Find the angles others fail to spot; tell stories that stand out from the crowd.

It’s what every journalist worth their salt wants. And it’s what we need.

We’re looking for an experienced pro who enjoys getting their head around wide-ranging subjects and bringing them to life – someone who loves to explain, inform and entertain.

It will help if you've got a good head for the technical - we're a global engineering, management and development consultants, after all. It's essential that you can write with a 'human touch'.

If you want challenge, opportunity and to see what you do make a real difference, could be this job's for you.

One of the largest employee-owned companies in the world, Mott MacDonald is a multisector consultancy providing engineering, management, and development services on projects in 150 countries. With over 16,000 of the best people working on a diverse range of challenges, we’re helping our clients deliver sustainable infrastructure and development solutions. We have a collegiate and collaborative culture which values equality and diversity, and we take proactive steps to create an inclusive workplace. Together, we are opening opportunities with connected thinking. If this sounds like somewhere you'd like to work, click apply to continue with your application

Job Description

We’re need someone who can get off to a running start – a strong writing portfolio is essential (we’ll also ask you to complete an assignment as part of the application process).

We'd also like you to be a visual thinker as well as a wordsmith – able to find photographs, and conceive and communicate ideas for illustrations and infographics that will help grab attention and aid understanding.

And you will need to be adaptable and inquisitive, capable of turning your skills and experience to new subjects spanning our business. Your role will include:

  • Flushing out strong project-based stories and writing them for our website and other marketing channels

  • Working with Mott MacDonald’s practice leaders and technical and regional directors to…
    … write punchy point-of-view articles for the website and external publications, in response to industry and general news agendas
    … develop the narratives for client-facing events, including the production of reports and post-event summaries
    … produce well-targeted brochures and flyers articulating our value proposition to current and prospective clients

  • Producing lively new stories about people, initiatives and projects for the Group’s staff newsletter

  • Contributing to social media campaigns

  • Writing taut, eye-catching copy for ads and exhibition displays

  • Assisting production of ‘high-end’ award submissions

  • Editing and subbing

  • Proofreading

You’ll be part of Mott MacDonald’s in-house editorial team, working closely with the media, design and business support teams. Based in south London, we serve the whole of the global Group.

We believe that individual difference makes us more interesting and ultimately contributes to making us successful - we're not just an equal opportunity employer; but in the last year we've won several industry awards for equality, diversity and inclusion. Candidate Specification

We want someone who…

  • Has a talent for writing snappy, economical prose

  • Marries words and images to grab attention and get the message across effectively

  • Has first class personal and communication skills

  • Is imaginative, persuasive and persistent

  • Pays meticulous attention to detail, is accurate and can work to demanding deadlines

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