Head of Content – London – Exceptional Opportunity!
Harnessing the power of technology, my client wants to bring live performance into every classroom and library, accompanied by a range of educational resources to support teachers and learners.
My client is truly the world’s leading arts education resource, already used by over 4 million students in over 2,000 schools, colleges and universities, in 80+ countries across the world. Due to significant private-equity investment, they are now entering a new phase of growth.
Looking for a Head of Content to help drive deeper market fit, placing teachers and learners firmly at the heart of their product offering. This role is central to the company’s continued success and is a fantastic opportunity to join a growing business with a clear corporate and social mission, and a world-class team of sector and functional specialists.
Role & Responsibilities
The Head of Content will take ownership for delivering a customer-centric and market-led approach to content commissioning and licensing. This includes decision taking on: original capture of full-length production and other video content such as interviews with practitioners; licensing of full-length production and other video from world-class partners; commissioning of a wide range of written resources; and exploring evolving content types, such as lesson plans and teacher toolkits.
You will lead a multi-disciplinary Content and Publishing team including content creators, pedagogical experts and content management personnel. Iterating on approach, partners and content types, the role will strive to deliver the perfect formula of curriculum coverage to materially drive teaching and learning outcomes.
Ultimately, YOU will be the “teachers champion” in cross-functional planning, working to support and inform marketing, product/technology, sales and commercial teams.
Skills & Experience
The ideal candidate is likely to have:
- more than six years’ experience with an academic or educational publisher, ideally with experience across the Arts. Previous roles could include digital content management and/or production, digital publishing, and/or product or platform management.
- the experience and confidence to take a data-driven, customer-centric approach to decision taking on content and product delivery.
- experience of motivating and managing a multi-disciplinary team.
- excellent project management experience, able to prioritise multiple workflows.
- outstanding communication skills, able to influence all areas of business and management on the journey to a more customer-centric approach.
- a good level of basic technical literacy, able to engage with various workflow tools (e.g. CMS).
- interest in the theatre and the arts.
- Fab Friday drinks & nibbles
- Book club
- Free yoga
- 25 days annual leave
- Day off for your birthday
- Free fruit
- Enhanced maternity / paternity leave
- Monthly winners circle events
- End of year retrospective and culture building event
Please forward your cv for further information on this great opportunity!