Content Designer

Job details
Posting date: 21 May 2024
Salary: £34,980 to £42,978 per year
Hours: Full time
Closing date: 20 June 2024
Location: Southampton, Hampshire
Remote working: On-site only
Company: University of Southampton
Job type: Permanent
Job reference: 2731024CD

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We have some exciting opportunities for content designers to join us and develop their skills across our user-centred products, projects and delivery teams.

About the role

Content Designers are skilled at creating content using data, by exploring user needs, managing great relationships with stakeholders, and working with tech teams in a varied and multidisciplinary environment. This role is focused on writing product content and user experience-defined copy.

You’ll be joining an award-winning team dedicated to developing and maintaining user-centred product and services . This will help meet the needs of many of our user groups - from applying to a course, to finding research collaborations and much more.  

We have several positions available.

Your responsibilities

You’ll need to:

work closely with user researchers, interaction and service designers, product managers, other content designers and marketing teams to create and apply a strong and consistent approach to all our products
build good relationships with stakeholder groups from across the organisation
support and enable other content designers to create user-centred content using data and evidence, ensuring we’re always using the right solution at the right time and in the best format
work closely with other tech and UX disciplines to understand how content can work in the best possible way for users across digital products and services
Your skills and experience

You’ll need to be able to demonstrate the following skills and experience. It’s okay if you don’t have everything in this list. We’re looking for people who are a good fit and willing to learn.

Experienced in researching, designing and testing content as part of agile, multidisciplinary teams.

Passionate about accessibility and inclusion.
Used to working with analytics and content metrics such as readability, qualitative research, digital analytics, to help you solve problems pragmatically.
Curious about technology with a desire to learn.
Used to working collaboratively with colleagues and stakeholders to solve user problems.
Focused on the real needs of many different users.
Working autonomously while managing tight deadlines under pressure.
This is an exciting time for the University of Southampton and we would love you to join us!

The University of Southampton promotes a healthy work life balance with generous holiday allowance, flexi-time and flexible working. For more information on our benefits, please visit the HR pages. To read more about the team and its ethos, visit our recruitment pages.

How to apply

Submit the following documents through our online application form:

statement of suitability/covering letter (2 pages maximum) explaining how you consider your personal skills, qualities and experience relevant for this role
1 or 2 examples of your work with an explanation of what you did to develop each

Working at the University of Southampton:

Check out the staff benefits and why you should join us at The University of Southampton!

If a sufficient number of applications are received this vacancy may close earlier than the date specified at the top of this advert. Therefore, if interested in applying for this vacancy we recommend you submit your completed application form as soon as possible.

As a university we aim to create an environment where everyone can thrive and are proactive in fostering a culture of inclusion, respect and equality of opportunity. We believe that we can only truly meet our objectives if we are reflective of society, so we are passionate about creating a working environment in which you are free to bring your whole self to work. With a generous holiday allowance as well as additional university closure days we are committed to supporting our staff and students and open to a flexible working approach.

Apply by 11.59 pm GMT on the closing date. For assistance contact Recruitment on +44(0)2380 592750 or quoting the job number.

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