Job Online London


Academic Editor (WFH)

Full Job Description

The University of London

The University of London is a leading UK provider of distance and digital education internationally, offering programmes to 45,000 students in 190 countries around the world. Although proudly rooted in London, our community and impact are global.

We are a national leader in the humanities, and we promote their value to society and the economy through knowledge creation and exchange.

We are also a federation of 17 world class higher education institutions, with collaboration at the heart of our ethos. The University of London federation is a collective community of more than 240,000 learners and 50,000 staff, delivering world-leading research across all disciplines.

Our passion for increasing access to education and mobilising the collective power and expertise of the federation is central to our ability to transform lives around the world and address the global challenges of the future.

The Role

The University of London Worldwide is seeking to appoint an Academic Editor to join the Editorial team.

You will be responsible for editorial work in relation to the preparation and development of online programmes. Working with academic subject experts, learning designers and a studio team, you will develop online content aimed at improving understanding and enhancing engagement. You will maintain standards and oversee the quality of a range of learning materials for new and existing programmes by adhering to house style, digital strategy and copyright and accessibility guidelines. You will work within production schedules in accordance with budgeted hours, keeping the wider team informed of project status. You will also provide learning design support for new programme development.

We’re seeking an experienced editor with strong analytical and evaluative skills who can copyedit and proofread in an online environment. Your experience will involve working in an editorial setting as well as with academic subject experts, design teams and freelance editors.

For a full role profile, please refer to the job description below.

Further information

The University reserves the right to close the vacancy earlier than the published end date should it receive sufficient applications to warrant earlier shortlisting.

Preferential consideration will be given to the University redeployment pool.

The University currently operates a Hybrid Working framework involving a mix of working from remotely and in the office. Typically, the majority of employees will be able to agree to work remotely for up to 60% of their working week, role dependent, however will be required to attend on specific days for training or team meetings.

The University of London is committed to promoting a diverse and inclusive working environment where we can all be ourselves and succeed. We particularly encourage applications from members of Black, Asian, and Minority Ethnic communities as this group is currently under-represented in senior levels within the University. All appointments will be made on merit, based on the criteria identified in the job description.

Pursuing excellence in education and equal opportunities.

To apply for this job please visit