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Salary: Circa £30k, dependent on experience
Term: Full time ideally, although part time would be considered for the right candidate.
Holiday: 26 days' holiday, plus bank holidays and an additional day for your birthday
Experience: At least two years’ experience in a copy/content role, ideally within the realm of PR or marketing.
The Bigger Boat is an award-winning integrated agency based in the scenic Wheatley Park in Mirfield, close to Huddersfield and Leeds. We're a friendly crew of designers, developers and digital marketers. Our expanding client list includes well-known international brands, as well as regional businesses.
Our sister agency Scriba PR is a B2B communications agency that exists to ensure complex businesses with intricate messages can eloquently communicate their stories and boost their brand presence.
This is a great opportunity to join our group of agencies during an exciting period of growth.
Compelling copy is at the heart of both businesses. We’re on the hunt for an experienced copywriter to lend their wordsmithery to Scriba PR in the first instance, but the successful candidate will also write for The Bigger Boat where needed. With fluidity between the two businesses, this is a role that will provide the right person the opportunity to really stretch their creative capabilities. You’ll be required to research, write and edit copy for our combined and expansive roster of B2B clients, telling their complex stories, and turning your hand to any and every type of content to position them front and centre of their industries, raise their profiles through thought-leadership pieces and help them build strong relationships with their customers. You’ll be unfazed by technical topic matter, fanatical about the detail, and capable of adapting writing style to suit any brief.
The day to day
You’ll be tasked with creating engaging and persuasive copy for various marketing channels, including website content, blog articles, social media, press releases, features and emails. You’ll be comfortable with humanising complex technical information to craft insightful stories, having immersed yourself in the sectors we work in (environmental, healthcare, technology, architecture and manufacturing, to name a few).
You’ll support the wider comms team with industry news and trends monitoring, liaise on campaigns, and participate where needed in client meetings.
We have a wholly collaborative environment, which means you’ll work alongside directors, as well as account managers, executives and fellow copywriters — plus ‘the crew’ at The Bigger Boat — to ensure we’re delivering intelligent, tailored copy that resonates with our intended audiences.
Key skills and experience:
You’ll have excellent written skills and the highest standards when it comes to attention to detail – all this, underpinned with bags of creativity, means you’re a go-to for engaging, accurate and unique copy that converts. You’ll ideally have experience writing for a range of sectors and the ability to vary tone and style across different accounts.
You’ll be part of a team meticulous in its copywriting offering and will be required to proofread and edit content to uphold our high levels of quality, style and tone.
Your ability to manage multiple projects is testament to your first-class organisational skills.
Not essential skills, but nice to haves:
It will help if you have a familiarity with SEO best practice or at least an understanding of how optimising content can impact digital visibility.
Other professional ‘plus points’ include:
A degree (or equivalent qualification) in English, journalism or creative writing
The ability to work in a fast-paced environment
Personality traits we look for include:
Enthusiasm, passion and pride in your writing
A self-motivator with an abundance of initiative
A great communicator (face to face, on the phone and via email)
Committed to development (personal and professional)
Efficient, organised and time conscious
Loyal and honest
Willing to support colleagues and get stuck in
Scriba is big on employee relations — as well as a great starting salary and flexible working as standard, we offer a host of benefits that we like to shout about, too. For example:
A healthcare cash plan — including 24/7 mental health counselling and GP service
Your birthday off ‘for free’
A paid leave ‘digital detox’ day
A day of paid leave per month for volunteering
6 ‘spark’ development days per year
Mentoring with an external personal and professional development coach
Plus, a number of 'outside the box' rewards/treats, all from our vibrant office in a converted textiles mill — with private breakout/creative space available, plus free parking, discounted gym membership, on-site spa, deli, and hair/beauty salons.
Working across the globe – with a client roster that includes trailblazers from sectors including technology, engineering, the environment, and construction – our down-to-earth team understands the complex worlds our clients operate in.
Our campaigns are results-driven, and colleagues listen to our – extremely varied – client base to deliver campaigns that will increase market share, help launch new products or services, attract or retain staff, or position a company for takeover, to name just a few.
Collectively, we have a real flair for what we do, with a rich blend of skills and talent that complement each other. We’re a team that sees the solutions, not the problems – and makes sure that every word counts. Meet the Scriba collective, here.
We’ll often refer to ourselves as ‘the critical friend’ – being honest means we say it like it is and do the right thing, rather than being ‘yes men’. We like to call it Scriba sense. For example, we:
Helped build an employment law brand for sale
Assisted in raising a seven-figure investment in a leading martech brand
Developed a ‘viral’ social media campaign for a telecoms leader
Reworked an entire technical client’s website in under 24 hours
Increased website traffic by 344% for a European commercial interiors expert.
Whether we’re raising the profile of an industry’s best-kept secret or positioning an established niche brand for fast growth, we deliver powerful pieces of content that work — constantly guided by our four key principles, known as Scriba soul.
Smart in our delivery.
Optimistic in our outlook.
Uncompromising in business.
To apply for the role (or obtain further information), please contact Louise Jaggar via email (email@example.com). Applications should include a CV and cover letter.
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