Specialist Factual Researchers

Posted: 10th June, 2019

Glasgow, United Kingdom

In a nutshell

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

  • idea generation, research and briefings
  • archive (footage, still, text and data)  research, sourcing and clearance
  • source and build relationships with contacts and contributors

Interest in and understanding of science preferred.

About Twig Education

Since launching in 2011, Twig Education  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.

Our purpose is to inject magic into education, to inspire the next generation of scientists and engineers,  and to create a broad-base of scientifically literate citizens, equipping them to make the best decisions for themselves – and for society.


About the Project

Working to a tight schedule, we’ll be planning and creating films, interactive learning tools, lesson plans and classroom resources that make science fun to learn and easy to teach.

We are looking for people who are organised, creative, flexible, quick learners, and completely unflappable.

The purpose of the job is to support our busy creative leads with ideas generation, research, writing briefs and outlines, and generally shaping the narrative arc of each section of our curriculum, as well as keeping track of content as it moves from the spark of an idea to a complex multimedia product.

Main tasks
  • Undertake independent research to a broad or specific brief
  • Evaluate and write briefs on research for producers, writers and interactive developers
  • Keep track of delivery, review and feedback schedule between internal and external partners.

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
  • Able to demonstrate good judgement and prioritisation
  • 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 with us?

As a company 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!


Think you might be right for this role? We'd love to hear from you!

To apply, please fill out our web form, making sure to upload your CV & covering letter.. 

Applications close on Friday 21 June, 2019.

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

Pay: consistent with 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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