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BAA Web Content Editor

The BAA is seeking a Web Content Editor for its website britastro.org, commencing in 2020 August. This is a part-time contract role requiring approximately 40 hours per month. 

Rate: £20 per hour
Contract: Part-time, circa 40 hours per month (flexible). Initial fixed term contract for two years with extension possible, commencing 2020 August, or earlier by negotiation.

Location: The successful applicant will normally work from home, with occasional travel to the Association’s offices, currently located at Burlington House, Piccadilly, London. Out-of-pocket expenses will be paid for necessary travel.

The website of the British Astronomical Association is an important vehicle for the Association to communicates with members, the wider astronomical community, and the general public.

The Web Content Editor is a new role to support content authors (Section Directors and other contributors) present their work on the website, and create new content for the site. The Web Content editor will also help develop and promote the Association's social media presence.

The successful candidate will have experience in web content editing. Some knowledge and understanding of astronomy and the physical sciences will be needed.

Technical website development skills are not required.

Role & responsibilities

  • Structuring, editing and improving website articles and other content; all authors are amateurs with a wide variety of software and writing skills.
  • Preparing web-page layouts and checking content for accuracy and errors.
  • Creating content within the Association's CMS (Drupal)
  • Contribute to the Association’s social media presence
  • Suggesting stories and generating ideas for website articles 
  • Meeting deadlines
  • Working with volunteers as part of the website operations team
  • Undertaking other tasks consistent with the role as reasonably required by the Board and Council of the BAA

Skills, competencies and abilities

  • Strong writing/editing/proofreading skills
  • Proven website editing and design experience
  • Hands-on experience with Drupal or similar CMS, and graphics tools such as Photoshop (or similar)
  • Excellent written ability in English
  • An eye for detail along with critical thinking
  • Prioritising and multitasking skills
  • Effective team player

To apply

Send a letter of application, CV and examples of work by email to the President of the Association, Alan Lorrain (president@britastro.org), who will also be happy to have an informal discussion.
Closing date: 2020 June 15

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