International Editor

Hotcourses Ltd

Reports to: Head of Communications
Based in: Putney, London

About the Role

Hotcourses Group is seeking an experienced writer to be the voice of our flagship website for international students; creating content to engage and inspire our users in their study abroad ambitions.

Hotcourses Abroad simplifies and personalises the international student research journey, providing tools, technology and content to guide users to the right educational choice. The company vision is to provide a complete end-to-end service for prospective students and universities alike, leading the world in education search and enrolment solutions. 

We are seeking a candidate passionate about education with an understanding of our international student audience. They should have demonstrable experience of tailoring content for different digital platforms and the ability to write and engage with a young audience.

This is a 12 month fixed term role.

Key Responsibilities

  • Writing and editing content daily
  • Analysing latest industry data and trends
  • Setting the voice and tone for the international team’s online presence
  • Tracking and reporting on site metrics
  • Being the authority in international education, informing teams of relevant sector news
  • Leading on new and creative ways of engaging with our international student audience
  • Working closely with the Product teams to innovate and improve the function and design of our international sites
  • Working with Marketing teams to create unique and engaging content based on audience demand, SEO requirements, client content and social media output
  • Managing and guiding junior writers and freelancers
  • Representing the company at events and communicating with industry for sector engagement and brand building
  • Developing lucrative content partnerships with organisations across the world

About You

  • A degree in any subject - strong writing skills and evidence of editorial work are pre-requisites
  • Knowledge of the international education sector and the drive to continue developing your knowledge
  • Dynamic, creative and self-motivated with the ability to lead teams
  • Demonstrable experience of managing multiple projects in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
  • Confident communicating with a youthful international audience via digital content, social media and email newsletters
  • Exceptional communication and organisational skills
  • Personal experience of international study advantageous
  • Basic video editing, Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator skills advantageous

About Us

We are a multinational company with over 300 talented people in offices in the UK, North America, Asia and Australia. We inspire and support people of all ages and backgrounds to make the right education choices, in order for them to have happier, fulfilled and successful lives.

We believe education is transformative and that we will #neverstoplearning, which is why we offer our team personal growth with exceptional learning and development. One of our fantastic company benefits is the £200 per year allowance that all employees receive to spend on courses of their choice. We’re a really sociable group, and have regular company events and activities.

We specialise in digital technology, disrupting physical markets, providing future students with unique digital tools, informative and inspirational content, from the early stages of research, right the way through to enrolling at schools, colleges and universities.

To apply for this role, send your CV, cover letter and examples of relevant previous work to If successful you will be invited to an interview where you will be required to present your ideas to us and will be tested on your writing skills.

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