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  • Date posted
    July 10, 2024
  • Location
    Onsite
  • Apply before
    July 30, 2024
  • Career Level
    Mid-Level

Job Description

Description

Copy Editor
Location:
Cambridge, UK, or remote with regular travel to Cambridge 
Salary: £29,750 – £33,500 p.a. full-time equivalent, dependent on experience
Basis: Fixed-term until August 2025; full-time, part-time or flexible
Eligibility: You must be eligible to work in the UK

The role

We are looking for an experienced Copy Editor to join the Foundation’s Communications and Marketing team to help ensure that all of our written content is clear, easy to understand, and effective.

As a Copy Editor, you’ll work closely with colleagues who are producing a wide range of written content including educational resources, blog articles, reports, newsletters, and website copy; you’ll provide constructive feedback to them as well as editing their content. We have high standards for the quality of all of our outputs, and you will be responsible for making sure that the writing we publish meets those standards. You’ll also work with Communications and Marketing team mates to produce guidance on best practices to improve the effectiveness and accessibility of written content.

You will have excellent written English and the ability to understand and reflect our values and tone of voice across all our content, including nuances to suit different groups of readers. You’ll have awareness of what it takes to make writing inclusive and accessible. You’ll also be good at prioritising work and meeting deadlines.

The person taking up this role will sit within the Communications & Marketing team and report to the Senior Communications Manager. They will work alongside two other Copy Editors and a number of freelancers.

We strive to make the Foundation a place where talented people who care about our mission can do the best work of their careers. We have a flexible and collaborative approach to all aspects of our work. If you’re the right person for the job, we’ll make it work for you, and you can be confident that you’ll be working with an exceptional team.

Responsibilities

  • Ensure consistent tone and clarity in messaging so that it is on brand and resonates with target audiences
  • Copy- and sub-edit a wide range of work, including educational resources, blog articles, reports, email newsletters, and copy for digital platforms
  • Proofread and redraft written material
  • Provide constructive feedback to copywriters
  • Coach colleagues to help them develop their writing skills
  • Produce guidance that allows us to improve the quality, consistency, and accessibility of our written materials
  • Contribute to the in-house editorial style guide as needed

Experience and personal attributes

We recognise that everyone has the potential for growth, and we welcome applications from candidates who can demonstrate that they have some, but not all, of the experience and personal attributes listed here.

  • Experience of copy editing, ideally in the context of school education and/or computer science
  • Excellent written English, and the ability to adapt your tone and style to work on a variety of delivery platforms (e.g. web, mobile web, and print) and audiences
  • Experience of developing effective copy for web and print
  • The ability to self-manage, prioritise work, and meet deadlines
  • Experience of word processing and publishing software tools, and the ability to learn the use of new tools
  • A highly collaborative approach to your work, including the ability to work effectively with people from different backgrounds and specialisms

About us

The Raspberry Pi Foundation is a UK-based educational charity with the mission to enable young people to realise their full potential through the power of computing and digital technologies.

Established in 2008 and first known for our product — the wildly successful Raspberry Pi computer — the Foundation has developed education programmes, learning experiences, and products that are helping millions of young people learn vital new knowledge and skills

Through Code Club and CoderDojo, we support the world’s largest network of free informal computing clubs for young people. Tens of thousands of educators have taken our online courses, and millions of people use our free online learning resources. To deepen our understanding of how young people learn about computing and how to create with digital technologies, we conduct academic research, and we use that knowledge to increase the impact of our work and advance the field of computing education.

Across all of our work, we work hard to engage young people who come from backgrounds that are traditionally underrepresented in the field of computing or who experience educational disadvantage. We work all over the world, with teams based in the UK, Ireland, North America, and India, and partnerships with mission-aligned organisations in over 40 countries.

We are at the forefront of the global movement to help young people learn about computing and digital making. You can read more about our mission, values, and goals in our Annual Review 2022 and our Strategy 2022–2025.

Benefits

In addition to competitive salaries, we offer a range of benefits for all of our colleagues, including:

  • 25 days’ annual leave initially, growing to 30 days after five years service
  • Company-wide close down for 3 days at the end of the year
  • Generous company pension scheme with 8% employer and 4% employee contributions
  • Private healthcare
  • Life assurance and long-term illness insurance policy
  • Investment in professional development and learning
  • Flexible work hours as needed, to fit around childcare or other commitments
  • Generous family leave policy
  • Cycle-to-work scheme and season ticket loan

Timetable for applications
Closing date: Tuesday 30 July 2024, 9.00 am BST
Phone screen: From week commencing 22 July 2024
First-round interview: Week commencing 29 July or 5 August 2024
Second-round interview: Week commencing 5 August or 12 August 2024

We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people, and we expect all staff and volunteers to share this commitment. If successful in the selection process, you will be required to undergo a background check to confirm that you are a suitable person to work with children. Further background checks will be made at regular intervals thereafter.