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Content Developer, White Rose Industrial Physics Academy (WRIPA)

Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
Hours of work
Contract status
Fixed term
25,941 - 31,866 a year (reduced pro rata for part time working)
Interview Date
16 or 17 September 2020
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Role Description


The Content Producer will be part of the White Rose Industrial Physics Academy (WRIPA) and will be based in the Department of Physics at the University of York. You will coordinate, develop and deliver content goals across digital and print media. This range of content will ensure that the messaging of The Academy is engaging and relevant to the needs of multiple audiences, such as companies, undergraduate students, and academic members of staff. You will be responsible for developing and editing digital and print content (e.g. written case studies, news items, job postings, images, videos and podcasts) for The Academy's website and its social media channels and its print brochures and newsletter. WRIPA’s enhanced content will better inform physics students of national and regional career opportunities and promote the physics students’ skills base and departmental expertise to regional employers. This role will support the strategic aim of WRIPA to improve the employability of all physics graduates, irrespective of where they choose to work.


If you have experience in co-ordinating, developing and delivering high quality digital and written content and have excellent communication skills, then this could be the role for you. You will work closely with the WRIPA Project Manager, Content Developer and the wider WRIPA team to maintain an integrated website and social media channels ensuring that messaging is relevant, engaging and that it promotes WRIPA effectively. This role will suit an individual who is proactive, well organised and an excellent team player.

Skills, Experience & Qualification needed

  • Educated to degree level or with equivalent professional experience

  • Ability to write impactful and innovative content for the web and print (e.g. profiles, case studies, narratives, news stories and tweets) with excellent proof-reading skills
  • Experience in content management systems and their application in communication and marketing
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate clearly with a diverse internal and external audience

Interview date:

For informal enquiries: please contact Andrew Hirst, WRIPA Project Manager on 07970 030252 or e-mail: or Beth Medley, WRIPA Employability and Placement Officer on 07720 761911 or email:

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