Broadcast Platforms & Engagement Manager

The Open University

  • Milton Keynes
  • £33,797-40,322 per year
  • Permanent
  • Full-time
  • 7 hours ago
Unit : Learner and Discovery Services Salary : £33,797 to £40,322 Location : Please quote reference : 17855 Permanent, Full Time post Closing Date : 4 February, 2021 - 12:00

Change your career, change lives

The Open University is the UK's largest university, a world leader in flexible part-time education combining a mission to widen access to higher education with research excellence, transforming lives through education. The University has had a unique partnership with the BBC for nearly 50 years co-producing content across BBC channels and platforms inspiring the public to embark on learning journeys.

The role

We're looking for someone who can contribute to the development and day-to-day running of a brand-new platform - balancing practical and strategic skills with knowledge and experience of digital ecosystems.

The post, working in the Broadcast and Partnerships team, will enable the delivery of core online and digital components of the University's partnership with the BBC, ensuring efficient operational management of all online related content. You will be working hands-on with the creation, production, publication and promotion of appropriate digital, interactive and immersive engagement and learning content which supports OU/BBC partnership projects across multiple platforms.

Skills and experience

Do you have At least 3 years' experience of producing online content, from specification through to completion. Proven ability to write engaging, accessible copy along with possessing a keen eye for detail and experience of sourcing and editing images, range of assets and managing video/audio content for the web.

Do you have experience of online/digital content creation/editorial for engagement at scale, working with digital and online media tools on a variety of digital and social platforms, including delivery and publication within relevant guidelines, policies and technical frameworks.

You will need extensive, demonstrable experience of forging and maintaining productive and influential relationships with a wide variety of internal and external stakeholders, together with an eagerness to proactively learn about new innovations, and to encourage and support ideas and new ways of working.

A first degree or equivalent background education, or work experience at a comparable level.

A strong record of research and/or knowledge exchange that is commensurate to the position.

The full summary of duties and skills required for the role can be found on the link below.

What you get in return

Benefits include a supportive and friendly working environment, 33 days holiday per annum pro rata plus Bank Holidays and Christmas closure days and an attractive pension proposition.

If you would like to discuss the position, please contact the Resource Hub on or Andrew Hudson on .

How to apply

Unless otherwise stated in the advert, all applications are completed online following the instructions below and clicking the “Apply Now” link below.

To apply for this role please submit the following;
  • CV
  • Personal statement, up to 1,000 words, you should set out in your statement why you're interested in this role and provide examples of where your skills and experience meet the required competencies for this role as detailed in the job and person specification.
The above documents will need to be submitted as one attachment during the application process, please include the personal statement followed by the CV in this document.

To ensure your file is uploaded to our system correctly, please make sure your document is saved with the following file name as appropriate to the vacancy you are applying for: reference, surname, first initial.

You will need to have your documents ready ahead of submitting the electronic application.

Closing date: 4th February 2021 (12 noon)

Interview date: w/c 22nd February 2021

All candidates will be asked to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK at interview.
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Job-related information is available from the link located below. Hard copies and access details for disabled applicants are available from the Recruitment Co-ordinator on email (on the link above), quoting the reference number 17855

We value diversity and we recognise that different people bring different perspectives, ideas, knowledge and culture, and that this difference brings great strength. Applications from candidates with protected characteristics are welcomed.

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Posting Date : 14 January, 2021 - 09:00

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If you have any queries or questions about the recruitment process, or regarding your application, please contact: .

If you have any feedback regarding the recruitment process, please contact the Senior Resourcing Account Manager who will look into the matter.

Senior Resourcing Account Manager,
Resourcing Hub,
The Open University,
Walton Hall,
Milton Keynes,
MK7 6AA

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