[Hiring] Content Writer and Editor

March 16, 2024

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Job Description


Location: Italy, 100% remote work-from-home position (You must permanently live & have the right to work in Italy to apply for this position)

Pay Rate: 10.5 EUR  per hour 

Contract: 6-month contract with an extension highly likely – Self-employed contractor. Responsible for own taxes. No benefits. 

Hours of work: 37.5 hours per week – The hours can be worked Monday-Sunday flexibly (Must be available to attend Production Meetings on Mondays at 10.45am – 11.45am each week)

Hiring Manager: Lavinia Abbruzzetti

Recruiter: Meikay Cheng

 

First things first! What is Twinkl? What is Twinkl’s mission?

Twinkl is here to “help those who teach.” It’s what brings us to work every day. We’re proud to create educational resources that can be used at each step of a child’s learning journey.

Our award-winning resource collection – created by teachers for teachers – provides unlimited supplementary digital and printable teaching resources at an unbeatable value. 

We have over a million resources, and new content is added every day. Don’t see what you need? Just ask! We make bespoke resources for our members as part of our world-class customer service promise to help those who teach. 

We support educators and children across Italy and around the world, and we’re committed to transforming lives through education.

Whoever you are, whatever you teach, Twinkl is here for you!

 

The Role:

 

As a Content Writer here at Twinkl, you’ll be helping to build a new team of passionate professionals working flexibly to write content for Twinkl’s emerging Italian market. This team will create a wide range of resources for use by Early Years & Primary School teachers & parents.  This will include PowerPoints, display materials, activity sheets, assessments and planning. For this role, the majority of your time will be spent predominantly creating content in Italian for all ages in the above categories.

 

How you will spend your week:

 

  • Meeting with other Twinkl writers and the Italian Country Manager to discuss new ideas;
  • Writing content for the Italian Educational market;
  • Developing new product ideas with the Italian Country Manager.

 

Italy is a rapidly growing market for Twinkl. You will have the creative freedom to shape the content we offer to our customers. Our ideal candidate will be going further than writing content by suggesting new product ideas, identifying needs in the Italian teaching community, sharing their experiences and expertise with others. It is an exciting time for this market. The successful candidate will be vital in ensuring that these ambitious plans for Italy become a reality. This is a work-from-home, flexible position, and hours can be agreed upon between you and your line manager.

 

In this role, you will learn: 

 

  • How to create new teacher content for our Italian team, from ideation stage to publication on the site; 
  • Remote collaboration, working closely with team members across this market;
  • How to develop greater commercial awareness, so we can understand the needs of those we want to help.

 

Requirements

To succeed in the role, you will:

 

  • Be a fantastic communicator who thrives when working in a close-knit team;
  • Be focused on collaboration, using feedback to make our resources the best they can be;
  • Have detailed knowledge of the local Italian curriculum (Italian National Curriculum by the Ministry of Education);
  • Have an excellent understanding of the needs of teachers and parents in Scuola Primaria and support staff delivering learning within the classroom or at home;
  • Be able to confidently communicate in English – both written and spoken;
  • Be completely fluent (Mother Tongue) in Italian – both written and spoken;

 

We’re are especially interested in anyone who also meets one, or a combination of the following: 

 

  • Qualifications: Laurea in Scienze della formazione primaria or equivalent. Certificato TFA
  • Experience: Minimum of 3 years’ recent classroom teaching experience in an Italian Public School using the Italian National Curriculum and with an interest in BES (Bisogni Educativi Speciali)
  • Personal: Do you run marathons? Are you a great baker? Great! Please include this in your covering letter so we can find out more about you.

 

In return for everything you can bring, we can offer you an exciting role in a fast-growing and dynamic business with plenty of career opportunities. 

Benefits

Here are some of the things that make Twinkl a great place to work:

 

  • A friendly, welcoming, and supportive culture. We believe work should be fun, and we always put people before the process. 
  • Flexible work-from-home positions.
  • Diversity, inclusion, and belonging. Our Employee Network Program includes working groups for LGBTQ+, People of Color, Disabilities (visible and invisible), Women in Tech, and Working Parents. 
  • Continuous Professional Development (CPD). Our ever-evolving program includes monthly progression reviews, Twinkl’s Management Scheme, commercial awareness training, leadership coaching quads, career chats, and mentoring. 
  • Collaboration across continents! You’ll plug into a global team working to help improve the lives of educators around the world. 

 

Our Recruitment Process:

 

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About the company

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We’re here to ‘help those who teach’. It’s what brings us to work every day.

So what exactly is Twinkl? Some describe us as a Digital Publisher, others, as an Education Partner (we used to be called an EdTech start-up). To be honest, we’re all these things and much more too. But the description we’re most proud of is the one our members use – “Twinkl is a life-saver”.

We’re all inspired to support teachers and learners, around the world.

Twinkl began life in 2010 as a husband and wife start-up, working from a tiny back bedroom. Today, Twinkl is a truly global business, with members in nearly every country in the world. Our positive impact is driven by a community of passionate Twinklees, all inspired by the same mission – to help those who teach.

 



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