AECOM Senior Writer – Thought Leadership and Editorial in London - UK, United Kingdom
United Kingdom - London, London - UK
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. Do you have the writing talent and expertise we need?
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.
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:
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.
Oversees content updates of existing materials.
Makes authoritative editorial and process decisions and recommendations.
Works with marketing teams to develop the EMEA editorial calendar.
Updates EMEA editorial calendar to help inform planning and resource management.
Gathers information as part of the strategy process.
Advises on the development of written materials for tactical marketing activities and campaigns.
Confidence to operate at multiple stakeholder levels, influencing across the organisation to obtain the intelligence required.
Ensures that the company’s tone is professional, consistent and relevant (i.e. client/audience -oriented), providing a clear single, targeted company message.
Supports implementation of change to meet client needs.
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.
- Maintains consistency of AECOM style, tone and approach in written content across formats (i.e. thought-leadership articles, blogs, collaterals and social media) and channels (e.g. Without Limits, events, digital, external media, etc.)
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 content performance.
We are looking for a candidate who has experience in this field, you may have experience on a publication, or working in a similar role and position, in a professional services environment.
The experience of and ability to interview different people within the business is an essential skill which you'll need to be able to demonsrate in your CV and bring to light in your interview.
Excellent written English, particularly with journalistic flair.
Creative self-starter with the ability to work as a positive, energised and adaptable team member.
Highly adept at working collaboratively, internationally and cross-culturally.
Excellent organisational and time management skills, able to prioritise effectively.
Experience developing style guides/production guidelines and training to improve writing skills across an organisation.
An understanding of the infrastructure industry
You should be educated to degree level or equivalent.
Your benefits will include:
Helping our employees achieve a healthy work-life balance is important to us. If you join AECOM, as well as receiving a competitive salary, you’ll also have the opportunity to explore flexible working arrangements. Core benefits include 25 days’ annual leave, company pension scheme, private medical insurance, life assurance and one paid annual professional institution membership fee. You can also choose from a wide range of flexible benefits to suit your lifestyle.
You’ll also be able to give back to communities with up to two paid CSR days each year. Through our charity, The AECOM Foundation, you can volunteer to support children in developing countries. And if you’re a member of the Reserve Forces you’ll receive an additional 15 days paid leave for training commitments.
What We Offer
When you join AECOM, you become part of a company that is
pioneering the future . Our teams around the world are involved in some of the most cutting-edge and innovative projects and programs of our time, addressing the big challenges of today and shaping the built environment for generations to come. We ensure a workplace that encourages growth, flexibility and creativity, as well as a company culture that champions
inclusion, diversity and overall
employee well-being through programs supported by company leadership. Our
core values define who we are, how we act and what we aspire to, which comes down to not only
delivering a better world , but working to “make amazing happen” in each neighborhood, community and city we touch. As an Equal Opportunity Employer, we believe in each person’s potential, and we’ll help you reach yours.
Job Category Marketing
Business Line Geography OH
Business Group Design and Consulting Services Group (DCS)
Country United Kingdom
Position Status Full-Time
Requisition/Vacancy No. 217766BR
Clearance Required No
Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.