We're hiring: Digital Intern (short term assignment)

We are looking for a Digital Intern for a short-term assignment of up to 12 weeks starting mid-February 2022 and working for three to five days each week on average, to support the delivery of our events and annual online scientific conference and to support our work with our members to promote food science and technology for the benefit, safety and health of everyone.

We are looking for someone who is creative and a natural communicator. Your work will mainly focus on producing social media graphics and posts and editing content on the IFST webpages. In addition, you will work with our ‘IFST Community’ platform and ensure that content is suitably curated and presented.

You will be experienced in the use of software such as InDesign and Canva, confident in producing posts for various social media platforms including Twitter, LinkedIn, Instagram and Facebook as well as have knowledge of social media schedulers including Buffer. You will be a digital marketing native and be able to produce meaningful reports from our data. We are working on improving our website SEO so experience in working in this area and using content management systems including Drupal is also welcome. A knowledge and passion for science is helpful as well as digital and writing skills. We are a small team, so we all muck in to keep things running smoothly.

If you are interested in developing your digital marketing skills, work with us to help put our social media and digital campaigns to develop our engagement with our existing and new food science community.

The deadline for applications is Friday 28 January 2022. Send us your CV and a cover letter - please ensure you have read the person specification. Please don’t delay as we will look at applications as we receive them.  If we think you could be right for the role, we will ask you to meet us.

No agencies, please.

Salary: £11 per hour

The post will be home-based while the COVID-19 restrictions are in place.  Our office is based in Hammersmith, London, W6, but we don’t anticipate a return to the office while this post is valid.

We are the UK’s leading professional body for those involved in all aspects of food science and technology. We are an internationally respected independent membership body, supporting food professionals through knowledge sharing and professional recognition.

Our core aim is the advancement of food science and technology based on impartial science and knowledge sharing.

Our membership comprises individuals from a wide range of backgrounds, from students to experts, working across a wide range of disciplines within the sector.

We are a registered charity (no 1121681) and a company limited by guarantee (no 930776).


Digital Intern Job Description.pdf