We're currently recruiting for a Senior Editor and Programme Manager for Mentoring.

Senior Editor — Full-time

We have a full-time opening in our central team for an experienced writer and editor to take the lead on content across a number of our channels. 

Context to the role

Since 2001 we’ve been building a community of creatively minded people and organisations; and bringing them together to work and learn in lots of rich and memorable ways. Organisations we work with today include big retail businesses like adidas and the Body Shop, newly formed brands like WeTransfer and Pip & Nut and creative consultancies like Koto and forpeople. 

We help them to become more capable in relation to the individual and collective challenges they face, and the modern skills and insights they want to build among their teams — from leaders at the top to their newest recruits. And in the process we enable lots of generous connections among them, helping them to build their networks and meet relevant and inspiring partners to learn and do new things with. 

To do this we deliver a weekly in-person learning programme comprised of events, roundtables, peer learning groups and workshops; manage a digital platform rich in resources and recommended reading and support our members directly with tailored elements that pull out of our community the things most relevant for them at any moment in time.

The role itself 

Our Senior Editor will play a vital role in the design and delivery of our member experience, ensuring that we are accurately and imaginatively sharing content in writing, through film and in-person with relevant groups and audiences. 

Responsibilities will include:

• Overseeing the writing of diverse content: from reviewing new books and summarising learnings from member events, to interviewing specialists and distilling their perspectives  
• Commissioning film content and supporting in the production and editing process 
• Helping to define and deliver the development of our members’ magazine and student annual
• Leading and facilitating the delivery of key events and in person briefings, introducing and putting questions to panelists and speakers 
• Inspiring, guiding and managing more junior members of the team. 

You

This role will suit someone who has:

• 3—5 years experience in a relevant and comparable context 
• Superb written and verbal communication skills
• Enjoys sharing in-person and speaking publicly
• Loves to learn, loves to share, reads widely, enjoys broad frames of reference and brings a solid grounding in marketing, brands and consumer culture
• Wants to build management skills

Salary and benefits will be related to experience. In the first instance please email a CV and covering letter to Nick Defty — nd@ycn.org

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Programme Manager, Mentoring — Full-time

We have a full-time opening in our central team for someone to help define, design and deliver the latest iteration of our creative mentoring programme.

Some context to the role

Since 2001 we’ve been building a community of creatively minded people and organisations; and bringing them together to work and learn in lots of rich and memorable ways. Organisations we work with today include big retail businesses like adidas and the Body Shop, newly formed brands like WeTransfer and Pip & Nut and creative consultancies like Koto and forpeople. 

We help our members to become more capable in relation to the individual and collective challenges they face, and the skills and insights they want to build among their teams — from leaders at the top to their newest recruits. 

And in the process we enable lots of generous connections among them, helping them to enrich their networks and meet relevant and inspiring partners to learn and do new things with.
To do this we deliver a weekly in-person learning programme comprised of events, roundtables, peer learning groups and workshops; manage a digital platform rich in resources and recommended reading and support our members directly with tailored elements that pull out of our community the things most relevant for them at any moment in time.

Mentoring

In 2017 we piloted a mentoring programme, connecting people from across our member organisations for personable and private professional development and knowledge sharing. The pilot proved very popular, and very valuable for those who took part and — with lots of learning banked — we now plan to roll this out into a fuller programme. We are hugely excited in the potential in all of this, and the value it can bring to our community.

The role

We’re looking for someone to join our community team and lead on the design and delivery of the next stage of the programme.

Responsibilities will include:

• Running user groups and broader research with members to ensure the mechanic of the programme —and the learning and development elements that support it — fit with expectations and learnings from past experiences 
• Supporting the continual refinement of the way mentors and mentees are matched
• Meeting with potential mentors and mentees to capture goals, interests and initiate matches
• Develop workshops and other formats to support participants pre-, during and post-programme
• Personally support participants where required during the programme
• Lead in the launch of the programme, both to our community and beyond it, and support in the way it’s marketed and grown
• Work closely alongside our community and editorial team to support our broader programming

You

This role will suit someone who has:

• Brilliant written and verbal communication skills
• At least 3 years experience in a relevant role
• A passion for learning and sharing learning 
• Broad frames of creative and cultural references 
• Strong people and project management skills
• Evidence of entrepreneurial and altruistic endeavour

Salary and benefits will be related to experience. In the first instance please email a CV and covering letter to Nick Defty — nd@ycn.org

Joining our Learning Network

Imaginative organisations, large and small, use YCN to build capabilities throughout their teams in modern, motivating and memorable ways.

Our peer-led membership programme is a popular starting point; giving teams open and self-directed access to a weekly calendar of in-person learning, a digital learning platform and a personal relationship with our own connective central team.

Find out more about what we offer in this PDF, or by contacting Nick Defty on nd@ycn.org.