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Content Developer (Research)

External Relations
Based at
University of York - Heslington Campus
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Fixed term
26,341 - 32,344 per year
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Role Description

The Team

Bringing together a wide range of knowledge and expertise, the Communications team – part of the External Relations Directorate - has responsibility for brand, identity, content, design and digital at York.

The team provides agile, responsive and professional support to departments across the University in order to maintain and strengthen the University’s reputation across the globe.

The team works in partnership with University colleagues to provide ‘best in class’ communication solutions and services to achieve institutional and departmental objectives.

The Role

We’re looking for an experienced content specialist to join the Research Communications team within Communications, to help tell the world about our inspirational and life-changing research. 

As one of the UK’s leading universities, situated in one of the UK’s most beautiful cities, we offer an inspiring place to work, with an exceptional environment for staff and students. Now is a really exciting time to join the Communications team, as we work to shape key messages around the University’s bold strategic vision for the future. 

Our record of research excellence is central to that vision. York’s academic experts collaborate across geographical and disciplinary boundaries to tackle the major global challenges affecting humanity. 

Our aim is to communicate the value of that work to multiple audiences. 

What you’ll do

  • You’ll craft clear, persuasive and user-friendly content about our research developments for a range of platforms across digital and print.
  • Drawing on expertise across the Communications team - from user research to web development, and design to photography and video - you’ll work collaboratively to create engaging content.
  • Working alongside subject matter experts across the University, you’ll develop a deep understanding of their research communication priorities and our audiences.

What you’ll bring

  • Passionate about clear and engaging content, you’ll finesse every word and have a keen eye for detail and imagery. 
  • You’ll know what it takes to plan and deliver effective communications, from writing content plans and identifying innovative new channels to setting measurable content goals and using data to review and evaluate performance.
  • Your strong organisational and communication skills will help you to juggle competing workloads and build strong working relationships with colleagues across the University.

Interview date: TBC

For informal enquiries: please contact Research and Reputation Marketing Manager Sheila Perry (


The University strives to be diverse and inclusive  – a place where we can ALL be ourselves.

We particularly encourage applications from people who identify as Black, Asian or from a Minority Ethnic background, who are underrepresented at the University. 

We offer family friendly, flexible working arrangements, with forums and inclusive facilities to support our staff. #EqualityatYork

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Why York?

York is one of the most successful universities in the UK.

With world-class activity across the spectrum from the physical sciences, life sciences, and social sciences to the humanities, we have been recognised as one of the top 100 universities in the world, gaining outstanding results in official assessments of our research and teaching.