Digital Content Editor/Writer - Mind Tools


Closing date: 29/01/2019

Mind Tools makes a positive difference to the career success of millions of people around the world. Our mission is to be people’s favourite place to learn management, leadership and personal excellence skills. We help our readers enjoy happy, successful careers, and we have positively changed the working lives of millions of people since the company was formed in 1996.

We are a leading provider of online management training to both individuals and corporate clients. Clients include well-known US, UK and global brands, across a variety of sectors, such as Travis Perkins, Motorola Solutions, Imax, the European Space Agency, and Mastercard.
We are proud to be Investors In People Gold and to hold a Queen’s Award for Enterprise.

This is an excellent opportunity to join an exciting, rapidly expanding, international business that is committed to developing and rewarding people. You will be part of a friendly and talented team, in an office environment that is dynamic, collaborative, fun, and dog-friendly, with a lot of homemade cake!

Job Description:

We have an exciting opportunity for a digital editor/writer to join our talented Content team, with a view to helping us deliver the most fantastic online leadership, management, career development and work psychology resources available.


Reporting to the Senior Editor, the primary focus of the role is to finalise high-quality content ready for publication. This will involve:

  • Substantive editing.
  • Copy editing.
  • Working to house style and quality standards.
  • Liaising with in-house writers.
  • Planning content.
  • Working on a variety of content types, for the website and other digital channels.


The secondary focus of the role will be to produce high-quality content for publication. This will involve:

  • Receiving and following briefs.
  • Researching and writing articles about leadership, management and career development tools, approaches and methods.
  • Writing other content, such as blog posts, Book Insights and video scripts.
  • Learning and applying the Mind Tools house style.
  • Becoming familiar with the Mind Tools audience and producing content that will meet its needs.
  • Working closely with a team of in-house editors to ensure high-quality content.
  • Generating ideas for new content and formats.
  • Playing an active role within the Content team to develop the Mind Tools content business plan.
Skills Range:

We are seeking a positive, engaging and accomplished editor with writing experience to deliver exceptional content that educates and delights our readers.

The successful candidate will have the following skills and knowledge:



  • Exceptional ability to write and edit, and to follow style guidelines.
  • Have 2+ years’ editing experience in a media organisation.
  • The ability to understand and to follow briefs.
  • The ability to understand and to write for specific audiences on the web.
  • The ability to meet deadlines.
  • The ability to work independently.
  • The ability to generate ideas for new content.
  • The ability to give and receive constructive feedback.
  • Experience of using online publishing software packages.
  • Excellent time management and task prioritisation skills.
  • Excellent research skills.
  • A focus on excellence in all aspects of work.



  • Knowledge and understanding of business, leadership, management, and career development tools, methods and approaches.
  • Substantial knowledge and understanding of – and experience of applying – US grammar and idiom.
  • Interest in business and psychology topics.
Person Specification:

You will:

  • Be proactive and a self-starter.
  • Be a team player.
  • Be versatile, adaptable and flexible.
  • Be open to learning and self-development.
  • Value quality.
  • Be detail-oriented.
  • Be deadline-driven.
  • Enjoy working in a hands-on way.
Key Area: Editorial/Content 27-3043.05Editorial/Content
Salary: 30,000
Attendance: Full-Time
Additional Information:

This is a fixed term contract for a 6 month period.


The role is office-based, at a great barn conversion office just south of Horsham, in mid-Sussex. Due to the out-of-town location, the successful candidate will need the use of a car.


No agencies please

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