Business Economics: Internal Writer

Why be a ZigZag Writer?

Pay from £18,471 to £24,027 per annum pro-rata (depending on qualifications and experience)*

In house role: full time contract (6 months – 1 year) starting ASAP with a strong possibility of further work for the best writers

This is an opportunity for university students and graduates to share their knowledge and enthusiasm for Business Economics through a paid position writing educational resources that our customers – teachers throughout the UK – will use in their class to teach A level Economics and Business.

What you will achieve:

  • Published material that will help future learners succeed in their qualifications
  • Experience in publishing and education sectors
  • Develop research and planning skills to a specific project brief
  • Familiarisation of new teaching requirements set by examination boards for A level
  • Good experience for those preparing to go into teaching – understanding how to structure lessons, communicate theory to A Level students, and cover unit specifications.
  • Opportunity to develop own resource ideas

What we’re looking for:

  • Precise, up to date knowledge of business economics theory and practice, including global business and financial topics.
  • Excellent numeracy and a logical mind (we don't like mistakes!)
  • Ability to adapt and improve your method of working so that any mistakes identified are not repeated
  • Ability to communicate effectively, concisely – to write with flair and enthusiasm for your subject

Even without teaching experience, the ideal candidate will be able to apply creative strategies for teachers, taking the content students need to learn and presenting it in an accessible and digestible way.The probation period for this role is 3–6 months.

*Starting salary is normally at £18,471 but candidates with 3 A*s at A Level and a 1st class degree in the subject or a completed PGCE would qualify for a starting pay of £19,468; directly relevant experience or performance in role can achieve higher starting pay, and then periodic performance reviews follow (the first after 4 months).

Skills & Qualifications

Essential Skills and Experience

  • A strong interest in the subject area (including up-to-date knowledge of any recent developments), backed up with an excellent academic record
  • Strong research and analysis skills; attention to detail
  • Ability to work independently and efficiently, and to communicate ideas and knowledge with clarity
  • Write in a creative, yet clear and coherent style

Minimum Qualification Level Required

  • Related degree (2:1 or higher)
  • Minimum of 2 Bs at A Level

Additional Desirable Requirements

  • Grade A in a related A Level (or equivalent qualification)
  • PGCE and/or teaching experience
  • Experience of writing in a professional context, e.g. freelance educational writing

To Apply

Apply via email to Mr Sam Francis at vacancies@zigzageducation.co.uk with:

  • CV which must include the modules you have studied at degree level and all GCSE/A Level etc. qualifications & grades
  • Letter of Application including:
    • which job you are applying for and where you first saw it advertised
    • a short paragraph about your current circumstances and why you are applying for this opportunity
    • when you would be available to start and your medium term plans
    • what in the job description specifically appeals to you
    • how you feel your skills or aspirations are met within this role

If relevant, let us know if there is anything you would like to know in advance of a possible interview. Note that the next stage in the application will involve a short writing task.

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