Communications and Digital Marketing Assistant, CER




  • Posted on: 06th Jan 2022
  • Salary: £27,116 - £30,497 per annum
  • REF: REQ05548
  • Closes: 30th January 2022
  • Contract Type: Permanent
  • Hours: Full Time

Job description

You will be part of the Corporate Communications Team at the University of Essex and help us tell our story, celebrating our innovative research, showcasing our transformational education and finding new ways to connect with our global community.

Duties of the Role

You will create social media content, work with colleagues to develop digital communications campaigns and evaluate their impact. You will provide advice, guidance and training for getting the best out of social media including advising on which platforms to use for specific campaigns and audiences.

You will monitor social media coverage, report on trends, manage negative coverage and identify opportunities to promote the University of Essex.

Skills and qualifications required

We’re looking for someone with a passion for developing effective communications and digital content. The post holder will have experience of researching and preparing briefings and campaign reports in order to evaluate effectiveness. Also experience of different social media channels, creating content using Adobe Creative Cloud or other design software, and experience of working within a marketing and/or communications role are essential for this post.

You will have excellent knowledge of social media monitoring tools and experience of collating, analysing and reporting on related statistics. You will be a self-starter able to prioritise, manage your own workload and use your initiative.

At the University of Essex, internationalism and diversity is central to who we are and what we do. We are committed to being a cosmopolitan, internationally oriented university that is welcoming to staff and students from all countries, faiths and backgrounds, where you can find the world in one place.

To support this commitment we have our Global Forum, a staff-led network that promotes and celebrates the rich cultural diversity among Essex staff, and our Colchester campus based Faith Centre, which hosts regular services, meetings and events organised by our chaplains and faith representatives.

Please see the attached job pack, which contains a full job description and person specification which outlines the full duties, skills, qualifications and experience needed for this role plus more information relating to the post. We recommend you read this information carefully before making an application. Applications should be made on-line, but if you would like advice or help in making an application, or need information in a different format, please contact

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