ICT/Computing Educational Writer & Publishing Assistant £23,168

Full-time, fixed-term 1-year contract based in our office in Bristol starting ASAP with a strong likelihood of further contracts.

This is a graduate opportunity to share your knowledge and enthusiasm for Computing and Digital Technology through a paid position writing original material and contributing to IT educational resources at GCSE, BTEC and A Level. Typical content includes: students notes; activities with answers; keywords and definitions; programming tasks and solutions; posters and mind maps.

In addition to writing you will have the opportunity to work with an experienced editor to assist with tasks such as: ♦ Checking draft resources against specification criteria and identifying areas of improvement, ♦ Discussing and influencing ideas for new resources, and ♦ Writing marketing copy for new resources.

What you will get out of this role:

  • Experience in publishing and education sectors
  • Experience working alongside an experienced Education Editor supporting real publications
  • Develop research and planning skills to a specific project brief
  • Your own published material that will help future learners succeed in their qualifications
  • Familiarisation of teaching requirements set by examination boards
  • Particularly good experience for those preparing to go into teaching – understanding how to structure lessons, communicate theory to students of different ages/abilities, and cover unit specifications
  • Opportunity to develop your own resource ideas

What we’re looking for:

  • Detailed, wide-ranging and accurate knowledge of ICT & Computing including some programming
  • 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!

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 three 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

  • Computing/IT based degree (2:1 or higher)
  • Grade A/A* (or equivalent) in A Level/BTEC Computing, Maths or Physics

Additional Desirable Requirements

  • PGCE and/or teaching experience
  • Experience of writing in a professional context, e.g. freelance educational writing

To Apply

Apply via email to John-Lloyd Hagger 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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