Researcher & Editor
Full Time
Melbourne & Sydney

As Researcher & Editor you will play a key role within the creative and editorial process. You will be able to extract insight from the data and analysis available and use this to help shape the key messaging and narrative structure for the project. You will maintain attention to detail at all times to ensure that there are no errors in the final product that undermine the amount of effort and thought that went into the project.

About Right Angle Studio

Right Angle Studio is an urban strategy agency. Our team is made up of strategists, creatives, writers and designers. Our clients and collaborators are exciting and diverse businesses in Australia (and beyond), including corporate, government and cultural, big and small.

Scope & Purpose

As Researcher & Editor you will play a key role within the creative and editorial process. You will be able to extract insight from the data and analysis available and use this to help shape the key messaging and narrative structure for the project. You will maintain attention to detail at all times — particularly during the editing and proof reading process — to ensure that there are no errors in the final product that undermine the amount of effort and thought that went into the project. You will use your experience and communication skills to build upon our current research and editorial processes so that we continue to meet our standards and exceed client expectations.

Key Responsibilities

— Working with the strategy, creative and business development team to agree on the audience, purpose and format for each research output
— Ensure guidelines for reporting research findings are adhered to and that all project documentation is accurately filed and labelled
— Shape the narrative structure, ensuring clarity of message and consistency of tone per company brand guidelines
— Ensure all copy has been checked and meets the guidelines set out in our house style guide, including spelling, sentence structure, grammar and punctuation, as needed
— Assist in office administration where required including answering phones, booking couriers and general office tidiness
— Meet and greet clients and friends
— Provide general support to Company Directors

Required Experience

— Outstanding writing and editing skills, matched with strong capacity to exert leadership in a team environment.”
— Proven experience editing for a range of audiences (e.g. retail, research, government) and formats (e.g. print, digital)
— Proven capacity to understand and extract insights from research data, both qualitative and quantitative
— Strong knowledge of local and international development, preferably with familiarity of the role of media and communications in development
— Post-graduate qualification, preferably in a subject directly relevant to the thematic priorities of our organisation
— Familiarity with the planning, layout, design and production of publications

“Being prepared isn’t a matter of how much you practice. It’s about knowing that even if you fail, you won’t give up.”

John Maeda, Redesigning Leadership

What you need to succeed

— Can plan and organise
— Can think strategically
— Can communicate clearly
— Has sound editorial judgement
— Can educate and assure others
— Ability to present sound and well-reasoned arguments to convince others

Our Team

Right Angle Studio fosters an environment where each team member is valued for their input, where ambition and initiative are encouraged and where the five core values of Human, Impactful, Edited, Distinct and Intentional are instilled into everything we do.

Right Angle Studio is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and is committed to building a work environment that is both diverse and inclusive. You will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, ethnicity, creed, disability, or age.

Benefits

Besides a rewarding career and competitive remuneration you will receive the following benefits:

— Paramount Recreation Club membership
— Staff rates on food and drinks at Paramount Recreation Club
— Complimentary cinema tickets at the Golden Age Cinema & Bar
— Staff rates on food and drinks at Golden Age Cinema & Bar

Where to from here

Please send your CV (including references) and accompanying cover letter explaining why you are right for this role to studio.hr@rightanglestudio.com.au. Only those eligible to work in Australia or have a valid Australian work permit/visa will be considered for the position.