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Rothamsted Research

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Digital Communications Manager

Salary Details:
From £29,842 - £41,438, dependent on experience
Work Area:
Closing Date:
08 Oct 2017
Overview Of Role
Are you a keen science communicator with a healthy respect for the potential of social media? Can you communicate so that the challenges come from the content and not from its presentation? Do you listen, learn and contribute? 

We are looking for a talented digital communications specialist to join our team. They will help to raise the profile of our UK-based, globally relevant agricultural research institute. We want the public, farmers, industry, policymakers and collaborators to find out more about what we do. With experienced editorial input and oversight from the rest of the team, you will be expected to ensure that content on our new science, our people and our public events reaches out via Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram and other channels to maintain a consistent and engaged daily online presence. You will also ensure that editorial content on our new website is in tip-top editorial shape day-to day. Tell us what Rothamsted Research should be doing in digital communications, and show us why you are the person best placed to do it. 

About you:

You will have proven experience of communicating science-based subjects to a lay audience

You will have proven experience of digital communications

You will be fascinated by science

You will have a sound understanding of potential new ways to deliver science content 

You will be a reliable, creative, professional individual keen to contribute to a team with a science focus

You may have created short films/infographics/video content on science subjects for a lay audience

You will have plans for consistent ways to reach existing audiences and new ones through digital communications

You will be bursting with creative ideas for formats/production

You may have a journalistic background, or always have worked in communications

You may have some experience of crisis communications

You will know that trust is earned, and understand why you don't tell, but engage and show

About The Company
Established in 1843, Rothamsted Research is one of the UK's leading Research Institutes delivering world class agricultural science.  Our commitment to learning and development, equality and diversity as well as creating a positive work life balance,  enable a welcoming environment for all prospective employees.  We have an attractive benefits package including 25 days annual leave, a generous pension scheme and an attractive campus offering cultural and recreational activities.

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