Full time

Senior writer and editor.

We’re looking for a senior writer and editor to join our team. This is a permanent, full-time role.

Do you have bags of editorial experience? Do you champion great journalism and content creation? Can you communicate with everyone from CEOs to frontline workers with the same can-do attitude? And all this while juggling multiple projects? Get in touch!

What you'll do

  • Plan and create multi-channel content plans
  • Develop tone of voice and style guides
  • Schedule and conduct interviews and manage contributors
  • Lead and contribute to client and internal meetings as a subject matter expert for content
  • Edit, write, sub-edit and proofread employee communications across multiple channels including email, workplace messaging platforms/social media, web (microsites/intranets), film, animation, podcasts, external social media, graphic treatments and print
  • Work with the account team to manage and service client accounts for all content or copywriting needs, from brief through to completion
  • Brief designers, illustrators and video production teams
  • Manage budgets, time and workload with high levels of accountability and limited oversight
  • Accurately estimate time and resources needed for upcoming work
  • Deliver training and workshops on storytelling and content best practice
  • Work with the account director to identify new content opportunities, proactively proposing innovative ways to present information or create engaging content
  • Develop and actively maintain a thorough understanding of the clients you work with, their business and the challenges their stakeholders and audiences face.

Your skills and experience

You have 5+ years’ experience in journalism or a content-focused role in a corporate or agency/consultancy environment. You can:

  • Write in varying tones of voice, for different audiences
  • Proofread like a boss
  • Write succinct, exciting copy for print, digital and social channels – and understand the different approaches needed for each
  • Conduct warm and comfortable interviews, getting the most from your subject while still taking meaningful notes
  • Spot the angle in any story and instinctively understand ‘what’s in it for me’ for different audiences
  • Use different treatments and creative approaches
  • Turn your hand to anything, from writing strategic documents to explaining complex topics in ways that are compelling for clients’ unique audiences.

Ideally (but not essentially)

  • You’re familiar with change management and have worked on change projects
  • You’re aware of behavioural science and can apply its principles to your writing, to drive behaviour change
  • You have experience of planning, recording and editing podcasts
  • You have skills and experience in editing audio and video content

Our ideal candidate will be an organised, adaptable and perceptive person. You’re not afraid to push the boundaries while always being professional – and you can give and receive constructive feedback. You’re creative, focused on delivering the goods for your clients, motivated and ambitious – but you’re fun and empathetic too.

Our clients include eBay, EY, Sainsbury's, Boston Consulting Group, Visa, Dixons Carphone, Aviva and many more.

What we offer

You’ll be part of a vibrant, energetic, award-winning team. We love what we do, support each other, and get a buzz from working together to delight clients and colleagues. You’ll learn every day, working with some of the best in the business, tackling projects for household-name brands and clients that span every industry sector. You’ll work closely with our wider team of consultants and designers who report to our HQ in York.

You’ll have the opportunity to develop your career in a dynamic and growing business, having plenty of fun along the way. You’ll get a healthy remuneration package and discretionary bonus scheme, coaching and development, regular away days, private healthcare, death in service benefit and pension scheme.

This role will involve regular travel, including visits to our York office and client locations. We are happy to accept nationwide applicants for this role, with the successful candidate working in a blended way from home and from our York office or from our London workspace, depending on location.

To apply for this role, please send a covering letter and your CV to recruitment@scarlettabbott.co.uk or click the 'apply now' button.

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