Writer / editor

Hiring Organisation: 
Trades Union Congress (TUC)

Job content

  • Create regular high-quality writing aimed at different TUC audiences, including webpages, blogs, emails and opinion pieces for print media
  • Manage the TUC’s blogs, making sure posts are timely, reach our audiences and support our campaign goals
  • Support the social media officer to make sure the TUC’s social channels are engaging, responsive, and provide content to our audiences that promotes our campaign priorities
  • Help develop the TUC’s wider digital presence, supporting the TUC website editor in content production for tuc.org.uk and other digital products
  • Monitor and evaluate digital content through analytics and SEO keyword searching, and test improvements to increase our impact
  • Be a champion for great writing and for the TUC’s tone of voice and writing guidelines, edit others’ writing as needed, and support colleagues to write effectively for our audiences
  • Source, interview, write-up and brief case studies in support of campaigns
  • Contribute to the TUC’s overall digital comms, by taking photos, sourcing images and creating basic social graphics
  • Participate in cross-departmental project teams to deliver campaigns, and ensure staff teams across the TUC are kept informed
  • Undertake other activities as requested to support colleagues
  • Perform any other reasonable tasks as determined by the digital manager or head of campaigns and communications

Person specification Essential criteria Experience

  • Writing for publication and blogging
  • Assimilating complex information (such as statistics or detailed policy briefings) and presenting it in an easily-understood format


  • Outstanding writing skills
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Use of social media in an organisational context
  • Website management and web content creation

Knowledge and understanding

  • A strong understanding of how different audiences consume content, and how to write so as to optimise for search and for the user experience
  • Knowledge and understanding of key social policy issues for the TUC and of the political environment

Personal qualities

  • Able to work independently and collaboratively with colleagues
  • Strong personal commitment to the aims and values of the trade union movement
  • Good judgement and political savvy


  • Live within daily commuting distance of Congress House
  • Able to undertake occasional evening and weekend duties, including some overnight stays with appropriate notice

Desirable criteria Experience

  • Sourcing and supporting case studies


  • Creative skills, including basic image manipulation or graphic design

Knowledge and understanding

  • Knowledge and understanding of trade unions
  • A strong analysis of how change happens and how organisations like the TUC contribute to social change
experienced practitioner (an expert or specialist or a junior manager managing a few people)
Job type: 
paid job within an organisation
Contract type: 
full time
Org Type: 
Job Location: 
London, England, UK
Location type: 
Closing date for applications: 
Monday, February 26, 2018 - 12:00

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