About the role
*** You must be a current Humanities & Social Sciences (HSS) student to be considered for this role. ***
Aimed at current students, this Student Content Creator role will provide you with a great opportunity to enhance your writing, design and social media skills to support the Faculty of Humanities & Social Sciences (HSS) Marketing and Web team.
We are looking to recruit one student to produce a range of content to demonstrate what life as a student at the University of Bath is like. We want you to generate authentic and real-life content based on your own experiences and to help prospective students gain an insight into what life as a student at Bath is like, and in particular what it’s like on your course or within your department.
This is a flexible role so there won’t be set hours, but your workload will depend on your own availability as well as any particularly activities or areas of interest that occur throughout the year whilst on your course.
The type of content you might want to create may include the following, however we want you to use your creativity to really connect with the audience:
- written content which may be used online, in print materials or elsewhere, both on university platforms and third party sites.
- social media posts across a range of platforms
- digital signage screens
- blog posts
All content, depending on the type, may be used on the university website, social media platforms such as Facebook and Instagram, and in printed materials including brochures and posters.
Work will be available at various times throughout the year. While you will be required to work towards deadlines, you will be given the flexibility to organise your work independently and it will often depend on any particular events on your course. You will be able to guide the workload to a certain extent as will need to make suggestions on events, highlights, and areas of interest that you feel will engage the audience. This is to be agreed with the marketing team beforehand. These roles are available to start immediately.
- This is a casual contract, which means we email you with any work opportunities available.
- Average of 0 – 5 hours per week (pending on work available)
- We expect the role to finish at the end of 2020/21 academic year
What is in it for you?
This role is a great way to develop your skills, gain some work experience within the field of marketing and communication, and to enhance your CV. You will be generating content for the university with the aim to engage with the relevant audience and will therefore have proven results of how successful your content is. This may help you when applying for future job roles, particularly within marketing or social media.
What we are looking for
You should be enthusiastic about marketing and communication, social media and design, and able to produce a range of engaging content. You will need to be able to organise your time effectively to make sure you can produce content around your work commitments. We hope that you have a positive experience on your course and at the University of Bath that you want to share with prospective students. We also hope that you know how to engage with your audience and can bring creative flair, energy and influencing skills. You may be asked to run social media takeovers, interview other students or academics and you will be expected to use your initiative to create engaging and relevant content.
Key skills needed:
- Strong writing skills
- Confident communicator
- Ability to use initiative
- Positive attitude
- Time management
How to apply
To apply please complete the following:
1. Compose a blog post (max 500 words) based on your experience so far of being a Bath student. Rather than trying to write a broad post, you should aim to focus on one particular aspect of your experience at Bath so far. You can support your post with additional media (photos, videos, weblinks) as you see fit.
2. Film a 1-minute vlog providing some background to you as a student - who you are, why you chose to study at Bath, what you are studying, and anything else you think is important.
3. Write a short (max 300 words) supporting statement on why you are interested in and a good candidate for the role
Please send your completed blog post in a Word document, and video post as an email attachment, along with a short (max 300 words) supporting statement to email@example.com with a subject of ‘Application for HSS PG Content Creator role’. The deadline for applying is Sunday 1 November, 2020. If you have any questions about the role or applying you can contact firstname.lastname@example.org.