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Currently employed in Scotland
What's it like?
You would write and publish pages for a website. You’d present the content in the best way for the website’s target audience.
- Research, write and present text
- Publish text and images using a content management system
- Keep site content up to date
- Check and reply to online message boards and deal with email enquiries
- Edit and proofread text written by colleagues or freelancers
- Create and use editorial guidelines, such as a house style
- Plan and develop content with other departments or clients
- Create and look after social media profiles
- Use search engine optimisation (SEO) techniques to make sure web pages are easy to find
- Report on how many people are visiting the website
You might train new staff on how to produce and edit content. And you’d be expected to keep up to date with changes in web technology and good practice.
You might work alone or in a team with web developers, designers, and marketing and communications staff.
An excellent standard of English grammar, punctuation and spelling would be essential. You’d also need to know about online writing issues, such as content structure and website accessibility.
Understanding legal issues such as copyright and privacy would also be important.
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- Written communication
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- Managing resources
- Time management
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