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Content Lead

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Competitive + benefits
HQ, London
Job Type
Hours per Week
Closing Date
Monday 18 January 2021

Do you have a passion for creating stand-out content? Can you lead a team to deliver an exciting new content strategy that takes our brand to the next level?

We are recruiting for an experienced Content Lead to develop and deliver a content strategy for Dogs Trust, particularly through digital channels. We want to reach broad and diverse audiences and deliver on income and lead generation targets, and we need your help to do it.

Dogs Trust is the largest dog welfare charity in the UK with a nationwide network of rehoming centres and charity shops.  Last year, Dogs Trust centres cared for over 9,000 dogs; we never put a healthy dog down.

The Content team is part of the Digital Experience team, which sits in the Communications and Digital directorate. Communications and Digital plays a central role at Dogs Trust. We help people know, love and understand the charity and take action to support the charity’s work. We use our understanding of Dogs Trust and audience need to produce impactful and creative on-brand communications, liaising with the media and celebrities, and engaging directly with our supporters. We also play a crucial role in evolving the digital supporter experience and use our internal communications expertise to communicate key messages to employees across Dogs Trust.

You’ll be joining Dogs Trust at an exciting time as we prepare to revamp the content on our website, with support from a project team, which you’ll lead in the delivery of this work.

In this position you will be responsible for setting a high-level content strategy that will bring a strategic, joined up and user-centred approach to our content. You’ll also be in charge of commissioning, creating, editing, signing-off, scheduling and managing the publication of engaging content in a variety of formats, with support from your team, of course. 

You'll ensure our content reflects our loved and trusted brand, and make sure it’s accessible, readable, SEO-optimised and stands out, with a distinctive and consistent look and feel.

You will also have line management responsibility for a team.

To be successful in this role you will be a confident leader with experience in developing and delivering strategies for content production and publishing in a complex editorial environment.  With outstanding communication skills, you will be skilled in managing video/audio production for a complex organisation, including scripting/storyboarding, shoots, animations and other more complex formats, working with in-house video production staff, freelancers and multiple contributors.

In return for all of this, we have a comprehensive benefits package, which includes excellent annual leave and pension allowances, and you will you join a team of highly professional and driven colleagues in a brilliant upbeat and collaborative environment, all with a genuine passion for dog welfare.   

The role will be remote initially as we continue to be home based under COVID-19. However, the candidate should be able to commute into our London office in the long term.

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