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We’re hiring a ​Content Manager and Compliance Officer

JOB TITLE:
Content Manager and Compliance Officer

ROLE SUMMARY:
Azoomee is a digital entertainment platform for children 5 – 9 to watch, play and learn online. Content is a big part of our product and the Content Manager and Compliance Officer will work closely with the company’s Executive Content Manager.  This is a fantastic opportunity to work for an exciting and ambitious company and creatively contribute to the development of the product. The role is a mid-level position with excellent progression opportunities within the company.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Ensuring that all Azoomee content is compliant with the relevant OFCOM and ASA regulations and guidelines
  • Metadata tagging
  • Writing synopses, parental content guides and family activities
  • Writing content-related blog posts and other materials as required
  • Get under the skin of our audience and identify new content that is relevant and suitable; our target audience is kids 5 – 9

SKILLS / EXPERIENCE

  • Strong writing experience
  • Proven experience with content compliance
  • Proven interest with children’s entertainment media
  • Previous experience processing, scheduling and curating content within a digital CMS
  • An Undergraduate Degree (BA or BS) in Media Studies
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills. Ability to deliver results under pressure
  • Good PowerPoint/Excel skills and a keen appetite for the internet, new technology and social media

THE IMPORTANT STUFF

  • Salary: competitive
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Brand new Mac & iPad
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United Kingdom

If you are excited about this opportunity, please email us your CV and a short description of why you’re perfect for this role to hello@azoomee.com.

ABOUT AZOOMEE:
Our office is based in Shoreditch, London. Our team members, investors and advisors come from the Media & Entertainment industry and together we have created an ambitious plan to grow Azoomee into the best kidtech company in the space. This is an opportunity to join a great team at a key stage in the company’s life.

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Nov 4
Nov 4

We’re hiring a Digital Content Coordinator

JOB TITLE:

Digital Content Coordinator – full time

 

ROLE SUMMARY:

Azoomee is a digital entertainment platform for children 5 – 9 to watch, play and learn online. Content is a big part of our product and the Content Coordinator will work closely with the company’s Executive Content Manager.  This is a fantastic opportunity to work for an exciting and ambitious company and creatively contribute to the development of the product. The role is a junior position with excellent progression opportunities within the company.

 

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES: 

  • Research children’s video content and games: watch shows, play games, understand their themes. Tag and organise this content into spreadsheets
  • Coordinate compliance and quality control process of all content. This is a key part of our curation work.
  • Prepare and coordinate media artwork and assets for the platform’s CMS
  • Schedule content and create curation lists using Azoomee’s CMS system
  • Work closely with our Executive Content Manager to create a tagging system and implement the tagging across all our content
  • Identify what children are doing on-line and how they are choosing to spend their time. Co-ordinate research projects with external specialist consultants and present data to the management team
  • Get under the skin of our audience and identify new content that is relevant and suitable; our target audience is kids 5 – 9

 

SKILLS / EXPERIENCE   

  • An Undergraduate Degree (BA or BS) in Media Studies
  • Excellent organizational and analytical skills. Ability to deliver results under pressure
  • Good PowerPoint/Excel skills and a keen appetite for the internet, new technology and social media
  • A strong interest in children’s entertainment

Preferable but not a requirement:

  • Previous experience processing, scheduling and curating content within a digital CMS
  • Basic Photoshop skills
  • Ability to gather, interpret and present data

 

THE IMPORTANT STUFF

  • Salary: £25,000
  • 25 days holiday + bank holidays
  • Subsidised gym membership
  • Brand new Mac
  • Must have unrestricted work authorization to work in the United Kingdom

If you are excited about this opportunity, please email us your CV and a short description of why you’re perfect for this role to hello@azoomee.com.

 

ABOUT AZOOMEE

Our office is based in Shoreditch, London. Our team members, investors and advisors come from the Media & Entertainment industry and together we have created an ambitious plan to grow Azoomee into the best kidtech company in the space. This is an opportunity to join a great team at a key stage in the company’s life

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Sep 1
Sep 1

Azoomee is crowdfunding!

We’re thrilled to announce that Azoomee is now crowdfunding on Crowdcube!

We’ve had an amazing journey so far from forming a strategic partnership with the NSPCC back in February 2015 to signing an exclusive deal with O2 last month making Azoomee the sole entertainment provider on their new children’s tablet, which they are selling online and in all 473 O2 stores across the UK.

This is a really exciting time for us and we invite you to get involved at this stage of our development by investing in Azoomee and actually owning part of the company.

The Crowdcube platform is really straightforward to use and you can invest anything from £10 upwards. There are also various investor rewards available for larger investments. If you have any questions then feel free to email the team at invest@azoomee.com.

Otherwise, you can get started straight away by heading over to Crowdcube and watching our video: www.crowdcube.com/azoomee

 

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Sep 4
Sep 4

Session 8: What’s real on the internet?

As the summer holidays are coming to an end so too are the Search It Up sessions. It’s been an awesome eight weeks and we’ve covered many different aspects of internet safety, including bullying, viruses, privacy, and more.

In this final episode, T-Rex vs Pirate, we look at whether the things we see, read, and hear online are always true.

