Job Openings

Position: Lead Writer

Unit: 1

Location: Manila, Philippines

Date Posted: January 31, 2020

Closing Date: February 28, 2020

Job Background

The Lead Writer shall spearhead the development and writing of content for Creative Lab Projects. He/She will be in charge of, among others, research, knowledge acquisition, technical and feature writing, and script development, as well as copy editing of outputs from other writers.

Responsibilities

Research and Knowledge Acquisition

● Conducting thorough research on materials relating to Creative Lab’s Projects through first and second hand resources such as but not limited to internet, publications, visual, and print media
● Verify facts, statistical data, dates, and evidences using standard and defined resources
● Conduct interviews as deemed necessary to stakeholders, beneficiaries, and other related individuals/companies which may serve as an imperative factor in developing articles, scripts, and other materials
● Engage in field work as identified by the company to recognize stories and scope of projects
● Draft and revise key informant interview (KII) questions and/or Focus Group Discussion (FGD) guides as needed in data gathering
● Provide technical input in the crafting of content plan for Creative Lab publications

Content Writing and Development

● Generate well-structured through-the-line writing – TVC, Radio, Print, marketing collaterals, feature articles, technical reports, descriptions, knowledge guides, information booklets, scripts, copywriting and other written materials for Creative Lab Projects
● Review the articles, technical reports, descriptions, knowledge guides, information booklets, scripts, and other written materials for Creative Lab Projects
● Style, edit, proofread and identify possible inaccuracies in spelling, punctuation and syntax
● Produce output for intended audiences in a timely manner while adhering to highest quality standards
● Abide by agreed deadlines of drafts, revisions, and other deliverables

Copy editing

● Check final drafts of content to ensure integrity of work and that the text is error-free which includes but are not limited to, grammatical, punctuation and spelling checks as well as the verification of facts and data
● Review the output seeing if the work is in alignment with the publications’ specific writing and editorial styles while ensuring readability, clarity and conciseness
● Develop page plans which may entail providing inputs for page layouts, placement of articles and other elements of the publications

Relationship Management

● Coordinate with the Creative Director, the Creative Team and Project Managers to encompass the client’s requisites and interests
● Represent ASSIST Professionally during meetings/events/gatherings
● Supervise external and internal writing staff ensuring quality and timeliness of delivery and integrity of work

Qualifications

● Minimum 5 years work experience as an employee in the end-to-end development of written content for a variety of Integrated Communications communication materials
● At least a Bachelor’s degree holder in the field of Communication Research, Development Communications, Journalism, Mass Communications and other related fields
● Has had sufficient experience doing field research and can be deployed for travel to project sites for data collection to aid in the creation of content
● Sufficient track record, proficiency and comfortability in the production of varied outputs ranging from feature-type write-ups, script writing, technical writing across all formats