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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

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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