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Writer/Copywriter


Location: London, UK and/or remote
Salary: £35,000 pro rata + discretionary bonus p.a.
Start date: ASAP, or as arranged
Application Deadline: 31 March 2020


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Job Description




We are looking for an in-house, part-time writer/copywriter to produce written content for thought leadership articles, speeches and presentations, social media content, and other communications and publications, as required. The position offers flexible working arrangements, and, for the right individual, can develop into a full-time position.

Our work requires intelligent and engaging storytelling and communications. We work with senior leaders at best-in-class organisations across the world. Our readers are discerning and extremely busy. We need someone who can command their attention, entertain them, and inform them – succinctly – regarding matters that impact their careers and businesses. Our subject matter can be complex and nebulous: it matters that the writer/copywriter can bring the material to life, and that their writing gives it tangibility and weight.

The successful candidate will be able to draw on and connect ideas from multiple disciplines and sources; they will take an active interest in current and international affairs; they will be fascinated by human nature; they will be as well-read in non-fiction as they are in fiction; they will be well-travelled and speak at least one foreign language fluently, and; they will enjoy learning about new topics and writing on diverse topics from “the role of male mentors in a post Me Too world” to “how to lead tech integration at corporations in the aerospace industry”.

We are a mission-driven company and have little interest in sitting on the fence. We want a strong writer/copywriter who wants to use their craft in service of speaking up when it counts, emboldening outstanding but overlooked individuals, and supporting leaders who transform organisations, communities, and nations.

You would report to the Managing Director, and will drive the development of style, voice, and tone across our written communications. The writer/copywriter position requires a quietly confident and highly motivated individual who can quickly generate multiple initial concepts, and effectively fulfil both short- and long-form content briefs. Our team is small, and our work often requires long periods of concentration, so the role would suit someone who prefers to work in a quieter environment and/or who wishes to explore flexible working arrangements.






Key Responsibilities




  • Write content for thought leadership articles and social media posts
  • Write, proofread, and edit content for presentations, speeches, reports, and marketing materials
  • Ensure a consistent style, tone, and voice within and across content and channels
  • Conduct fact-checking and research, as required to complete content briefs
  • Collaborate with the graphic designer, as required
  • Proofread and edit content drafted by other team members
  • Preferred: Interview stakeholders across industries and seniority levels





Required Skills & Attributes




  • Strong work ethic
  • Strong sense of craftmanship and high attention to detail
  • Strong writing skills for both informative, “dry” content and more narrative creative
  • Highly articulate use of English, with high-level critical reasoning and rhetoric skills
  • High degree of creativity, with a dedication to writing with both beauty and precision
  • Highly observant with ability to pivot approach/content quickly based on fresh insight
  • Takes an investigative approach, with a strong commitment to uncovering and communicating as faithful a representation of the facts as possible
  • Able to manage and work with high degrees of ambiguity and complexity in subject matter
  • Strong time management skills, with the ability to manage multiple priorities and projects
  • Can work well under pressure, maintaining consistent delivery to a high standard
  • Quick to understand, synthesise, curate, and communicate complex and nuanced information
  • Very high intellectual curiosity with a “constant learner” mentality
  • Strong interpersonal and relationship-building skills, with a healthy level of self-awareness
  • Flexible approach, prioritising the needs of the business
  • Intermediate or fluent in a second language
  • Proficient in MS Office
  • Preferred: Proficiency in Adobe InDesign




Qualifications & Experience




  • 3+ years’ experience as an in-house or agency copywriter, or similar, preferably in a corporate environment and/or professional services firm with an international focus
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher from a globally leading university. Preferred degree areas include English, history, languages, literature studies, and creative writing





How to Apply




To apply, please submit a CV and a cover letter to talent@arieliandco.com. Please address the following questions in your cover letter:

  • In an ideal world, what can Arieli & Company provide you with as an employee?
  • We care about supporting leaders who can change the world. In what way does this mission resonate with you?
  • Describe two critical trends that, in your view, impact the world of work today
  • Based on your background, what do you think you would bring to the role that other candidates would not?

Important note

Unfortunately, applications that do not meet the following criteria cannot be progressed to the next stage:

  • All applications must be submitted with a CV and cover letter
  • All cover letters must answer the given questions