Stories Assistant person specification

Job title: Stories sssistant

Reports to: Senior stories officer

Department: Marketing, fundraising and communications

Salary: £17,000 to £18,000

Direct reports: None

Budget/Resource responsibility: None

Job description  

Essential

  • Passionate about storytelling
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Methodical and a strong attention to detail
  • Strong organisational skills and an ability to manage time and workload
  • Proactive and process driven

Desirable

Interested in disability equality and familiar with some of the key issues for disabled people

Knowledge and experience

Essential

  • Experience of communicating with and managing relationships

Desirable

  • Demonstrable understanding of the social model of disability
  • A basic understanding of website accessibility
  • An interest and understanding of digital communication tools and best practice, including social media, online forums, email campaigns and writing for the web

Skills and competencies

Essential

  • Demonstrable experience using MS Word, MS Excel and MS Outlook
  • Demonstrable experience copywriting or proofreading public-facing content

Desirable

  • Familiar with audio recording equipment, such as the Zoom H4
  • Have some experience of a CMS such as Word Press, Drupal or Sitecore (including basic HTML)
  • Microsoft Teams or similar (e.g. Slack)
  • Experience using a CRM, such as Raiser’s Edge, Dynamics or Salesforce
  • Photo editing experience (Cropping, resizing images for the web)
  • Understand the principles of managing a digital asset management library, such as Asset Bank or Third Light
  • Experience with email software like Mail Chimp or Dotmailer
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