Multimedia Content Editor Intern with Humanist Society Scotland

Have you got a passion for writing and the ability to communicate effectively with a wide range of audiences? If so becoming a Media Content Editor Intern could be for you.

Location: Edinburgh
£7.85 per hour
Part-time, 21 hours per week for 12 weeks
Ideal start: October 2015

The Multimedia Content Editor will be primarily responsible for generating, editing and uploading content and for enhancing our digital presence and outreach. The role also requires working across the medium of print and video as and when required, and managing corporate social media profiles.

Key Tasks

• Day to day management of the website, from a production and content perspective
• Ensure articles are well written, relevant and contain suitable imagery
• Work with programme managers to identify compelling ideas for web stories and maintain a content pipeline
• Ensure that content and design of online and print-based material is consistent with the house style and brand
• Generate content for electronic newsletters, including sourcing content and images and using newsletter software to distribute it• Expand the charity’s digital reach by the use of content distribution services
• Manage the organisation’s social media presence via online networks
• Help produce video material on a need basis for use on the website and in presentations
• Explore and drive forward online cross-promotion opportunities with other relevant organisations, resource centres or online forums
• Work with colleagues to make our knowledge and work accessible to media and general audiences

About the organisation

Humanist Society Scotland seeks to represent the views of people in Scotland who wish to lead ethical and fulfilling lives guided by reason, empathy and compassion. We provide a range of non-religious ceremonies and campaign for a secular state. HSS has over 14,000 members across Scotland. For more information please visit their website.


The successful intern will be able to demonstrate a flair for writing for a variety of audiences and copy styles ranging from news releases to full-length features. You will have impeccable editorial and proofreading skills, alongside a good eye for detail and an understanding of basic grammar. You will have excellent desktop publishing skills and ability to create high­quality page layouts and to source appropriate pictures. Experience of manageing and developing social media channels is a must. You will be able to work flexibly and under pressure to meet copy deadlines. You must also be able to build and manage fruitful relationships with contributors and colleagues.

The following criteria are desirable:
• Experience of using CRM and CMS systems
• Previous extensive experience in developing digital content across a range of rich media formats, and particularly in the production and broadcast of video content and development of graphics
• Empathy with the aims and values of Humanist Society Scotland
• Understanding of the political landscape in Scotland
• Previous experience of Google Analytics (or similar reporting packages). More importantly the knowledge of how to interpret that data
• Technically adept with a willingness to troubleshoot issues
• Experience of working with a human rights and equality campaigning organisation


Closing date for applications is 1 October 2015, 12noon.  Interviews will be held on 5 October 2015.

Please submit a CV and brief covering letter through the Adopt an Intern online application form on our website. State a. your availability and b. How you meet the requirements of the job specification.

Please include a link within your cover letter and/or CV to view a portfolio of your work.

We do NOT accept e-mail applications unless otherwise stated.