- Job role: Assistant Editor
- Reference number: VAC16428
- Salary: £29,281.00 per annum
- Hours: 35 hours per week
- Office location: 43–44 Crutched Friars, London, EC3N 2AE
- Contract type: Permanent
- Closing date: 16 August 2019
- Interview date: 2 September 2019
Alzheimer’s Society is the UK’s leading dementia charity. We provide information and support, improve care, fund research, and create lasting change for people affected by dementia.
About the role
Are you passionate about shaping great content? Do you have excellent organisational and communication skills? Is the next step in your career contributing to information that supports and empowers people affected by dementia?
Alzheimer’s Society is looking for an Assistant Editor to help us make sure that everyone affected by dementia receives the right information, at the right time, in the right format.
This role is an exciting career development opportunity to support and contribute to our hard-working and creative Publishing team. You will be writing, editing and proofreading information for people with dementia, carers, health and social care professionals and the general public.
You will create and maintain processes for producing, developing and disseminating content. This will focus on achieving high-quality and consistency, and continuously improving our resources. You will also facilitate the involvement and representation of people with dementia, carers and other users in the development of our information. This role will also provide administrative and process support, and generally support the wider work of the Publishing team. You’ll also contribute ideas to develop and promote our information offer and the vision and values of Alzheimer’s Society.
We are looking for a candidate who has experience in a publishing role. You will have excellent editorial skills including writing, copyediting and proofreading. You’ll also have a meticulous attention to detail and impeccable grammar and spelling.
Additionally, you’ll be a first-class organiser who can work on a number of projects simultaneously and deliver to tight deadlines. You’ll also need to have excellent communication skills to liaise with a wide range of contacts, organisations and communities.
Experience of working to a quality information production system (such as the Information Standard) and an understanding of health and care issues that affect older people would also be advantages in this role.