Specialist Factual Researchers

Glasgow, United Kingdom

Posted: Wednesday 7th July

Pay: Consistent with experience

Location: Glasgow

Contract Type: Full Time

Fixed Term Contract Duration: 6 month contract

Start: Immediate

Closing date for applications: Friday 16th July

About Twig Education

At Twig Education we’re passionate about STEM education and we’re passionate about digital.

Our reputation is based on designing and producing easy-to-use teacher and student tools that engage students. These high-quality, hands-on materials, assessments, multimedia and digital are inspiring learners and teachers around the world. Our programs allow for flexible implementation models for in-person and/or virtual delivery of lessons.

Working closely with our collaborative “think tank” which includes Imperial College of London, Stanford SCALE and classroom specialists, we deliver award-winning, groundbreaking K-12 Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics education programs.

We are a dynamic company with a performance-enhancing culture with a mission to provide access to high-quality education, inclusion and equity for all students.


Job role:

We are looking to expand our team with a number of factual Researcher roles covering:

  • idea generation, research and briefings
  • archive research, sourcing and possible clearance  (footage, stills, text and data)

Would suit those with a track record in factual broadcast or science communication, a nose for narrative, and talent for simplifying complex ideas and concepts for the audience. Interest in and understanding of science preferred.

The purpose of this role is to support our busy creative leads with ideas generation, research, writing briefs and outlines.

Responsibilities include:
  • Research and initial development of science concepts and approaches
  • Development and justification of potential approaches
  • Assist with outlines and / or briefs
  • Research and evaluate footage, and other assets (texts, activities, diagrams etc)
  • Support the AP and Producer as required to complete project documentation
  • Work to populate the scoping documents
  • Liaise with archive and rights team to ensure content is clearable and cleared
  • Maintain Twig editorial standards and production values at all times
  • Other tasks as necessary

The ideal candidate could come from a range of backgrounds, as the role is multifaceted: it takes in elements of research, production, content management and editorial work, as well as requiring a sound ability to understand science and educational practices. 

As such, experience in either of the following areas will be a benefit:

  • Research and creative roles in factual film and multimedia production
  • Educational or scientific content production

We would also expect the right candidate to be:

  • Creative and imaginative, and able to turn creative ideas into practical reality 
  • Organised and skilled at using spreadsheets to track status and delivery
  • Experienced and comfortable working to tight deadlines
  • Experienced in working with external partners and managing relationships sensitively
  • An excellent communicator, both in writing and verbally
  • Prepared to work as part of a strong team and take joint responsibility for results
  • Reliable and trustworthy, working remotely and collaboratively as part of a team
  • Able to demonstrate good judgement and prioritisation
  • Able to understand different age groups as we make content for students and teachers of all ages. 
  • Analytical – able to simplify complex problems, process projects into component parts, gain an understanding of the ‘big picture’ quickly
  • Resilient and adaptable
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. 

Benefits of working at Twig include:

  • Salaries in line with market rates
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • Healthshield cashback plan
  • Generous holiday allowance including birthday off
Think you might be right for this role? We'd love to hear from you!

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 5pm on 16 July 2021.

Please note: We will be reviewing applications as they come in (i.e. before the final deadline) so don’t wait to apply. 

NB:  Though this role would normally be based in our Glasgow office, staff are currently home-working until it is safe for us to move back to an in-office environment. We are reviewing our plans in line with Scottish Government policy

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