Could you be our Deputy Editor (Digital)?

New vacancy for a job share with Dr Annie Brookman-Byrne.

The British Psychological Society is a registered charity which acts as the representative body for psychology and psychologists in the UK, and is responsible for the promotion of excellence and ethical practice in the science, education, and application of the discipline. The Psychologist is its magazine, received in print by 55,000+ members and read via website and app.

This is an exciting opportunity to job share with our existing Deputy Editor Dr Annie Brookman-Byrne, in engaging our large and diverse audience with stories of psychology. There will be a particular focus on digital channels: output has increased significantly in recent years, now reaching millions of users each year. You will play a key role in maintaining, developing, and maximising the impact of this presence via The Psychologist website, app and social media. Experience of improving the user experience on content-driven channels, and increasing reach and engagement through the use of analytics, will be an advantage.

In addition you will be expected to work alongside the Deputy Editor and Managing Editor in sourcing, editing and occasionally writing content for publication. You will deputise for the Managing Editor in their absence.

You will be part of a team who are experienced, knowledgeable and passionate about bringing Psychology to psychologists and wider audiences. A background in Psychology is desirable but not essential: we are looking for skills which complement the team and keep driving us forward.

Part-time, 21 hours per week. Leicester or London based, but flexible and remote working options available (office arrangements are currently under review!). Must demonstrate right to work in the UK. 

Salary circa £36K but pro rata (i.e. circa £21K for the contracted hours).

Download the job profile.

For further information about the role, please contact Jon Sutton, Managing Editor at [email protected] 

The closing date for applications is midnight 7th May 2021. To apply, please send a covering letter and CV to [email protected]. Interviews will be conducted via Zoom. No agencies please. 

Due to the large number of applications we receive, it is not possible to update you on the progress of the application until after the closing date. If you have not heard from us within three weeks of the closing date, please assume that your application has not been successful on this occasion.

The British Psychological Society is committed to a culture of equality, diversity and inclusion. We welcome applications from all sections of the community, irrespective of your background or circumstances.

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