Consumer Content Editor

Ordnance Survey
Southampton, UK/Remote
Added: March 4, 2024

Working for the consumer team at Ordnance Survey (OS) is more than just a job. BUT, if you want to make a difference and at the same time work with a passionate, innovative community of dedicated professionals, then read on...

The consumer business at OS is committed to helping more people to get outside more often. From developing multi award winning mobile applications through to creating ground-breaking outdoor kit, we are continually breaking down barriers to make outdoor activity more enjoyable, accessible, and safe.

It’s this mission, this sense of purpose, this commitment to making a difference that puts our team at the heart of OS’s growth.

About the Role

The Consumer Content Editor drives the ‘storytelling’ piece for Consumer, focussing on relaunching and rebuilding the #GetOutside hub alongside the e-Commerce platform, helping to evolve the customer experience and improve on-site performance, to contribute to achieving in-plan commercial objectives and enable future growth. This role is the champion of ‘Helping More People to Get Outside More Often’.

  • Own the content and development strategy for the #GetOutside hub
  • Write, curate and create a wide range of content for the Consumer BU, with KPIs and goals in mind
  • Optimise & improve content for SEO purposes
  • Build and drive relationships across the business unit – with key stakeholders including partnerships, marketing, retail and OS Maps
  • Champion the Consumer mission and support our social purpose through the content platform #GetOutside
  • Pro-actively seek and implement search engine optimisation techniques to bring in more quality traffic to the Ordnance Survey online shop and content hub through organic search
  • Support the wider eCommerce team with web development targets
  • Drive the ‘What makes It OS’ message
  • Work across the OS Champions programme to build content that will support the storytelling of Consumer products, services and mission

What we’re looking for

The perfect candidate will bring an empathetic and inclusive perspective on the outdoor market – with a keen eye for creating experiences and a love of being outdoors.

They must be a self-starter but equally at home in a group and willing to learn and develop their own skills proactively.

  • An excellent writer with good attention to detail
  • SEO experience in a content system
  • Experience in using a CMS System
  • Experience in reading and interpreting Google Analytics
  • Ability to use Adobe Photoshop is desirable

When applying for this role, please submit a CV and a portfolio of your work

The Rewards

We want you to love what you do. That’s why our benefits package rewards a job well done. Check out how we support and invest in our employees by clicking here.

We’ll give you

  • Salary – £26,801 - £31,530 (depending on experience)
  • Performance related bonus
  • A competitive pension scheme
  • Flexible working options
  • 25 days annual leave - (rising by 1 day each year to 30 days after five years) bank holidays and an extra 3 days over Christmas
  • Plus, a suite of excellent additional benefits


We embrace a hybrid working model at OS and understand there is no one size fits all in relation to how we work. We have a fantastic HQ in Southampton, Hampshire where you will be required to spend one day a week with the remaining time being a personal choice as to whether you work from home, at one of our regional offices or spend more time at OSHQ.

Closing Date – Sunday 25th February 2024


OS conducts DBS background checks for all joiners and some of our roles require additional security clearance, including to SC or DV level in some cases. We will tell candidates at the appropriate time during the recruitment process if additional clearance will be required for this role.

We believe diversity and inclusion is about working together – in an encouraging and respectful environment to reach our full potential. We believe combining different backgrounds, experiences and perspectives will help us reach our vision and be trusted and admired across the globe for setting the standards and leading the way.

We are looking for passionate people from a range of backgrounds and welcome applications from any race, age, gender, background or religion.

We’re individually talented and collectively powerful, and we give you the space to take your career in whichever direction you want.