Education Content Manager 

  • Full-time, 1 year fixed-term contract, based at our Colchester office
  • Reporting to Head of Education Content

Aceville Publications has an opportunity for an experienced primary school teacher to take on a challenge outside of the classroom - to write, commission and manage the development of new teaching resources. 

It’s a role that involves talking to teachers, finding out what they want and then creating  excellent content that meets their needs. 

We’re looking for someone who is highly organised as you’ll be managing projects from planning through to production, coordinating contributing experts and designers while working alongside our editorial, sales and subscriptions departments. 

You’ll be able to showcase the resources you’ve developed for your own classroom - or for the classrooms of others - as part of the role will require you to continue writing inspiring and time-saving teaching materials. 

Equally, you’ll enjoy sourcing talented teachers and experts, commissioning projects and then working with these contributors to polish materials to a high shine. 

An eye for detail is a must, and editorial experience that complements your teaching background will be an advantage, as you’ll take control of ensuring all resources are free from mistakes, beautifully presented and simple and intuitive for teachers and pupils to use. 

Applying your knowledge of the curriculum and schools, you’ll work alongside an expert editorial and design team to market what you create to teachers, testing the content at key stages to make sure it’s exactly what’s needed in the classroom.

If you enjoy developing great content for the classroom and you’d like to do this full time, please get in touch.  

As Education Content Manager, you will:

  • Carry out research with teachers and schools to identify key areas of need, travelling to schools to hold focus groups when necessary
  • Work with our digital team to discover areas of demand online
  • Use the findings of this research to plan and manage the development of new and popular teaching resources 
  • Write new teaching resources for KS1 and KS2 teachers and pupils, based on your knowledge of the national curriculum and market research 
  • Work with clients to produce content packages to a brief
  • Source and commission teachers and experts who can produce teaching resources, ensuring these resources are of high quality and submitted on or ahead of deadlines 
  • Plan and manage budgets for education content projects, keeping a tight control on costs
  • Work with our designers to establish classroom friendly layouts and formats for teaching resources 
  • Schedule the development and manage the production of education resources produced by the company 
  • Coordinate the promotion of these resources, working with magazine editors and the digital department to market new and existing products across multiple media channels 
  • Showcase our content on social media
  • Test the suitability and appeal of new resources with teachers 
  • Quality assess, proofread and develop education resources produced by contributing teachers and experts 
  • Attend meeting both in and out of house
  • Represent the education department at shows and events (may involve travel/overnight stay)

Skills and attributes required

  • At least 3 years’ experience as a primary school teacher, having working at middle or senior leadership level
  • A specialist teacher of maths or English is preferred
  • Evidence of having created appealing resources for the primary classroom
  • Experience of working in a publishing / editing role is preferred
  • A high standard of written English
  • Experience of project management 
  • Able to demonstrate great organisational skills and time management
  • A knowledge of the wider teaching resource market and what is popular in schools

To proceed with your application please send your CV and a covering letter to joe.carter@theteachco.com

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