Job Opportunities

Job title: Content Editor

REF: 5124

ELIGIBILITY TO APPLY: Internal / External


JOB STATUS: Casual contract- 51 weeks

SALARY PER ANNUM: £26,067- £35,505 dependant on skills and experience

DIRECTORATE: Public Engagement and EL



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. 

Funded by a major grant from the Big Lottery Fund, Grow Wild is an ambitious mass-participation programme that aims to inspire people – especially disadvantaged young people – to do something positive for where they live by sowing UK native wild flowers. The programme aims to reach 30 million people and to get 3 million people to take direct action by 2017.  To achieve these goals we need to create fresh and engaging content that will help drive engagement.

You will plan, commission, write, edit and manage content across a variety of media to support and promote Grow Wild, in line with editorial guidelines. This will include identifying breaking stories, developing relationships with key programme partners, and helping to drive participation. You will also upload content to Grow Wild’s digital environment and oversee the production of printed material.

A talented individual with excellent commissioning, writing and editing skills, you will have experience of planning compelling, audience-appropriate content across a variety of media. You will have the ability to commission subject-matter experts and write engaging content for different audiences. You will also have experience of print production and of using a content management system.

Benefits include 30 days holiday per year, a choice of pensions, a flexible benefits scheme as well as a great working environment.

CLOSING DATE: 11th November  2013 at 10am.


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)

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