Joachim Farncombe Digital Projects

Profile and CV

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A dynamic online media professional who has a proven track record of developing and delivering high-quality digital communications. Has extensive experience across most areas of media, marketing and comms, coupled with a varied and flexible skill-set focused on creating and project managing Drupal websites using a pragmatic agile approach.

  • Web project manager: overseeing all stages of online project work from site mapping and architecture through design and implementation to user testing and promotion. Responsible for budgets and work planning as well as the recruitment and management of freelance and agency staff. Hands-on experience of design, development and content creation informs the delivery of outstanding web products.
  • Drupal content management platform: implementation of leading open source system. Projects include migration of a 2000+ page website, building marketing sites and extranets, all with varying degrees of complexity and functionality. Responsible for technical build, theming and overseeing content population, also training site contributors.
  • Experience in communications and media sector: working in a busy hospital communications office provides detailed insight into media relations, strategies for staff engagement, internal and external communications in a large organisation and how to tailor material for different audiences. Freelance web work brings experience of a variety of sectors and clients (charity, private and public) while past employment and education have given skills as both a producer and editor of video.
  • Content manager and creator: Writing content and repurposing copy created for print, holding editorial control over several websites. Competence in graphics, video and photography manipulation software allows for an emphasis on creating appealing and concise online content. Co-ordinating SEO strategies across several sites is crucial, as is utilising analytics and metrics to support business goals.
  • Client and people focus: excellent interpersonal skills ensure that client and colleague relationships are built to last and flourish. A natural communicator and team player with persuasive, motivational skills.