Online Content Developer In Political Economy Of Development

Job Description


We are seeking a talented and passionate individual to contribute as online content developer with a focus on the Political Economy of Development. This role involves researching, creating, and writing online content that explores various aspects of political economy, with a specific emphasis on development issues. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of political economy concepts, excellent writing skills, and a creative approach to content development.



  1. A PhD in International Development, or a related field such as Economics or Political Economy.



  1. A PhD in International Development, or a related field such as Economics or Political Economy.

  • Proven organizational skills and the ability to manage multiple projects simultaneously while meeting deadlines.

  1. Proven experience in content development, preferably in the field of political economy or international development.

  2. Excellent writing and editing skills, with the ability to craft clear, concise, and engaging content for different audiences.

  3. Strong research skills and the ability to analyze and synthesize complex information from diverse sources.

This is a position that will involve 200 hours of work to be done in 15 weeks time.

A short 1000-word test will be requested from shortlisted candidates.


Reporting to the Senior Communications Manager, the Digital Content Officer will support the Communications team in creating/updating the Research related content on the website.


Duties include liaising with relevant colleagues to collate content, editing and uploading copy and assets (such as photos, videos and publications) onto the CMS (Contensis), and managing the sign off process with key stakeholders.




Experience of using content management systems (CMS) to manage websites (ideally Contensis), an eye for detail, good writing/editing skills and excellent stakeholder management skills.


Hybrid role

Research Assistant in IP Law. This involves searching legal and related databases for relevant literature.


PhD in IP Law.


PhD level research expertise.

This role will support the King’s Outreach for Medicine & Dentistry team coordinate summer work experience placements for their year 12 students. Our team’s mission is to provide the information, advice and guidance that widening participation students need to make a successful application to medicine and dentistry. Please find here a link to the KCL Widening Participation team’s strategy. 

As well as working with our partner hospitals, this role will support the team throughout the busy summer period. This may include preparing and delivering presentations, answering prospective student enquiries, supporting in-person & online outreach activities, as well as any other duties to help us deliver excellent summer programmes for our students. 

  • The internship will take place over 11 weeks (approx. 27th June – 1st September 2023)

  • This role will be 2 days a week, working Tuesdays (in office) and Wednesdays (work from home). The candidate may occasionally need to travel to placements, but transport will be covered for those visits. 

  • The working hours are 10am – 5pm  

  • With regular check-ins via Microsoft Teams and some in-person meetings. 

  • Some weeks may require additional hours where we have events, however, these will be agreed in advance with the candidate and as much notice as possible given.  

Applications open and close dates:  

All candidates will need to submit their CV and cover letter (400 words max) by 6th June 2023. This should discuss their interest in the role and how they meet the criteria outlined in experience and skills section. 

Interview dates: Week commencing 5th June (specific dates will be confirmed with you directly). 

All candidates will need to have a DBS check following successful application, unless they already have a valid King’s DBS


No formal qualifications needed, must be a current student at King’s, including those graduating in 2023. 

This is an exciting opportunity for King's students considering a future career in Widening Participation and Social Mobility, so we encourage applications from candidates studying any subjects at King's.


No direct administration or event delivery experience is necessary. However, we are looking for someone who will be willing to: 

  • Communicate confidently to internal and external stakeholders by email & phone, as well as speaking to large groups of students. 

  • Think on your feet to help resolve general issues.  

  • Have basic competence with the Microsoft Office suite. This includes, Powerpoint, Excel, Teams and Outlook. 

  • Most importantly you should have enthusiasm for promoting the widening participation agenda and fair access to education for all. 

Person Specification – Please write a maximum of 400 words on why you would like to work for the widening participation department and how you meet the following criteria (using examples from work experience, academic achievements & extra-curricular activities): 

  • Show initiative, positive and enthusiastic attitude to work. 

  • Work effectively both independently and as part of a team  

  • Excellent verbal and written communication as well as interpersonal skills. 

  • Good organisational and time management skills 

  • Ability to gather, manipulate and present data so it can be interpreted by others.