Marketing - Content Editor (Trainee)


Totnes, Devon
£17,500 pa

Paid • Full Time • Permanent

Sectors: conservation & wildlife, ecology

Closing date: Friday, 31st January 2020  

NHBS is looking for a full-time Marketing - Content Editor (trainee) to join our small Marketing team in Totnes who will report to the Marketing Coordinator. 

Our ideal candidate will have a talent for writing, great proof-reading skills and a good knowledge of natural history. A large proportion of this job will be writing high quality text - blog posts, emails, item descriptions, magazine adverts, social media posts; as well as proof-reading and editing the work of others.

You will need to work quickly to help produce marketing emails and create printed fliers from templates. In any given week our adverts run in magazines, our emails reach thousands of customers and our printed fliers, catalogues and newsletters land on hundreds of doormats. The Marketing - Content Editor (trainee) plays a key role in producing this material. 

As Marketing - Content Editor (trainee) some of your responsibilities will be:

  • Writing high quality interesting and informative copy about the products and services offered by NHBS
  • Proof-reading and editing marketing copy
  • Assisting with production of the different strands of our marketing campaigns (emails, fliers, print catalogues, print advertising, online advertising, website campaigns, and social media)
  • Writing blog posts and formulating author interview questions
  • Assisting with lead generation
  • Assisting with conference preparation
  • Helping with development and implementation of our social media content, including email reposting and Facebook and Twitter marketing
  • Helping to organise the production and distribution of our printed catalogues
  • Recording data on marketing campaigns
  • Developing an understanding of our customer base
  • Learning the basics of creating an email population using Mailchimp and our online BI software



  • Outstanding writing and proof-reading skills
  • A common-sense approach, critical thinking and a willingness to learn new skills
  • A passion for writing and love of the English Language
  • Ability to modify writing style based upon end user


  • A demonstrated interest in ecology and conservation
  • Knowledge of a major European language
  • Social media awareness and an understanding of how people interact with it

Our offer to you:

This permanent position is available immediately. Salary: £17,500 p.a. based on a 37.5 hour week Monday - Friday, with the position attracting 28 days holiday p.a. including bank holidays, up to three paid days of conservation volunteering p.a. and a generous company pension.

How to apply:

To be considered for this position, please send a cover letter with your CV by 31st January 2020 to Natalie Mawson, Sales & Marketing Manager,

About us:

Founded in 1985, NHBS Ltd ( is a world leader in supplying natural history, ecology and conservation books and ecological survey equipment to institutions, retailers, companies, and private customers around the world. In addition to the retail business, NHBS manufactures equipment in an on-site workshop and publishes two magazines. We are based in Totnes, South Devon, right next to the river Dart, halfway between Dartmoor and the coast.

NHBS is passionate about making a positive environmental impact - our core purpose is to support those who work to understand, protect and conserve the natural environment.

The successful candidate will be joining a diverse and friendly workforce of 45 staff.

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