Publications and Content Editor, Devon

Closing date:Expiring tomorrow

Fronting The Challenge Projects LtdDevon

Date posted:
Contract type: Full Time
Salary: Dependent Upon Qualifications and Experience
Contract term: Permanent

Publications and Content Editor (Full-Time / Permanent)


This is an opportunity to join an exciting high-growth business. Due to our ongoing expansion, we now have a vacancy for a full-time Publications and Content Editor to join our busy office set in the beautiful grounds at Seale-Hayne, South Devon. This role will report directly to the Content Development Manager. The requirements of the job will be many and varied, commensurate with the needs of a dynamic, high-growth business. Responsibilities will include, but not be limited to: 

• Writing, editing and proof-reading Thrive resources, including training manuals, booklets, presentation slides and handouts 

• Creating high-quality, visually appealing and educationally sound e-learning content 

• Laying out and formatting text and images for printed and online resources, using a range of software programmes (Word, PowerPoint, Sway, Adobe InDesign, Totara)

• Liaising with other teams to ensure publication deadlines are met 

• Managing the library of resources using Thrive’s online document management system (Sharepoint (Office 365))

• Collaborating with Thrive trainers to develop content for Thrive’s online and printed resources

• Liaising with external editors, designers, animators and filmmakers to produce printed and online multimedia resources

Person requirements

To be considered for this role, you will have the following attributes:

• The ability to forge positive working relationships with authors, freelancers and members of other teams

• The ability to be proactive in trouble-shooting and solving problems; knows when to seek guidance

• The ability to work under pressure and to tight deadlines on multiple projects while maintaining high standards

• A team player – keen to learn, help and share knowledge

• Upbeat, enthusiastic and self-motivated

• The ability to adapt and learn new skills quickly

• Willingness to travel on occasion 

Essential skills, knowledge and experience:

• High level sub-editing, copy-editing and proof-reading skills 

• Excellent writing skills and the ability to adapt writing style and tone to suit the audience, purpose and form of Thrive materials

• The ability to understand and synthesise complex concepts and communicate these to the general reader 

• The ability to create well-balanced, visually appealing resources that conform to house style and branding guidelines

• Unswerving attention to detail in the development of resources and in planning 

• Sound administration and project-management skills, with a methodical and organised approach

• Excellent knowledge of Microsoft Office – in particular, Word and PowerPoint

• Previous experience of sub-editing, copy-editing and proof-reading according to a house style 

• Previous experience of writing for a variety of platforms, purposes and audiences

• Degree in a relevant discipline

Desirable skills, knowledge and experience:

• The ability to apply learning design principles to create effective and engaging e-learning resources

• Knowledge of the theoretical underpinnings of the Thrive Approach (neuroscience, attachment theory, child development theory, therapeutic use of the creative arts) 

• Previous editorial experience in educational or non-fiction publishing

• Previous experience of writing and creating e-learning content, using software such as Articulate 360, for virtual learning platforms, such as MOODLE or Totara

• Previous experience of working in a training or education environment 

• Previous experience of using Adobe InDesign 


• Annual salary will be dependent upon qualifications and experience

• Holiday entitlement of 25 days per annum plus bank holidays

• Discretionary annual bonus

• Discretionary annual pay review

• On-site parking

• Fun fund for company events

Location: Newton Abbot, South Devon (although there is the possibility of remote working for the right candidate)

Employment will be subject to: 

• A willingness to embrace the Thrive Approach 

• Receipt of two references, satisfactory to us in all respects 

• Confirmation that you are eligible to work in the UK

• The satisfactory outcome of a check by the DBS

If you have a genuine passion for writing, editing and developing content, email your CV and covering letter to

Closing Date for Applications: 16th November 2019

1st Interview Dates: 26th and 28th November 2019

2nd Interview Date: 3rd December 2019

More about Fronting The Challenge Projects Ltd
Address: The Quadrangle, Seale Hayne, Howton Road, Newton Abbott, Devon, TQ12 6NQ, United Kingdom. View in Google Maps
Telephone: +44 1392 797 555
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