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Seeking a talented Writer/Researcher to join our team!

1st July 2018

We are now seeking a talented Writer/Researcher to join our team at our HQ in Durham.

Applicants must be excellent communicators and confident, articulate writers who are able to work independently and think on their feet to create emotive, persuasive, colourful and exciting content on all manner of subjects.

The Writer/Researcher will be responsible for researching a wide variety of topics in-depth, and will be required to create intelligent content from their research (such as academic reports, articles, award submissions, how-to guides, short stories, scripts, essays, press releases, blogs, conference programmes, marketing materials and social media content) for numerous clients on an ongoing basis.

They will also be required to undertake quantitative research (eg. assessing charts and statistics and evaluating the success of current marketing campaigns in written form) and qualitative research (eg. undertaking internet research to produce reports, fact-finding, contact-gathering and speaker-recruiting through LinkedIn and Google, and conducting in-depth telephone interviews on a wide range of topics. They will regularly present their findings to management, external clients and collaborators. They will also be required to proofread and copy-edit on an ongoing basis. They may occasionally be required to help with photography and video editing (training will be provided). 

The Candidate:

  • Degree-level qualification or above

  • Excellent academic and informal writing skills

  • Experience of researching and writing on many different subjects

  • Experience of interviewing others to extract information

  • Able to skim-read and interpret specialist copy, and find a new voice to make it more understandable by the mainstream

  • Experience of event planning, speaker-recruiting or conference production is desirable

  • Experience of managing websites, using analytics tools and creating social media posts to amplify brand presence would be advantageous

Behaviours and Competencies:

  • A strong communicator and networker, ability to influence others

  • An enquiring mind, literate and well-read, with immaculate command over spelling and grammar

  • Able to see creative possibilities in every subject they research and instinctively able to understand how to turn a dull topic into a colourful and interesting story

  • Constantly striving for excellence in all they do

  • Able to adjust the style, content and tone of their writing to suit a wide range of audiences

  • Able to respond to pressure and problem-solve

  • Ability to think creatively and innovatively

  • Professional judgment and discretion

  • Analytical skills to forecast and identify trends and challenges

  • Highly organised and ability to prioritise own workload

  • Great team player

If you feel this is you, and you would like us to consider your application, please send your CV and a covering letter to us at hello@glowcreative.co.uk, and we will be in touch!

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