Interviewer Writer/Editor Contract

Interviewer Writer/Editor Contract

The Society seeks to engage an experienced interviewer and writer/editor.

Contract summary


  • Publications – 22120000
  • Research and development services and related consultancy services – 73000000

Location of contract


Value of contract


Published date

02 April 2020

Closing date

14 April 2020

Contract start date

01 May 2020

Contract end date

31 December 2020

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The Royal Society seeks to engage an experienced interviewer, writer and editor for the Envision Project which shall focus on improvements in the education system in the area of STEM.

Drawing on the expertise of our fellowship, the Society provides expert, independent advice to policy-makers and the general public, championing the contributions that science can make to economic prosperity, quality of life and environmental sustainability. Recent policy studies have covered topics such as ocean resources, machine learning, school-business collaboration and synthetic biology.

Arising from the President of the Royal Society’s concerns about the fitness of UK education for future science, the economy and wider society, the Royal Society’s vision for science mathematics and computing education sets out to explore how school education systems in the UK should evolve to meet the demands of the mid-21st century.

To support this agenda, the Society has established the Envision project. The Society seeks to engage an experienced interviewer and writer/editor to produce short, thought-provoking publications which will encourage discussion surrounding the future of education by applying the Society’s Broad and Balanced approach to a wide range of themes. These Envision publications will be based on interviews the successful Tenderer shall conduct with nominated high-profile stakeholders.

The successful tenderer shall deliver the following outputs:
Part 1: Conduct interviews and draft think pieces with high profile stakeholders – book and conduct interviews with key stakeholders between April and the end of December 2020. Draft publications to complement the interview pieces 1,000-word think pieces per publication, written in the first person based on the interviews.
Draft for each publication, a 1000-word supplementary evidence document.
Part 2: Conduct edit of 2,000-word publication
Part 3: Edit of entire project’s publications to ensure consistency of message and tone throughout

More details are contained in the provided Specification and instructions are provided in regard to obtaining the full tender pack.


About the buyer

Contact name

Rebecca Farquhar


6 Carlton House Terrace


+44 20 7451 2653



Other information


Attachment 1 – Specification

Attachment 1 – Specification ITT 492 The Envision Project.doc.docx

Tenderer Registration Form

Attachment 2 – Tender Registration Form.docx

Instructions to Tenderers

492 – Instructions to Tenderers.docx

Tenderers seeking to obtain the full tender pack shall complete and email the Tenderer Registration Form to as soon as possible.

Thank you and we look forward to receiving responses.


How to apply

Please apply directly to the buyer using the contact details provided, or follow the instructions given in the notice description or information section.