[Hiring] Planners Content Writer & Editor @Twinkl

March 20, 2024

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Job Description


Location: Sheffield, UK (In office or Remote working avalible)

Salary: £23,000 – £25,000

Contract: Permanent

Line Manager: Beck Smith

Recruiter: Meikay Cheng

Hours: 37.5 hours per week

Role Summary

As a Content Writer & Editor for the Planners Club collection of products, your job will be to assist the E-Commerce Editorial team in creating high quality printed planner/organiser products through researching, creating, editing and workshopping content for these projects. You will be working both on Twinkl Planner projects (international marketing projects) and Segment Planner projects (UK and Australia commercial projects), so you will get the opportunity to work with a wide variety of teams and stakeholders in completing these projects. Owing to the nature of these products, you’ll need to feel comfortable and confident with working at speed and adapting to sudden changes to make sure projects are physically delivered on time and to a high standard. 

Weekly Activity

Your weekly activities could include:

  • Researching and presenting current trends in the educational planner and organiser market. 
  • Reviewing previous content and identifying trends or focal points from customer feedback to improve user experience of our products. 
  • Creating or giving guidance and/or feedback on creating content for planner projects.
  • Structural editing, copyediting and proofreading for planner projects. 
  • Workshopping planner projects with stakeholders to improve content and user experience of our current projects. 
  • Attending daily stand ups and weekly team meetings to discuss progress, blockers and ideas.

Your immediate team members will include:

  • Beck Smith (Planners Content & Editorial Manager)
  • Lynne Smith (Planners Content Editor)

You’ll also have meetings with the wider E-Commerce team, including:

  • Calum Smith (E-Commerce Product Manager)
  • Jamie Bullen (E-Commerce Project Manager)
  • Alice Hawkes (Head of Merchandise, Rewards and Incentives)

Requirements

Knowledge and Skills

  • Good understanding of spelling, grammar and punctuation.
  • Good at offering suggestions for structural edits.
  • Good at copy editing and offering alternative solutions.
  • Good at proofreading with a high level of accuracy.
  • Able to write and/or give guidance on copy if required.
  • Able to use essential software for the role (e.g. Admin, Google Suite, etc.)
  • Able to suggest and complete reviews on content to improve user experience.

Brand Awareness

  • Aware of and able to use Twinkl editorial style guides.
  • Aware of and able to use Twinkl Tone of Voice.

Researching and Presenting

  • Awareness of current trends within the market.
  • Able to present research to stakeholders in written and verbal form.
  • Able to offer market insights from experience and make recommendations based on these.
  • Able to offer insights from data collected and make recommendations based on these.

Communication

  • Able to give, receive and respond to feedback.
  • Able to collaborate with others throughout the editorial process.
  • Good written and verbal communication in general.

Organisation

  • Good overall organisation, including management of time, documents, and data.
  • Able to prioritise tasks effectively to manage workload.
  • Able to communicate blockers to stakeholders.

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’s a couple of the things that make Twinkl a great place to be:

  • A friendly, welcoming and supportive culture. We believe work should be fun and always put people before process.
  • Flexible working with opportunities to work from home.
  • Diversity, inclusion and belonging – our Employee Network Program includes working groups for LGBTQ+, People of Colour, 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.
  • Plus, Westfield Health, life insurance, 29 annual leave days per year (inc bank holidays) & company sick pay.

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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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