Job Opportunities

Job title: Managing Editor, Cross-Platform



REF: 905

ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY: Internal – External


JOB STATUS: Permanent

SALARY PER ANNUM: £42,115 to £49,983 dependant on skills and experience

DIRECTORATE: Public Engagement & Learning



Kew is the world-leader in plant diversity science, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and a major visitor attraction, that shows the importance of plants in all our lives. Kew’s mission is to inspire and deliver science-based plant conservation worldwide, enhancing the quality of life.

In this role you will lead a team of creative producers and editors to create content that achieves the greatest impact across various communication channels. Generating highly effective content is key to Kew’s marketing and communication activities, driving visitor numbers, enhancing visitor experiences, supporting membership and fundraising and raising awareness of the work we do. You will be responsible for delivering this via various outlets including Kew’s website, social media and our Kew Magazine.

Educated to degree level in a relevant discipline, you will be a natural leader in motivating a team to achieve high standards both collaboratively and individually. With commissioning experience across various platforms,  you will have excellent editorial skills and judgement creating high quality digital content. A proven track record of developing websites,  managing budgets, driving business growth and managing stakeholders is essential.

Benefits include 30 days’ holiday per year, a choice of defined benefit or stakeholder pension, a flexible benefits scheme, as well as a great working environment.

CLOSING DATE: 24th July 2013

INTERVIEW DATE: Week beginning the 29th July

How To Apply

1. Download and read the Job Profile.

Job Description, Person Specification and Additional Information (Word)

2. Complete an Application Form and an Equality and Diversity Form.

3. Return your completed Application Form and Equality and Diversity Form to Please be advised that we do not accept applications by post.  If you have a disability or a special need that requires support please contact us on 020 8332 3135.

Guidance for applicants (Word)

We will only contact those candidates selected for interview. Therefore if you have not heard from us within 3 weeks of the closing date, you should presume that you will not be called for interview. Unfortunately we are unable to provide feedback on your application if you are not selected for an interview.

If you have any general queries please do not hesitate to call the recruitment team on 020 8332 3135.