Content Producer/Learning Technologist

Authoring House limited
£35000 - £40000/annum
22 Jul 2017
21 Aug 2017
Contract Type
Full Time
Our eLearning client is looking for a Content Producer for an exciting 2 year Fixed Term Contract. Relevant Higher Education experience is a must.

The role is permanently based in Coventry, Warwickshire with travel to London and Scarborough at least once a month.

You will be joining a new and growing team and will be responsible for driving the development of content, obtaining raw materials from academic staff and optimising it for the web. That means writing and editing copy in articles, manipulating images, making simple edits to audio and video, building assessments, and authoring exercises and other learning activities. You’ll have an intrinsic understanding of content management systems (CMS) and, though you’re unlikely to do any actual coding, a good grounding in HTML and/or Markdown. You will be passionate about web design, usability and accessibility principles and have a flair for creating high quality, delightful learning experiences.

You might refer to yourself as a Learning Technologist or perhaps an Academic Developer. We're looking for an enthusiastic and creative education technology professional who is knowledgeable and passionate about new approaches to teaching and learning online. You will be familiar with current pedagogical practices and debates concerning social learning and eager to apply these in the hands-on development of online distance learning qualifications. We’re looking for a driven individual who loves breaking down complex problems and are committed to meeting project deadlines.


The Content Producer collaborates with the university faculty staff, academics, Learning Designer, and Lead Video Producer to develop new online qualifications from a range of existing face-to-face degree programs on a variety of subjects. They take ownership of an online degree program and is the ‘glue’ that holds the project together, bringing people and ideas together and turning plans into highly polished digital content.


Responsible for the production of assigned degree qualifications that are comprised of several programs containing multiple short courses ( researching, sourcing, writing, editing and uploading any digital content to be featured in online courses – including text, images, audio, video and other HTML5 content).
Liaises closely with the Project Manager to ensure the development of online courses is completed on schedule and to the agreed scope, budget and quality.
Demonstrates leadership and collaborative spirit to implement and execute the agreed plan.
Carries out scoping to clarify deliverables for each course component, working in partnership with the Learning Designer and course authors and instructors.
Communicates the requirements for each course component to a cross-functional team, briefing internal and external suppliers as required.
Liaises with product managers regarding platform features to inform roadmap and prioritisation.
Works with Project Manager to identify and secure resources where necessary (e.g. third party providers or contributors). Oversees the production of all resources to achieve consistency and timely delivery.
Delegates to and supervises the work of assistants to ensure all program and course content is:
uploaded to FutureLearn’s Content Management System in the correct format and specification
archived and logged appropriately
rights cleared for use on FutureLearn
accessible to all users (including overseeing the process of transcription and subtitling for any audio/video content)
Carries out quality assurance checks on all components of online programs ahead of courses starting.


The successful candidate will be able to demonstrate the following qualities and experience:

Educated to undergraduate level in a relevant field, or equivalent professional qualifications.
At least four years of experience working as a professional in digital media production, preferably in the field of higher education and/or educational technology.
Demonstrable experience of leading and project managing digital content projects and familiarity with agile and linear project management methodologies.
First-hand experience of designing and producing online learning content (any experience of developing courses for MOOC platforms would be highly valuable).
Proven design sensibility to envisage how content and learning activities can be most effectively presented, structured and sequenced for the optimal user experience.
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills, with the ability to communicate professionally to stakeholders at all levels, including high-level executives.
Strong organisational skills and the ability to drive multiple projects with interrelated or competing dependencies
Ability to analyse complex problems, come up with creative solutions and make decisions.
Infallible critical eye for detail.
Proficiency with a wide array of software (Mac and Windows) and cloud-based applications, including
Adobe Photoshop
Google Drive, Dropbox and/or Sharepoint
Microsoft Office suite
Apple Keynote and/or Powerpoint
The following experience is desirable, but not essential:

Proficiency with e-learning content creation packages such as Camtasia, Adobe Captivate and/or Articulate Storyline.
Experience of analysing learning analytics data sets using tools such as RStudio, Google Analytics and/or Periscope.
Experience of using project management and tracking tools such as Microsoft Project, Trello, Smartsheet and Pivotal Tracker.
Confidence in managing and directing a film crew.
Understanding of digital audio/video production workflows and experience of filming and/or editing (e.g. Adobe Premiere or Final Cut Pro)


Competitive salary
28 days holiday (plus 8 days public holiday)
Buy & sell up to 5 days holiday
Charity day (volunteer for a charity of your choice)
Season Ticket Loan
Cycle to work scheme
Flexible working environment/hours
Pension (4% employer / employee contribution)