WEB CONTENT MANAGER
Closing date: 12:00 12 May 2010
Interview date: 17 and 18 May 2010
Dates of contract: approximately 01 June – 10 September 2010
The Edinburgh Festival Fringe is an open-access festival and is the largest arts festival in
the world. In 2009 over 2,000 shows involving 18,000 participants staged more than 34,000
performances and sold in excess of 1.8m tickets. Almost 1m people are in attendance
during the three-week festival, bringing an estimated £75m into the Edinburgh’s economy.
The Festival Fringe Society (FFS) is the company that organises the structure that underpins
the Edinburgh Festival Fringe. The Society exists to advise, support and encourage all
participants at the Festival Fringe; to provide comprehensive information services, including
ticketing, to its participants and the public; and to promote the entire Fringe as a festival in
the context of Edinburgh and other festivals.
The Festival Fringe Society has recently undergone a period of radical change. Major
reviews of the staffing structure, box office operation, budget and governance are all
designed to modernise the Fringe Society and reflect the new requirements of its operation
in the 21st century. The aim for the FFS is to assist audiences, performers and venues
navigate the challenges of their involvement and maximise the benefits of their visit to the
The Festival Fringe Society is also in the process of developing a new website. We are
working in association with Line Digital to launch the website in June 2010. The new
website will have a new CMS, CRM and Adserver software. To that end we are seeking to
appoint a dynamic and experienced individual to the position of web content manager
(reporting to the head of sponsorship and marketing).
The main purpose of the role is to manage and oversee the distribution of content to the
website. The ideal candidate will have previous web content experience working on a
dynamic high traffic volume site. However, the successful candidate will be given training in
the software being used by Line Digital.
The FFS is committed to maintaining the open-access policy of the Edinburgh Fringe. We
strive to be an equal-opportunities employer and welcome applications from all sectors of the
Knowledge and Experience
• extensive web content experience, especially with Drupal or a similar CMS
• good basic knowledge of HTML (Additional experience of PHP and XML useful)
• ability to work in fast paced environment (think on your feet)
• excellent eye for detail
• proof reading skills
• ability to work as part of a team
Web content manager – May 2010
• updating CMS with content on a daily basis
• proof reading copy and content prior to being uploaded onto the websites
• checking imaging and resizing where necessary
• updating and monitoring social media sites (if applicable)
• liaise with external companies (in particular Line Digital , our web developer and
Red61 our Box Office supplier)
• setting up systems for controlling information flows from Fringe staff to the website
• ensuring the website’s advertising is managed efficiently and that income is
Salary and benefits
The salary for this post is £465 per week.
Working hours are 10:00am-18:00pm, five days a week. Some additional evening and
weekend work may be required, particularly in the run-up to the festival. During the festival
period you will be required to work six days per week and flexible hours.
Please download and read the relevant How to Apply document. If you have any further
questions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Please note that due to the volume of applications we receive, we will only be able to contact
those we wish to interview.
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