RSK Group plc

  • Technical Editor

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    Technical editor, Tattenhall, Cheshire


    RSK Communication Services, an RSK company, is looking for an experienced editor to join its editorial team. We need someone who will be tough with writers (often non-native English speakers): someone who is not afraid of working on technical subjects, upholding internal and external standards, and banishing passive text, dangling participles and superlatives.

    Our 30-year-old business creates corporate and business communications materials for external energy, technology and environmental companies, and for internal RSK companies. You would be working with a team of 20 writers, editors, proof readers and designers, and editing a broad range of collateral, from email invites and simple case studies to complex articles for technology journals. Work often comes in with little notice, so we need someone who can manage their time well and work flexibly.

    The key responsibilities of this role include

    • digital editing: copy editing and substantive editing
    • proofreading
    • knowing and applying house styles for key clients.

    Essential experience and qualities

    The successful candidate will be able to

    • demonstrate their ability to edit technical content to a high level of detail
    • work with writers, designers, project managers and, occasionally, clients
    • manage multiple documents and their time efficiently
    • use Office 365 (particularly Word) or earlier versions.

    Desirable experience and qualities

    Ideally, the successful candidate will have

    • experience of editing technical marketing materials
    • oil and gas and/or engineering knowledge
    • experience of Adobe Creative Cloud (for text QC purposes).

    Salary and benefits

    • Competitive salary commensurate with experience
    • Contributory pension scheme
    • A flexible benefits programme, including the option to buy additional holidays and private health care

    Applying for this role


    To ensure that we make best use of our and your time, we ask that candidates submit a CV and edit example copy, which we will provide, with tracked changes. We will then invite those people who have demonstrated the required editing skills for interview.

    The successful candidate will work in our Tattenhall office, near Chester.


    We operate an open and relaxed management culture that nurtures continuous improvement and innovation. This also enables us to achieve a staff turnover rate that's consistently below the industry average. Adopting a proactive growth strategy helps us to run a sustainable and profitable business while providing new and exciting career opportunities for all.

    As an entrepreneurial organisation, we encourage and foster the growth of our employees. When joining RSK, a mentor works with you to ensure you set and achieve your goals. We want to accelerate your professional development, including opportunities for a promotional fast track

    Further, retaining staff is the building block of a successful organisation. As a company, RSK wants to ensure you maintain a healthy work life balance, with many opportunities for flexible working hours, locality flexibility, social activities, and community involvement projects.

    The company prides itself on providing its staff with a rewarding and challenging career, encouraging Continuous Professional Development, allowing employees to reach their full potential. Having been recently placed within the top10 UK environmental consultancies (Environmental Analyst, December 2015) and number 42 in the Sunday Times Fast Track 200 which rates the success of private companies in the UK, there has never been a more exciting time to join.

    All candidates applying for positions with RSK Group must be eligible to work in the UK/European Economic Area. Candidates should confirm this when applying with their CV and covering letter.

    For more information please call Harriet Baker, HR Advisor on 07725 790908 or email

    RSK is committed to our Corporate Responsibility strategy. We seek to minimise our impact on the environment; to engage positively with the community and education groups; to provide a safe and supportive atmosphere in which to work; and to promote Corporate Responsibility throughout our supply chain.


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