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The company...

Education Technology is part of Wildfire Comms, a dynamic mixed media publishing company based in Bristol. It is a high quality digital platform for leaders in the education sector. See: www.edtechnology.co.uk.

The role

We are searching for a new Education Technology editor to join our editorial team..

As Education Technology editor you will be responsible for writing up daily news stories coming out of the edtech world; this will involve reacting to external leads as well as proactively generating your own stories. You will also be expected to plan, commission, edit and write regular non-news articles, including features and interviews, and take part in occasional webinars, live events and podcasts.

You will report to the managing editor and work closely with, and be supported by, the rest of the editorial team and a number of freelance contributors. You will be in regular contact with edtech users and edtech suppliers, to develop great, up-to-date content and build our audience of senior leaders in education.

Training in our systems and processes will be provided.

COVID-19 considerations:

We are currently working from home with a switch to hybrid working expected in October (meaning 2-3 days in the office/2-3 days at home per week – tbc)

About you:

You will

  • Have a minimum of two years’ experience in publishing, and have worked as a section editor, deputy editor or editor
  • Demonstrate a keen interest in current affairs generally, and in the education sector specifically
  • Have a reasonable, working knowledge of the edtech world – you’ll know your VLEs from your VR, and have a view on gamified learning, the digital divide, and the impact of the pandemic on learning
  • (NB: don’t worry if you don’t currently have specialist knowledge of the education sector or edtech world right now – you just need be willing to learn and quickly get up to speed)
  • Be educated to degree level with a minimum 2:1
  • Have impeccable written English and be a stickler for spelling, grammar and punctuation
  • Have some experience of Wordpress
  • Understand the basic principles of SEO
  • Have a grasp of defamation law
  • Have excellent time management and organisational skills
  • Feel comfortable appearing on camera (for live webinars and video content)
  • Learn fast and hit the ground running

Interested? Great! Please send your CV, examples of your work, and a covering letter to anna.britten@wildfirecomms.co.uk by 5pm on 6 October 2021

Shortlisted candidates will be required to take a written test.

  • Job type – full time, permanent, Mon-Fri
  • Location – hybrid working (office days in Bristol)
  • Salary – dependent on experience
  • Application deadline: 06/10/2021

Benefits:

  • 20 days holiday (rising one day per year of employment, to 25 days) - plus your birthday off, and the period between Christmas and New year
  • Casual dress
  • Company events
  • Company pension
  • Flexible schedule

About us

Wildfire Comms is a fun and dynamic mixed media publishing company. We’re proud of our culture and our team enjoy flexible hours, regular social activities, extra time off at Christmas and other benefits, including:.

Sabbatical programme – Employees earn an extra 4 weeks paid holiday after working in the company for 5 full years

Dream Ball – The team each write up their “bucket list” dream thing to do and if we hit our annual target, we pick one out of the hat and make it happen. (Within limits of course!)

About the role:

To help with the growth of our Education brand, EdQuarter, we are looking for an experienced and energetic person to join our busy team.

Initially home based, the role will be located in our Bristol office, in the Paintworks estate.

Reporting to the Marketing Manager, you will be responsible for the planning co-ordinating preparation and delivery of our client campaigns. Your duties will include:

  • Planning and developing campaign strategy alongside the sales team.
  • Presenting strategy, results, and campaign optimisation techniques to clients
  • Assisting clients with content creation and development
  • Copywriting campaign messaging (emails, social posts, landing page copy)
  • Executing client campaigns through various marketing channels and platforms
  • Liaising with appropriate internal departments (Marketing, Design, Sales) to ensure timely delivery of assets for client campaigns
  • Monitoring, tracking, and reviewing campaign performance and making recommendations for improvement and/or testing
  • Managing projects and ensuring project deadlines are met, and budgets adhered to
  • Liaising with and dealing directly with clients on project work and campaigns
  • General account management including writing weekly client status reports, contact reports, creating cost estimates, production schedules, editorial calendars, and invoicing
  • Research clients' products, services, plans, competitors, and target markets
  • Develop industry knowledge, awareness of competition and EdQuarter’s role within the marketplace
  • Contribute to the agency’s wider marketing activities

About you

  • The successful applicant will be an energetic people person, with sound organisational skills and excellent attention to detail.
  • You will enjoy working closely with internal and external stakeholders. You will be comfortable communicating clearly and professionally in writing, in person, over the phone, or on video calls
  • You will love working in a fast-paced environment and be confident in delivering quality work, often to short deadlines. You will be comfortable managing multiple projects simultaneously

Qualifications

A Marketing or Project Management qualification, or minimum 2 years’ experience in a similar role is essential.

Desired experience and knowledge

  • Knowledge of and experience in digital marketing, including PPC, search and organic activity
  • Knowledge of, or experience in Project management (Agile and/or waterfall)
  • Account management experience

Previous Experience in Marketing, Account Management, or Project Management, ideally in the media sector, will be advantageous. However, proven success in a similar role with transferrable skills will also be considered favourably.

If this sounds like something you want to be a part of, and you have what it takes to excel in this role, then we’re excited to meet you.

Send your CV and cover letter to:

Damien Burnett – damien.burnett@wildfirecomms.co.uk

The company...

Considered a trusted voice in the education sector, EdQuarter own and manage a portfolio of 3 market leading titles: University Business, Independent Education Today and Education Technology.

Having seen considerable growth over the last few years now is a pivotal time for the EdQuarter and an exciting time to join a fast moving and rapidly expanding organisation based in Bristol, with clients all over the world.

With uncapped commission, paid time off at Christmas (and on your birthday), a career enhancement programme and regular incentives, we offer the perfect platform for someone looking to grow and develop their sales career.

We offer tailored training programme to develop your skills and look to promote from within so if you're looking for a sales job with growth opportunities, a strong work ethic and the opportunity to work with some of the biggest brands in the world this is the opportunity for you.

The role

We are looking for a Sales Account Manager to work on our portfolio of digital B2B titles and events focussed in the education sector. The right candidate will have a creative and problem-solving mindset and be focused on driving business development through sourcing and winning new business contracts.

With the progression opportunities there for you this is the perfect role for a tenacious telesales/sales executive/business development professional who’s looking to jump into a client-focused role and is keen to build relationships with both new and existing suppliers to the education sector.

More about the role:

  • Proactively generate new business and grow existing accounts, via telephone, face to face and email presentations
  • Account manage all business to ensure the greatest commercial benefit to the business and maximise exposure for your clients
  • Generate interest through engaging social media content
  • Put together innovative creative sales proposals for print, digital and event sponsorship solutions
  • Represent the business to external customers where relevant or appropriate
  • Encourage and develop junior executives where necessary

Ideal candidate will have...

  • Two years (minimum) of sales experience, preferably in media or events
  • A proven success and achievement record in sales
  • Experience building and maintaining relationships with clients
  • The ability to deliver high levels of customer service
  • A highly tenacious attitude
  • A background in hitting and exceeding sales targets
  • A creative and problem solving mind set

If this sounds like it could be you, drop us a line and let’s have a chat.

Send your CV and portfolio to:

Bob Tomblin -

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