Lead Content Editor

Glasgow, United Kingdom

Posted: 08 September 2021

Contract: Full Time

Salary: circa £28k depending on experience

Twig Education creates incredible, inclusive Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) learning experiences full of aha! moments that students remember forever. We couldn’t do this without creative and passionate people who challenge and inspire each other. 

That’s where you come in! Working for Twig means getting the chance to use your talents to the fullest, doing work that makes the world a better place in an environment where your contributions get noticed. 

Twig launched in 2011. Our resources, created in collaboration with Imperial College London and Stanford University, are now used by millions of teachers and students in over 60 countries and with over 20 different languages. This success didn’t happen by accident.  We hire talented individuals, give them the chance to shine, and recognise the impact they make on Twig and on the lives of students across the globe. We’re here to change the world of STEM education. Want to join us?

Job Role

We are currently seeking a Lead Content Editor to join our Editorial Services team, to manage our published print and digital materials, and the QC process for materials in development. 

This is a role for an experienced, talented, and highly-skilled content editor who can take ownership of projects, and work with limited supervision. The successful candidate will have 4 or more years experience working in publishing, and a proven track record of mentoring and supporting content editors.

The Lead Content Editor will also be required to complete more complex editorial tasks as required.

Key Responsibilities

Key Responsibilities:

  • Managing editorial fixes to print and digital materials
  • Managing edits and QC for reprints/new print editions
  • Mentoring and supporting content editors
  • Maintaining and updating project documents, including briefs and editorial guidelines
  • Supporting the Head of Editorial Services in the day-to-day running of projects
Skills and Experience

Essential:

  • Excellent editorial skills
  • Excellent organisational and communication skills
  • Analytical thinking and problem solving skills
  • Ability to make recommendations/decisions confidently, quickly and thoughtfully
  • Disciplined, yet flexible enough to adapt to changing priorities
  • Great initiative and a “can do” approach
  • Proven track record of mentoring and supporting content editors

Desirable:

  • 4 years or more experience working in print publishing
  • Basic working knowledge of Adobe inDesign (or similar desktop publishing software)
  • Experience of managing projects from set up to completion
  • Experience working on educational materials
What’s in it for you?

Your job will offer diversity and fulfillment as well as professional and personal development.  Twig has an open, fair, relaxed and flexible culture where hard work is recognised and rewarded.  Benefits of working at Twig include:

  • Salaries are competitive
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Health Shield cashback plan
  • Generous holiday allowance including birthday off
  • Office in an attractive location
  • Being part of a lively, fun team
Benefits of working at Twig include:
  • Salaries are competitive
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Cycle to Work scheme
  • Health Shield cashback plan
  • Generous holiday allowance including birthday off
  • Office in an attractive location
  • Being part of a lively, fun team
Work Environment

It is expected that the post holder will be based in the Glasgow office for a minimum of three days per week.  Homeworking will be allowed for the remaining two days with the postholder being responsible for ensuring they have a suitable working space which supports high performance.

Equal Opportunities Statement

Twig is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of age, disability, gender reassignment, marital or civil partnership status, pregnancy or maternity, race, religion or belief, sex, or sexual orientation.

Think you might fit this role?

To apply, please complete the Online Application Form, attaching a CV and covering letter, demonstrating the extent to which your skills, abilities and experience meet the requirements of this role.  Applications close at 5 pm on Friday 24 September.

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