When Robbie sends Jack a manipulated photo of a T-Rex in the city, Jack is incredulous at first because it seems ridiculous. But, the more Robbie tells him it’s true (and the picture looks quite real), the more Jack is convinced. He rushes to Gran and Maya who help him understand that the internet is full of information that should not be taken at face value.

Through the online world we are exposed to thousands of times more information every day than most humans a few hundred years ago were in a lifetime. Sifting through it all is challenging enough, but more importantly we have to be (and should be) discerning, critical, and sometimes skeptical about what we consume.

At the most basic level, this is a discussion that can be had periodically with children early on by establishing that the internet is never the final word and encouraging kids to think about sources of information.

Azoomee believes in being proactive and starting conversations early about online safety with your children. This summer Azoomee is running a FREE series of VIDEO and QUIZ learning sessions, aimed at children 5-11. Check out session 8 with your kids now!


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We’d like to thank the following partners for their help sharing the Search It Up sessions: the NSPCC, Kidscape, The Breck Foundation, Barney & Echo, KidtropolisKanoFire Tech CampOnline Them and St John’s Innovation Centre.

We hope you’ve enjoyed these internet safety sessions. If you would like to discuss using Search It Up on your site, for classroom activities or for anything else, please get in touch with us at hello@azoomee.com.

 

 

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Aug 1
Aug 1

Session 7: Being kind online

In this week’s episode of the Search It Up sessions we look at whether being kind online is different to being kind in person.

Jack really enjoys the game Robot Rebuilder, especially when Robbie can play with him online. This time, he and his friend have a disagreement about how the robot should be built and, out of frustration, Jack uncharacteristically decides to destroy what they made together. Robbie leaves the game upset, not quite understanding why his friend would do such a mean thing.

When we communicate and exchange online, it’s sometimes easy to forget that there are actual people on the other end. Between physical detachment and complete anonymity, the online world offers degrees of separation that can inhibit our sense of social awareness and kindness. This episode, ‘Jackattack vs Robotron’, aims to reinforce the message that how we act towards others online should not be all too different from offline.

Azoomee believes in being proactive and starting conversations early about online safety with your children. This summer Azoomee is running a FREE series of VIDEO and QUIZ learning sessions, aimed at children 5-11. Check out session 7 with your kids now!

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Aug 0

Session 6: What Does Your Selfie Say?

Selfies have become a social epidemic in recent years and we’re all guilty of taking one at some point (yes even you reading this… admit it!). However there is more to selfies than meets the eye. This week in the Search It Up sessions we look at the hidden dangers of selfies.

In this episode, ‘What Does Your Selfie Say’, Maya loves taking selfies and sharing them with friends, but she doesn’t always pay attention to what or how much is being shown in her photos. What she thinks is just a silly picture of herself to send to her friend Gemma actually reveals more than she expected. What if that selfie got into the wrong hands?

Sharing pictures with family and friends is one of the most fun things to do online, but we need to consider what those images really show and where they could possibly end up. Kids are therefore encouraged to be more discerning when sharing personal pictures online, which is something so easy to forget in the excitement of the moment.

Azoomee believes in being proactive and starting conversations early about online safety with your children. This summer Azoomee is running a FREE series of VIDEO and QUIZ learning sessions, aimed at children aged 5-11. Check out session 6 with your kids now!

To see how your school or organisation can get involved with our internet safety sessions email the Azoomee team at hello@azoomee.com.

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Aug 0
Aug 0

Session 5: Computer viruses

In the latest episode of the Search It Up sessions we focus on computer viruses – what are they and how do they occur?

While Jack’s having a sick day at home he receives an email for Gran from Auntie Dol. He gets permission to open it and finds an interesting link asking to be clicked. The result is a computer virus that freezes the tablet. Jack is distraught and confused. Why would Auntie Dol send Gran a virus?

In this episode Jack learns that, although the online world is full of attractive things vying for attention, not everything is honest. To young users, discerning what’s suspicious online can be challenging, so the message is simple: If you’re unsure about something, don’t click it.

Azoomee believes in being proactive about online safety and starting conversations early with your children. Check out session 5 with your kids now (don’t worry this link is definitely safe to click!).

Thanks to the following friends for their helping spreading the word about internet safety:

Kidscape who tirelessly fight to protect young people from bullying and abuse.
The Breck Foundation who raise awareness about how to play safe online.
Barney & Echo
 who run a series of internet safety roadshows.
Kano who let kids make and play with technology in a simple and fun way.

If you want to get involved too you can email us at hello@azoomee.com.

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Aug 1
Aug 1

Session 4: How long do things stay online?

We are proud to announce that, since starting our internet safety sessions, Search It Up has won an award for Best Animation at UK Monthly Film Festival. Huge thanks to our writer, Dave Ingham, BAFTA-winning production studio, Arthur Cox, and the NSPCC for their continued support.

In this exciting digital era we can easily document, share, collect and distribute media and information with one another like never before. However, the fact that everything is so pervasive and accessible also makes what we exchange more fleeting and permanent. As a result we must practice and encourage the use of good judgement online, especially when discussing digital permanence with children, which can be quite an abstract concept.

