Jobs at NHBS

Marketing – Content Editor (12-month maternity cover)

Founded in 1985, NHBS ( is a world leader in supplying Natural History, Ecology and Conservation books and ecological survey equipment to institutions, retailers, companies, libraries, academics and private customers around the world.

We are looking for someone with a flair for writing and a good knowledge of natural history and ecology to join our marketing team. You will need to work quickly to produce marketing emails and create printed fliers from templates. In any given week our adverts run in magazines and partner websites, our emails reach thousands of customers, and our printed fliers, catalogues and newsletters land on hundreds of doormats. The Marketing – Content Editor plays a key role in producing and managing this material. This is a great opportunity for a highly-motivated and well-organised individual with an interest in marketing and nature conservation.

  • Write interesting and informative text about the products and services offered by NHBS
  • Create emails, webpages, blog posts and author/supplier interviews
  • Create eye-catching and accurate fliers and mini-catalogues
  • Write copy for and help organise the production of our printed catalogues
  • Show great attention to detail in listing price, customer and book information
  • Help classify and manage customer accounts
  • Use search criteria to build marketing lists from our customer database
  • Develop an understanding of our business and our place in the conservation ‘industry’
  • Help organise conferences and events
Required Skills

The ideal candidate will be extremely well-organised and able to get the most out of collaborative software such as, Microsoft Office and other apps. You work well in a small team, staying calm under pressure and working to deadlines. You are an excellent communicator who can write with clarity and precision about a subject you are passionate about – natural history and ecology. You are comfortable adapting your style to meet the needs of different customer groups, as well as editing the text of others to ensure that our style is consistent. Above all, we value a common-sense approach, critical thinking and a willingness to learn new skills.

Preferred Skills and Experience
  • Experience using Mailchimp
  • A strong interest in science and an understanding of the different types of people we do business with
  • Experience of writing for a wide variety of different types of people with varying levels of engagement with scientific and environmental issues
  • Experience handling large data sets and processing data
  • Knowledge of data protection law and how it applies to different customer categories
Our offer to you

We are based in Totnes, South Devon, right next to the river Dart, halfway between Dartmoor and the coast. We have been selling natural history and science books since 1985, ecological survey equipment since 2009, and publishing magazines since 2016. The successful candidate will be joining a diverse and friendly workforce of 40 staff.

This position reports to Steaphan Hazell, Senior Manager – Marketing.

This 12-month maternity cover position is available from early October 2018. Salary: £17,000 – £19,000 p.a. (depending on experience), based on a 37.5 hour week Mon-Fri, with the position attracting 28 days holiday p.a, including bank holidays and a generous company pension.


Please email your CV and Cover Letter by the 31st of August 2018 to Steaphan Hazell (

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