Cambridge, Cambridgeshire
£24,433 - £27,148 per year
Contract, Full-time
Job description

Assistant Editor (Teaching Resources)

Would you like create and commission high quality resources to support teachers?

Our client has an opportunity for an Assistant Editor, Teaching Resources to join them on a full-time (35-hour week) temporary basis for eighteen months. You will be based at their Cambridge Science Park office (free onsite parking and close to the guided busway and Cambridge North train station), with some travel expected for relevant meetings, events and conferences. Flexible start / finish times (e.g. 07:30 to 15:30 or 09:30 to 17:30) and occasional working from home are also available, subject to needs.

Our client invests in educating future generations of scientists. They raise and maintain standards. They partner with industry and academia, promoting collaboration and innovation. They advise governments on policy, and they promote the talent, information and ideas that lead to great advances in science. In the UK, they are the largest non-governmental funder of chemistry education and they influence government policy to ensure that opportunities to develop skills meet the unique needs of chemistry. They believe that everyone should have access to a high quality chemistry education which is engaging, inspiring and relevant, and that good science education starts in primary school.

The goal of their Education Publishing team is to provide relevant and useful advice, resources, and practical support to educators and their students in schools, colleges and universities and they are expanding their teaching resources publication programme.

Position: Assistant Editor (Teaching Resources)

Location: Cambridge (commutable from Alconbury, Bedford, Bury St Edmunds, Cambridgeshire, Cambridge North, Cherry Hinton, Chesterton, Ely, Fen Drayton, Fenstanton, Histon & Impington, Hitchin, Huntingdon, Longstanton, Milton, Newmarket, Northstowe, Oakington, Orchard-Park, Royston, Saffron Walden, Somersham, St Ives, St Neots, Stevenage, Swavesey, Waterbeach, Wyton and surrounding areas)

Job type: Full Time, 18 months Temporary Contract

Salary: £24,433 to £27,148 per annum plus benefits

Benefits: Benefits: Excellent contributory pension scheme, generous paid holidays, 35-hour (for full-time staff) working week, learning and career development, subsidised staff restaurant (Cambridge office), staff sports and social club, free private healthcare plan, income protection scheme, critical illness insurance, life assurance, free on-site parking (Cambridge office), season ticket, car/motor cycle and cycle to work schemes, membership subscription, employee assistance programme, eye-care at work scheme, wellness initiatives, flexible work environment, employee recognition, long service awards, membership subscription to professional body and RSC, two discounted staff flats on-site (Cambridge office), Litmus reward gateway benefits and more.

Closing Date: 08 March 2020

About the role:

As Assistant Editor for teaching resources you will work with their Commissioning Editor to plan and deliver high quality online content to fill gaps in their current bank of teaching resources, reflecting the needs and expectations of their key audiences. This includes commissioning and editing content, and coordinating with freelance authors, editors, and partner organisations.

About you:

- Proven experience of preparing resources for teaching.

- Excellent written communication skills.

- Demonstrable time management skills and experience of meeting deadlines.

- Highly motivated, adaptable and able to work with relatively little supervision.

- A degree-level qualification.


- Strong understanding of the education landscape in the UK and Republic of Ireland.

- Proven experience of writing and / or editing content for the web.

- Working knowledge of science, ideally to degree level.

- Understanding of digital publishing systems and processes.

- Experience of working with freelance contributors or contractors.

- Experience of managing a commercial portfolio.

Our client, they offer a great work environment and benefits.

If interested in this opportunity, please apply before the end of their closing date.

You may have experience of the following: Assistant Editor, Editor, Magazine Editor, Journal Editor, Deputy Editor, Content Editor, Web Editor, Journalist, Copywriter, Writer, etc.

Ref: 92096

Posted on: 17 February 2020
Closed date: 08 March 2020
Job ref: 92096
Tags: Marketing, Vocational/Services