Leading Publisher of Pilot Training Ground School Materials, Padpilot, is Hiring Assistant Digital Editor

10th Nov 2022

Padpilot, a leading publisher of digital aviation educational materials is looking for an Assistant Digital Editor. Please see an extract of the job post below.

“As an Assistant Digital Editor, you will report directly to the Chief Technical Editor.

Primary duties:

  • Maintain and improve the quality and consistency of our content across a wide range of digital channels including books, CBT, classroom teaching slides and question databases using our bespoke CMS system.
  • Prepare, content, metadata and materials for publication and publish books via our digital publishing platform.
  • Manage the relationship with our publishing software suppliers to ensure the speedy elimination of bugs and rapid development of new publishing capabilities.
  • Commission new content, when appropriate, from technical authors.
  • Edit content for style, grammar, ease of reading and teaching flow.
  • Keep abreast of developments and changes in the academic syllabi we follow.
  • Keep abreast of developments in educational best practices.
  • Contribute to research and development of new learning systems and teaching techniques.

Essential Skills and Attributes:

You must:

  • Have an exceptionally strong work ethic, with the willingness to learn and adapt.
  • Have an exceptionally high standard of fluency and competence in spoken and written English.
  • Be highly computer-literate.
  • Possess a very high level of self-discipline, attention to detail, thoroughness, and perfectionism.
  • Have a strong, instinctive passion for education.
  • Be a self-motivator, able to work to the very highest standards without supervision.
  • Be able to think strategically about digital content and digital distribution methods.
  • Develop and maintain positive working relationships
  • Be able to work to deadlines
  • Have the flexibility and adaptability to be able to fit into, and work successfully, in a small team.

The successful candidate will:

  • Have a background in copywriting, editing, or publishing
  • Have experience in editing complex material
  • Be confident working with content in different formats and for different platforms/channels
  • Enjoy working in a fast-paced environment
  • Possess strong proofing/ subbing skills.
  • Naturally possess unflagging attention to detail
  • Be highly organised and able to prioritise evolving business needs
  • Will be completely competent in using the MS Office suite, including the ability to format documents entirely by paragraph styling.
  • Be a clear and confident communicator, both written and oral.
  • Be instinctively analytical and process driven
  • Great critical thinking, problem-solving, and time management skills
  • Possess unquestionable business ethics and integrity

Desirable Skills and Attributes

  • Familiarity and competence with Adobe products, particularly InDesign.
  • Familiarity with, or experience within, the aviation training industry.
  • Experience in next-generation educational design techniques, including gamification.”

To learn more about the job and to apply, click here.

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