Copywriter

Permanent and full time.

 

OK. So you’re a top-notch copywriter and love a challenge. An experienced creative with the conceptual capacity to deliver cut-through campaigns. An ability to convert interest into action, on- and off-line. A grasp of grammar that makes you the safest pair of hands possible. And an unerring ability to turn technical tracts into captivating copy.

 

But are you looking for a new opportunity? The chance to work with international brands, global clients and projects that switch seamlessly between online and offline?

 

If the answer’s yes, you may be interested in what we have to offer.

 

Who we are…

Based in vibrant Bristol, Proctor + Stevenson is a highly respected, international creative agency with a focus on measurable results.

 

Whether it’s online or offline, we provide a full range of design and marketing services, from strategy, campaigns and lead generation, to brand building, events, product communications and web builds.

 

And we’re pretty good at it too, having won accolades in both the UK and USA, including Recommended Agency Roster Awards, and Best International Brand Strategy at the Drum Marketing Awards.

 

Just a handful of the names we work with on a regular basis include Panasonic, Prysmian Group, Rathbones, Saudi Arabian Airlines, Daikin, South West Water and Regus.

 

Having been in the business for nearly four decades, we’re made up of an experienced team of 70+ professionals. We’re proud to be an independent, dynamic and friendly company that really takes care of its staff, offering exciting challenges and room to grow, with plenty of entertainment and laughter while you do it

 

We’ve recently moved into our newly converted offices, ‘The Old Printworks’, in Easton – one of Bristol’s most creative quarters. Our new space is a great place to work, with plenty of light, a café and kitchen, showers, solar panels, and meeting spaces aplenty (go and watch the conversion on our YouTube channel). What’s more, we’re a short walk from some great places to eat in and around St Mark’s Road, and very easy to get to, with two local stations, Bristol’s cycle path network and plenty of buses close by.

 

What you’ll be doing…

Working alongside the Creative Director and Senior Copywriter, you’ll be part of a 12-strong creative team. Great interpersonal skills are a must, along with the ability to present and sell ideas to clients at all levels.

 

Below are just some of the tasks your typical day will be filled with:

  • Concept creation
  • Writing for digital platforms, driven by UX, IA and SEO insight
  • Brand positioning
  • Infographic/animation/film scripting
  • Social campaigns
  • Channel promotions
  • Product literature
  • Direct mail
  • Email
  • Digital and press advertising
  • Editorial writing
  • Exhibitions
  • Presentations
  • Blogging

 

What you’ll be needing ...

In a nutshell, we want evidence of insanely good writing. And by that, we mean creative and captivating. We need a team player, not an ego. And just as importantly, we want an enthusiastic, inquisitive mind.

 

Must haves …

  • You’ll have a solid track record brimming with stunning, successful work – including both long and short copy.
  • Equally comfortable in offline and online environments, your projects will cover everything from brochures to web banners, and from brand launches to SEO content.
  • You’ll have an exceptional understanding of writing that grabs attention, sells and demands response.
  • You’ll be adept at applying tone, phrasing, terminology and personalisation, to optimise online user journeys for the needs of multiple personas.
  • Superior attention to detail and proof reading.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills and telephone manner.
  • Ability to use both PC and Mac OS-X operating systems.
  • Solid experience of writing for social media.

 

Must bes …

  • You are a people person with a positive, ‘can-do’ and mature attitude.
  • Hardworking and willingness to work outside ‘normal’ working hours when required. This is not the norm but can happen.
  • Flexible with the ability to react quickly.
  • Practical and level headed.
  • Professional, punctual and reliable.
  • Hungry to progress and develop.

 

Bonus points for…

You’ll be working across a broad spectrum of sectors, but experience in technology and financial services will stand you in good stead.

 

What you’ll be getting…

  • A competitive salary, dependent on skills and experience.
  • 23 days holiday, increasing to 25 – plus bank holidays.
  • Training and development opportunities.
  • The chance to immerse yourself in, and learn from, international client projects.
  • Company pension scheme.
  • Maternity and paternity benefits.
  • Healthcare cash plan.
  • Private medical insurance.
  • Cycle to work scheme with secure cycle parking (and showers at the office!).
  • Retail and gym discounts.
  • Weekly foodie pop-ups in our café and frequent social events.
  • As much tea and coffee, and as many biscuits as a human can handle.
  • An all-round wonderful place to work, in the great city of Bristol, with lovely people who are passionate about what they do but have fun while they do it.

 

What next?

So, if you like the sound of us, and you have what it takes to deliver the world-class service our clients demand, please send your CV and a brief covering note to recruitment@proctors.co.uk.

 

Don’t forget to:

List your name, followed by the position you are applying for in the subject line.

 

Interview process

First interviews will be with our Creative Director, Senior Copywriter and HR Manager.
Second interview will be with our Executive Creative Director and Managing Director.

 

We are an equal opportunities employer, welcoming applications from all, and we will always seek to consider flexible working options if appropriate.