Senior Editorial Specialist at Qatar Museums (Doha, Qatar)

The Senior Digital Editorial Specialist is responsible for writing content for Qatar Museum’s (QM) digital products in English. This role works closely with the Arabic Senior Digital Editorial Specialist and the Content Planning team to plan and coordinate digital content development and delivery and will research (if necessary), write and edit material that will be published within QM’s various websites, apps, in-museum and mobile digital experiences. The role fulfills a critical function in ensuring QM’s digital offer is engaging, informative, and inspiring for its target audiences and that it is tailored for digital consumption and aligned with QM’s quality and editorial standards.

Responsibilities

  • Researches, plans, produces and publishes new content for QM’s digital outputs as necessary that engage and inspire audiences
  • Liaises with stakeholders and in-house team members to decide on new content requirements – Arabic Senior Digital Editorial Specialist and the Digital Content Planning team
  • Leads a team of 5 English copywriters and editors to develop new copy in alignment with the Digital Experience Content Strategy, using appropriate SEO and English editorial standards
  • Checks content for accuracy and/or liaises with content suppliers for fact-checking and approvals
  • Oversees layouts (images, graphics, videos and artwork) to ensure optimum presentation of the content within digital content management systems/templates
  • Collaborates with professionals (e.g. web designers, marketing photographers/videographers) to improve article presentation
  • Ensures published content remains up-to-date across digital outputs
  • De-publishes content as required using appropriate platform CMS
  • Maintains English editorial guidelines, including SEO terms
  • Ensures content complies with copyright and privacy regulations
  • Works closely with the Head of Digital Content to deliver QM’s overarching editorial mission, vision, and voice for QM and will ensure that the new digital content strategy closely aligns with the QM brand
  • Works closely with the Senior Planning Specialist to develop a compelling and diverse rolling content calendar for QM’s websites and other digital channels
  • Works closely with the Head of Analytics and Research to evaluate content against KPIs and to identify areas of future improvement based on data and feedback insights.
  • Keeps track of developments in digital content best practice and in audience consumption behaviours

Experience and Skills

  • 6+ years of professional experience
  • Proven work experience as a creative digital/web editor, preferably within culture, heritage, the arts or media
  • Experience with content production for a large-scale website with fast turn-around requirements
  • Experience with diverse content development —including writing compelling short, medium and long-form texts, copy-editing and proof-reading with a high degree of accuracy and aligning to brand and editorial guidelines
  • Desirable:
    • Experience writing scripts for multimedia outputs including audio and video
    • Experience producing content for multilingual websites
  • Excellent writing and communication skills in English
  • Expert editing skills with a demonstrable portfolio of published work that highlights creativity and precision
  • Hands-on experience with MS Office and other industry-standard desktop publishing tools
  • In-depth knowledge of search engine optimisation (SEO)
  • Familiarity with content management systems including drafting, approvals, publishing and de-publishing stages
  • Attention to detail and concern for clarity and accuracy
  • Ability to effectively communicate and engage non-specialist audiences via digital channels
  • Ability to use analytics data and audience insights/feedback to improve and enhance content in order to increase engagement and impact

Person Specifications

  • A creative mind and a natural storyteller
  • Capable of researching/assimilating information in order to better communicate the subject matter
  • Highly organised and detail-orientated, taking pride in the quality and consistency of the work
  • Capable of managing conflicting/urgent requirements so as to meet deadlines
  • Able to remain calm under pressure, proactive and solution-orientated and to be an effective team member
  • A clear and confident communicator with the ability to liaise effectively between production staff and content owners/stakeholders
  • Able to write independently and as part of a team

Application Procedure 

Please send in your cover letter, portfolio and resume to: digitalrecruitment@qm.org.qa