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We’re hiring: we have an opening for a Brand Journalist / copywriter

Due to a recent growth spurt we have an opening for a brand journalist / copywriter. What’s with the fancy pants “brand journalist” job title you might ask? Well most of our work is closer to editorial than it is advertising: we challenge, dig, and coax out interesting stories from our clients. We help insurance brands talk about how to help people keep their family safer; we help hire car companies behave more like travel publications and persuade tech companies to stop talking so much about technology and start talking about human beings instead. You might end up working on social media posts, blog articles, Pinterest boards, videos, infographics or something a lot more peculiar.

We’re a fast growing, creative and fun team within the King James Group. If all that sounds appealing then get in touch with a portfolio and CV. You can contact dan (at)

But here is the official spec:

Job Overview:

The brand journalist / copywriter is responsible for producing top quality content for its retained and campaign clients. Through deep understanding of clients’ businesses, industries and the local and global agenda, the incumbent will develop topical and relevant content which is on-message and on-strategy.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Conceptualising and writing of on-message and on-deadline content
• Providing content ideas, pillars and examples to the new business process to achieve client goals
• Effective daily and monthly management and planning of work to ensure deadlines and quality standards are met
• Remaining accountable for all work from start to finish ensuring that follow-through and accountability is achieved and maintained at all times
• Sharing of knowledge with the team in order to grow skills and capacity

Qualifications and Experience:

• Tertiary qualifications in related field (e.g. Communications, Marketing, Advertising, PR) essential
• Fully MS Office literate essential
• Writing (journalism, advertising) essential
• 2 – 4 years of industry related experience (Editorial, Digital, Marketing or Advertising) essential
• Understanding of social media marketing both local and global (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, other) essential
• Understanding of digital / mobile landscape and how these platforms leverage and impact communications essential
• Drivers license beneficial
• Own transport beneficial

Skills and Attributes:

• Excellent writing skills
• Excellent time management skills
• Ability to think and contribute strategically
• Ability to conceptualise
• Strong creative orientation
• Ability to display real-time thinking
• Consume media, trends to remain current and relevant (tactical)
• Strong desire and ability to remain on the cutting edge of new developments
• Knowledge of, and ability to keep abreast of new developments within social media
• Love of research
• Passionate about social media