Senior Writer

Posted 15 November by AECOM
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We're looking for a Senior Writer, with a strong creative spark and excellent writing skills, who can work with our experts to generate engaging, thought-provoking content about our projects and ideas.

With news and feature writing experience, preferably in the engineering/architecture world, this job is with AECOM’s thought leadership team.

You will be creating thought leadership articles for our global Without Limits platform, supporting the production of EMEA-focused collaterals and content in a variety of formats and styles for multiple audiences, across channels, and helping to improve writing skills across the organisation.

Responsibilities:
As part of AECOM’s Thought Leadership team, you will be working with business experts and marketing colleagues across the business, to produce high-quality materials that address client needs, showcase AECOM’s expertise and drive debate more widely. Your main responsibilities will include:

Content generation:

  • Writes thought leadership articles that reinforce AECOM’s position as an industry leader, supports key pursuits and contributes to the desired client experience.
  • Researches campaign-related topics, developing fresh ideas and approaches and interviewing colleagues across EMEA.
  • Plans and manages complex, multi-author, high-profile content — including reports, narratives, messaging frameworks and presentations — to support campaigns, conferences and client engagements.
  • Interviews and collaborates with authors, contributors and clients for information, clarification and clearance.

Editing and Proofing:

  • Copyedits materials, proofreading and checking text for accuracy, consistency, grammar and publication.
  • Makes authoritative editorial and process decisions and recommendations.

Strategic Thinking:

  • Works with marketing teams to develop the EMEA editorial calendar.
  • Updates EMEA editorial calendar to help inform planning and resource management.
  • Confidence to operate at multiple stakeholder levels, influencing across the organisation to obtain the intelligence required.

Client Centricity:

  • Ensures that the company’s tone is professional, consistent and relevant (i.e. client/audience -oriented), providing a clear single, targeted company message.

Brand Positioning:

  • Develops and promotes project or document-specific style guides and editorial standards.
  • Champions writing best practice across the organisation, through training, presentations and promotion of guidelines and standards.

Integrated Solutions:

  • Maintains consistency of AECOM style, tone and approach in written content across formats

Digital Integration:

  • Awareness and, where appropriate, application of SEO best practice to writing.
  • Familiarity with online publishing platforms, including Wordpress, to format and publish Without Limits articles.

Measuring and Monitoring Effectiveness:

  • Basic understanding of platforms, such as Google analytics, to report on contect performance.

We're looking for someone with excellent written English, particularly with journalistic flair you must be a creative self-starter with the ability to work as a positive, energised and adaptable team member, and be highly adept at working collaboratively, internationally and cross-culturally. You'll need excellent organisational and time management skills, able to prioritise effectively and have experience developing style guides/production guidelines and training to improve writing skills across an organization, it would be of benefit to have an understanding of the infrastructure industry.

Reference: 39370977

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