Digital Content and Community Manager

21 Feb 2011
03 Mar 2011
Business Type
In-house / Client-side
Contract Type
Full Time

Digital Content and Community Manager
c. £30k + benefits

About us
From a Victorian front room, the National Trust has grown to become one of Britain’s biggest charities and Europe’s largest conservation body. But we want even more people to enjoy the extraordinary places we look after, to get involved with them, be inspired by them, and love them as much as we do. And we want everyone in England, Wales and Northern Ireland to feel a sense of pride and belonging in the National Trust.

It’s a big task, and an exciting, creative, compelling one. But how do we make it happen? How can we reach out to new people and new communities? How do we make sure that our messages are being heard and our work talked about? With your help, with your digital know-how, we’ll be at the heart of conversations about the issues we’re facing as a nation. Big issues like food and food production in the twenty-first century.

About the role

Did you know that 17% of under 30s think eggs are a major ingredient in bread? Or that underlying UK food prices rose by nearly 10% last year? As one of the nation’s largest landowners, food, food production and farming are massively important to everyone here. It matters that we know where our food comes from, how the crops were grown and that animals are properly cared for. And that’s why we’re about to launch this exciting new digital initiative: to start debates and conversations about farming and food production in twenty-first century Britain, and engage with the public in a whole new way.

Thanks to an in-depth and up-to-the-minute knowledge of digital media, you’ll take ownership of the project. To start, and to get the project up-and-running, you’ll manage the project’s ‘virtual team’, working closely with the Farm Manager at Wimpole Estate, Cambridgeshire, three project sponsors and a project assistant. You’ll also have lots of contact with the external agency that’s ‘building’ the project too. Meanwhile, you’ll get to work creating, editing and commissioning a whole range of digital content (including audio visual work). As well as making sure that everyone involved gets fully behind the project, you’ll look at new ways to further stimulate debate and conversations. It’s an incredible opportunity for you to take our work, our conversations, to the digital world like never before.

About you
You know digital. Digital communications and content, social media platforms and tools. And, more pertinently, you know how to use them to start online conversations – and keep them going. So, you probably blog, and you’re definitely already out there writing, creating and commissioning engaging digital content. You’ll have a high social media profile and experience of setting up, managing and maintaining an online community or campaign. We’d also like you to have managed budgets before.

Your love of all things digital is matched only by your passion for food. Because the aim of the project is to start online conservations around farming and food production in twenty-first century Britain, an interest and passion for this subject is vital.

To apply, please click the Apply button and enter quick search reference NT11/06318.

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Closing date: 3rd March 2011.