City & Guilds Group is recruiting a full time and permanent Project Editor position to join the business to sit within our Digital Learning Resources team. The role will involve managing individual digital projects, planning and managing the development and production of digital learning materials to agreed success criteria, delivery timescales and budget. You'll establish and maintain effective working relationships with all internal and external stakeholders, gaining an excellent working knowledge of the industry sectors you are supporting. You'll also make sure you provide product information in support of product releases in a timely and accurate manner.
This appointment will be made on merit.
We believe that diversity and inclusion strengthens and enriches us, and that it is the responsibility of everyone at the City & Guilds Group to drive this value. As ethnic minority groups and disabled people are currently under-represented within the Group, we particularly encourage and welcome applications from these communities.
About the role
You'll be commissioning authors, reviewers, illustrators, freelance copy editors, proof readers, typesetters, and developers, to enable the creation of new digital learning materials. This will involve scheduling milestones and deliverables for multiple projects – liaising with internal and external stakeholders to plan and organise workload, ensuring effective and efficient delivery.
A Project Editor will create and maintain project control documents, including project briefs and risk and issue logs to ensure activities are clearly defined, assigned and actioned. You'll also make sure you communicate the schedule, and progress against it, to all relevant parties. Monitoring project risks, issues and dependencies, where necessary you'll escalate to the Content Development Manager and Production Manager with recommendations for resolution.
Finally, working with the Content Development Manager and Production Manager, you will ensure budgets and costs are effectively managed and controlled on assigned projects.
You'll need a significant, proven track record of development and production of digital resources for education. With an understanding of digital development and production processes and delivery formats, you also need an excellent standard of written English and an eye for detail.
You'll also need a really good understanding of learning methods and styles, and also of good design/pedagogy in digital resources. You must have experience of supplier management with regards to learning products. Finally, you'll need excellent negotiation, conflict resolution, interpersonal and communication skills, and clear business acumen.
Our story and mission
Our vision is for a world in which everyone has the skills and opportunities to succeed. We support almost five million people each year to develop skills that help them into a job, develop on that job and to prepare for their next job. As a charity, we’re proud that everything we do is focused on achieving this purpose.
Through our assessment and credentialing, corporate learning and technical training offers, we partner with our customers to deliver work-based learning programmes that build competency to support better prospects for people, organisations and wider society. We create flexible learning pathways that support lifelong employability, because we believe that people deserve the opportunity to (re)train and (re)learn again and again – gaining new skills at every stage of life, regardless of where they start.
At the heart of our business sits the City & Guilds Foundation which amplifies our purpose by helping to remove barriers to getting into a job, celebrating best practice on the job, and advocating for jobs of the future.
We were founded in 1878 by the City of London and the trade guilds of the time, to help people, organisations and economies to develop their skills for growth.
Our rich experience means we’re uniquely positioned to understand the future of work and learning. And, we continually evolve to develop and deliver skills for the workplace of the future. Today, as well as qualifications and assessment, we offer digital credentialing, elearning technologies, executive leadership development, technical training and consultancy.
What we offer
We offer the opportunity to work in an innovative, engaging and market-leading organisation with opportunities to develop your existing skills and explore new ones.
You’ll receive an excellent benefits package which typically includes a great base salary, 25 days holiday plus bank holidays, pension, private healthcare, volunteering opportunities and much more.
We welcome a discussion about how this role could work flexibly for you. For example work pattern, hours or location.
Next steps and how to apply
If you think this is the role and organisation for you then we would love to hear from you. Please submit your CV and complete our short application form using the apply button.