Editorial and Design Manager

Cambridge, UK
£37,600 - £52,600
05 Sep 2019
21 Sep 2019
Contract Type
Job Title: Editorial and Design Manager

Contract: Permanent

Salary: £37,600 - £52,600

Location: Cambridge or Coventry

Supporting Teachers to deliver the best outcomes for their learners

As Editorial and Design Manager you'll lead the design of all the customer facing resources we provide to teachers and learners. The Creative Production and Editorial team will be under your guidance, having the responsibility for design, format and editorial quality of the OCR supporting product documents.

The Editorial and Design Manager will define what good looks like, deciding the 'Tone of Voice' and 'Style' guidelines, and be responsible for the ongoing development of the appearance of our customer facing supporting materials.

You will understand what teachers need, excelling at taking specialist content and presenting it in the right models and templates, in line with brand guidelines. As the design and editorial owner you will also have responsibility to ensure all materials are complaint and meet regulatory standards.

With an eye for both innovation and efficiency, you'll be clear and decisive. Join us to make your mark, doing meaningful work, improving the life chances for millions of learners.

What you'll be doing

Leading a team of 4 Creatives and an Editor, based in Coventry and Cambridge, your role is to provide leadership and direction in the delivery of all customer-facing product materials, ensuring the right knowledge and skills are in place.

You'll establish the editorial and design framework along with the processes needed to ensure the seamless transition from development to the classroom. And as the owner of OCR Product templates, you will drive forward the development and implementation of the visual and editorial styles making the products live and having the final say on how they should look and feel.

With ultimate accountability for the design, legal copyright, editorial quality and consistency of the wide range of Product materials, you will also manage the change control and feedback processes. Key to success will be your ability to present a consistent application of product defined 'look and feel', whist ensuring we meet legal and accessibility requirements.

What we're looking for

With established document creation and editorial experience, you'll be able to share your experiences of how you have led and motivated a diverse creative production team. With the abilities to plan and coordinate large-scale production processes, you will have an established stakeholder management skills and a handy project management tool kit.

Problem solving and prioritisation skills are key as is the ability to think holistically as you respond to the changing business demands. Comfortable with reporting and budget management, as well as managing fluctuating numbers of 3rd party freelancers across multiple locations, you will have an instinctive quality mind-set not afraid to challenge and explore new ways of doing things.

Who we are

OCR (Oxford Cambridge and RSA Examinations) is a leading UK exam board. We provide qualifications which engage people of all ages and abilities at school, college, in work or through part-time learning programmes. Our general and vocational qualifications equip learners with the knowledge and skills they need for their future, helping them achieve their full potential.

This is an excellent opportunity to join a market leader and be rewarded with valuable learning opportunities, a competitive salary and benefits.


In addition to a competitive salary, we offer a comprehensive package of benefits to help with your life both inside and outside of work:
  • Generous contributory pension
  • 28 days annual leave, plus bank holidays
  • Annual performance related bonus and increases (discretionary)
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity pay
  • Employee discount and cash back scheme at 2,500 retailers
  • Cycle scheme
  • Season Ticket Loan
  • Subsidised staff restaurants
  • Support for professional qualifications
  • Discounted access to the University of Cambridge Sport Centre, along with various other local gyms.

We know that diversity of thinking, backgrounds and approaches lead to innovation and create an atmosphere where everyone's contribution is valued. As well as wanting to create diverse teams, we also value diversity in the way our people approach their work. Work/life balance is important to us at Cambridge Assessment and we offer our colleagues a range of flexible working options according to the needs of the business and the individual, so please let us know of any flexible working requirements when applying and we can see how we can support you.

The closing date for receipt of applications is 22/09/2019 .

If you're successful at interview stage we will ask you to undergo background screening (carried out by Credence Background Screening Ltd), to ensure that all information provided to us is accurate. We wish you all the very best with your application.


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