The Role:

Are you a wicked wordsmith wanting to use your skill sets to create impactful content? Do you have a genuine passion for writing with a creative flair and are bursting with new ideas? Do you want to be part of a fast-growing agency that only works with good causes?  Sound good? We think so too. 

We’re Shape History, the social impact communications agency. We’re here to nurture a fairer world, faster, through creative storytelling, powerful brands, and strategic communications. 

We’re on the lookout for candidates to fill the position of Copywriter. They should be a natural storyteller who have a background and passion in creative writing, and have 5+ years of experience. As part of the Creative team, the successful candidate will use their writing skills to create a range of engaging content for a variety of partners in the social impact space.

How you’ll be shaping history everyday:

  • On a daily basis, you will write clear and concise copy for a range of different mediums – ads, publications, websites – that inform and engage target audiences. This may include either collaborating with other team members or taking ownership of the content. 
  • You will understand the message that our partners are trying to seek to express and translate this into powerful and convincing written content. This will include presenting your work to our partners and convincing them why this is the right approach. 
  • Copywriting tasks will be untaken in the tone of voice that is focussed on achieving the specified impact, while also being  suitable for our partners. 
  • You will interpret creative direction and strategic considerations to adapt points from briefs into persuasive and emotive copy concepts. This can involve collaborating with some of our creative team to build creative strategies. 
  • Using your attention-to-detail skills, you will edit either your own or other team members’ written work. 
  • You will balance many projects at once and seamlessly contribute to multiple aspects of our work. 
  • You will implement feedback given by our team or by our partners, and using your knowledge, push back when you don’t agree. 
  • You will research each piece of work before you begin, ensuring to keep an eye on relevant news stories or mediate landscapes.

You’re good at:

  • You will have 5+ years experience as a copywriter or similar role. 
  • Very good organisational skills, understanding how to balance multiple projects at once.
  • Proven editing skills and the ability to reshape the content of others. 
  • The ability to write and think creatively. 
  • Significant experience in writing strong, succinct copy that is grammatically correct. 
  • A flexible approach and willingness to to adapt ideas to the needs of partners and the team. 
  • The ability to stick to deadlines without compromising on the quality of work. 
  • Strong and proven research skills. 
  • A good understanding of strategic processes, including the interpretation of persona and audience mapping data.
  • A campaigner mindset – someone who can demonstrate and communicate passion for specific causes. 
  • Willing to roll up sleeves during short intensive sprints to ensure success of campaigns.

You’re good at:

  • Agency-specific experience 
  • Knowledge and background in the social impact sector, whether that be working with charities, NGOs, funders, or institutions.


Base salary between £33,000-£38,000 per year, depending on experience.

Closing date:

Friday 11th December, 2020 at 12pm GMT

Application process:

  • Send us your CV and cover letter.
  • All applications should be sent to: only if you’re having trouble uploading applications directly to the website.
  • Following on from this, we will be inviting a select few to complete a task and take part in an interview.

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Our team are full of campaigners who genuinely want to create an impact in society. We see the agency as a place for individual and collective evolution. We therefore put an emphasis on training for the team and ensure that everyone can be their full self when coming into the office.
Shape history


We put the individuals in the Shape History team at the heart of every decision that is made. Here are some of the reasons we think you should join the team.

We offer grants to team members to build passion projects with no restrictions. We also run our own internal campaigns with ideas coming from the team.

Besides from core hours, the team can start and end when you like. We also work from home on Fridays.

4x per year, the full team comes together to take part in workshops, activities and socials. Previous team days have included axe throwing (not at each other), graffiti spraying and team challenges around London.

Each team member is entitled to 24 days of holiday plus a Christmas shutdown period and bank holidays. We also have an enhanced parent leave policy.

We think that the team has a vitamin C deficiency because the amount of fruit they devour during Monday huddles is ridiculous. Enjoy that, as well as prosecco Thursdays!

Our main priority is our team and the culture that runs throughout the agency. We put emphasis on working with team members to unfold their individual and unique potential.