Production and project management executive

 

An opportunity to join and influence an exciting Ed-Tech company during its ramping up phase

 

The role

 

This is a critical role in a small, but growing, team in an ambitious business that has experienced astonishing commercial success in its first 18 months and is now ramping up its content and online publishing operations. You will use your strong organisational, planning, budgeting and communications skills to plan the creation, production, publishing and maintenance of our popular primary school teaching resources. You will need to  work well with others in a fast-paced, but friendly environment. 

This role is likely to suit someone with at least one year’s prior experience in an operations, production or project management role.

You will report to our managing director and indirectly to our head of content.

This is a permanent, full-time, office-based (City of London) role.

 

About Kapow Primary 

 

Kapow Primary is an exciting, private-equity backed, educational digital publishing product that supports primary school teachers through curated demo videos, lesson plans and other resources and guidance created by expert, specialist, teachers. Although we are fairly new to the market, we are exceeding all our expectations in terms of customer growth and plan to accelerate our growth even more in 2020 and beyond.

We deliberately specialise in subjects beyond the core curriculum,ensuring that our high-quality resources genuinely help children make progress and develop their skills and knowledge in these subjects, which are vital to a broad and balanced curriculum.  

 

What you will do

 

  • Support the efficient delivery and publishing of online resources, ensuring that new content is delivered on schedule and on budget and meets our quality standards
  • Provide administrative, logistical, planning and budgeting assistance to the Head of Content and Managing Director. 
  • Day to day, you will directly report to the Managing Director, but we are a small team and you will need to work well with everyone including our consultants and freelancers.
  • The planning and organising to support workflow and resources to deliver multiple projects
  • Provide administrative support across all projects as required
  • Lead on maintaining an overall content production and maintenance schedule.
  • Assist with occasional studio video shoot logistics and bookings.
  • Book freelancers and resources as the occasion demands and keep careful records of our IP and rights agreements.
  • Research potential new freelancers to help on specific projects.
  • Support the publishing of resources when required.
  • Create budgets for new sets of content and resources.
  • Support the day-to-day management of publishing and content creation budgets.
  • Help to coordinate internal and external content meetings.
  • Coordinate with the editorial team to ensure each resource has been through the quality control and sub-editing process prior to publication. 

 

You will have:

 

  • Relevant production/operations/project managing experience (this can be in publishing or any other sector).
  • Experience managing projects (non-IT project management expertise is fine)
  • Experience supporting production schedules – from idea through to delivery.
  • Some experience of budgets.
  • Strong organisational skills.
  • An ability to self-motivate and work effectively as part of a supportive and friendly team.
  • Good time management and an ability to prioritise.
  • An ability to build and maintain good working relationships with all production suppliers, external consultants as well as freelancers and your colleagues.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Great attention to detail.
  • An ability to work alone and as part of a team.
  • A professional and positive attitude. An ability to prioritise tasks, see a way through problems and work out what is important.

 

What we can offer

 

  • Competitive salary of around £28k depending on experience.
  • Discretionary bonus.
  • Daily learning opportunities across multiple projects.
  • Autonomous responsibility in a team committed to ensuring each other’s success.
  • 25 days annual leave, with bank holidays on top.
  • Regular team and company social events.
  • Seasonal company and brand parties.
  • Pension contribution.

 

Diversity matters at Kapow Primary. We value and respect every individual’s unique contribution, enabling all of our employees to thrive and achieve their full potential and for us to create a successful, innovative business with products that help all primary school teachers and children.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and welcome applications from individuals, regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexuality, social background, religion and/or belief. 

Please send your cv and a covering letter explaining why you are applying and what you can bring to the role  to elizabeth@kapowprimary.com by 25 March 2020.

Online community executive (applications now closed)

 

Home-based, part-time, initial six-month contract

 

Our challenge

We have a product that is being really well received across a quickly growing number of primary schools, helping teachers teach non-core subjects.  Our challenge is to spread the word so more schools and teachers can see how they and their schools will benefit from Kapow Primary.

As part of our continued success, Kapow Primary are seeking a new member to join us as part of our marketing team to help both current and prospective customers. You will be a qualified primary school teacher, with current or recent experience in the classroom, who understands the requirements and demands of teachers, as well as being on top of discussions – or a key player – within online primary teaching communities, especially facebook.

You will

– play an active role in online communities, transparently promoting and mentioning Kapow Primary on the appropriate threads.

– monitor trends on social media.

– interact with influencers and other teachers via the Kapow Primary twitter account.

– manage the Kapow Primary online communities by moderating, posting and encouraging engagement.

– identify and set up new Kapow Primary communities where appropriate.

– monitor the Kapow Primary inbox for common queries, responding in a timely manner.

– demonstrate our ethos of friendly, helpful, professionalism to everyone you interact with and in all your postings.

Core skills

–  excellent spelling and grammar skills.

–  a strong understanding of social media etiquette and good practice.

–  qualified teacher status.

Hours and time requirements

The role is for 10 hours a week, spread over five evenings, Sunday to Thursday, between approximately 7-10pm, to reflect peak times for teacher interaction on facebook. We’d need you to be online for at least 2 1/2 hours on Sunday evenings.

While the role is home-based, we’d need you to come to our London office for initial training for one to two days.

Competitive salary

Next steps

Interested?  For more information or to apply, please email your cv together with a covering letter to elizabeth@kapowprimary.com by 10 March 2020. You should explain in your covering letter how you think Kapow Primary helps schools and teachers and why you think you are the ideal person for this role.

 

Sub-editors and online publishing executives

Home or office-based, part-time and contract work

 

We are always interested to hear from experienced and junior sub-editors who can help with proof reading, improving the clarity of language used on our website and in our resources and can quickly and accurately upload content to our online publishing system.

These roles are for individuals with English-language sub-editing and online publishing skills and experience.  An interest in primary education would be an advantage, but is not essential for these roles.

This work can be home-based and part-time, but you would need to come to central London for training.

The number of roles available, hours required and the duration of contracts will vary from time to time.  Please email elizabeth@kapowprimary.com if you are interested.