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Web Editor

Join Birkbeck, University of London, as we seek a dedicated Web Editor to enhance and optimise our website and online prospectus content for prospective students.

Salary range

£32,962 rising to £37,143 per annum

Contract type

Fixed term


Full time



Business Unit

External Relations

Closing date for applicants


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Are you passionate about creating the best website user experience? Do you have excellent copywriting and proofreading skills, and excellent attention to detail?

Join Birkbeck, University of London, as we seek a dedicated Web Editor to enhance and optimise our website and online prospectus content for prospective students.

We are looking for an experienced Web Editor to join the team on a 12 month fixed-term contract. Your role will support our work to make Birkbeck's website as helpful and user friendly as possible for our student audiences.

As a Web Editor, you will be responsible for a variety of tasks to maintain and develop our website:

  • Collaborate with the web team to ensure the website and course pages are user-friendly for prospective students.
  • Participate in projects to add detailed course information to our online prospectus.
  • Enhance copy on key recruitment pages, adhering to editorial house style and SEO best practices.
  • Perform day-to-day website edits and updates as part of the web team.
  • We are looking for a Web Editor with the following skills and experience:

  • Understanding of web usability and user needs.
  • Knowledge of SEO and how to publish optimised content.
  • Familiarity with Google Analytics and other web analytics tools.
  • Awareness of GDPR and WCAG 2.1.
  • Ability to use a content management system.
  • Strong editorial, proof-reading, and copywriting skills and experience in developing web content.
  • If you have experience as a Web Content Manager, Digital Content Editor, SEO Specialist, Online Content Coordinator, or Website Manager, you might find this Web Editor role at Birkbeck, University of London, to be a great fit.


    £32,962 rising to £37,143 per annum. Grade 5 on the College's London Pay Scale which includes a consolidated Weighting/Allowance that applies only to staff whose normal contractual place of work is in the London area.

    Birkbeck offers a competitive salary and pension scheme, 31 days paid leave, flexible working arrangements and some of the most generous benefits in the HE sector, all while being located right in the heart of Central London.

    Terms and Conditions

    Fixed-term, 12-month contract, full time (35 hours a week) hybrid working. Please submit an application form for consideration. Closing date: 22 July 2024. In your personal statement, please answer the following questions:

  • Please explain why you are applying for this role at Birkbeck, University of London?
  • Having a look at the person specification section in the job description, what would be the key strengths and skills you could bring to this role?
  • In your opinion, what would be the key considerations, when writing and publishing copy on the Birkbeck website with the aim of encouraging prospective students to apply for an undergraduate degree? See www.
  • Enquiries

    If you would like to know more about the role, please contact Amy Tijou, Web and Social Media Manager, at [email protected]

    If you have difficulty using the recruitment portal please contact [email protected] with your name and the job reference number. While we are happy to respond to all informal enquiries, only formal applications through the online system will be considered.

    We welcome applicants from all sections of the community. The College is committed to improving the gender and cultural diversity of its workforce, holding an Athena SWAN award and operating Disability Confident & Mindful Employer schemes.


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