Content Designer

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Currently Employed in Scotland
A typical view of a designer's desk

What is a Content Designer

Use your creative talents to produce gripping and inspiring content that engages audiences.

Top 3 job tasks:

  • Developing new content ideas that will grab people’s attention.
  • Using software to create and edit content.
  • Researching target audiences to share content that connects with potential customers.

Getting in and Qualifications


There are a variety of pathways towards securing a job as a Content Designer.

Useful subjects:

  • Computer Science
  • English
  • Art and creative subjects
  • Social Studies subjects such as Media

Pupils in S5/6 could consider a Foundation Apprenticeship in Creative and Digital Media as a way to develop skills they may need.

Entry requirements for courses can change. Always contact the college, university or training provider to check exactly what you will need.


Apprenticeships provide the opportunity to work as well as getting a qualification.

A Modern Apprenticeship in Creative and Digital Media can be an excellent hands-on way to develop practical and applicable skills for the role.

It is not always necessary to have a degree to be a Content Designer. However, the most valuable degrees for this field include communications and media subjects. Employers will likely want to see examples of previous work, put together in a portfolio.