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.
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.
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)
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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
- 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