Website Content Editor

£150-£250 a day
Hiring Organisation: 
Greenpeace UK

Job Description - Website Content Editor  Time requirement: minimum four (but ideally five) days a week for at least three months, starting from mid-August, and option to extend to six months  Pay: £150-250 per day, depending on experience  What you’ll do

  • Source, write, edit and publish content for the Greenpeace UK website, for both your own and that delivered on behalf of internal clients.
  • Work with teams across the organisation to turn their content ideas into engaging and optimised website content, from creation through to dissemination and reporting
  • Support and work with the website Editor-in-Chief to consistently create and optimise user-focused, insight-driven digital content.
  • Work with the Editorial Team to spot opportunities for content in line with external hooks and events, online trends and the news cycle. 
  • Help to deliver digital content skills training and identify opportunities to provide additional training and tools to editors that will help improve our content.
  • Securely manage user accounts for our CMS and digital content tools.
  • Take responsibility for the day-to-day management of the website CMS (Wordpress) 
  • Continually analyse and optimise digital content to meet user needs, identifying opportunities for improvement, as well as underperforming content.

What you’ll bring

  • Experience of creating, editing and analysing digital content, with proven ability to create content that drives engagement 
  • Experience of working to brand guidelines and house style guides.
  • Excellent copywriting and proofreading skills, with a sharp eye for detail and the ability to spot a typo a mile off.
  • Experience of multi tasking and working with several different stakeholders.
  • Experience of content management systems (preferably Wordpress) 
  • Experience of working with, supporting and training colleagues on digital best practice, with a focus on website content and SEO (desirable)
  • Good understanding of SEO and experience using Google Analytics and Photoshop.
  • A collaborative and proactive can-do attitude, with strong communication skills and the ability to see opportunities and take initiative.
  • A creative mind with ideas for engaging and shareable content 

Submissions of interest By midday on 24 July, please email Franziska Grobke ( with: 

  • Your CV
  • A couple of paragraphs on why you’re interested in the role 
  • A sample article, written to the brief below 

If you have any questions ahead of that time, please email Berry Cochrane ( who will be able to help.  Sample article  Spend no more than 2 hours on this. Your article would go on the new Greenpeace UK website which has a flexible CMS that allows for optional multimedia and data capture forms to be embedded.  Brief: 

  • Greenpeace has produced a manifesto for how the UK can become carbon neutral and stay within 1.5 degrees warming.  It’s a long and dense policy document written for MPs and other policy wonks - but has some excellent information in it so we want to make it more widely accessible 
  • Write an article about 1 of the 10 themes in the manifesto that explains some of the issues in a more accessible and digestible way than what is currently there. 300-600 words 
  • Target audiences: existing supporters who want to use this tool to lobby their local MP + potential new supporters who we want to convince that we have solutions to how to tackle the climate emergency 
  • Feel free to peruse to find some images to use alongside any text, and also Greenpeace’s Youtube channel for any other multimedia you might want to embed. Here is our Style Guide for further flavour: 
  • There is also a petition calling on the government to start acting like it’s a climate emergency which can be embedded on the page 
  • You can choose the author/voice for this article to be anyone, inside or outside of Greenpeace, so think about what kind of tone might make for an engaging read
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Job Location: 
London, England, UK
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Closing date for applications: 
Wednesday, July 24, 2019 - 12:00

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