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Job Description

Who are we?

We’re Lark.

Our team of writers and designers help brilliant brands find their voice and tell their stories. From our studio in central Brighton, we produce the cracking content for some amazing organisations.

Our work includes creating brand identities, planning and running campaigns, producing tone of voice and messaging guidelines, copywriting and editing multi-channel content, crafting straplines, scripting videos, building content strategies, as well as running training and consultancy.

Who do we work with?

We love working on interesting projects for inspiring organisations. Our clients span charities, educational institutions, arts organisations, among other well-loved brands.

They include Guide Dogs, Samaritans, Imperial College London, Age UK, Dementia UK, Macmillan Cancer Support, Crohn's & Colitis UK, Kew Gardens, Sport England, the BBC, and many more.

Who are we looking for?

A brilliant creative thinker who is also a smart, enthusiastic and resourceful all-rounder.

You will be…

a great writer (of course). From crafting crisp campaign copy to inspiring brand language guides, you’ll be a quick and versatile writer who can turn their hand to copy of any length, purpose or tone of voice. You’ll also need to be a good copy-editor with an eager eye for detail, a firm feel for structure and a strong sense of what good (and bad) copy looks like.

client-keen. Our client-facing workshops and discovery sessions are often what give us the insights we need to produce great work – and what gets them excited about it. You'll be be assured and upbeat in pitches and presentations, smart and strategic in workshops and interviews.

a mucker-inner. We’ve all got our strengths. But we’re a small team, so we can’t afford to stick scrupulously to job description. We all chip in with most tasks and we each have several plates on the spin at any given time. It’s more interesting that way.

... lightly seasoned. You’ll have some professional experience in marketing, advertising, communications, publishing/journalism, or anywhere you’re writing for a defined audience(s). So not a first rung on the career ladder, this one.

Finally, although we value skill and experience, being a good fit is just as important. In our book, a spark, and a willingness to learn and adapt, go a very long way.

Who are we not looking for?

Shrinking violets. Not because we don’t love them – some of us are them. But part of this role is to be proactive and client-facing, so we’d like this to come naturally to you.

We also don't want to waste anyone's time – so a quick note on creative writing and journalism. We do use journalistic skills in much of our work (and some of us are former journos and editors), but we're very rarely asked to write standard features. If you really just want to write journalistic articles, that’s great – but this isn’t the role for you. Ditto, creative writing.

Why should you join us?

Lark is a small agency that punches above its weight. As there aren't too many of us, that means you’ll have a real part to play in where the agency goes and the clients we take on. You’ll be working with smart, creative people who will make you better at what you do.

We always want to be proud of our work – and that's why we don't accept every project that comes along. For you, this means we always have an interesting and inspiring mix of clients and projects rolling at any one time – and you'll get to work across a wide range of content areas.

You’ll be working in the heart of Brighton – a stone’s throw from the Royal Pavilion and North Laine. Oh and our co-founder, Paul, has (literally) written the book on how to run an ethical business. So that’s nice.

How to apply

Please drop us your CV and/or portfolio, an indication of salary expectations, and a short cover email explaining why you think you’re the one for us to: hello@larkagency.com

Job ID #1179590114