We're hiring! In-House Journalist / Writer
Red Setter is the firm that brand design agencies from London to New York, Amsterdam, San Francisco, and Sydney turn to when they want to grow their reputation and revenue. Based in central Brighton, our team of 25 PR specialists are the world’s leading experts in this market – and we’re looking to grow our team.
We have a clearly defined market – brand design agencies – and we know it well. We’re recognised in that industry as the people to go to if you want to raise awareness, change perceptions, and support revenue or talent growth.
Editorial expertise forms a core aspect of our services, and we have a top-tier team of former journalists working to develop and deliver stories that don’t just highlight our clients’ expertise, but contribute meaningfully to the global conversation around business, brand, and creativity.
We lose few clients and win a steady stream of new ones through recommendation and referral. We have a solid client base, a stable, talented and experienced team, and a strong reputation in our market - we are now expanding and offering an opportunity for an editorial writer to expand their skills into the world of PR, and contribute to the future of our agency.
About the role
We are looking to hire an in-house journalist/writer to support our existing team of Editorial Consultants.
Initially you will focus on interviewing and ghostwriting. From news releases and think-pieces to shorter media commentary, a Red Setter writer’s remit is varied, exciting, and fast-paced.
We need someone who can turn our clients’ thoughts into sparkling copy that will both reflect that client’s tone of voice and catch the eye of an editor.
Solid interview and people skills are a must, because you’ll have the opportunity to meet face-to-face with our clients and help them articulate their thinking. You’ll be leading briefings with agency owners but also with their clients – industry leaders, founders, CMOs. Design impacts all areas of life and so do our clients, so you’ll be working at pace across a breadth of sectors from travel and tourism, to music and the arts, FMCG, fintech, property, business and so on.
You’ll ask the right questions, spot the interesting angles, and draw out the juiciest stories. Then you’ll do your desk research, adding credibility and colour through facts, supporting evidence and examples. From there, you’ll craft editorial that stands out and delivers.
Alongside these initial responsibilities, you will be immersing yourself in the world of brand design and gaining an in-depth education in how PR works.
Over time we will look to develop your skills in client liaison, media pitching, and campaign strategy, to the point where you are ready to step up as the editorial consultant on a group of clients.
What we’re looking for
This position will suit someone who has several years’ experience of journalism, and is looking to broaden their
career into a role that will use all their editorial expertise, and over time add in fresh dimensions like ghost-
writing, media pitching, PR strategy, client liaison, coaching and collaboration, and so on.
The right person for this job will need to deliver in three key areas:
You’ll be a brilliant writer – our clients demand nothing less. You’ll be able to understand and convey what our client wants to say, as well as how they want to say it, whilst also ensuring it’s right for the media outlet.
You’ll be fascinated by PR and brand design. We don’t expect you to be an expert in either, but we do want you to be curious about them. How do certain stories get picked up in the media, and not others? What makes one brand successful and another not? If these aren’t the sort of questions that make you want to find out more then this probably isn’t the place for you.
You’ll love working as part of a team. We need someone to play an active part in the day-to-day life and long-term development of our agency. You’ll help people out if they need it, you’ll be generous with your expertise and contacts, and you’ll generally be a fun person to work with.
Red Setter is an exciting place to work. Our clients are some of the most brilliant, successful and ambitious brand design agencies in the world and they come to us for advice and assistance in growing their agencies to the next level. For the right person, being part of a team of experienced, committed, and talented experts who are making that happen is a real buzz.
It’s not easy. We’re demanding, and we expect high levels of performance, but we think we also give a lot in return.
This is a full-time (9am-5pm) role but we’re open to four days per week. The starting salary is £35k.
From this starting point there is scope for progression and development. You will receive in-depth training and coaching, and will steadily grow your skills, confidence and ability to deliver for our clients. We aim for everyone at Red Setter to always feel confident in what they’re doing whilst also feeling challenged to push themselves forwards.
We love our bright, modern office in the heart of (sometimes) sunny Brighton, and our whole team works flexibly, agreeing the right mix of in-office and remote working for them.
We have health insurance, a company pension scheme, a monthly personal wellness and wellbeing budget, a 25-day a year holiday allowance, and the day off on your birthday.
We have frequent social events – from after-work drinks on the beach to an annual overseas trip – Berlin in 2018, Madrid in 2019, Porto in 2022 and Palma this year - and there’s a fun, happy and friendly vibe in the office.
If this sounds like a role for you, please send your CV and covering letter to firstname.lastname@example.org.