WRITING TEAM LEADER in Richmond, Surrey

Applying for the WRITING TEAM LEADER role

Location: Surrey / Richmond
Salary: £16,000 - £18,000
Type: Full Time
Job Sector: Media, Digital & Creative
Sub Sector: Editorial
Job Reference No: TeamLeader SB Jan12

Job Description

Are you a wordsmith?
Are you really good at Scrabble?
Do you play to win?

If you have a love of the English language and get a thrill manipulating words then you might have what it takes to work in this leading and innovative Online Marketing Agency based in west London.

We need a special kind of writer: one who can not only adapt to the individual needs of our diverse clients but who can also manage a bevy of internal and external writers. You will be expected to produce your own copy in the form of articles, blogs posts, community development and a host of online material.

At the same time you should be able to edit and proof-read the work of the writers under your management.

As a team leader, you will be responsible for learning the business, how we work and how we achieve great results for our clients.

Armed with this knowledge, you will develop close relationships with our clients, for whom you will be the main point of contact. In addition, you will also lead and manage your team in order to improve and enhance productivity and achievements for our clients.

The successful candidate will have a degree in a humanities subject and demonstrable superb written and oral communication skills. To achieve the standards we expect in your texts, English should be your mother tongue. You should also have past team leader or management experience.

Applicants who can demonstrate involvement in an online community or passion group will be favourably considered.

Main Responsibilities

• Writing blog posts, articles and website copy
• Proof-reading and editing
• Managing freelance writers and internal staff
• Preparing monthly reports
• Providing main point of contact with clients
• Managing and optimising workflow
• Managing social media platforms such as Twitter, Facebook and LinkedIn

Main Requirements

• Educated to degree level, preferably in a humanities subject from an English speaking university
• Possess highly developed writing and verbal communication skills
• Have experience in editorial and proof-reading work

To Apply:

To apply for this role, please send a CV and covering letter to LeadGenerators and include any relevant examples of your writing such as articles or blog posts. If you are not able to attached samples of your writing, please add them to the bottom on your covering letter or at the bottom of your CV.

Please quote "Team Leader SBJan12” in the heading of your covering letter.


• Candidates should live within easy commuting distance from our offices. If you live outside of London, please relate to this in your covering letter.
• Candidates should be able to demonstrate a very high level of English, over and beyond normal mother tongue level. We suggest using your covering letter for this purpose.
• Only candidates with the right to work in the UK will be considered. If you are a foreign national, please state in your cover letter, that you have the right to work or we will assume that you do not and will delete your application.


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