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Id: 10093

   

Sector(s):

Publishing + Literature

 

Research

   

Job Title:

Senior Writer

Organisation Name:

MENG

Organisation URL:

www.meng.co.uk/mengs-story

Location:

Remote Working and London - London + Greater London

Salary:

£40,000 - £50,000

Conditions:

Full Time

Date Posted:

22/10/2019

Closing Date:

20/12/2019

   

Job Description & Person Specification:

MENG is a young, entrepreneurial company with endless curiosity and big ambitions. 


We are seeking a senior writer to work with the founder of the company to develop a memoir. It will use personal anecdotes to illustrate deeper historical, psychological, social and philosophical meanings. 

You will be: 
  • Working with the founder of the company to develop a memoir. 
  • Carrying out interviews to gather stories, spotting the strongest stories and presenting/summarising them. 
  • Working with the founder to shape the stories and the structure of the book. 
  • Carrying out research in subject areas related to the project, including psychology, philosophy and anthropology; briefing the founder. 
  • Editing the writing of others to a publishable standard 
  • Working in collaboration with other writers where necessary. 

Experience/Skills required: 
  • vast writing experience strong editorial judgement and a proven track record of spotting and shaping stories 
  • the ability to write non-fiction (in English) in a clear and compelling way, weaving fact with storytelling 
  • experience of carrying out interviews in a sensitive manner to elicit personal stories 
  • the curiosity and analytical skills to draw deeper insights from everyday stories and events, particularly those that can be related to psychology, philosophy or anthropology 
  • the ability to edit the writing of others to a publishable standard a proven ability to learn about complex topics quickly and self-sufficiently 
  • the flexibility to shift focus and pursue new ideas when needed 
  • the ability to establish rapport with colleagues and interviewees. 
  • A demonstrable interest in science (particularly psychology), philosophy or anthropology would be helpful. 
  • In addition, the ideal candidate would have some knowledge of China, though this is not essential. 
For the founderís bio please click here: www.meng.co.uk/mengs-story 

This is an initial 6-month contract with the potential to review. There is room for working flexibly, from 3.5 days a week to 5 days a week, depending on the candidateís circumstances. Some work can be done remotely, though you must be able to attend frequent meetings in London.

   

CONTACT DETAILS:

 
   

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E-mail:

hr@meng.co.uk

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