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Junior Web Designer/Developer

Job Introduction

This is a fantastic opportunity for someone starting out in their career to support the management of the eCommerce website, utilizing their skills in HTML, CSS, Photoshop and copy writing.

This role will be primarily supporting the Group Digital Experience Manager to develop, implement and manage the eCommerce website strategy for the Customer Marketing Team. Your key focus will be managing the front-end design, content, and improving performance to maximize eCommerce sales and revenues.

Role Responsibility

  • Using CMS to create, manage and optimize the customers digital experience, ensuring website is always up-to-date and relevant for the customer, including but not limited to, ensuring all product information is relevant and enticing, building new customer journeys, implementing promotional campaigns and daily offer checking
  • Monitoring the site performance and user behavior on the website through tools such as Heatmapping, Session recording and Google Analytics, to identify optimisation opportunities
  • Supporting with feeding into and implementing the AB testing plan to improve key KPI’s such as engagement rate, add to basket CTR, conversion rate and site speed. 
  • Supporting with the Abandonment strategy and platform.  Including, but not limited to; creating the strategy, working with the agency to implement, ensuring journey aligns with rest of site and upward reporting of performance and recommendations
  • Working with the wider Customer Marketing Team to ensure site supports their strategies and requirements. Ensuring their customer journeys/landing pages are up to date and optimized
  • Assisting with onsite development when required
  • Stay up-to-date with the latest web design and UI/UX trends and developments
  • Monitoring competitor activity/strategies and feeding back insights and ideas

The Ideal Candidate

  • HTML/CSS – Creating responsive and engaging content in the CMS using HTML when necessary. Ability to control styling/layouts for landing pages/web content using CSS
  • Adobe Photoshop - Ability to produce stunning, engaging banners/imagery
  • Management of Magento or similar CMS systems – Using the website CMS daily to update and maintain the website
  • Google Analytics – Analyzing website activity and user behavior on a daily/weekly/monthly basis via Google Analytics and other analytical tools to identify areas of opportunity for optimization
  • Organization – Ability to manage multiple projects and work streams at one time
  • Planning and Execution – Ability to plan and prioritize workload effectively and execute projects successfully
  • Communication – Demonstrate excellent verbal and written communication skills with internal and external teams
  • Strong attention to detail – Carrying out thorough checks on the site to ensure the site looks and functions correctly. Includes site/functionality errors, spelling/grammar mistakes etc.
  • SEO – Understanding of SEO and Google’s best practices

Desired skills and how these are demonstrated:

  • AB testing – Understanding testing processes and the ability to carry this out from start to finish.
  • User Experience – Have a good understanding of what a good user experience is, UX processes, best practices, UX laws and user behaviors.
  • jQuery – Demonstrate the ability to create new functionalities unassisted on the site using jQuery script
  • Empathy – User-centric design and ideas. Understanding the users’ goals, pain points when looking at user behavior and optimization

Package Description

Rewards packages at Bauer Media offer a range of salary sacrifice Benefits, such as our pension scheme and flexible holidays, as well as exclusive Perks like great deals and discounts for everyday life.

Flexible Working

We want to make sure that we find the right people to work in our teams, and we know that the traditional 9-5, five days a week doesn’t suit everyone. So, we would love to hear from you if you feel you’re a great fit for this role and would like to work flexibly. If you are the right person for this role, we’ll find the right working approach for you. 


About the Company

About Bauer Media Group

Bauer Media Group has become an enduringly successful media corporation by focusing on creating content that matters most to millions of people around the world: from print and online publishing to radio and money-helper services for consumers, as well as sales and marketing services for SMB. Family-owned in the 5th generation, Bauer focuses on the long term, with a consumer-first mindset that guides us across our increasingly diverse portfolio. Our workforce of 15,000 shares a passion – to deliver content and services that are popular with, and helpful to, our customers and partners.

As the UK’s biggest selling magazine publisher, we create iconic and influential magazine media brands, digital properties and associated consumer and B2B live events for diverse, passionate audiences.  We reach 25 million consumers through our portfolio, which includes heat, Grazia, Closer, Empire, Motor Cycle News, Parkers, Mother& Baby, TV Choice, Take a Break, Bella, Yours, Garden News and Country Walking.  Our scale, coupled with the breadth of our portfolio, gives us an advantage over pure play magazine competitors. It also gives us a huge responsibility - our brands become the lens through which our audiences see the world, and for this reason, we take our responsibilities as a media outlet very seriously, recognising that we are responsible for shaping perceptions in the wider world.

Belonging at Bauer Mission statement

People are at the heart of everything we do. Inclusivity is part of who we are. We celebrate diversity in all its forms, and encourage authenticity, knowing that our differences are celebrated.

What we will offer you

Quite simply, our promise to you is that Bauer Media is a great place to do great work with great people. Our people take an enormous amount of pride in the brands they support. They like their team members, and they feel supported by their managers. We all take collective responsibility for our culture, because we know it has a ripple effect out across our brands. That’s why our culture of inclusion at work, Belonging at Bauer, is at the heart of everything we do. Belonging at Bauer is about our dual goals of being as representative as we can of the audiences we serve, and about creating a working environment where all our people feel able to bring their whole selves to work every day. It’s part of everything we do, and everyone who works here is responsible. If you join us, you’ll be an important part of this as well.

Our mental health at work

We’re proud to be the driving force behind the “Where’s your head at?” campaign, which is working to put Mental Health First Aiders on an equal footing with traditional workplace First Aiders. This is a priority for all of us that work at Bauer and we now have fully trained Mental Health First Aiders supporting and working across all of our UK locations.

Bauer Core Values

Creativity - We create unique, high quality content that delights our audiences.

Ambition - We think big and bold, pushing boundaries and embracing change.

Passion - We approach every day with curiosity, commitment and a lively positive mindset.

Teamwork - We learn from each other and take the time to understand both challenges and opportunities, working together to find the right solution.

Trust - We are open, respectful and honest.

Inclusivity - We encourage different points of view and perspectives and value all contributions.

Responsibility - We make measured and thoughtful decisions that support the business vision.


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