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Longitude, the Financial Times’ thought leadership business, is looking to recruit a skilled Content Writer & Editor, with experience of producing content across a wide range of formats and channels, to join our fast-growing team. An extensive induction and training programme is on offer, as well as exciting career progression opportunities.

Role overview
The successful candidate will focus on short-form content, covering new and evolving trends in business, economics, sustainability and technology. You will need to get to grips with complex issues, find stories in survey data and qualitative research, and write clearly and persuasively for a senior business audience. Experience of writing digital content, including an understanding of how to repurpose long-form content into a series of targeted digital assets, would be a significant advantage. 

Key requirements

  • Write clearly and persuasively for a variety of senior business audiences, including articles and longer-form pieces
  • Write digital content and repurpose long-form content into targeted digital assets, such as infographics, interactive stories and animation
  • Write thought leadership content for some of the world’s most influential B2B brands
  • Support senior editors through all stages of thought leadership projects, and take responsibility for delivery of agreed milestones
  • Get to grips with complex issues in business, technology and innovation
  • Draw on and understand survey data, desktop research and transcripts of qualitative interviews to find new stories
  • Attend client and expert briefings to understand the client’s thinking on key issues
  • Interview senior executives and opinion formers across a wide range of subjects
  • Collaborate with clients, internal stakeholders as well as designers and production teams to develop content that’s original and compelling
  • Manage time effectively, to meet tight deadlines
  • Be organised, detail-oriented, self directed, highly energetic, and adaptable
  • Show flexibility: grow, develop and progress in a creative organisation

Skills and experience: 

  • At least three years’ content-writing experience
  • Experience writing copy for digital assets, including infographics, scrolling websites and animation, etc., and liaising with designers and production teams
  • Qualitative interview skills
  • Desktop research
  • Interest in, and experience of, working with audio and/or video content would be useful, but is not essential 
  • Understanding of and ability to analyse survey data
  • Understanding of key trends in business, economics and technology
  • Organised, detail-orientated, self directed, highly energetic, professional and adaptable.

About Longitude 
Longitude is a thought leadership specialist that is majority-owned by the Financial Times Group. Longitude’s product offering spans three areas: Strategy, a set of services that helps clients to plan and execute effective and differentiated thought leadership campaigns; Research, which encompasses surveys, interview programmes, data modelling and desk research; and Content, which covers multi-format thought leadership campaigns, spanning reports, articles, opinion pieces, visual and interactive content. We work hard to build and maintain a strong, engaging culture that motivates and inspires our team to do great work, learn new things and develop their careers.

Our values

  • Put quality at the heart of everything we do
  • Meet our clients’ objectives every time
  • Collaborate and support each other to achieve better outcomes
  • Be transparent and open with each other
  • Embrace and drive positive change
  • Think commercially at all times
  • Be proactive and creative

What’s in it for you? Our Benefits
Our benefits vary depending on location, but we are committed to providing best in class perks across all our offices as well as an inclusive environment to develop your career. Examples of our benefits include; generous annual leave allowances, flexible working (including working from home), medical cover, enhanced maternity & paternity packages, subsidised gym memberships and Giving Back opportunities. Full details of our benefits can be found here.

Further Information
The FT is committed to providing an inclusive working environment for all. We are an equal opportunities employer who seeks to recruit and appoint the best talent regardless of age, gender, ethnicity, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, socio-economic background, religion and/or belief. We also promote flexible working and will consider specific requests around flexibility for all roles where it can be accommodated. Please let us know if you require any adjustments as part of the application process or to enable you to attend an interview. If you would like to discuss your requirements, or have any questions, please contact a member of our HR team who will be happy to help. 


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