Role Title: Communications and Content Officer
PlPs pension scheme, bonus scheme, generous holiday allowance
Reports to: George Osborn, Head of Communications
Location: Our base is Black Bull Yard, 24-28 Hatton Wall, London, EC1N8JH but we offer a mix of working remotely and in the office. There will be office based team and member related activities on a regular basis.
UK Interactive Entertainment (Ukie) is the trade body representing over 500 businesses from the games and interactive entertainment industry in the UK. Our membership includes cutting-edge companies working across the interactive entertainment industry from Sony PlayStation, Electronic Arts and Microsoft to Roll7, Space Ape and Jagex. We exist to make the UK the best place in the world to make, sell and play games and interactive entertainment.
The Communications and Content Officer will support Ukie’s communications work, helping us to speak on behalf – and to – the UK games industry.
Reporting into Ukie’s Head of Communications, the Communications Officer will be responsible for helping to create content across all key communications channels including (but not exclusively) the company’s website, social media channels and newsletters.
The Communications and Content Officer will also be responsible for the planning and administration of Ukie’s communications output, including working on its key campaigns, helping the team to effectively speak to its key internal and external audiences and support the needs of over 500 members.
This is a great opportunity for someone looking to step into the games industry, to develop their skills and to build connections with people working across the sector in a variety of ways.
The role and key responsibilities
- Maintaining, updating and writing content for Ukie’s website to actively promote the work of the trade body and wider industry.
- Manage Ukie’s social media channels by creating content, promoting the work of the team and industry and growing its community.
- Creating newsletters on behalf of Ukie to promote our work, industry initiatives and more on behalf of the sector.
- Managing the creation of digital assets for key content such as thumbnails, images and editing/uploading media content (e.g. videos)
- Measure and analyse the performance of Ukie content, campaigns and communications to help the team deliver a range of objectives.
- Supporting the administration of Ukie’s communications output by administering the content planner, managing the communications and branding folder and assisting with Communications member group meetings.
- Assisting with the organisation of campaigns and events to help serve the Ukie community in conjunction with the membership, education and operations teams.
- Helping with the writing and production of Ukie’s print publications, such as the trade body’s annual review and #RaiseTheGame report.
- Building relationships with the Ukie team and key Ukie members to ensure that the organisation communicates its full range of work to all relevant audiences.
What we’re looking for from applicants
- Educated to degree or to an equivalent relevant professional qualification level.
- An excellent copy writer who can produce work for a range of audiences, sometimes under tight deadlines.
- A capable communicator who can speak professionally and confidently to the team, to members and to other key stakeholders who communicate with the organisation.
- A natural organiser, capable of successfully managing workload across a range of projects.
- Clear understanding of social media, including how to successfully communicate with, and grow, communities.
- Knowledge of SEO and an understanding of analytics tools for the purposes of analysing and improving content performance.
- Ability to create images using editing software to help create assets for use across the team is beneficial.
- Basic video editing skills would be desirable, with knowledge of live streaming a bonus.
- Experience with Mailchimp, Hootsuite and Adobe software is beneficial.
Personal qualities we are looking for
- Creative and enthusiastic, with an understanding and sensitivity to the wide range of issues facing the games industry.
- A commitment to promoting equality, diversity, inclusion and cultural sensitivity in all our communication work.
- Ability to work under pressure when required.
- Self-motivated and able to act on own initiative, but knowing when to seek advice and/or approval.
- Diplomatic, friendly, efficient and helpful attitude.
- The ability to work and communicate collaboratively as part of a team.
- Flexibility to work with different parts of the team and adapt to changing requirements.
What you will gain
- An opportunity to work with a friendly energetic team on behalf of the UK’s fast growing video games industry.
- A chance to gain hands on experience, assuming real responsibility over your areas of work.
- Support for your training and development to ensure that you continue to develop while working at Ukie.
- A great working environment, which provides access to mental health support, financial advice and regular socialising within the team.
- The chance to travel and attend a range of industry events, both nationally and internationally.
- 20 days of holiday plus bank holidays and the annual office closure between Christmas and New Year.
Office hours are Monday to Friday – 9.00am to 5.30pm
Expectation that some evening and weekend work will be required to attend events as the business requires.
Ukie allows remote work, but there is an expectation of regular visits to the office.
This role profile is not exhaustive; it will be subject to periodic review and may be amended to meet the changing needs of the business.
The post holder will be expected to participate in this process and we would aim to reach agreement to the changes.
How to apply
Send a CV, a covering letter and a relevant writing sample (such as a personal blog post, article or press release) to us at firstname.lastname@example.org by noon on Friday 30th April 2021.