Writer / Editor

22 Jul 2019
16 Aug 2019
Sport & Leisure
Contract Type
Full Time
Writer / Editor

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.

Position: Writer / Editor
Location: London
Contract type: Full Time, Permanent
Hours: 35 per week
Salary GBP32,908 actual per annum

Closing date: 16 August 2019
Interview date: 6th or 10th September 2019

About the role:

Are you passionate about producing great content? Can you shape information to support and empower? Are you committed to ensuring that everyone affected by dementia can access the information they need? Are you ready for the next challenge in your career?

Alzheimer's Society is looking for an excellent writer/editor to join our busy and creative Publishing team. You will help us transform the lives of people affected by dementia through our comprehensive print and online content.

With demonstrable experience in planning, producing and editing high quality, accurate, engaging and accessible copy you will play a key role in developing our portfolio of dementia information. This will involve project management of existing and new resources from editorial development through to final delivery, so it's essential that you can manage multiple projects at once and deliver to tight deadlines.

About you:

A skilled and compelling writer and editor, you will be able to create clear, powerful content and have a meticulous attention to detail and impeccable grammar and spelling. Whether you are writing practical guidance or emotional reassurance your copy will be clear, engaging and effective. You will produce content in different formats and know the importance of clear and coherent messaging alongside credible representation of the lived experience of dementia.

You will manage your own projects, be highly organised and able to prioritise your work. You'll appreciate the variety of your role - working on a range of different resources and channels of distribution. You'll have first class communications skills and the opportunity to work with colleagues, other professionals and people affected by dementia to build insight, evidence and understanding of the information needs of our audiences.

You will also be encouraged to contribute ideas to develop and promote the strategic work of the team and the vision and values of Alzheimer's Society.

You will be committed to putting the needs of people affected by dementia at the heart of our information provision. 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 as well as the accessibility needs of diverse audiences would be advantages in this role.

Our employees work hard every day to make a true difference in people's lives. We are proud to support them with a range of benefits, recognition and many options for working agilely - all contributing to a strong work-life balance. We also have various learning programmes to support you in your development and help you grow to realise your potential and shape a career with Alzheimer's Society.

Alzheimer's Society embraces diversity, inclusion and accessibility for all of our people. We are committed to building a diverse organisation that represents the communities we serve and ensuring inclusion in everything we do.

You may have experience of the following: Assistant Editor, Editor, Assistant Writer, Writer, Charity, Charities, Third Sector, Journalism, Editorial Assistant, Junior Editor, Copywriter, Publishing Assistant, etc