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Senior Editor and Copywriter

Vacancy Reference
CWSME/C/FR-UK-R1
Position Title
Senior Editor and Copywriter
Type
Full-Time
Duration
Permanent Contract with 6-Months' Probationary Period
Hours
35 hours per week
Based at
Other (See Description)
Salary
(Up to) £29,000.00 per annum dependant on experience
Notes

This is an exciting opportunity to work for one of the UK's leading Muslim charities as we continue to expand our online presence. You will be working with a dedicated team of creatives and marketers to ensure we grow our online donations and reach.

The postholder will be working closely with other members of the fundraising department, including the Communications Manager, Marketing Manager and other copywriters to deliver compelling content for fundraising and brand awareness campaigns, as well as ensuring brand consistency across all our comms output. 

Location: Nottingham OR London OR Remote [TBC post discussion, consideration and approval]

Application Process: Send us an up-to-date CV and supporting Covering Letter by email, including the above reference number.

Closing Date: Friday 15th July 2022

Interviews: As and when suitable candidates are identified

Start: ASAP thereafter

Notes:

  • Strong applicants may be contacted sooner, ahead of the closing date, to hold an online interview with Muslim Hands. Therefore, please familiarise yourself with Zoom, Team Link, MS Teams and Skype.
  • Muslim Hands reserves the right to end the application procedure early should the right candidate be found ahead of the closing date.
  • Unfortunately, we will only be able to contact successful candidates, so if you have not heard from us by the closing date, your application will have been unsuccessful.
Job Posted
21/06/2022
Deadline for Applications
15/07/2022

Position Summary

Key responsibilities:

  • Work alongside others in the digital team, including graphic designers and video production specialists, to produce engaging content for our websites and email newsletters
  • Work closely with the Assistant Copywriter and Communications Manager to ensure a consistent brand and tone of voice across our written content, including our websites, email and SMS marketing and print mailers
  • Work with graphic designers in the creative team to produce engaging content for our print mailers
  • Plan the structure of online content to reflect our fundraising activities and the breadth / depth of our work
  • Create and manage our email marketing campaigns, from the initial conception, right through to analysis and learnings
  • Work with the Fundraising team to create an online and print strategy for each campaign; support the Fundraising team with copy during campaigns
  • Create website copy to maximise our conversion rates, search engine optimisation and social media engagement
  • Regularly produce new high-quality content by writing suitable copy, proofing, editing, and uploading onto a CMS
  • Continually monitor website content to ensure it remains accurate, updated and interesting
  • Continually monitor the success of website content, email newsletters and SMS messages, while maintaining a spreadsheet of relevant data
  • Research, collate and prepare project feedback for dissemination to donors, partner organisations and other channels
  • Edit all copy produced by the Assistant Copywriter to ensure we are producing high quality, brand consistent written content at all times
  • Liaise with the Programmes Reporting Officer and different departments across the charity to keep abreast of the different activities the organisation is carrying out both in the UK and abroad

Essential Skills:

  • Outstanding communication skills and a keen eye for detail
  • A talent for producing engaging and impactful copy
  • Excellent research skills and an ability to organise information and break down complex ideas for our audience
  • A talent for coming up with creative ideas to craft an online strategy which sets our content apart
  • A proven track record of editing and creating online content, including for email marketing campaigns and web pages
  • The ability to work on multiple projects, often to tight deadlines
  • Passion for charity/third sector.

Desirable Skills:

  • Experience of using a CSM , such as Umbraco or Word Press
  • Demonstrable knowledge of copy writing for search engine optimisation (SEO)
  • Knowledge of Arabic

General Expectations:

  • To undertake all tasks and duties in an effective, efficient, transparent, and wholly accountable manner
  • To demonstrate Muslim Hands’ values and ethics in own working practices, approach, and conduct.
  • To undertake any reasonable responsibilities as required by line manager
  • To support with fundraising activities from time-to-time, including occasionally helping with Live TV Appeals during our peak periods.
  • NB: This job description is illustrative and non-exhaustive in scope. The post-holder may be required to undertake any reasonable tasks as and when required by Line Manager from time to time, to reflect the changing needs of the organisation.

Other Requirements:

  • Must be able to demonstrate current eligibility to work within the United Kingdom
  • Must be able to provide a valid DBS certificate (issued within the last year) when requested by Muslim Hands; OR Undertake to provide full cooperation for Muslim Hands to perform a DBS Check at the required level appropriate for this / similar role

About Muslim Hands

Muslim Hands is a faith-based international relief organisation, based in the UK and working in over 40 countries worldwide. The Head Office is in Nottingham and we have a fundraising team in Whitechapel, London. There will be occasional travel between the two locations.


How To Apply

Application is by CV and covering letter by email to vacancies@muslimhands.org.uk or by hard copy to our address.

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Muslim Hands UK

Established in 1993, Muslim Hands is an aid agency and NGO helping those affected by poverty, conflict and natural disaster in over 20 countries worldwide.