Overview

Salary: Up to £22,000 + benefits

We are looking for an enthusiastic and multi-talented Researcher/Copywriter to join our production team and carry out qualitative and quantitative research, as well as provide high-quality written content for the various projects the team has in production at any given time.

As a researcher, you must be tenacious and willing and able to mine the Internet and other sources for information, and be meticulous in the analysis and presentation of your findings. As a copywriter, you must have a flair for the English language, but at the same time be a strict self-editor to ensure you stick to your word count whilst still getting your message across.

Researching

  • Sourcing qualitative and quantitative data from a wide variety of sources (typically online but also often making direct contact with various institutions and academic sources).
  • Providing thorough references and citations for your data.
  • Curating your data to separate the useful from the useless, and thoroughly analysing your findings to pick out trends.
  • Presenting your findings in an easily digestible format for the production team.
  • Providing ongoing research support throughout the production cycle.

Copywriting

  • Ensuring each campaign in production has all the written content it needs. This can range from basic on-page copy through to lengthier passages of written work.
  • Liaising with our in-house foreign language speakers to arrange translations when required, and conversely, proofreading and sub-editing their English translations.
  • Creating written content for Verve’s website and social media channels
  • Supporting the management team in the creation of external documents e.g. awards submissions, briefs, pitches etc.

Personal specifications

  • Minimum education – Bachelor’s degree or comparable work experience
  • Demonstrable research and analysis experience
  • Extremely strong written English skills and a keen eye for detail terms of presentation in
  • Ability to adapt tone according to the vertical and audience
  • Ability to work to strict deadlines
  • Demonstrate creativity and the ability to come up with innovative and original ideas for campaigns
  • Be a team player; with the ability and interest in supporting the wider team, solving problems and coming up with solutions when challenges arise
  • Desirable – previous agency experience and/or understanding of SEO

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