Development Editor

Glasgow, United Kingdom

Posted: 18th September, 2020

Deadline: 2nd October, 2020

Contract: 4 months, Full Time

Start: As soon as possible

About Twig Education

At Twig Education we’re passionate about our products and the future of science education. We care about what we do and how we do it.

Since launching in 2011, our resources are now used by over 150,000 teachers, in over 60 countries and in 19 different languages. Our award-winning videos, digital resources and lesson materials are created in our head offices in Glasgow, by a team of around 80 filmmakers, designers, developers, writers, teachers, academics and parents.

The Role

We are looking for a Development Editor to join the Educational Content team immediately, working on our middle school curriculum product.

This is a fixed-term contract for 4 months starting immediately.

Our office is based in Glasgow but we are open to applications from anywhere – the majority of our staff are currently working at home.

Salary is circa £27,000 depending on experience.


  • Reviewing lessons to ensure writers have delivered to brief.
  • Editing lesson content to product description and house style, with a focus on making these interesting and engaging.
  • Work with the Creative Editor to integrate digital content and narrative elements into the lessons.
  • Work with the Science Editor to ensure that resources are pedagogically, culturally, and structurally appropriate for the market.
  • Analysing reviewer feedback and identifying and implementing required changes.
  • Briefing and reviewing supporting artwork (visuals, student handouts, text pieces).
  • Collaborating with internal and external reviewers, researchers, producers, designers, and editors.


  • An appreciation for a range of learning and teaching styles, products, and pedagogies.
  • Strong editorial experience with experience of managing projects.
  • Ability to communicate constructive criticism sensitively and confidently to writers.
  • Managing your own workload and prioritizing in order to meet project timelines and print publication deadlines.
  • Organised and methodical working methods in order to accurately track the status of lessons/assets/tasks.
  • Meticulous attention to detail to ensure consistency and accuracy across all content types.
  • Adaptable and positive approach to work, and a strong team player.
  • Clear and thoughtful communication with colleagues and ability to build and maintain good working relationships. 
  • Analytical thinking and problem-solving abilities, with an understanding of the impact on other project areas and when to escalate issues to management.

What is it like to work at Twig?

As a company we strive to maintain an open, fair, relaxed and flexible culture where hard work is recognised and rewarded. 

Some other benefits of working at Twig include:

  • Salaries are in line with market rates and commensurate with skills and experience
  • We offer flexibility around working arrangements
  • Cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers, pension contributions and other benefits

To apply for this role, please complete the Online Application Form, attaching a CV along with a covering letter demonstrating the extent to which your skills, abilities and experience meet the requirements of this role. 

Applications close on Friday 2 October 2020 at 5pm, but we will interview any suitable candidates as soon as possible on receipt of application.

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