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  • Bachelor’s degree
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Job type

  • Full-time


Paddington W2


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  • Company pension
  • Cycle to work scheme
  • On-site gym
  • Paid volunteer time
  • Private medical insurance

Full job description


About us.


PA is the UK’s leading national news agency, supplying journalism to every newsroom in the country.


With more than 150 years’ experience of newsgathering and content creation, we have an unrivalled reputation for being fast, fair and accurate.


About the role.


We are looking for a skilled and experienced storyteller and sub-editor to work on a client project. The right candidate will join a team of UK-based content creators telling compelling stories for a large audience. The candidate in this role will prioritise delivering impeccably crafted copy.


The candidate will form part of an Operations Internal Communications team of 100+ communicators across Europe, the Americas, Asia Pacific, and Middle East/North Africa.


About you.


  • You have a passion for storytelling and driving culture through clear, compelling, concise writing, video storytelling, and multi-channel execution. You can turn raw ideas, random observations, and your own curiosity into cohesive narratives.
  • You have a strong knowledge of English grammar, usage, and AP Style, and can flawlessly apply them to your writing.
  • You write irresistibly clickable headlines, paying particular attention to this part of your craft.
  • You are curious, showcasing an ability to unearth and tell human stories that establish emotional connections.
  • You have a passion for telling stories visually.
  • You are a team player who seeks the expertise of colleagues and subject matter experts to hone messages on behalf of your audience.


The successful candidate will approach the role with a strong audience focus – think mobile first – using readership data to guide their work. This role’s responsibilities include sub editing of colleagues’ work before publication on owned channels in addition to creating written and visual content.


**Portfolio of three to five published writing samples is required – please use the cover letter options in the application form**


What you will need.


  • Bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in journalism, public relations, marketing, communications, or a combination of commensurate experience.
  • Previous experience in a professional writing/editing role for a media outlet, brand, or organisation.


Preferred qualifications


  • Experience as a writer or copy editor focused on internal communications that map back to business objectives.
  • Demonstrated success managing multiple deliverables at one time to meet deadlines.
  • Experience working with cross-functional teams in a highly matrixed work environment, taking leading projects and deliverables among varied stakeholders.
  • Expertise creating content for audiences on a range of digital channels, including social media platforms.
  • Experience working virtually with teams around the globe, as well as managing external partners.


What we offer.


  • 5 weeks holiday in addition to 8 public holidays (pro-rata)
  • Enhanced pay for maternity, paternity and adoption leave
  • Cycle 2 work scheme
  • On-site Gym
  • Company Pension (4x and matched by us)
  • Life Assurance (4x salary)
  • Employee Assistance Programme
  • Wellbeing Day
  • Volunteering Day
  • BUPA Health Cash Plan




We’re working hard to ensure we provide an inclusive environment and as well as your skills and experience we’re also focused on who you are and what else you can bring. We recognise the importance of a healthy work life balance and positively encourage agile working.


We are always open to discuss an individual’s flexible working needs so please speak to us during the recruitment process to understand what this could look like for you. Typically, our standard arrangement involves working from home for one or two days per week.


We will do everything we can to support you during your application, if you need us to make any adjustments to our recruitment process, speak to our recruitment team who will be happy to support you.






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