Tes, Content Producer

Location
Sheffield
Salary
£DoE
Posted
16 Apr 2018
Closes
16 May 2018
Industry
Journalist
Job Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time

The Company

Tes’s story is an extraordinary one: its digital community is one of the fastest growing of any profession globally, and it boasts a 100-year heritage at the centre of the teaching and education community.

Today, Tes has over 10 million registered users in countries across the globe and has seen the lessons on its site made by teachers downloaded more than a billion times.

This wealth of resources allows education professionals to share and benefit from one another's resources and lesson plans, driving excellence in the education sector.

Tes’s rich heritage includes Tes magazine, Times Higher Education (THE) and TES Scotland magazines which are invaluable reads for all educators and Tes has become the leading media provider to the UK education profession. It also publishes the annual Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

These are just a few facets of what Tes does. For more information, visit tesglobal.com/what-we-do.

Basic Scope & Primary Objectives

Reporting to the Head of User Generated Content, the Content Producer will assist in the delivery of strategic development plans for Resources to ensure that the content provision is relevant and compelling for audience by subject and age-range.

Contributing to an editorial publishing schedule, the Content Producer will deliver curated content packages in order to meet the needs and interests of teachers using the Resources platform.

Key Responsibilities

  • Ownership of appointed audiences by subject and age-range; to write and schedule content plans and organise the production of work to this schedule
  • Research, write, compile and deliver curated content for a range of user groups on Tes Resources according to the Resources strategic content plan; curated content packages include audience-specific newsletters, onsite collections and sets of materials selected to match Tes editorial features
  • Support initiatives to ensure that materials on the site are high quality, including through onsite endorsements.
  • Assist in the production of commissioned work; coordinate the contributions of consultants, ensure the timely delivery of materials to meet publishing schedules
  • Work with marketing and social media colleagues to ensure content is planned into cross-departmental schedules in order to drive engagement with resources content
  • Write proposals for new content projects to submit to the strategic content plan
  • Responsibility for the production process of individually-owned content projects; manage the administration and internal communication of projects from start to finish; ensure that licensing is recorded and invoices are processed correctly.
  • Assist with the administrative planning, scheduling and running of projects according to whole team production processes
  • To pick-up additional responsibilities to assist with delivery of team objectives, as required by the Head of User Generated Content.


Person Specification

Essential Skills / Qualifications


Technical

  • Understanding of key trends of  digital classroom teaching and the characteristics of high quality resources
  • Computer literate on the following systems:
    • MS Word – advanced
    • MS Excel – intermediate
    • MS PowerPoint – basic


Behavioural

  • Excellent communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Professional but warm manner
  • Must be detailed, organised and able to work under pressure to meet tight deadlines
  • Ability to prioritise workload and adapt to new learnings
  • Excellent problem-solving/trouble-shooting skills


Desirable Skills/Qualifications

  • Degree level or equivalent
  • Teaching qualification
  • Content Management systems – some experience
  • Understanding of copyright and other media regulations


Essential Experience

  • Proven experience of devising, producing and delivering educational content for students and teachers
  • Knowledge and experience of key issues within education and recent curriculum initiatives


Desirable Experience

  • Experience in developing / writing educational materials (print and/or digital)
  • Educational publishing background / editorial experience
  • Classroom teaching experience.


Other:

  • to be a team player
  • to have a desire and passion to do a great job
  • to have great attention to detail
  • to be calm under pressure
  • to be resourceful and willing to learn
  • to be self-motivated, energetic, pro-active and uses own initiative
  • to have a sense of humour 
  • to be prepared to occasionally work flexibly over weekends and Bank Holidays (should this be required and agreed with the head of department).

 
TES Global relies on the flexibility of its staff to ensure the continuity of the high standards and performance, as such this job description is only intended to be a guide to the most regularly performed duties, it does not form part of the contract of employment and is subject to amendment and change as may be considered.

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