Publications Coordinator

Posted: 27th August, 2019

Glasgow, United Kingdom

About Twig

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, near Kelvingrove Park, by a team of around 80 filmmakers, designers, developers, writers, teachers, academics and parents.

The Role

We are looking for a Publications Coordinator to join the Educational Content team and work on all aspects of publications for our US middle school product, from inception to delivery.

Responsibilities include:
  • Researching third-party scientific articles.
  • Commissioning authors to write scientific articles.
  • Working with curriculum developers as needed to clearly brief authors in line with approved concept to write diverse types of articles (e.g., blog posts, case studies, academic journal articles, journalistic articles).
  • Checking articles against briefs and flagging discrepancies.
  • Giving feedback to authors and providing constructive criticism as needed.
  • Editing articles to house style.
  • Managing and tracking articles to ensure deadlines are met
  • Working with the archive manager to ensure third-party article rights are secured.
Competencies:
  • Strong editorial experience with experience of managing projects.
  • Ability to communicate constructive criticism sensitively and confidently to writers.
  • Managing your own workload and prioritising in order to meet project timelines and print publication deadlines.
  • Organised and methodical working methods in order to accurately track the status of articles.
  • Meticulous attention to detail to ensure consistency and accuracy across articles.
  • 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?

We strive to maintain an open, fair, relaxed and flexible culture where hard work is recognised and rewarded. Plus our Glasgow office is dog-friendly!

Some other benefits of working at Twig include:

  • Salaries are in line with market rates and commensurate with skills and experience
  • Free refreshments including breakfast, hot drinks and snacks
  • We offer flexibility around working arrangements
  • Cycle to work scheme, childcare vouchers, pension contributions and other benefitT
Think you might be right for this role? We'd love to hear from you!

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 6 September 2019 at 5:30pm.

Interviews: Priority may be given to early respondents. Interviews will take place from September 2.

Pay: Circa £23,000, depending on experience

Location: Glasgow

Contract Type: Full Time, Fixed Term

Contract Duration: 3 month initial contract with potential for 12 months

Start: Immediate

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