience in social media, digital marketing or content creation
  • A proven track record in growing and managing social media accounts
  • Knowledge of the latest digital trends with confidence using a variety of digital tools
  • Ability to work proactively, collaboratively and flexibly
  • Able to juggle competing priorities working in a fast-paced environment
  • Friendly and approachable, comfortable engaging with anyone
  • Experience, either formally or informally, of developing others
  • A strong interest in social issues affecting young people
  • An enthusiasm for music of any genre and keen interest and understanding of youth culture

Desirable

  • Video production and editing skills
  • Line management and/or mentoring experience
  • Experience working in the music or creative industries, a content platform or creative/comms agency
  • Experience of using web content management systems (CMS) e.g. Drupal, WordPress
  • Experience of using newsletter management systems (e.g. Mailchimp, Campaign Monitor) and social media management tools (e.g. Sprout Social, Hootsuite)

TO APPLY

  • Follow this link to apply
  • In your application, state that you heard about this vacancy through the Creative Access website