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Education Perfect (EP) are searching for a Senior Editor for our Science Alive Mātauranga project who will help reshape traditional teaching approaches to classroom and remote education.
At EP, we recognise you are more than just work. We are too. Our commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion, sustainability and the environment, and our various internal social groups and committees give you plenty of opportunities to get involved in our EPeep community and live our value of One Team .
We balance being a for-profit organisation with being purposeful we’re B Corp Certified. Investment is made not only in the technical skills of our teams but focus on the ongoing professional development and personal wellbeing.
This includes an annual wellness benefit, additional leave entitlements, EAP sessions and support for our EP parents and caregivers.
Education Perfect is seeking a Senior Editor to join our Science Alive Mātauranga Team, a collaboration between Education Perfect and the Science Alive Charitable Trust.
We design innovative cross-curricular STEAM-focused lessons intertwined with Mātauranga Māori, including Te Ao and Te Reo Māori available to all schools within Aotearoa New Zealand.
Ideally based in either Ōtepoti Dunedin or Ōtautahi Christchurch, this is a full-time fixed-term position until the end of 2022 which, dependent on funding, could be extended until the end of 2023.
As a Senior Editor most of your day will be spent planning and designing content for the Science Alive Mātauranga kaupapa for the EP platform and print materials as well as supporting the team to do their best work.
You will lead planning and project management of Science Alive Mātauranga initiatives alongside the project lead related to the delivery of new content to the EP platform.
while ensuring that the Science Alive Mātauranga team meets design, pedagogy and accessibility standards in conjunction with Te Kāhui Whakaniko (Design & Quality) and the project lead.
Responsibilities include :
Onboarding, training and ongoing support of editors and external partners
Overseeing & collaborating within a cross-functional team to write, edit and enhance educational content for use in our software
Creating supporting material and media such as images, audio, video and simulations
Applying trends and best practices in learning technologies and instructional design and share these across a cross-functional team
Meeting quality and effectiveness targets in all tasks
Monitoring and reporting on the progress of projects
Maintaining project documentation and content libraries
Collaborating with other Senior Writers and Senior Editors to ensure that best practice for content & project management is shared and documented
Development of team skills and driving positive team culture
What we’re looking for :
An experienced writer, being able to adapt your writing style to different audiences with a passion for educational content.
An instructional design background would be beneficial.
Good knowledge of the Adobe Suite, in particular Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Media Encoder, Premiere and After Effects
Basic Te Reo skills and knowledge of Mātauranga Māori, keen to learn more
Researching skills, comfortable at reaching out to experts and translating complex information for a younger audience (9-13 year olds)
Ability to facilitate interactive team workshops and retrospectives, creating an inclusive environment where everyone can learn from each other.
Organisational skills and project management experience, with a knack for tidy spreadsheets and project management software like Monday.com
Technologically savvy, works with Google Drive every day and can troubleshoot common tech issues, well versed in the digital world.
Having a science / science communication background would be beneficial as would knowing your way around a camera, ability to film shake-free video and snap nice photos
Skill required :
An ability to collaborate within and across teams
A learning junkie, stays up to date with visual, pedagogical and accessibility trends
A design thinker who loves problem solving and challenges; always looking for opportunities to improve ways of working
Attention to detail with an ability to see the big picture, experience planning and overseeing projects from start to finish
A friendly emailer and networker, communicating effectively and maintaining professional relationships
A willingness to multi-task and switch between different content priorities as required
An ability to lead and motivate a team of writers and editors to achieve high-quality results and deliver projects on time
Legal right to live and work in NZ
Who we are :
Founded in New Zealand and developed by and with teachers over a 10-year period, Education Perfect (EP) is the complete digital teaching and learning toolkit for schools, helping teachers to redefine teaching and learning experiences and boost student outcomes.
With offices in Australia, NZ, Singapore, Toronto and Dubai, and already being used by 1 million+ students and 50,000+ teachers in 3,000+ schools across 50+ countries, EP is uniquely positioned to be the total digital teaching and learning toolkit for schools globally.
What EP can offer :
The chance to join a truly values-driven company at an exciting time of growth.
Annual allowance for expenses related to personal wellbeing
Childcare (pre-school) subsidy for primary caregivers returning to work
3 extra days paid leave over the Christmas (shutdown) period
The opportunity to work with the best team-mates in the world!
The opportunity to make an impact beyond your classroom walls!
EP is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and a registered B Corp. We are committed to maintaining a culture that supports, encourages and celebrates the diversity of its EPeeps.
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, religion, age, disability, sexual orientation or any other protected status.
How to Apply
To apply for the role (submitting a CV and a cover letter) please click on the link below in order to be directed to our website.
For tracking and reporting purposes, all applications must be submitted through our online career's portal by Friday 20 May.