Head of Global Content

Kingston upon Thames, Surrey
£51200 - £64000 per annum + bonus & holidays
10 Oct 2016
07 Nov 2016
Manpower UK
Job Type
An excellent opportunity has arisen to join a world leading global organisation; our client Unilever are currently looking for a Head of Global Content based at Unilever's prestigious facility in Kingston-upon-Thames, Surrey. This is a full time temporary role for a period of 11-12 months (starting mid Sept 2016), working a 36.25 hour week, paying between £51,200 and £64,000 per annum, pro rata, depending on experience (or between £255.34 and £319.17 per day for Ltd contractors).

The Global Content Team is a hub of content generation for the Sustainable Business & Comms function, sourcing leads and turning them into high-quality content for use across a range of channels. The primary audiences are employees and influencers. The primary channels are Unilever.com and country websites, the News Centre (Unilever's internal news channel) and social media channels. The content team's purpose is to create and curate the content that enables Unilever to communicate its sustainable business agenda with a clear, compelling and credible voice, provide proof points for a model for sustainable business and encourage advocacy and participation from our audiences. Acting as a focal point for the sourcing of content, the team manages a pipeline of news, as well as supporting the development of campaign and other proactive content used across Unilever's digital ecosystem, and promoting best practice in content development in the function.

The Head of Global Content leads the Global Content Team and is responsible for managing three direct reports, defining their priorities and ways of working. It also involves an integral role in the development of our sustainable growth narrative and working with senior stakeholders in teams across Sustainable Business and Communications (SB&C) and beyond, including category/function communications, Advocacy and Media. There will be a particular focus on:
* Delivering a refreshed content plan for our influencer audience which will help deliver the SB&C purpose of 'Driving a movement for sustainable growth'. This will involve developing new creative formats and partnerships, overseeing a strong distribution and media strategy, ensuring robust measurement informs improvements, and continuing to drive an integrated working approach amongst SB&C teams involved in content.
* 'Bedding in' a refreshed Tone of Voice, which has been designed to make our content more engaging, impactful, creative, and optimised for a mobile environment.

The role includes resource planning, overseeing a six-figure budget, and leading the development of creative content. Day to day that includes:
* Lead the development and delivery of content strategy and planning for the Global Editorial Board and for all relevant digital corporate internal and external channels, working with subject matter experts and channel managers to do this.
* Co-lead the global editorial meeting attended by comms representatives from across the business and provide clear direction to the content creation teams.
* Play an integral role in the development and deployment of our corporate sustainable growth narrative. Ensure the narrative influences the direction and tone of voice of all Unilever's corporate content - building a positive perception of its sustainability agenda with its target audience.
* Ensure freelancers, agencies and other in-house support are clearly briefed and managed.
* Own copy, video and style guidelines for all digital corporate channels.
* In line with priorities set out by the global editorial board, and in partnership with the SB&C training academy, promote best-practice of content creation and production across the business through instructor-led and online training opportunities.
* Keep abreast of developments within Unilever and the wider world of sustainable business and digital best practice to ensure content is topical and well informed.
* Ensure content team is well managed, happy and challenged.

* Experience in the development and implementation of digital content strategy
* Experience in the development of content for social and multimedia channels
* Experience of managing high-level stakeholders and senior managers
* People/team management
* Managing freelance writers/journalists and internal content providers
* Understanding of, and enthusiasm for, sustainability and sustainable business

* Qualification in journalism
* Strong experience of creative content production across a range of media

Key skills:
* An excellent understanding and experience of content strategy and planning across digital channels, including social media
* Copywriting and editing skills, applied to business communications in either a corporate, commercial or journalistic environment
* High level of skill in video and multimedia production
* Very strong communication / stakeholder management skills and the ability to quickly gain credibility with often very senior stakeholders
* Able to edit the copy of in-house and freelance writers and provide constructive feedback
* Team management and development

* The successful candidate will need to work at least one-two days a week at the 100 Victoria Embankment Office in London