CPD eLearning Trainee Editor

  • Status : 1 year, subject to review by the Editor
  • Salary : Voluntary
  • Closing date : 04/12/2023

Overview of the role 

Are you a Higher Specialist Trainee with at least a year left of your training programme and interested in gaining experience in eLearning?   

We are looking to appoint a Trainee Editor who would assist the Editor, Deputy Editor, Podcast Editor and staff editors with a variety of tasks. With good IT skills and an eye for detail, the successful candidate would be involved in the production of modules and podcasts (including conducting podcast interviews), evaluating the impact of CPD eLearning and contributing to the eNewsletter and social media activities. Supervision and training will be provided and an honorary contract of employment issued.   

This is a very exciting time to help shape the future of eLearning at the RCPsych as not only has the demand for eLearning risen, particularly that of podcasts, but we have also replatformed to our new eLearning Hub and Learning Management System, offering greater functionality and new learner experiences.  

Key responsibilities 

Duties will include:  

  • previewing selected modules prior to publication
  • contributing CPD eLearning commissioning ideas   
  • setting up and conducting podcast interviews
  • evaluating the impact of our eLearning platform  
  • contributing to the eNewsletter  
  • assisting with social media activities
  • assisting the editors with other ad-hoc tasks, as required.  

The Trainee Editor will be expected to attend the Board meetings (remotely, approximately three per year), and occasional meetings with editorial staff.  

About CPD eLearning 

CPD eLearning (previously CPD Online) launched in 2006, and now hosts more than 200 interactive learning modules and 170 podcast modules. The content is aimed primarily at consultant-level psychiatrists and aims to serve the CPD needs of College members. CPD eLearning is widely distributed among individual and institutional users in the UK, along with many more in Australia and New Zealand, as well as The Netherlands.  

How to apply 

If you would like to be considered for this post, please submit a CV and a covering letter (one A4 side) expressing interest and demonstrating experience to the Editor, Dr David Reiss, via email to:  

For any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Katie Hughes, Head of eLearning:  

Further information can the role be found in the job description.  

Closing date: 4 December 2023 

Interview date: TBC, via Microsoft Teams

The College values a diverse and inclusive workforce and welcomes applications from all sections of the community, reflecting the population it serves. 

JD for CPD eLearning Trainee Editor - September 2023