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Junior Writer & Researcher

Junior, Entry Level
Full Time, Part Time
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Job Description

We’ve an immediate opening for a Junior Writer & Researcher, someone keen to shape and craft enlightening, educational resources to ignite imaginations and build in-demand skills throughout our partners’ teams.


YCN (You Can Now) is a next-gen learning partner to creatively-driven, growth oriented organisations of all shapes and sizes — from foodie favourites like Pip & Nut and Dishoom to burgeoning tech companies like Whereby and SuperAwesome; publishers like the Guardian and It's Nice That to amazing charities like Shelter and Action for Children.

We provide continual, personalised learning and development to boost performance throughout our partners' teams, from the leaders at the top to their newest hires — helping people build in-demand skills for the modern world of work. Those could be skills like leading distributed teams, upping personal resilience at times of change or enriching cultures of inclusion by better understanding neurodiversity at work.

And we do this through modern, social and digital first approaches, combining expert-led live experiences with evidence-led and behaviourally driven resources. At at our website you’ll get a feel for our approach, examples of YCN in action and a good sense of the topics we're exploring with our community right now.

As a Junior Writer & Researcher you'll be working on a range of digital resources and assets, relating to the themes and topics we're exploring with our community, and reflecting the challenges and interests live within their teams. As part of the application process we’ll share with you a range of resource and content examples live on our platform to give a full flavour of where your focus would fall.

Responsibilities will include:

— Researching and writing up enlightening, bite-size editorial resources for publication on our platform.

— Interviewing subject experts, authors and other bright minds to draw out and boil down their thinking.

— Helping set the direction of our editorial focus, through idea generation and continually sharing what's capturing your imagination.

— Liaising with and listening to our community, to identify topics and themes of relevance.

— Evolving your words into interactive digital assets (we’ll show you how to use key tools we use)

— Supporting the production of film content, helping shape interviews and edit transcripts.

— Helping to write compelling descriptions of coming courses and other live sessions in our open programme.

— Supporting with social media content.

— Sourcing and commissioning artwork that brings your ideas to life.

— Generally bringing ideas, energy and imagination to our day-to-day doings.


— This role will suit someone in the early stages of their editorial and content journey, with some relevant, demonstrable experience to bountifully build on. It doesn’t need to be tonnes; but enough to have built up indicative examples to share and enable you to hit the ground running.

— Your experience doesn’t need to be in the learning and development / people and culture space; but you’ll need lots of interest in the modern world of work and what makes people tick.

— Excellent critical thinking and written communication skills will be evident, as will be the ability to distill often abstract ideas into punchy and practical takeaways.

— You'll bring bags of curiosity, and ability to find relevant factual sources on point to all kinds of topics; synthesising them in smart and suitably styled ways.

— You’ll have excellent organisational skills, an eye for detail, comfort in working at pace and the ability to balance multiple assignments at different levels of completion.

— You’ll be confident and digitally literate using content platforms and basic image and multimedia formatting.

A flexible approach:

We’re currently working remotely, transitioning back to our workspace at 72 Rivington Street in London — and continuing to embrace a flexible, hybrid approach to working that reflects the way we deliver learning to our partners' teams. As such, we are very open to your location and ideal working week. Equally we’re open to the number of days within the week you’d like to work.

If this sounds like a relevant and interesting opportunity, we'd love to hear from you.

We are committed to building a diverse and inclusive team and community; value different thinking styles and strengths, and are open to any adjustments to best support you in your time working with us.

Salary will reflect experience.