Assistant content editor – Community Care Inform Adults – Herne Hill
Reports to: Associate editor, practice development
Community Care, the award-winning information service for social care professionals, is looking for an assistant content editor to join our talented team.
The role is an exciting opportunity to provide social workers with the information, learning and tools they need to do their jobs more effectively, while constantly striving for digital innovation in the way this content is delivered.
The role involves working mainly on a subscription-based websites (adults.ccinform.co.uk) providing expert-written advice for social workers and other social care professionals working with adults.
Community Care helps social workers stay up to date with the latest and most significant developments in practice, law and policy to help them to change lives for the better and flourish in their careers. We also support social work employers and leaders to recruit and retain high-quality practitioners and develop their staff to the best of their abilities.
We do this by providing practitioners and leaders with critical news and information through our communitycare.co.uk site; delivering expert-produced practice guidance through our subscription-based Community Care Inform Adults and Inform Children sites; supporting employers to recruit the right staff and practitioners to find the right opportunities through the Community Care Jobs recruitment site; and bringing the whole sector together to learn, debate and network at our annual Community Care Live event.
- Researching, commissioning and presenting a range of multi-media content on specified topics.
- Working towards having a wide understanding of the issues and practice dilemmas social workers face within each topic area and be up to date and aware of any changes (in policy, law or research) that impact upon them.
- Working with expert authors and contributors to ensure content is of the highest quality, deadlines are met and relationships with valued contributors maintained.
- Updating content to take account of developments in social care policy and law that our users need to know about, including by working with external contributors who are experts in the relevant subject.
- Working with the senior content editor adults on Community Care Inform to research and validate customer needs in relation to the content they want to see on the sites and the best ways of presenting this.
- Growing your digital awareness skills to ensure you are familiar with multi-media techniques and fast-changing ways of presenting information, to ensure content engages a variety of learning styles.
- High-quality editorial skills including writing, copy editing, proofreading and a good design sense.
- A keen eye for detail to ensure expert copy is accurate, typographical and grammatical errors picked up and copy edited to ensure busy social workers are able to easily understand highly complex information and can apply it to their practice.
- The ability to develop contacts and relationships with social workers and experts through face-to-face meetings, phone and email.
- Good research skills, including fact checking and gathering information from customers about their needs.
- Being comfortable juggling and meeting multiple deadlines.
- Keeping up to date with online publishing trends and innovation and constantly looking at how to apply these to improve user/reader experience and engagement.
- Development focus: someone who loves learning and finding out new ways of doing things and meeting customers’ needs.
Please apply with CV and covering letter to:
Mithran Samuel, Editor, Community Care
HR and Operations Director
Mark Allen Group
St Judes Church
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