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Web content manager

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Web content managers are responsible for the information that goes on an organisation's website.

Average salary (a year)

£25,000 Starter

to

£55,000 Experienced

Typical hours (a week)

35 to 40 a week

You could work

evenings occasionally

How to become

How to become a web content manager

You can get into this job through:

  • a university course
  • a college course
  • an apprenticeship
  • working towards this role

University

You may have an advantage if you do a degree in:

  • journalism
  • English
  • digital media
  • marketing

Entry requirements

You'll usually need:

  • 2 to 3 A levels, or equivalent, for a degree

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College

You could take a college course, which may help you to get a trainee manager's job. Courses include:

  • Level 3 Diploma in Creative Digital Media
  • Level 4 Certificate in Professional Marketing

Entry requirements

You'll usually need:

  • 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C), or equivalent, for a level 3 course
  • 1 or 2 A levels, a level 3 diploma or relevant experience for a level 4 or level 5 course

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Apprenticeship

You could do a digital and technology solutions professional degree apprenticeship.

This will typically take around 3 years to complete.

Entry requirements

You'll usually need:

  • 4 or 5 GCSEs at grades 9 to 4 (A* to C) and A levels, or equivalent, for a degree apprenticeship

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Work

You may be able to work your way up from a digital content editor role. You'll find it easier to get work if you've got examples of your writing, like articles, blogs or freelance content work.

You'll also need to show experience of:

  • content management systems (CMS)
  • content and style guidelines
  • search engine optimisation (SEO)

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Further information

You can get more advice on working in web content from:

What it takes

What it takes

Skills and knowledge

You'll need:

  • knowledge of computer operating systems, hardware and software
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • the ability to use your initiative
  • excellent verbal communication skills
  • knowledge of English language
  • analytical thinking skills
  • the ability to come up with new ways of doing things
  • the ability to think clearly using logic and reasoning
  • to be able to use a computer and the main software packages confidently

What you’ll do

What you'll do

Day-to-day tasks

In your day-to-day tasks you could:

  • gather user feedback to design and plan content
  • research and write text for a target audience
  • edit and proofread existing text
  • use content management software
  • respond to online message boards and email enquiries
  • develop new content and editing guidelines
  • manage social media channels
  • report on website performance and content popularity
  • train new staff to produce and edit content

Working environment

You could work from home, at a client's business or in an office.

Career path and progression

Career path and progression

You could move into information management, search engine optimisation (SEO), technical web development or wider information planning and policy roles.

Current opportunities

Current opportunities

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Courses In England

L4 Diploma in Digital Marketing

  • Provider: FASHION RETAIL ACADEMY
  • Start date: 06 September 2021
  • Location: CITY OF WESTMINSTER

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  • Start date: 31 July 2021
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