Human Resources

Senior Content and Editorial Officer (Fixed Term) - QMUL25344

Department: Marketing & Communications
Salary: £34,220¿ £35,144 per annum (Grade 4)
Reference: QMUL25344
Location: Mile End
Date posted: 21-Jun-2021
Closing date: 02-Jul-2021

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About the Role

We’re looking for a Senior Content and Editorial Officer (9 month maternity leave cover) to join the Content and Brand team at Queen Mary University of London. This role is responsible for supporting the strategic leadership of external and internal content, editorial and verbal brand identity across online and offline channels, including Queen Mary’s website, prospectuses, other corporate publications, and social and rich media.

About You

The successful candidate will require experience and expertise in both copywriting and following/developing editorial style guides. Alongside creating written content, this role also has a focus on web content, so you’ll have experience learning and using a few different CMS systems. Most importantly, you’ll bring a proactive and thoughtful approach to the role, and be willing to interrogate and improve briefs as they arrive.

About the Department

You will join a forward-thinking solution focused team within the Marketing and Communications Directorate. Our directorate is responsible for raising the awareness and reputation of Queen Mary among its target audiences, and for increasing the quality and quantity of Queen Mary applicants. We collaborate with stakeholders, we support staff, students and prospective students to achieve more.

About Queen Mary

At Queen Mary University of London, we believe that a diversity of ideas helps us achieve the previously unthinkable.

Throughout our history, we’ve fostered social justice and improved lives through academic excellence. And we continue to live and breathe this spirit today, not because it’s simply ‘the right thing to do’ but for what it helps us achieve and the intellectual brilliance it delivers.

We continue to embrace diversity of thought and opinion in everything we do, in the belief that when views collide, disciplines interact, and perspectives intersect, truly original thought takes form.


We offer competitive salaries, access to a generous pension scheme, 30 days’ leave per annum (pro-rata for part-time/fixed-term), a season ticket loan scheme and access to a comprehensive range of personal and professional development opportunities. In addition, we offer a range of work life balance and family friendly, inclusive employment policies, flexible working arrangements, and campus facilities including an on-site nursery at the Mile End campus.

The post is based at the Mile End Campus in London. It is a full time, fixed term appointment for 9 months. The starting salary will be Grade 4, in the range of £34,220– £35,144 per annum (pro-rata), inclusive of London Allowance.

Queen Mary’s commitment to our diverse and inclusive community is embedded in our appointments processes. Reasonable adjustments will be made at each stage of the recruitment process for any candidate with a disability. We are open to considering applications from candidates wishing to work flexibly.

We particularly welcome applications from people who identify as men as this group is underrepresented at this level at Queen Mary.


Informal enquiries should be addressed to Matt Harnett at

To apply for the role, please click the ‘apply’ button below.

The closing date for applications is 2nd July 2021.

Interviews are expected to be held shortly thereafter.


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