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Assistant Editor

Posted 6 February by National Trust Ended

It takes more than just gardening to care for some of the UK's most important gardens. Here at the National Trust, we want everyone to enjoy our extraordinary places, whether it is in person or online. We want to educate our members and target new audiences of all ages and backgrounds and inspire them about the work that the National Trust does in relation to protecting and sharing knowledge of some of the most beautiful gardens in England and Ireland.

**Please note this is a 2 year FTC**

What it's like to work here

We provide the best possible working environment for you throughout the building whilst also promoting and fostering a sociable Heelis Community. Do great things for us and we’ll do great things for you and your career.

Heelis is the Central Office for the National Trust; it was named after one of the Trust’s biggest benefactors Mrs William Heelis, There are approximately 500 staff from across the Trust’s directorates, including the Executive team and the Director General, are based here.

Heelis was designed to be highly sustainable and has won a number of nationally recognised awards. Designed by Feilden Clegg Bradley Architects in 2005, this architectural gem uses timber from our woodlands and wool from Herdwick sheep grazed on Trust farmlands, to help make Heelis a unique working environment.

What you'll be doing

Working closely with the Lead Editor, Curatorial Content Online and the Digital Content Team you’ll be creating garden content for the National Trusts website. In order to do this you will need to research, write, commission and edit garden articles with the purpose of attracting a wide spectrum of readers. You’ll be choosing appropriate images to support the article, formatting them and uploading content. To keep the articles fresh and current you’ll be consulting garden experts and curators to ensure what we say on online is a true representation of what is happening at our properties.

Who we're looking for

Who we’re looking for

  • You’ll be able to demonstrate a proven track record in online publication within the heritage field.
  • You’ll have knowledge of the history of planting styles and plants used in period gardens, approaches to garden conservation and horticultural and gardening techniques.
  • Knowledge of National Trust gardens would be advantageous.
  • You’ll be up to speed with current digital technologies.
  • You’ll have strong analytical and content creation skills.
  • You’ll have excellent communication skills and be a strong team player.
The package

Looking after you

  • Health cash plan - from as little as £2.81 per month for you and your dependents
  • Pension contribution match up to 10%
  • EAP and proactive Health and Wellbeing
  • Discounted gym membership

Looking after your career

  • Grow your career through professional training courses across the Trust
  • Develop your skills with an internal secondment
  • Pay review linked to values and behaviours, commitment to progression
  • Income protection due to illness

Unique to Us

  • Work in some of the most beautiful, iconic and unique locations in the UK
  • Free entry to NT properties for you, a guest and your children (under 18)
  • 20% off in our retail and catering outlets
  • Discount up to 35% off a National Trust holiday cottage booking

Required skills

  • Analytical Skills
  • Communication Skills
  • Active Team Player
  • Horticultural knowledge
  • Content Creation Skills

Reference: 34405779

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