Content Editor

Kayleigh La Forte
Kayleigh La Forte

The Key is looking for a creative individual with digital content experience to join us as a content editor for its market-leading support services.


About this role

In this role, you will research and create fresh, practical and engaging content for busy school leaders, governors and leaders of multi-academy trusts.

The role will offer you the chance to use your sector knowledge and commercial intuition to spot opportunities for high-impact content. You will demonstrate empathy towards your audience, and work closely with our digital marketing team to optimise content exposure.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Supporting lead content editors with a strong pipeline of content ideas based on persistent market research, a clear understanding of user needs, and intelligent decision making
  • Producing content in varied forms, according to the content roadmap, and in response to questions from school leaders and governors, following agreed deadlines – on time and in full
  • Researching and writing about diverse topics, drawing on expertise from in-house education specialists and elsewhere in the company as needed, and using trustworthy external sources
  • Triaging incoming questions from our members, determining when to write new content
  • Developing and maintaining specialised sector knowledge, and using this knowledge to make sure content is kept up to date and spot opportunities to add value
  • Carrying out user research, as appropriate, to better understand members’ needs and how they use our content
  • Use sector knowledge to keep content up to date, and spot opportunities to add value
  • Using qualitative and quantitative feedback insights to adapt both content and our approach to ensure content is as high-impact as possible
  • Working closely with the marketing team to optimise content and opportunities for members/potential members to engage with it

The ideal candidate will:

  • Have first-class writing skills and experience of creating high-impact digital content
  • Have a creative spark and strong commercial intuition
  • Have an up-to-date understanding of education issues
  • Have experience in journalism, writing digital content, or content marketing
  • Have user research experience
  • Be able to collate and respond to findings, usage trends and user feedback
  • Be passionate and empathetic towards the needs of schools sector and school leaders
  • Have good team-working skills and a proactive, positive attitude
  • Have strong time management skills


This is a full time appointment

Location: Central London

Base salary: £23,000+ (depending on level of experience)


How to apply:

The deadline for applications is 6pm on Wednesday 29 August 2018.

If you have any questions please email