Content Editor – HIV and sexual health - Avert

Brighton and Hove

Closing date: 28/01/2018

Avert is a UK-based organisation that has been working at the forefront of HIV education for the past 30 years. Through our award-winning educational website, other digital channels, and partnerships with local civil society organisations working in some of the hardest hit countries, we reached 10 million people last year with information, tools and resources that empowered them with knowledge to take action on HIV.

Job Description:

We are currently looking for an experienced Content Editor to join our Digital team to develop the content, reach and impact of and our other digital channels and partnerships, in line with our ambitious new 4-year strategy.

Skills Range:

Avert has been a charity at the forefront of the HIV response since 1986. By sharing knowledge, we empower people to protect themselves and others from infection, reduce stigma and improve HIV programmes globally. Our impartial information reaches thousands of people across the world every day and our partnership work helps to change the lives of those most in need in sub-Saharan Africa. Our information and education site,, is the only global HIV and AIDS resource of its kind, reaching millions of people in more than 180 countries each year.

With a passion for creative communications and making information available to bring about health-related behaviour and social change, you will plan, create, edit and publish a range of written and multimedia content for Avert’s digital channels in line with our mission, content strategy, tone of voice and style guidelines. You will ensure website content is accurate and up-to-date at all times, and work with external designers and developers to create infographics, images, audio and video content that give our messages impact.

You must have excellent writing and editing skills, with an understanding of the special requirements of writing and developing accessible and creative content for the web. You will be familiar with search engine optimisation and have experience using analytics tools to monitor and evaluate impact, improve the user’s experience, and increase reach.

We offer a great working environment in the seaside city of Brighton, a friendly team atmosphere, and attractive benefits including an employer contribution pension scheme.

Person Specification:


• Experience working as a content editor or web writer
• Knowledge of HIV, global health, or international development
• Track record of producing substantive written content for the web and social media
• Experience working with designers and developers to create infographics, audio, video and other multimedia content
• Excellent editing and proof-reading skills
• Experience carrying out information research
• Ability to analyse information and summarise key facts
• A good working knowledge of SEO
• Experience writing to an organisation’s tone of voice guidelines
• Experience using Google Analytics to inform your work
• Good organisation skills, including use of spreadsheets to manage data
• Experience of using a Content Management System
• Educated to degree level or equivalent qualification/experience
• A keen interest in exploring new ideas in digital communications
• A strong eye for detail
• An interest in HIV and sexual health 

• Experience working or volunteering for an HIV organisation
• Experience producing content for a health education resource
• Experience working on behaviour change communications

Key Area: Editorial/Content 27-3043.05Editorial/Content
Salary: 25,000 to 29,000 Per annum
Attendance: Full-Time
Additional Information:

Reports to: Head of Digital Content and Marketing.
Hours of work: 35 hrs per week. A flexible working policy is in place.
Salary: £25,000 to £29,000 PA (depending on skills and experience), attractive benefits and employer contribution pension available.
Location: Lovers Walk, Brighton
Contract: Full time.


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