University of Southampton

Job Description

We have some exciting opportunities for content designers to join us and develop their skills across our user-centered 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-centered products 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 organization
  • support and enable other content designers to create user-centered 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 on 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, and 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:

  • CV
  • statement of suitability/cover 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
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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 midnight on the closing date. For assistance contact Recruitment on +44(0)2380 592750 or [email protected] quoting the job number.

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