Copywriter

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?  Sounds 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 natural storytellers who have a background and passion in creative writing, and have 3+ 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 3+ 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 adapt ideas to the needs of partners and the team. 
  • The ability to stick to deadlines without compromising on the quality of work. 
  • Strong research skills. 
  • A good understanding of strategic processes, including the interpretation of persona and audience mapping data.

Extra bit of awesome:

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

Remuneration:

Base salary of £26,000-£34,000 depending on experience + annual discretionary bonus

Closing date:

Deadline for applying for this role is Monday 14 February at 10am GMT

Shortlisted candidates will be given a short exercise and a select few will be interviewed

Application process:

As part of our process, we use blind recruitment in our first round of applications. This is part of a wider race equity strategy at Shape History. When applying for this role, you will be taken to a Typeform link where you’ll be asked a series of questions. The next round of the process will include interviewing a select few candidates.

Race Equity:

We are committed to having an inclusive culture in which everyone feels safe and supported to achieve their potential. There is a long way to go in implementing race equity in the sector and we have a robust strategy in place for delivering this at Shape History. We actively encourage applications from underrepresented and minority groups, including those with lived experience of social issues we are working to address. 

Some Benefits

  • History Shaper Programme: 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.
  • Holiday and Enhanced Parental Leave:  Each team member is entitled to 24 days of holiday plus a Christmas shutdown period and bank holidays. We also have an enhanced parental leave policy.
  • Flexi-time working: We understand that people work best at different times in the day, and either at home or in the office so we’re super flexible! All we ask is that you’re in the office 2 times a week. 
  • Fruit and Prosecco : 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 (or beer!)Thursdays!
  • Team days: 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 laser tag. 
  • Culture: 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.
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Graphic Designer (Mid level)

The Role:

We’re on the search for a full time, London based mid-weight graphic designer with 3+ years’ experience looking to enhance their creative skills in a fast growing, purpose-led agency. This is a fantastic opportunity to have the creative freedom to ideate and design brands with a social good purpose.

If you’re an organised individual who loves working on a range of exciting, impactful projects, this full-time role is perfect for you. Having a good understanding of working on multiple projects is essential to this role. Most importantly, it’s about bringing creative, innovative, cutting edge design into all our projects and partnerships

How you’ll be shaping history everyday:

  • Supporting brainstorms with the full team to inspire new ideas to fuel social impact using digital and print media.
  • Use strategic and behavioural analysis to inform brand design.
  • Develop multi-platform design workflows for new or existing brands.
  • Working closely with our web developers to deliver branded  UX / UI behavioural design.
  • Ideate, design and develop wireframes and page designs for websites with varying degrees of complexity.
  • Creating social media content for a variety of partners, including graphics, GIFs, infographics and fact sheets. 
  • Manage digital design workflows and implement briefs to a schedule.
  • Lead on development of designs that are innovative and intuitive, ensuring brand consistency and quality throughout.
  • Managing and organising your own tasks, updating our Planners on when they will receive certain assets.
  • Ensuring all partner (client) feedback is implemented to the highest quality and running through this with them during meetings.
  • Confidently making creative suggestions to improve pieces of work to our partners.
  • Providing feedback to the full creative team to improve their quality of work.

You’re good at:

  • A confident, organised individual with the ability to multitask and communicate with multiple stakeholders.
  • At least 3 years’ experience in a graphic designer role.
  • Have a clear process and an excellent understanding of brand implementation.
  • Responsive, comprehensive and detailed project management, with the ability to be autonomous in your work.
  • Full and in-depth understanding of the Adobe CC and related programs.
  • Must be able to effectively independently project manage workflows and oversee other team members when required.
  • Proven and comprehensive portfolio of work with references / testimonials.
  • A firm passion to make a positive impact in society.

Extra bit of awesome:

  • Knowledge of film, animation and other multi-media workflows relating to design.
  • Knowledge of persona mapping and audience data strategy as it pertains to design.
  • Previous agency experience.
  • To be able to demonstrate an excellent understanding of behavioural design.

Remuneration:

Base salary of £28,000-£36,000 depending on experience + annual discretionary bonus

Closing date:

Monday 1st November

Application process:

As part of our process, we use blind recruitment in our first round of applications. This is part of a wider race equity strategy at Shape History. When applying for this role, you will be taken to a Typeform link where you’ll be asked a series of questions. The next round of the process will include interviewing a select few candidates.

Race Equity:

We are committed to having an inclusive culture in which everyone feels safe and supported to achieve their potential. There is a long way to go in implementing race equity in the sector and we have a robust strategy in place for delivering this at Shape History. We actively encourage applications from underrepresented and minority groups, including those with lived experience of social issues we are working to address. 

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JOIN THE TEAM

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.
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WHY JOIN OUR TEAM?

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.

We understand that people work best at different times in the day, and either at home or in the office so we're super flexible!

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 parental 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.