Time Out Group Plc

Junior Content Producer Apprenticeship - Advanced (Level 3)

Time Out Group Plc (Employer)

Ginger Nut Media Limited (Training Provider)

Weekly wage £145.25
35.0 hours per week Mon-Fri, 10am – 6pm
16 months (duration)
4 January 2021(start date)
Junior Content Producer (apprenticeship standard)
30 November 2020 (application closing date)
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Job Description

As Junior Content Producer at Time Out, you will be responsible for developing and creating content for Time Out’s social media platforms. You’ll be equally as comfortable shooting, scripting and editing engaging video content as you are creating a Tik Tok challenge or scripting an Instagram Story.


You will research, prepare and develop the messaging to maximise audience engagement, capturing the strategy and objectives of the brand and needs of the Londoners you represent.

An enthusiasm for technology and creating great online experiences is a must, but we hope you’ll also want to celebrate everything about the city you live in – from arts and culture to food and drink, film and entertainment and everything in between!

Also, sharp, witty and well-rounded? This one's for you.

You will also be expected but not limited to the following - 

  • Write and edit copy for digital use
  • Obtain media assets for use within content creation
  • Storyboard and outline script ideas for content to be developed
  • Capture images and audio using basic video, still cameras and equipment (training can be provided but basic knowledge is preferable)
  • Present ideas, pitches and proposals for creative content development
  • Identify and recommend the appropriate platforms to use for campaigns
  • Use packages such as Adobe Photoshop or Premiere Pro, InVideo and Canva to edit and post produce content
  • Assist in posting and engaging with audiences through social media
  • Understand the user experience to ensure content maximises on engagement

Future Prospects

TBC nearer end of apprenticeship depending on the position of the business.

Reality Check

Please note that due to government funding restrictions, you may not be eligible for this position if you have already gained significant experience or qualifications in the positions you are applying for.

Skills Required

  • A demonstrable passion for and excellent knowledge of social media
  • A writer of engaging copy in line with editorial standards
  • Has a flare for originality and innovation
  • Maintains a high standard of accuracy and attention to detail
  • Can work to tight deadlines and thrives under pressure
  • Demonstrates great organisational skills and has the ability to prioritise
  • Tech-savvy: an absolute smartphone wizard
  • Experience or want to work in social and digital media, news or publishing
  • Additional languages desirable but not essential

Qualities Required

Time Out is a company filled with individuals as diverse as the cities we live in and cover.  At the same time there are common characteristics and values we all share. To join our team, you’ll want to…

  • Be commercially astute
  • Either have experience at or want to dive headfirst into a fast-paced transformative company in pursuit of excellence
  • Think globally
  • Have excellent communication and relationship building skills
  • Have a high sense of ownership, urgency and drive
  • Be a team player

Qualifications Required

  • Five GCSEs, including English at grade C or above, and/or A levels, preferably in English, Technology or Journalism

Training Provided

  • Junior Content Producer – Level 3

Standard - https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/junior-content-producer/

Assessment Plan - https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/media/2012/st0105_junior-content-producer_ap_updated-eqa_july-2018.pdf

This standard doesn’t include knowledge modules, so learning is delivered through face to face training (solo or group), webinars and through reading materials and online video. 

The Junior Content Producer standard is split into for main areas with specific knowledge and skills attached to each. 

  • Content Planning
  • Content Development
  • Content Creation & Evaluation
  • Industry Awareness

These areas are covered over the length of the course, which is split into 14 lessons and delivered either face to face, over webinar or through self-led learning.

  • Content is King/Introduction
  • Industry Awareness/Professional Development
  • Content Technologies & Delivery
  • Branding & Brand Awareness/Audiences
  • Content creation management - Best Practise
  • Content Writing & Tone of Voice
  • Copyright
  • Marketing Planning & Content
  • Create a content marketing campaign
  • Content Creation - skills review
  • Content creation - pitching & storyboarding
  • Content creation - production
  • Content creation – publishing
  • Content Creation – Review

During the duration of the course learners also complete a portfolio that shows all knowledge, skills and behaviours being put into action and this is reviewed at gateway.  This will include work completed, a reflective blog and copies of all appraisals and reviews and will be used to show that the learner is ready for End Point Assessment.

End Point Assessment will be in 3 stages:

  • Workplace observation – will take place at the learner’s workplace and will be their opportunity to demonstrate that they meet the criteria needed to pass the assessment
  • Set Test – will be based on a detailed brief provided to the learner.  They will have 3 hours to put together ideas for a marketing campaign / relevant content and will then deliver a 10-minute pitch based on their ideas, followed by a Q&A
  • Professional Discussion – will be a structured review testing their knowledge and understanding of content production.  This will also refer to the portfolio that was put together
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