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Junior Editor

Posted: 11 Oct 2019 Closes: 27 Oct 2019
London £26,500 - £26,500
Permanent & Full-time defra/20191011124505

The Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew, a world-famous scientific organisation, global resource for plant and fungal knowledge and major visitor attraction, is looking for a copy editor to edit and proofread a wide variety of content for our public facing audiences.


Working as a member of the Creative Services team which provides design, photography and production services to across Kew, this post will provide support for variety of teams, including marketing, events and public programming, membership and fundraising, licensing and retail, and to a lesser extent digital experience and interpretation. The job holder will proofread and edit all materials being produced by Creative Services, interacting with staff at all levels. They will play a key role ensuring that we communicate effectively and consistently to our audiences, in keeping with our world-class standards, and specifically our editorial and tone of voice guidelines.

The ideal candidate will have a science degree and must have least one year’s editorial experience in publishing or the equivalent working on different types of content and media. They will be highly organised, confident and diplomatic in delivering feedback to writers and content producers.

Responsibilities

Working as a member of the Creative Services team which provides design, photography and production services to across Kew, this post will provide support for variety of teams, including marketing, events and public programming, membership and fundraising, licensing and retail, and to a lesser extent digital experience and interpretation. The job holder will proofread and edit all materials being produced by Creative Services, interacting with staff at all levels. They will play a key role ensuring that we communicate effectively and consistently to our audiences, in keeping with our world-class standards, and specifically our editorial and tone of voice guidelines.

The ideal candidate will have a science degree and must have least one year’s editorial experience in publishing or the equivalent working on different types of content and media. They will be highly organised, confident and diplomatic in delivering feedback to writers and content producers.

Benefits

Benefits

We offer a fantastic range of benefits including a broad range of Learning and Development opportunities, with access to the Civil Service training curriculum, generous annual leave entitlement for new starters, family friendly policies, a choice of competitive pensions and flexible benefits scheme as well as free entry into a wide range of national museums and galleries.

Things you need to know

Security

Successful candidates must pass a disclosure and barring security check.

Selection process details

If you are interested in this position, please submit your application through the online portal, by clicking “Apply for this job”

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from all sections of the community. We guarantee to interview all disabled applicants who meet the essential criteria for the post.

Feedback will only be provided if you attend an interview or assessment.

Nationality requirements

Open to UK, Commonwealth and European Economic Area (EEA) and certain non EEA nationals. Further information on whether you are able to apply is available here.

Working for the Civil Service

Please note this Post is NOT regulated by the Civil Service Commission.

The Civil Service embraces diversity and promotes equality of opportunity. There is a guaranteed interview scheme (GIS) for candidates with disabilities who meet the minimum selection criteria.

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