Writer / Editor

Location: Croydon, Surrey, S. E. England, England Salary: Pension
Sector: Marketing Specialism:
Type: Permanent Contact: Simon Kiely

Writer / Editor
Croydon, Surrey

Writer / Editor needed for our travel client based in Croydon, who are looking to employ an experienced Writer / Editor with a strong travel writer background to provide fresh, engaging copy for their holiday products, brochures, press releases, advertorials, emails, Website with a working knowledge of SEO

The successful Writer / Editor will want to work for this client not just because it's a great opportunity but also because they will give you a wealth of benefits including:

* Salary: £40,000 - £45,000 per annum
* Up to 25 day's holiday
* Pension Scheme
* Career Progression
* Training & Development
* Flexible working
* Cycle to work scheme
* Season ticket loan

Some of the main duties of the Writer / Editor will include:

* Lead on creating engaging, compelling, stand-out sales messaging for new and existing holiday products, working in association with product managers, to their brief
* Provide copy as required by other members of the marketing team, working to their brief
* Work within pre-determined schedules to deliver all copy as required on time
* Ensure the tone, quality and consistency of all copy across the Company
* Ensure all copy writers are working to the highest standards and producing engaging, grammatically correct prose
* Edit, sub-edit and proofread content created by other members of the team
* Maintain, evolve and share our brand guidelines, be the brand guardian for the written word
* Write press releases for Travel Agencies and proofread all press releases for B2B distribution
* Manage projects with many stakeholders, formulate the right brief and ensure that what's produced matches expectations ensuring communication at all stages of the project
* Identify customers' needs and gaps in content and recommend changes
* Propose new content ideas to support lead generation activity and Company business objectives
* Continually review the content portfolio, making changes as appropriate

In order to be the successful Writer / Editor and have a chance to gain such an exciting opportunity you will ideally need to have the following:

* An experienced writer and seasoned travel industry professional with a thorough knowledge of what it takes to sell holidays in a highly competitive marketplace
* Educated to degree level in English or a communications-related discipline or with a demonstrable command of the English language
* Proven experience creating engaging content of varied formats with a portfolio to share
* Excellent writing, editing and proof-reading skills in English
* Thorough understanding of tone of voice and experience in shaping and maintaining a brand voice
* Working knowledge of SEO
* Experience of using content management systems
* Exceptional attention to detail
* Able to pull the creative from vague briefs
* Confident decision maker with an understanding of the bigger picture
* Understanding of brand and what that means for content
* Able to work to and meet tight deadlines
* Communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to liaise with a range of people
* IT literate including MS Office
* Organised and a multi-tasker, and especially able to work to strict deadlines

This really is a fantastic opportunity for a Writer / Editor to progress their career. If you are interested please apply as soon as possible as this position will be filled quickly so don't miss out!

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