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Assistant Content Developer / Producer
 
Title: Assistant Content Developer / Producer
Category: Training / Instruction
Job type: Permanent
Job status: Full Time
Salary: £30,000.00 - £35,000.00
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Description:
Job Title: Assistant Content Developer / Producer

Department: Client Services and Studio

Reporting to: Head of Production

Type of Contract: Permanent

Working Pattern: Full time

Location: London, Camden: This is not a remote working position, and you must have the right to work in the UK

RECRUITMENT TIMELINE:

Closing date for applications: 10th February at 10am UK time

Telephone interviews: 15th February

Face-to-face interviews: 22nd February

ABOUT FUTURELEARN

FutureLearn is transforming access to education and is one of the world’s largest social learning platforms.

Based in London’s Camden Town, we offer online courses, programs and degrees run by over 100 leading universities from around the world including UCL, University of California Berkeley, University of Edinburgh, University of Melbourne, King’s College London, Purdue University and University of Groningen. We also work offer online courses from specialist education providers including CIPD, UNESCO and the Raspberry PI foundation.

Our vision is a global community, where everyone learns together and enjoys access to the education they need to transform their lives. Our award-winning platform helps by provoking conversation around the course material, so that learners and educators learn as much from each other as from the material itself.

Since our launch in September 2013, we’ve run hundreds of courses that have attracted over 7.5 million learners from all over the world and we've seen over 19 million enrolments on our open online courses and are now working with our partners to pioneer a more modular and accessible approach to studying full degrees.

We are continuing our expansion as we make this journey from offering short online courses, through micro credentials to full online degrees and working with employers and governments to reduce skills gaps. The pace of this change is reflected in extremely rapid growth of our revenues.

ABOUT THE ROLE

We’re looking for an aspiring Assistant Content Developer/Producer to join FutureLearn's in-house Studio team. The FutureLearn Studio team provides paid-for creative services to FutureLearn partners and clients. This ranges from consultancy and individual elements of short courses, to end-to-end course/program design and production.

As Assistant Content Developer/Producer, you will provide hands-on support to one or more Producers, Learning Designers and academic staff to source and develop online course content.

We're looking for a self-starter who is passionate about learning. The ideal candidate will have hands-on experience of producing public-facing content for the web, whether that means text, graphics, audio or video. You will have used content management systems (CMS) before to manage online media and may also have developed some technical skill in photography, graphic design, video production and/or HTML.

You’ll help to transform raw materials from academics, tutors and other contributors into highly polished and engaging online learning experiences hosted on . This will involve everything from sub-editing copy to supporting a film crew on a video production shoot.

You’ll take charge of uploading content to the FutureLearn content management system and managing the administration of the component courses within each online program. You’ll make sure assets are carefully logged and archived for future re-use. Working closely with the university’s faculty staff, you will ensure all content is rights-cleared and made fully accessible.

We’re looking for a highly focussed and organised individual capable of juggling multiple projects at once. Ideally you’ll also have a passion for learning and a basic grasp of theories and trends in education technology.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

Assists with the production of educational content to support the delivery of online courses – from short Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) to credit-bearing degree qualifications comprising multiple short courses. Checks and sub-edits academic articles and other copy to be included in courses. Sources images from Creative Commons and/or commercial stock photo libraries, and commissions new images to be produced where necessary. Updates content and implements day-to-day operations as allocated by the Producer. Assists the production team during the filming and editing of audio/video content e.g. creating call sheets, logs and scripts. Uploads content assets in FutureLearn’s CMS in the correct format and specification. Logs and archives all media appropriately. Checks copyright of all raw material and works with university faculty staff to ensure all content is cleared for use on . Ensures all course content and activities are accessible to all users, including managing the process of transcription and subtitling for any audio/video content. Requirements

Essential:

Good professional experience in digital media production. Hands-on personal experience of crafting public-facing educational content for the web. Experience of using a content management system (CMS). Good written and verbal communication skills. Effective organisational skills and the ability to juggle and prioritise work on multiple projects in parallel. Good understanding of online copyright laws and accessibility guidelines. An appreciation of the principles of web design and user experience best practice. Ability to plan and prioritise own workload efficiently and work quickly and creatively under pressure to deliver against set deadlines. Familiarity with the tools such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Premiere or Final Cut Pro, Adobe Acrobat, Google Drive, Microsoft Office suite, Apple Keynote and/or Powerpoint.

Desirable:

Experience of creating e-learning content using packages such as Camtasia, Adobe Captivate and Articulate Storyline. Familiarity with project management and tracking tools such as Trello, Harvest and/or Smartsheet. Understanding of digital audio/video production workflows and first hand experience of assisting on a shoot or recording. Experience of developing course content for FutureLearn or other prominent MOOC platforms would be highly valuable. Benefits

£30,000 - £35,000 dependent on experience 28 days holiday (plus 8 days public holiday) Buy & sell up to 5 days holiday Charity day (volunteer for a charity of your choice) Cycle to work scheme Season Ticket loan Flexible working environment/hours Pension (4% employer / employee contribution) OU Staff Fee Course Waiver Programme Great coffee, teas, fruit and daily breakfast Perkbox

APPLICATIONS

Please apply with your CV and cover letter.

RECRUITMENT PROCESS

Please email if you require any reasonable adjustments or alterations to be made, to support you through the recruitment process.

DIVERSITY STATEMENT

We value diversity at FutureLearn, and we do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, colour, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, neurodiversity, marital or disability status.
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