Network Rail Jobs – Digital Content Editor

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Milton Keynes, GB

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Key Vacancy Information

Duration: 12 Month secondment with the potential to become permanent.

Location: This role is based at The Quadrant:MK. For roles based in the Quadrant:MK, you must live within 75 minutes

Closing date: 30th October 2023. On occasions, we may need to close the advert early based upon application volumes. Late applications may not be accepted. Interviews will be held W/C 7 th November 2023.

Band & Salary: Band 4B, £34,050 – £38,305

Hiring Manager & Resourcer: Jennifer Bollen & Dominic Jeffs

About Network Rail…

Our passengers and freight users are at the heart of everything we do. We help connect people to their friends and families and get goods to their destination safely and efficiently. We’re an organisation where people matter.When you’re part of our team, you matter to us and you matter to millions.

We’re continuing to build a more diverse and inclusive organisation which is representative of the passengers we serve. To do this, it is essential we become a more open, diverse and inclusive organisation, harnessing the skills and expertise of all our people and attracting the best talent to help us have a safe, accessible railway for everyone. To learn more about how Diversity and Inclusion is important to Network Rail please click .

We believe that investing in our people is one of the most effective ways of improving the safety, reliability and efficiency of the railway. For more information about Network Rail please click , or for more information on how we recruit, please click

About The Function…

Our Communications function is responsible for ensuring that Network Rail presents a consistent narrative about the company and its strategy. The team integrates Network Rail’s long-term business strategy with its external stakeholder communications and internal employee engagement.

Brief Description

Who are we looking for?

This is an exciting opportunity to take on a truly unique role at Network Rail with the opportunity to potentially go permanent. This is a fantastic role where no day will be the same, in a friendly team who support each other in all aspects. You will have countless opportunities to create highly engaging and wide-ranging content, with full support to unearth fascinating stories for passengers, neighbours and industry partners. Plus, you’ll get to work closely with designers and film makers to help deliver multi-media digital campaigns across national channels.

About The Role (External)

What does the average day look like?

In this role you will manage the day-to-day delivery of allocated communications channel(s) including Network Rail’s intranet, website, news, social media and video content. You will document and maintain the editorial policy, governance and guidelines for allocated channel(s), and adhere to those set. This includes managing the content and publication of corporate documents to production schedules. You will deliver channel(s) and content to time and production deadlines, with the appropriate engaging, creative and multimedia tone, language, content and house-style, and aligned to Network Rail’s strategic messages and corporate brand.

Day to day you will use formal and informal measurement data to evaluate the effectiveness of published content, to improve future communications. Using your understanding of the business’ strategic goals and audiences as well as industry and the wider news agenda to deliver clear and compelling communications. Which means you will work collaboratively with the wider Communication team to deliver joined-up internal and external communications.

What essential skills and experiences are required?

  • Experience of delivering communications channels
  • Relevant experience in a communications role
  • Ability to shape and deliver key messages to various audiences and their individual needs
  • Excellent writing skills, including ability to produce content quickly
  • Good verbal communication and interpersonal skills
  • Strong attention to detail
  • Experience of using a content management system, digital analytics and basic understanding of HTML

We Would Also Like, But Not Essential.

  • Experience in journalism or copywriting
  • Experience of producing content for a variety of mediums (e.g. intranet, social media, print)
  • Experience of using creative and cost-effective means of communicating
  • Experience of managing a budget

How To Apply (External)

What can we offer you in return?

We have a range of benefits including :

  • 28 days annual leave entitlement, plus Bank Holidays and five volunteer days
  • My Benefits – our discounted online shopping site
  • A range of discounted offers including, Healthcare offers, cycle to work, healthcare club discounted membership and other benefits
  • Subsidies of up to 75% on rail and underground season tickets
  • A range of pension schemes
  • Two weeks paid reserve leave for our Armed Forces community
  • Training, development and employee assistance programme available
  • To learn about the benefits we offer please .

A message from our Chief Executive, Andrew Haines:

“We want to be on the side of the passengers and demonstrate our leadership across the rail industry. We will be an organisation that is easy to do business with, and one where our people are proud to work.

To achieve these ambitions, we will work to increase the diversity of our workforce so that we represent the passengers that we serve up and down the country – because everyone matters.” (2020)

How To Apply

We’re an inclusive employer of choice, Disability Confident Leader employer, encourage people to work flexibly and we welcome applications from everyone

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