FourthRev • Cape Town, South Africa

EdTech Copy Editor

Employment type:  Full time


Fully flexible hours

Job Description

Your Mission

We’re looking for a seasoned editor/proof-reader to join our Editorial QA team. As an Editorial Quality Assurance Analyst, you will make a difference by driving quality throughout the company in order to help learners achieve employability outcomes within the digital economy. You should have a healthy obsession for consistency, love achieving pedagogical quality of the highest calibre, and eradicating all inconsistencies and grammatical errors. We are a collaborative bunch, so our QA team works closely with all other departments, but particularly with Learning Design and Learning Technology.

Note: This is a job posting for an Editorial Quality Assurance Analyst, NOT an IT Quality Assurance Analyst. Our ideal candidate should be a dynamic go-getter who loves to problem-solve in a fast-paced and agile environment. Your tasks will consist of assuring editorial quality, such as editing, proofreading, assuring consistency to FourthRev’s Style Guide and referencing, as well as guaranteeing textual flow, and syntactical congruency.

What your day to day will look like with us

  • Provide oversight for and assure consistency to FourthRev’s editorial style guide.
  • Promote editorial best practices within the Product team.
  • Commit to correct referencing practices.
  • Provide high quality editing for FourthRev’s Product and wider deliverables, such as storyboards, course maps, graphics, alt-text, course overviews, assessment documents including marking rubrics, video scripts and so on.
  • Copy-edit, fact-check, and proofread to the highest level.
  • Contribute to the development of Product strategy, standards, and processes.
  • Demonstrate commitment to FourthRev’s vision and values.
  • Contribute to the overall Product quality, team success, and FourthRev culture.
  • Perform other duties as requested.


What you’ll need to succeed

  • Tertiary qualification, preferably in English, Linguistics, or Education.
  • Minimum of five years’ editing/editorial quality control (QC) experience.
  • Digital education experience is a bonus.
  • Ability to multi-task, shift priorities, and meet strict deadlines.
  • Highly organised and detail-oriented with time management skills.
  • To be a self-starter with a ‘yes, and…’ attitude.
  • Willingness to embrace the unknown, be flexible, and to continually learn in an ever-changing environment.
  • Work in an agile environment where processes rapidly change and deadlines constantly shift.
  • Capability to edit large amounts of text within the stipulated deadlines.
  • Knowledge of eLearning platforms and some html experience will benefit you.

About you

You have a keen eye for detail, absolutely love editing large chunks of text (multiple times), are able to meet strict deadlines, enjoy collaboration as well as working in a silo, and have a passion for education and helping others progress in their careers. You will be excited to work in a dynamic, global, and rapidly changing scale-up environment, relishing the chance to stamp your mark on the future trajectory of the business as it builds a global footprint and impacts the lives of learners around the world.


Spend your days making a difference.

FourthRev builds world class online learning programmes that lead to qualifications from leading universities, certifications from the world's best technology companies and digital technology jobs with a global network of employer partners.

It’s our vision to become the world’s leading enabler of employability outcomes for students and lifelong learners. In doing so, and helping close the digital skills gap, our purpose is to create social and economic value on a global scale.

In less than two years we have partnered with ten of the world's most recognized technology companies to deliver cutting edge courses with universities in Australia, the UK and the US. Our unwavering commitment to quality, student outcomes and shared value partnerships has resulted in excellent growth and investment from leading US and European EdTech VCs. We have been recognised by JISC as one of the top 20 edtech start-ups in the UK and by HolonIQ in the ANZ top-50.

Why you’ll love working here

At FourthRev, we are deeply passionate about work being a meaningful, fulfilling part of life. We are proud to be a remote first company that offers flexible working arrangements and ongoing professional growth and development. We place staff health and happiness at the core of strategy and operations as a critical component of our high performance culture. We are deeply passionate about work being a meaningful, fulfilling part of life.

Get ready to:

  • You’ll tackle unique and challenging opportunities and embrace the unknown, supported by an amazing and talented team of professionals who genuinely care and want you to succeed.
  • Your voice matters. We believe that people matter and that our success as an organisation is driven by the people within it.
  • You’ll become part of a greater community. We’re passionate about enabling the growth of others, mentorship, lifelong learning, supporting learners in the digital economy and other causes.
  • We are a globally diverse team with colleagues spanning different time zones including the U.K. Australia and South Africa. Let us know where you are, we will see if we can make it work!

Our DEI Commitment

We value diversity, equity, and inclusion at FourthRev. We aim to continue building a team with a variety of backgrounds, identities, and life experiences. Research has shown that historically underrepresented groups, such as people with disabilities, women, and people of color, are less likely to apply for a job unless they completely match all the criteria and qualifications.

If you feel that you do not meet every single requirement listed in the job description but you are excited about the opportunity and feel a connection to our vision and values we encourage you to submit your application

If you are not selected for this role, we will add you to our talent pool and continue to engage with you should a role arise that better aligns with your skillset and experience.

Company benefits

Open to part-time employees
Open to compressed hours
Enhanced maternity leave – 12 weeks Full Pay
Enhanced paternity leave – 12 weeks full pay
Adoption leave – 12 weeks full pay
Unlimited annual leave
Hubble credits
Teambuilding days

The FlexScore® is the result of a rigorous 2-step verification of a company’s flexibility

First we assess the flexibility options FourthRev provides and then we anonymously survey a statistically significant proportion of their employees to make sure FourthRev is as flexible as they say they are. Our assessment is based on the six key elements of flexibility: location, hours, autonomy, benefits, role modelling and work-life balance.

We ask the hard questions so you don’t have to.

Working at FourthRev

Company employees


Gender diversity (male:female)


Office locations


Funding levels

$8 million

Hiring Countries

South Africa
United Kingdom
Awards & Achievements
Most flexible EdTech & Education companies – 2nd

Most flexible EdTech & Education companies – 2nd

Industry awards 2022