In this latest episode of Search It Up, “I Don’t Want Everyone To See My Bum”, Maya records a really funny video of Jack playing basketball and wants to share it online, but Jack is worried about who might see it. Maya tries to convince Jack that it’s not a problem because she can post the video for a little while and delete it later on. Gran happens to overhear and explains that removing things once they’ve been shared online is not quite so simple, which is why posting things requires careful consideration.

Azoomee believes in being proactive and starting conversations about online safety with your children early. This summer Azoomee is running a FREE series of VIDEO and QUIZ learning sessions aimed at children 5-11. Check out session 4 with your kids now!

What they’re saying online… Towie star Lydia Bright:

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Jul 1
Jul 1

Session 3: Bullying!

In this latest instalment of the Search It Up sessions we look at bullying, both online and offline.

When Maya finds Jack quite sad after school he explains that he is being regularly picked on by Robbie in the playground. Maya relates by sharing an online bullying story of her own and suggests that it would help to go tell Gran, which they do together.

Bullying has become a major concern for parents and guardians of young digital natives. Facilitated by new mediums of social interaction that have connected people more than ever, the effects of bullying can be devastating and harder to detect unless victims and friends speak up.

This episode and short quiz explain bullying to young children in a simple way and offers straightforward advice for dealing with it.

Worried about your kids’ safety online? This summer Azoomee is running a FREE series of VIDEO and QUIZ learning sessions on internet safety. Check out session 3 with your kids now!

Thanks to our friends from Fire Tech Camp, Online Them and St John’s Innovation Centre  for helping us spread the word about internet safety. If you want to get involved too you can email us at hello@azoomee.com.

“Through visual storytelling, Azoomee’s series conveys a heartfelt and empowering message for children to ‘stay smart, stay safe, stay kind’ online.”

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Jul 1
Jul 1

GUEST POST: The Kid’s Ally

This guest post was written by Paola Garbini on behalf of the Noi Club:  http://www.noiclub.org Check out more great posts from Paola at www.paolagarbini.com

 

I am a mum and I recently met a mum. This is already a fantastic thing: so many things to discuss about, so much to share and learn. But the best thing about this mum is that she is disrupting the kids’ entertainment space with her very own App!

WOW.

Nothing to add here from me, just read yourself what she shared with me and enjoy three minutes of true inspiration!

Meet Estelle Lloyd, everyone.

 

Your bio in a tweet!

Entrepreneur, founder of Azoomee, mum of three daughters, chief laundry officer!

 

What does the NOI Club mean to you?

I love the idea of a club where women can exchange ideas and help each other. While there are numerous clubs for women, I think the NOI club brings a unique supportive, caring and inspirational space.

 

What project are you working on at the moment?

My company has recently launched Azoomee in the UK on tablets and mobile. Azoomee is a kids’ entertainment and learning app for primary school-aged children that gives access to the best videos, games, tutorials, learning and creative tools in a single safe place. Since mid-July the app is available on all O2 kids tablets, which is a major win for us! So I’m nurturing this partnership at the moment. We are also incredibly proud to benefit from the strategic support of the NSPCC. It is a real honour to work so closely with the Country’s leading children’s charity and they have been invaluable with their help and advice.

 

How did it all start?

I saw that my children were stumbling upon inappropriate content online. As a parent I found it scary and wanted to create a place where the internet is safe for kids. Azoomee is an App with a social conscience, everything on it is carefully curated to bring children a positive and valuable experience: from watching great shows that have positive messages, learning new skills through tutorials, leaning about interesting topics and more.

 

What is your “what if”, your world-changing driving force?

What if we started thinking about kids being online the same way we think about them riding a bike, crossing a road or taking the bus to school? The internet was built for adults but it is children who have inherited it. Azoomee has a real opportunity to influence how children behave online by educating them about the do’s and don’ts and preparing them for the type of things they will encounter on the internet.

 

You have exciting plans for the months ahead. Can you tell us more about that?

Developing additional key features in the next 12 months. We also plan to launch the App in other countries.

 

What do you think is the toughest challenge for women today?

Childcare. I’m a big believer that when women have access to reliable (and subsidised in some cases) childcare they become independent and more able to choose to have a career.

 

Do you think that the startup world can empower women? If so, how?

Yes, any environment that offers flexibility around work/life balance empowers women. It’s one of the few real differentiators of a startup compared to a more “traditional” career. I have attended all of my children’s school plays. On those days, after my daughters are in bed, I usually do a few hours of work!

 

What is the best piece of advice you would give to a girl? And to a woman?

Listening generously, speaking straight, being there for each other, honouring commitments, acknowledgment and appreciation.

 

Is there a mistake you made while developing your project that you would like to share with us?

We’ve made several mistakes and have learned a great deal each time. What worked last year may not work this year so risk taking is a part of startup life. Mark Zuckerberg summed it up in one of his famous quotes: “The biggest risk is not taking any risk… In a world that is changing really quickly, the only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks.”

 

And the three most important lessons learnt?

  • Know your audience
  • Hire the right team
  • Persevere

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