Senior Content Strategist

Cancer Research UK

London, England, United Kingdom Remote

Full time

Content Strategy

Sep 16

Internal job titles:

1 x Content Strategy Manager (Content Structure)

1 x Content Strategy Manager (Content Operations)

Reports to: Senior Content Strategy and Copy Manager 

Salary: £40,000 - £50,000 per annum + attractive pension and benefits

Location: Stratford 1-2 days per week

Contract length: 2-year fixed term, 35 hours per week

Application method: CV and cover letter required . Please outline which role you would like to apply for, how your background and skills are relevant to this role and why you want to work for Cancer Research UK.

Are you a highly motivated, creative, and experienced senior content strategist?

Cancer Research is the UK’s leading research organisation, dedicated to beating cancer. We’re looking for a content strategist to support the charity to deliver our organisational content strategy. We are migrating to a headless content management system (CMS). Working with our implementation partner, you’ll lead stakeholders in either content structure or content operations as we migrate.

We have 2 exciting opportunities for experienced senior content strategists to join our friendly creative team at CRUK focusing on 2 distinct areas: content structure and content operations.

Content Structure role

Working within content structure you will:

  • Take an active role to ensure the modular system supports and furthers our strategy, interfacing between the business and technology.
  • Focus on designing and connecting content, ensuring CRUK gives a coherent brand and user experience across our content ecosystem.
  • Provide leadership and direction for the development of structured content in the new CMS
  • Plan the detail of connecting enterprise-wide knowledge and delivering structured content
  • Bring the organisation with you, through a respectful, collaborative approach
  • Cultivate partnerships with stakeholders across the charity and co-design structured content
  • Establish how content is structured and connected, so it can be found, used and re-used
  • Enable content creators to succeed through the content authoring and workflow experience
  • Guide the organisation through a collaborative process to audit website content and develop an inventory

Content Operations role

Working within content operations you will:

  • Take an active role in setting out how the charity plans, creates, delivers and maintains content for the modular system.
  • Focusing on collaboration, relationships, brand and governance, you’ll develop a methodology for how staff produce user-focused content that meets our strategic objectives. 
  • Provide leadership and direction for the development of cross-org content operations for the website
  • Establish how content and assets are planned and created, so they can be plugged into the new system and managed on an ongoing basis 
  • Plan the detail of delivering structured content workflow
  • Bring the organisation with you, through a respectful, collaborative approach
  • Cultivate partnerships with stakeholders across the charity and co-design content operations
  • Develop a brand-focused content model that meets business and audience objectives
  • Enable content creators to succeed through the content authoring and workflow experience
  • Guide the organisation through a collaborative process to audit website content and develop an inventory

What we are looking for

  • Strategic thinker with experience developing and translating content strategy into operational planning and technical delivery
  • Experience with enterprise content management
  • Relevant experience of overlapping and complex services, teams and technologies 
  • A strong collaborator who can make connections across a large organisation, build relationships, and identify opportunity to co-design solutions 
  • Experience working with multidisciplinary digital design teams to deliver content solutions centred on user needs, and to solve the right problems
  • Excellent leadership skills, able to work collaboratively and transparently to guide the organisation through content transformation 
  • Experience setting and maintaining standards and guidelines for how content is produced and managed
  • Experience managing content operations: processes, standards, workflows, scaling

Please see full job descriptions here: https://adobe.ly/3crvSwB

At CRUK we value diversity and we're committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and to reach their full potential. We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures and believe that a diverse workforce will help us to beat cancer sooner. Unfortunately we are unable to recruit anyone below the age of 18, so that we can protect young people from health & safety and safeguarding risks. Should you need any adjustments to the recruitment process, at either application or interview (such as, but not limited to: information in a different format, more time for an assessment, a virtual/F2F interview) please contact us on recruitment@cancer.org.uk.

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