Digital Editorial Specialist (EN)
Digital Experience , Qatar

Experience
1 Year
Salary
0 - 0
Job Type
Job Shift
Job Category
Requires Traveling
No
Career Level
Telecommute
No
Qualification
Bachelor's Degree
Total Vacancies
1 Job
Posted on
Jul 12, 2021
Last Date
Oct 12, 2021
Location(s)

Job Description

Role Purpose:

The Digital Editorial Specialist is responsible for writing content in English for a leading arts and culture institution in Qatar. This role works closely with the Arabic editorial team and the Content Planning team to plan and coordinate digital content development and delivery and will research (if necessary), write and edit material that will be published within our various websites, apps, in-museum and mobile digital experiences.

The role fulfils a critical function in ensuring the digital offer is engaging, informative, and inspiring for its target audiences and that it is tailored for digital consumption and aligned with the organization's quality and editorial standards.

Requirements

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Researches, plans, produces and publishes new content for digital outputs as necessary that engage and inspire audiences
  • Liaises with stakeholders and in-house team members to decide on new content requirements
  • Develops new copy in alignment with the Digital Experience Content Strategy, using appropriate SEO and English editorial standards
  • Checks content for accuracy and/or liaises with content suppliers for fact-checking and approvals
  • Oversees layouts (images, graphics, videos and artwork) to ensure optimum presentation of the content within digital content management systems/templates
  • Collaborates with professionals (e.g. web designers, marketing, photographers/videographers) to improve article presentation
  • Ensures published content remains up-to-date across digital outputs
  • De-publishes content as required using appropriate platform CMS
  • Maintains English editorial guidelines, including SEO terms
  • Ensures content complies with copyright and privacy regulations
  • Keeps track of developments in digital content best practice and in audience consumption behaviours

QUALIFICATIONS AND REQUIREMENTS

  • BA/BSc and/or Masters in Journalism, Communications, Interpretation or related field
  • 6+ years of professional experience
  • Proven work experience as a creative digital/web editor, preferably within culture, heritage, the arts or media
  • Experience with content production for a large-scale website with fast turn-around requirements
  • Experience with diverse content development including writing compelling short, medium and long-form texts, copy-editing and proof-reading with a high degree of accuracy and aligning to brand and editorial guidelines

Desirable:

  • Experience writing scripts for multimedia outputs including audio and video
  • Experience producing content for multilingual websites


KNOWLEDGE AND SKILLS

  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English
  • Expert editing skills with a demonstrable portfolio of published work that highlights creativity and precision
  • Hands-on experience with MS Office and other industry standard desktop publishing tools
  • In-depth knowledge of search engine optimisation (SEO)
  • Familiarity with content management systems including drafting, approvals, publishing and de-publishing stages
  • Attention to detail and concern for clarity and accuracy
  • Ability to effectively communicate and engage non-specialist audiences via digital channels
  • Ability to use analytics data and audience insights/feedback to improve and enhance content in order to increase engagement and impact


PERSONAL SPECIFICATIONS

  • A creative mind and a natural storyteller
  • Capable of researching/assimilating information in order to better communicate the subject matter
  • Highly organised and detail-orientated, taking pride in the quality and consistency of the work
  • Capable of managing conflicting/urgent requirements so as to meet deadlines
  • Able to remain calm under pressure, proactive and solution-orientated and to be an effective team member
  • A clear and confident communicator with the ability to liaise effectively between production staff and content owners/stakeholders
  • Able to write independently and as part of a team

Job Specification

Digital Experience

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