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“Be a yardstick of quality. Some people aren’t used to an environment where excellence is expected.”Steve Jobs

Do you want to work in a team where excellence is expected and delivered?

If the answer’s yes, we’d love to hear from you. Drop us a line at [email protected] and tell us why you’ve got that something special we are looking for.

Current vacancies:

Financial copy / content writer

We have an exciting opportunity for an ambitious and motivated individual to join one of Nottingham’s newest businesses.

Rapidly developing an excellent reputation in our sector, The Yardstick Agency provides marketing strategy and support for financial advisers. Due to overwhelming client demand, we need to recruit a talented and creative copywriter / content writer.

The right candidate will have a passion for producing fresh, compelling, beautifully written, content.

An interest in personal finance is vital and experience in the sector preferable.

Most of our content is published online. The successful candidate must therefore have experience in writing for an online audience, while understanding the basic principles of SEO and broader digital marketing strategies.

Working for an ambitious, new business, as part of a growing and motivated team, the successful candidate will be expected to produce work of the highest quality. There’s no place for mediocrity here!

Duties of the role will include:

  • Writing clear and concise content; including website copy, as well as blogs and guides
  • Explaining complex financial issues
  • Adapting your writing style to reflect the target audience
  • Liaising with clients and members of the team
  • Delivering work on time and to a high standard
  • Proof reading and editing copy produced by other members of the team

Skills you will definitely need:

  • Excellent written English skills
  • A passion for writing fresh, engaging and compelling content
  • An ability to work accurately and to tight deadlines
  • An interest in personal finance (if you don’t have this, please do not apply, it is vital to the role)
  • Experience writing copy for an online audience
  • A high level of written and verbal communication skills
  • The ability to adapt your tone of voice and writing style to reflect our client’s requirements
  • A desire to develop your own skill set and drive your career forward
  • The ability to carefully manage multiple tasks and use your own initiative to ensure deadlines are met

Skills which are desirable:

  • A basic knowledge of SEO and digital marketing strategies
  • Experience of writing content for social media and using various channels, particularly Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn
  • A vibrant and engaging personality

Experience:

  • Candidates must have suitable copy writing or journalistic experience
  • Experience in writing for the financial services sector is preferred, although not essential

Location:

Our office in Nottingham’s Lace Market

Hours of work:

Full time (part-time or job share considered for the right candidate)

Benefits:

The salary range for this position is £18,000 to £25,000 dependent upon experience

Generous holiday entitlement

Training and qualification opportunities

Pension scheme following the successful completion of a probationary period

To apply, please forward a copy of your CV and a covering letter to [email protected]

PLEASE: NO AGENCIES

Do you have other skills we need?

We will only work with the best; we are building a team where excellence is expected and delivered.

If you feel you have other skills which will help us deliver great results to our clients, please get in touch too.