Senior Editor (Maternity Cover)

  • Job Reference: F&C-251
  • Date Posted: 9 February 2021
  • Recruiter: National Deaf Children's Society
  • Location: London
  • Salary: £27,049 to £29,214
  • Sector: Marketing and Communications Manager
  • Job Type: Contract

Job Description

Senior Editor
£27,049 - £29,214 for 0.8 FTE
(depending on experience)
Maternity cover, 12 months
28 hours per week
London office - currently home based due to COVID-19 restrictions

Passionate about language and storytelling? We’re looking for a Senior Editor to produce compelling story, and help us tell our stories creatively. Are you this special person?

We’re looking for someone with exceptional editorial and copywriting skills and significant experience of working with tone of voice guidelines. You’ll build strong relationships with colleagues in digital, marketing and fundraising roles, supporting them to produce impactful story that brings our cause to life. You’ll also be well organised, adept at writing for print and digital – and have a keen eye for detail.

You’ll be responsible for managing our tone of voice guidelines, and making sure that communication across all our channels is creative, engaging and on message. To achieve this, you’ll write and edit content for a range of audiences, including deaf young people, their families and the professionals who work with them. You’ll also train colleagues across the organisation on our tone of voice, and review their work.

This role also line manages our Editor, but experience of line management is not essential and this would be a great first role for a new manager.

This is a fantastic opportunity to put your creative skills to work and help deliver our vision of a world without barriers for every deaf child.

To apply for this role, you will have to complete an online application and specify how you meet the person specification criteria, as outlined in the job description. Please note that we do not accept CVs.

Currently, the application process works best on desktop / laptop devices.

The closing date for applications is on Monday 22 February 2021 at 23:59.

We expect interviews to be held via Zoom week commencing 1 March 2021.

We strive to provide an accessible recruitment process. If a disability or long-term condition makes it difficult for you to complete our application form, please contact us to discuss alternative formats. If you require reasonable adjustments for taking part in the interview, please indicate this in response to the corresponding question in the application form. Additional information about the support we offer is on our jobs page.

We are a Disability Confident Employer and we are committed to offering interviews to candidates who request to be considered under the disability confident scheme and meet the minimum requirements of the person specification.

The National Deaf Children’s Society is committed to safeguarding the welfare of children and young adults and expects staff and volunteers to share that commitment.

We are also committed to promoting work-life balance amongst our staff.
Other organisations call this role Fundraising Senior Editorial Associate, Senior Editorial Officer, Inhouse Editor, Editor, Supervising Editor, or Lead Editor.