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Digital Content Producer (Arts)
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Based in UK: Location negotiable
Based in UK: Location negotiable
Chief operating officer
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Pay Band 7
Vacancy Description
Pay band: Pay Band 7 Location: UK Flexible (excluding London) Contract type: Fixed Term Contract Until 15th September 2020 Requirements: Candidates must have the right to work in the UK Closing date and time: Sunday 15th December 2019 (23:59 UK Time)

Please note that in December 2020, the British Council will relocate its new global headquarters to: International Quarter, Stratford, London E20.


About us:


The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities.  We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.


Marketing at the British Council is a strategic function which drives awareness, understanding and engagement with us across our diverse audiences. We use insight, knowledge and analysis of our market and our customers to engage them with our international cultural relations mission, our products and services in the most impactful and effective way.


This role support Arts, which is a cornerstone of the British Council’s mission. We find new ways of connecting with and understanding each other through the arts, to develop stronger creative sectors around the world that are better connected with the UK.


The opportunity:


We are internationally recognised as a global leader in cultural relations and a world authority in the teaching and learning of English, and our work is truly diverse.


Whether we’re running a cultural festival in Italy or building research collaborations with China or giving young people the skills to transform their communities in North Africa or engaging with 100 million people online who want to learn English – we want to showcase how this and much more is changing people’s lives and winning friends and influence for the UK.


As Digital Content Producer for our Arts division, your role will be to commission, license and produce digital content packages around key global programmes and themes, including our Digital Showcasing programme.


As such, you’ll be making an important contribution to the development, and managing implementation of, our central strategy for content and channels across Arts globally. 


In doing so, you’ll be providing expert consultation and project support to art form and global teams on content production and editorial.




About You:


Key skills and experience that we are looking for include:


              Significant experience of commissioning and producing editorial and promotional content in a variety of formats for digital platforms for a variety of audiences.

              Significant experience of managing film production processes, with an understanding of technical and editorial considerations.

              Significant and varied experience of dealing with contracting, content licenses, intellectual property rights issues and copyright management.

              Experience of working with content management systems, digital publishing and production software and tools, e.g. Drupal, Photoshop, Final Cut Pro.

              Experience of partnership and stakeholder management in complex projects.


If that sounds like you, we want to hear from you.


If you would like to understand more about this post, then please see the documents below:

Role Profile - Digital Content Producer (Arts).docx

- British Council Core Skills.pdf
British Council Behaviours.pdf



Further details:


If you are interested in the post and feel that you are suitable for the role, then we would really like to hear from you. Please apply by 15th December 2019 (23:59 UK Time).  Please note, we are likely to shortlist before Christmas to invite people to interview in the New Year.




Our Equality Commitment:


Valuing diversity is essential to the British Council’s work. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to avoid unjustified discrimination, recognising discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights. All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies. 




The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. In line with the British Council's Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks. In the UK, and in other countries where appropriate systems exist, these include criminal records checks.