Do you have a good nose for a story, top-notch research and writing skills, and the desire to make a difference in consumers' lives?
Which? has been working to make life better for UK consumers for the last 60 years. Our flagship title Which? magazine has more than 633,000 subscribers and Which? Money is the best read personal finance title in the UK.
We are looking for two (Senior) Researcher/Writers to join our investigative research team and cover a range of consumer money issues - from day-to-day money matters to making the big financial decisions.
What you'll be doing
As a (Senior) Researcher/Writer you will investigate the issues that really matter to consumers from money scams and credit card rewards, or where the best place is get your travel money. One of these roles will also cover property issues, from dodgy estate agents to the best mortgage providers. You'll be expected to deliver research and content across our publications, including Which? magazine and Which? Money, as well as website content and support for our hard-hitting campaigns.
We’ll want you to use a range of investigative methods to research, and uncover, key issues facing consumers whether that’s using surveys, data analysis, speaking with experts or mystery shopping. You'll use your talent for turning your findings into clear and engaging copy across both print and online.
The quality of your investigative research and analysis will play a vital role in upholding our well-deserved reputation for fairness, thoroughness and reliability. This is primarily a desk-based role, but you will be required to use your networking skills to build external relationships with key contacts, and your varied approaches to investigative research may take you out and about to experience issues through the eyes of the consumer.
We need you to have:
Excellent print and online writing skills
Solid analytical and research skills, from carrying out a range of in-depth research to the ability to analyse research results and spot a story in data
Someone who is numerate and comfortable handling data in spreadsheets
Positivity, drive and a hawk-like eye for detail
Strong project and time management skills; the ability to juggle projects and meet deadlines
Creativity and the ability to pitch new ideas as well as writing to brief
Understanding of SEO, driving traffic and experience of using CMS software
We'd love it if you have:
Experience of working on money consumer issues (enthusiasm for investigating them is essential)
Data mining and visualisation skills
Experience of writing for a consumer audience
What we offer
Our rewards package is one of the best out there. You'll get 28 days' annual leave, an interest free season ticket loan, life assurance, and a pension scheme that increases to 11% after you've been here for a year. You'll also get the chance to develop your career, with a big focus on internal development. And you can work every day knowing that you're playing a part in making consumers as powerful as the organisations they deal with.
To apply, please send your CV and covering letter to email@example.com