Digital Editor in London at WaterAid

Date Posted: 11/17/2020

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Want to use your digital communications skills to play a vital role in making clean water, decent toilets and good hygiene normal for everyone, everywhere?

Join WaterAid as Digital Editor to change normal for millions of people so they can unlock their potential, break free from poverty and change their lives for good. On top of that you'll be joining a 2020 Great Place to Work® award-winning organisation.

Are you passionate about creating digital content that makes a difference? Are you as confident crafting compelling copy as you are interpreting data for actionable insight?

We are looking for a creative and dynamic digital editor with a track record in producing first-class digital communications, with excellent copywriting and editorial skills, a strong understanding of UX, content management and email marketing. If that sounds like you, then take this incredible opportunity to become Digital Editor at one of the UK's best-loved charities.

This is a full-time, permanent position based in our Canary Wharf office (initially home-based due to restrictions on office numbers).

In this role you will:

* Take day-to-day responsibility for content across WaterAid's UK and international websites and digital channels, creating high-quality, user-centred experiences that engage our audiences and drive action.

* Work closely with our Supporter Activation and Engagement teams and our Community, Events and Education team to produce compelling website and email content that delivers against targets.

* Be full of great ideas and proactive in identifying new content opportunities, working closely with digital colleagues.

* Use your excellent content design and user experience skills to work with teams globally to scope, develop and deliver selected digital projects.

To be successful, you will need:
* Proven experience writing and editing copy for a range of audiences across web, mobile, email and social media.
* Exceptional spelling and grammar, and have an eagle-eye for detail.
* A solid understanding of SEO, accessibility and Google Analytics.
* An innate desire to work for an organisation and cause that values and respects human life and believes we must do better.

£32,900 - £34,700 (subject to experience) with excellent benefits

WaterAid benefits include:
* 36 days holiday (including Bank Holidays)
* Option to buy an extra 5 days annual leave
* We offer a generous pension plan with employer contribution of up to 10%
* Flexible working conditions, including the opportunity for part-time work and home working up to 2 days a week
* Season Ticket Loan
* Free annual eye tests
* Pay as You Give charitable giving scheme
* Enhanced Maternity and Adoption/Surrogacy pay, Shared Parental Leave and Paternity Leave.
* Sabbaticals
* Volunteer Day

Additional Information:
To see the full job pack, please click 'Apply'. Please apply by submitting your CV and a cover letter into one document in either Word Document or PDF format.

Applications will close 23:59 on 1st December 2020. Availability for interview is required from week commencing 7th December 2020. Video interviews will be conducted using Teams (or if necessary Zoom or Skype).

WaterAid is currently located at Canary Wharf, London and this will be your location and contract base. Due to current restrictions on office capacity the majority of our staff are working from home. All aspects of this including how we are supporting homeworking and the office transition will be discussed at the interview stage with you.

We are unable to provide sponsorship for this post. In order to apply for this post, you must be able to demonstrate your eligibility to work in the UK.

WaterAid is committed to ensuring that wherever we work in the world there is no tolerance for the abuse of power, privilege or trust. WaterAid reinforces a culture of zero tolerance towards any form of inappropriate behaviour, abuse, harassment, or exploitation of any kind. The safeguarding of our beneficiaries, staff, volunteers and anyone working on our behalf, is our top priority and we take our responsibilities extremely seriously. All staff and volunteers are required to share in this commitment through our Global Code of Conduct. We will conduct the most appropriate pre-employment references and checks to ensure high standards are maintained.

WaterAid is an equal opportunities, disability-confident employer and committed to achieving the highest standards of diversity, fairness and equality. Should you have a disability and require any additional support, please contact us at