Writer/Proposal Coordinator - Sales

Recruiter
Location
Manchester, United Kingdom Countrywide
Salary
Competitive
Posted
25 Nov 2016
Closes
01 Jan 2017
Ref
EU/0000V1
Contract Type
Permanent
Hours
Full Time
Jacobs employ some of the UK's most experienced and skilled technical services professionals and has grown to over 7,000 people in locations across the UK.

At Jacobs we provide the resources to turn great ideas into reality, and we're looking for the most talented and passionate individuals out there to be our next generation of leaders.

We currently have an opportunity for a Writer/Proposal Coordinator within our Jacobs Sales Team based in. either London or Manchester. The successful person will become part of a respected and ambitious company with excellent career prospects and international opportunities.

The successful incumbent will have a background in journalism or related field. The Coordinator is a valuable team member within Jacobs' Sales Team, which drives strategic pursuits and helps build relationships with our core clients. The Writer/Proposal Coordinator will help draft marketing copy and help develop strategically focused, professional-looking qualifications documents such as proposals, presentations, and statements of qualification. The ideal candidate is organised, accountable, and demonstrates responsibility for meeting deadlines and following through on commitments.

Essential:

  • Experience of working as a writer for a technical journal or major news publication
  • An eye for a good story
  • Capable of taking complex or technical subjects and writing about them in a clear and concise manner
  • Ability to shape a news story and draw out a compelling narrative
  • Strong interviewing skills and ability to ascertain and articulate the critical elements of a story
  • Confidence to interact with people at all levels of an organisation
  • Ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Editorial experience and ability to enhance content produced by others
  • BA/BSc in journalism, creative writing, engineering or related field
  • A reasonable level of relevant industry experience
  • Team player and collaborative approach to work


Desirable:

  • Experience in video production and editing
  • Creative writing abilities
  • Proficiency in Adobe InDesign


JACOBS is an Equal Opportunity Employer who is committed to the safety and well being of all.

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