Copywriter/Editor for Four23
Location: Studio four23 Clerkenwell L
Reporting to: Strategy Leader
Who We Are:
four23 is an innovative, independent creative studio, led by CEO Warren Bramley, delivering multi-disciplinary projects across the globe.
We are structured around six core crafts - DESIGN, MOVING IMAGE, CODE, COPY, SPACIAL DESIGN and LIVE. See four23.net for a full overview. Recent Projects:
Visit - - to see some of our most recent projects including a block party hosted with Kendrick Lamar, a 360 film shot in the Maré favela of Rio de Janerio, an art installation at Design Junction as part of London Design Festival, a skate park and gallery created in Los Angeles with Eric Kostyn, animations with Damon Albarn for Médecins Sans Frontières and art direction for Team GB with Stella McCartney.
Who we’re looking for:
An enthusiastic and inspired copywriter with an editorial eye. You are inquisitive and passionate about discovering and writing about new things. You will be deeply rooted in the craft of writing with a deep knowledge of the English language. You will have the ability to think around a subject, to delve beyond the obvious to find an interesting angle. You will be able to write clear, direct, concise copy and will be able to explain complex ideas clearly and make them understandable for any audience. You will be able to understand narrative and be able to write up concepts and ideas using a narrative form to tell an engaging story. You will understand people and how to communicate to people. You must be interesting and interested. You must have a real and palpable energy and drive. You must be passionate and romantic. You will have a strong interest in Design. You will be immersed in the world of Fast Co, Dezeen, It’s Nice That, 99U, Icon, Wired, The Next Web, Aeon, Mashable, Scenario, Good, Concious etc.
This role will only suit an ambitious, self-motivated, deeply intelligent, creative and enthusiastic individual.
Developing copy for all client projects, from long form articles and opinion pieces, to 140 character snippets across social, from implementing publishing plans to devising event wayfinding systems, from writing questions for interviews to creating briefing documents for hosts etc etc.
All forms of copy:
Proofing, copy checking and sense checking all studio written output. Writing narratives for pitches, explaining creative concepts and how those concepts were developed from research insights. Leading on four23 social channels including publishing content through twitter, 4+2+3 a weekly newsletter of must reads and bi annual broadcasts from the studio. Internal communications lead sharing updates across the studio keeping everyone up to date with news. Writing press releases, case studies on our work, latest news for the website, and contributing to the knowledge hub of the studio.
Develop and build positive relationships with colleagues, clients and freelancers. Create and embed best practice across the studio for copywriting. Work closely with the CEO, taking opinions, thoughts, conversations from him and developing and formulating those into text - be it journals, think pieces, research.
What we offer:
We take seriously personal growth and development. All team members have regular access to our CEO, mentorship from our leadership team, and are provided with opportunities for education and learning. We work globally - recently our teams have worked in LA, New York, Miami, Paris, Berlin and Barcelona.
We have a strong culture at four23 - monthly breakfasts, regular team days, competitive salaries, weekly fruit and flower delivery, contributory pension schemes, team trips and adventures, self-initiated projects as a team, bike purchasing scheme, charitable projects, everyone has a book budget, a detailed induction process, and we are all encouraged to visits talks, conferences, workshops and basically learn and grow.
We have an internal structure ensuring everyone has a direct contact and line of communication. No one is ever left floating. It’s a multinational, multi-lingual team within the studio and it’s close knit, super talented and friendly. And what surprises most people is how open four23 is.
It’s a transparent company and we have regular full team days where everything is discussed.
And finally our studio has been specially designed by our Spacial Design Director, Harriet Paterson. It’s a beautiful flexible space where we gather as a team, spread out alone, hold exhibitions, talks, screenings and, most importantly, be creative.
Have a look around the space here:
Minimum 2 years Writing/Editing experience.
Please email a CV and 500 words explaining why ‘you and us’ to Please include the words Copywriter/Editor in the subject line and note where you saw the job advertised.
HOURS OF WORK
9.30am to 6pm 5 days a week Sometimes a project will demand that we work beyond those times and occasionally weekends. Those times are given back in lieu and we also provide refresh days that are taken after a major deadline or event. Those days are taken immediately and do not count as holiday.
25 days per annum.
We close for Christmas and New Year. And if you want to take all the holidays in one lump to have an adventure - feel free (after being here beyond 1 year).
Please indicate your salary expectations in your application. We provide competitive salaries plus an above statutory pension scheme for everyone from day one.
4.23pm, Friday 7th April
Please take some time to explore the four23 website: Our Case Studies on projects with Kendrick Lamar, Originals, In Residence LA, Kevin Spacey and the London Marathon are here: Our unique compartment structure can be found here: Our annual exhibition series can be viewed here: Take a look behind the scenes on our Flickr channel: Or see four23’s travels on Instagram:
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