Robbie — Editor
Tell us about yourself:
For the last couple of years, I’ve been working as an Editor in the Humanities & Languages team. Originally from Dorset, I’m really enjoying life in the Lake District and haven’t looked back since making the move. After university, I was keen to find a job that was both challenging and rewarding, so I was thrilled when the opportunity to work for CGP came along.
Tell us about your role:
I write, edit, typeset and proofread various CGP products, including textbooks, workbooks, revision cards, online quizzes and more. The role is extremely varied — during my time at CGP, I’ve written poems for primary pupils, designed humorous graphics for GCSE French cards, carried out research for History textbooks and lots more. As I’ve progressed with my career, I’ve also started reviewing other Editors’ work and helped to organise and manage projects. Every project is different, so I’m always learning new skills.
Tell us about your future prospects:
I’m currently working towards becoming a Senior Editor, which involves taking on more responsibility and running projects independently. I’m working closely with my manager to identify the skills I need to improve on and gain the extra experience for the next step up.
What advice would you give to graduates looking for jobs now?
Don’t worry if you don’t know what job you want to do! Think about what you enjoy and see if you can find a job that you’ll find interesting and stimulating. Try to look beyond the job title to find out what the job really involves — working as an Editor for CGP might be very different to working as an Editor somewhere else. Keep an open mind and be prepared to invest time and effort into your application if you find a job you really want.