The role

Community Care, the award-winning information service for social care professionals, is looking for an assistant content editor to join our talented team.

This versatile new role is an exciting opportunity to provide social workers with the information, learning and tools they need to do their jobs more effectively, enhance their practice and improve the lives of vulnerable children, families and adults.

The role offers plenty of opportunity for development and will involve working with experts and the rest of the Community Care to write, commission and edit content on all aspects of social work practice and support the delivery of our annual Community Care Live event.

About us

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.

Responsibilities

  • Researching, writing and commissioning content about social work practice that will be of value to our readers in their jobs
  • Fact-checking and proofreading editorial and marketing content across communitycare.co.uk, Inform, and Community Care Live to ensure accuracy and high standards
  • 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 content editors 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

Skills and attitudes required

  • 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.

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