Content Manager

Delivery Department

Join our team

  • Do you want to work with purpose and have an impact?
  • Do you want a career that is fascinating and ever-changing?
  • Do you want to be surrounded by colleagues that will help build your self-confidence and love of life?
  • Do you want to work for a company that gives a sh*t?

If the answer to the above is yes: Footprint Digital is the place for you.

What we are looking for

Are you excited by writing? Can you switch your style to suit any client, and know how to put yourself in the shoes of a customer? Then this role is for you..

The perfect candidate will have a background in writing with audiences front of mind, a good understanding of SEO content writing principles and understanding the data behind it. You will have the ability to take client briefs and turn them into content strategies and be confident in communicating about your work directly to clients.

£28k-£30k (DOE)

Start date: ASAP

Together we can make it happen

Our team is made up of high achievers; industry leaders; first class undergraduate degrees; masters degree distinctions; and those with 10 years+ industry experience.

We are industry thought leaders, TED talkers, Department for International Trade advisors, academic lecturers, authors, coaches, charity trustees, and broadcasters – and we’d like to support you on your own journey to achieve great things!

The role

We are looking to add experienced team members to our growing team, join us on the journey to achieve our mission of going beyond expectations. 

Our Content Managers work closely within our content department, as well as with the PPC, and Client services teams, to devise content strategies and create engaging content for different mediums. As part of the delivery team, you will be instrumental in providing the technical expertise that our clients love. You will make sure our clients’ businesses thrive, giving them confidence in our solutions-based approach.

Think this could be you?

Essential skills:

  • To be passionate about writing, with previous experience and examples of your work
  • The ability to take ownership of client strategies, managing the quality and consistency of content
  • The confidence to communicate your thoughts and ideas directly to clients
  • Experience with keyword research, using SEMrush, Screaming Frog or similar tools
  • Investigative mindset – with the motivation to solve problems and make continual improvements to user experience on websites
  • Must share our values, as found in our Little Pink Book

Desirable: 

  • Understanding of SEO best practices relating to content
  • Basic Google Analytics knowledge to extract insights
  • NCTJ qualified or previously published

What your day might look like

  • Collaborating with the wider team, including our Relationship Managers, SEO and PPC teams to coordinate writing and strategies for our clients
  • Researching audiences, competitors and keywords to develop content strategies that drive quality traffic for clients
  • Writing unique and engaging content to suit different audiences and mediums
  • Proofreading content to assess for its technical accuracy
  • Conducting bespoke content audits and producing reports with a summary of findings
  • Whilst we have dedicated Relationship Managers for each client, there will be opportunities to speak directly with clients to provide the expertise that our clients love
  • Continue your own professional development, learning from our in house team of technical experts and regular company wide training sessions to inspire you to do the best work of your career

Our commitment to you

  • Throughout your time with us, we will support you to:
  • Never stop learning
  • Work in a collaborative environment with a strong support network
  • Have the freedom to do the best work of your career
  • Develop leadership skills
  • Improve your ability to walk into any company and create results
  • Grow personally and professionally 

What we offer

Learn from the best

Whether it’s from our internal team of experts in our weekly Bitesize sessions or well versed industry gurus at our Think with Footprint events, we strive to continuously provide great learning opportunities that help you do the best work of your career.

1% for the planet and BCorporation

Be part of a company that commits to people and planet! Each year we put 1% of our annual sales to Building Malawi, a charitable organisation close to our hearts.

We give a sh*t

We listen and put feedback into practice and each year we get bigger and better as a result. Our policy is to be open, honest and fair in everything that we do.

Be educators

We provide you with the opportunities to teach others about the topic you know oh so well. Thus far this includes our team giving TED Talks, presenting at the Universities of Essex and Greenwich, speaking at the Department of International Trade, Brighton SEO the list goes on!

Apprentice Challenges

6 times a year our friendships are put aside and an intense battle to become winner of the Footprint Digital Apprentice Challenge takes place. Anything from business strategy pitches, foraging in the woods to bake off challenges, your competitive streak is welcomed and encouraged.  (Previous events include clay pigeon shooting, boating, wine tasting, Crystal Maze, cookery courses, Tai Chi and firewalking)

Who we are

At Footprint Digital we humanise and demystify digital marketing for ambitious businesses, exceeding their expectations, because there are no limits to what they can achieve online. We set up Footprint Digital because we didn’t want to ‘keep clients quiet’. We wanted to do good work and to be the best we could be; to be proud of what we do and push ourselves to grow.

How to Apply

To apply, please send an email to careers@footprintdigital.co.uk with your CV in PDF attached, and an introductory paragraph which details your experience and wider interests including:

  • Your strengths 
  • Your interests (what you like to do outside of work)
  • The exceptional things you have achieved in your life so far and things you would like to achieve in the future (in work or your personal life).

We would also love to see some examples of your work so please remember to attach them to your email!

Our hiring process is swift and decisive:

  • You read this job description and apply via email or LinkedIn (ideally with your CV).
  • We reply to all applications within 3 days. If successful our Head of People, Charlotte, who will invite you to a 30 minute meet and greet call. This is so that you can get a feel for our company vision and values and ask us questions so that you can assess if we are the right fit for you.
  • If that goes well you will then meet other members of our team including Kerry, our Head of Content and get to grips with the role and Footprint Digital.
  • You will be invited to come see us in person, meet more of the team and see our offices. By this point the hiring decision is as good as made.
  • You will receive a job offer and then begin your journey with us and be part of helping our clients achieve things they never thought possible!

We look forward to hearing from you.

Not the role for you? Don’t worry! We’re always looking for great people to add to our team so if you like what you see from Footprint Digital, get in touch anyway! We might have what you’re looking for…

£28k-£30k (DOE)

Start date: ASAP

At Footprint Digital, we aim to create an open, honest and fair environment which supports people to do the best work of their career. We are committed to promoting equal opportunities in employment. You and any job applicants will receive equal treatment regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partner status, pregnancy or maternity, race, colour, nationality, ethnic or national origin, religion or belief, sex or sexual orientation (Protected Characteristics).

 



Job Title:
Content Manager
Start Date:
ASAP
Location
Colchester, Essex (hybrid)
Salary:
28 - 30k (depending on experience)

Highlights

  • Learn from the best with our Bitesize sessions or Think with Footprint events!
  • We give a sh*t
  • Team days including regular Apprentice Challenge's
  • Be educators with opportunities such as giving lectures at universities, delivering TEDX Talks and many more industry wide events
  • 1% for the planet, giving back with your work

Main Duties and Responsibilities

  • Researching audiences, competitors and keywords to develop content strategies
  • Writing unique and engaging content to suit different audiences and mediums
  • Proofreading content to assess for its technical accuracy
  • Conducting bespoke content audits and producing reports with a summary of findings
  • Deliver a consistently high standard of work for all clients
  • Refining the Footprint Digital processes

Skills, Ability, Knowledge

  • To be passionate about writing, with previous experience and examples of your work
  • The ability to take ownership of client strategies, managing the quality and consistency of content
  • The confidence to communicate your thoughts and ideas directly to clients
  • Must share our values
  • Investigative mindset - with the motivation to solve problems and make continual improvements to user experience on websites

Good luck!
We look forward to hearing from you.
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