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Content & PR Manager

Oxford University Innovation

  • Location Oxford

  • Type Permanent

  • Salary £40-50k

Join the UK's Leading Technology Transfer Organisation

Hybrid Working

Fantastic Benefits Package

With one foot in academia and the other in industry, Oxford University Innovation’s (OUI) professionals undertake a wide variety of tasks, from licensing university ideas, and finding investment for spinout companies, to setting up social ventures and developing student entrepreneurship. University innovation is the magic behind the scenes that turn ideas born in a university into companies and technologies that look to have a positive and transformative economic and societal impact on the wider world.

Our work is fascinating and complex. OUI supports company creation and the negotiation of licensing deals that span life-saving treatments, vaccines, and AI-driven technology. We’ve just celebrated creating 300 companies, including spinouts, social enterprises and start-ups. We also arrange consultancy agreements for academics to share their expertise with industry, government, and R&D partners. We fund and support students through our Incubator to understand entrepreneurship and create start-up companies. You will never be short of ideas to develop rich and engaging content from news stories to storyboards for video vox pops.

The Opportunity

Are you passionate about writing stories, and shouting about amazing new companies and license technology? Could your writing and content creation skills inspire people to understand Oxford University Innovation’s contribution to the global innovation ecosystem? Could your persuasive voice present the financial and societal impact of research commercialisation and turn this into engaging content for a broad range of target audiences including industry, government, investors, journalists, and researchers? Are you an early adopter testing out ChatGPT?
If the answer is yes, please apply for the role of Content & PR Manager at Oxford University Innovation (OUI). We are a wholly-owned subsidiary of The University of Oxford.

OUI’s Content & PR Manager will be a diverse role working across multiple teams at OUI, across the University of Oxford, and the wider innovation ecosystem including our TTO partners. Your days will be busy planning OUI’s Marketing & Communications content calendar, writing news stories and case studies, creating social media posts, conceptualising video content, proofreading and editing stories for external websites, and much more.

You will be comfortable interviewing some of the brightest minds at Oxford University, global investment firms, company founders and industry partners. You will help to shape, write, and produce high-quality content across all digital and traditional media.
Working with OUI’s Strategic PR & Public Affairs agency, you will co-develop PR campaigns that will deliver exceptional results.

What you need to demonstrate:

  • Demonstrable experience in creating content, including copywriting for traditional and digital materials, preferably in a scientific, R&D and/or financial organisation.
  • A deep joy for translating complex scientific information into an accessible manner that will resonate with our different stakeholder audiences.
  • Excellence at storytelling and crafting a convincing narrative.
  • A people person who genuinely enjoys engaging with a whole range of stakeholders at different levels of seniority. You’ll be learning something new and exciting every day.
  • A natural collaborator who can consistently show professionalism and politeness whilst getting projects delivered on time.
  • Work will be varied and fast-paced, requiring excellent organisational skills, initiative, and creativity.
  • You should have a meticulous eye for detail and accuracy in all the content and PR campaigns you produce.

A qualification or proven experience in marketing or communications is required.

How to apply: If you are interested in applying for this role, please download the application form using the link below, please state reference 240. Send together with a copy of your CV and cover letter to Information about culture and working life at OUI can be found here:

Application form:

Salary for these roles is commensurate with experience and will be in the range of £40,000 – £50,000.

Closing date is midday on Friday 10th of November 2023.

Our commitment to Equality, Diversity and Inclusion:

Oxford University Innovation is an Equal Opportunities Employer and is committed to fostering an inclusive culture which promotes equality, values diversity and maintains a supportive working, learning and social environment, in which the rights and dignity of all its staff are respected, and where everyone is able to be themselves and is empowered to reach their full potential. This commitment is linked to and reinforces the OUI values of integrity, collaboration and empowerment. We actively encourage applications from people of all backgrounds and cultures. OUI is accredited with the Investors in People Silver status.

Our approach to hybrid and flexible working:

We believe that our employees are our most valuable asset, and we are committed to attracting and retaining the very best talent. We also appreciate that the UK workforce is becoming increasingly diverse and includes a high percentage of parents and individuals with caring responsibilities, as well as those whose interests and aspirations impact on their time.
We recognise the importance of helping our employees balance their work and home lives by offering flexible working arrangements that enable them to balance their work commitments with other priorities. This includes hybrid working and flexible working.
Information about the benefits and working life at OUI can be found here

OUI is accredited with the Investors in People Silver status.