Copy Editor

Position

If you’re a talented wordsmith and grammarian looking for a new challenge, step this way! We’re expanding our Marketing and Communications team, and are looking for someone to uphold Aurora’s reputation through effective use of language, by defining and owning our in-house style, ensuring our messaging is clear and accurate, and ultimately ensuring a positive reading experience for our audiences.

You will have studied a relevant essay-based subject, have work experience in a similar environment, and a good understanding of copywriting principles for a variety of marketing formats, media, and channels. Ideally, you are interested in energy and ways to decarbonise our society, and would like to play a crucial role to communicate our findings and analysis to make an impact in this world.

In return, you can expect a supportive team environment, training through the Aurora Academy, plenty of social opportunities if that’s your bag, and career development for the right person.

Key responsibilities

  • Define and develop the Aurora house style and tone
  • Proofread text to correct spelling, grammar and punctuation, and check readability, page layout, and adherence to the house style
  • Collaborate with different teams within Aurora to create copy for multiple formats and online/offline channels
  • Provide guidance and support to other team members on style and best practices
  • Work across multiple formats, including online email and website text, press releases, plus printed brochures, flyers and other collateral
  • Identify opportunities for process improvements

Required attributes

  • Passionate about effective use of language
  • Superlative attention to detail
  • Ability to write engagingly, clearly, creatively and with good logic, ensuring that content has correct punctuation, grammar, and syntax
  • Comprehensive understanding of marketing copywriting best practices
  • 2+ years of copy-editing experience in a fast-paced editorial or publishing environment
  • Advanced knowledge of the Microsoft Office suite

Desirable attributes

  • A Bachelor’s degree in English, Journalism, Communications or Marketing
  • Familiar with AP style
  • Experience with other types of media, eg television, newspapers, and social media
  • Understanding of the energy industry
  • Fluency in another European language

What we offer

  • A fun, informal and international work culture
  • An office in the centre of Oxford with coffee, fruit and snacks available in the office
  • A competitive salary package
  • Access to the Aurora Academy, our training programme offering a range of opportunities to develop your skills

 
At Aurora we will consider all requests for flexible working. For most roles, the following types of flexibility are usually possible: a hybrid model of remote and in-office working, part-time hours and flexible start and finish times. Please talk to us at interview about the flexibility we could offer and we will explore what’s possible for the role.

The Company is committed to the principle that no employee or job applicant shall receive unfavourable treatment on grounds of age, disability, gender reassignment, race, religion or belief, sex, sexual orientation, marriage and civil partnership and pregnancy and maternity.

Applications

The successful candidate would start as soon as possible. We will review applications as they are received. Salary will be competitive with experience.

To apply, please submit your:

  • CV
  • Brief cover letter
  • Salary expectations
  • Earliest possible start date
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About Aurora

From its academic roots, Aurora Energy Research has grown to become the largest dedicated power market analytics company in Europe, providing data-driven intelligence for strategic decisions in the global energy transformation. We are a diverse team of more than 300 experts with vast energy, financial and consulting backgrounds, covering power, hydrogen, carbon and fossil commodities. We are active in Europe, Australia and the US, working with world-leading organisations to provide comprehensive market intelligence, bespoke analytic and advisory services, and cutting-edge software.

We are a thriving, rapidly growing company with offices in Oxford, Paris, Berlin, Madrid, Sydney, Austin TX and Oakland CA, and more opening soon. We currently serve around 600 of Europe’s most influential energy sector participants, including utilities, investors and governments, and expect to continue to grow rapidly, adding new countries and products to our portfolio.