Writer - Startups

| London, Greater London, England, GBR
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Calling all business or financial writers. Come join us!
Here at https://startups.co.uk/ , we help new UK small business owners launch and grow. We've more than 20 years experience of providing information, inspiration and opportunity to new and serial entrepreneurs by sharing success stories, explaining the steps new businesses can take to flourish, and connecting them with the best products and services to fuel their growth.
The Role
We're looking for a creative and experienced writer to join our award-winning Brands team. You'll be responsible for generating high quality content on news, topics, products and services relevant to our vibrant, small business audience.
You will need to:

  • Produce engaging, high-quality copy (to brief and deadline) that helps our readers make the most informed decisions.
  • Write new product and company reviews, how-to guides, informational and commercially orientated articles as well as news, features and topical pieces that will bring targeted, high-quality traffic to the website.
  • Generate a wide range of content types guest posts, newsletters, social media, and campaigns as well as ideate new, creative content streams that will appeal to our small business audience.
  • Write persuasive, informative, and authoritative content in the brand's tone of voice, to help readers succeed while also driving conversions for our partners.
  • Extensively research products and services we feature on the website - with the aim of becoming an expert in the topic areas you are assigned to write about and building our Experience, Expertise, Authority and Trust credentials.
  • Undertake background research - including desk-based research, carrying out user testing in person, surveys or in-depth interviews - to better understand our audience's pain points, and to gather experts' opinions and views.
  • Fact-check, edit, revise, review and proofread your own work with an open and positive attitude to regular feedback.
  • Produce new outreach content (both data-led and editorial style) to earn new backlinks for the website.
  • Collaborate with other teams (including B2B Division, Insight, Audience, Campaigns and Creative Services) to improve processes, boost brand exposure, and continually elevate the success and growth of the website overall.


What we're offering you:

  • Flexible hours
  • Competitive holiday benefits (24 days a year paid holiday, plus 8 bank holidays)
  • Life Assurance to protect your loved ones
  • Benefits allowance for health, dental and vision coverage
  • Defined Contribution Pension and salary sacrifice scheme
  • Be Well: Our award winning wellbeing and mental health programme to support all MVFers and their families
  • Family Forward support for our MVF parents and their mini-mes
  • Free breakfast when in the office



Our Ideal MVFer:

  • A passion for content and a love of writing
  • Excellent writing ability (speed and quality) and command of the English language
  • Naturally inquisitive, and an interest in researching new things
  • Exceptional eye for detail
  • Excellent time and priority management
  • A keen interest in or experience of the UK small business sector and startup culture preferred
  • An understanding of small business financing desirable
  • Experience of writing for an online audience preferred
  • Experience of working with Wordpress preferred
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An Insider's view of MVF

What projects are you most excited about?

The main projects that I've been working on include the launch of the SDR program, the tech stack, and our email roadmap. What's great about them is that I've been able to get involved from the early conception, being part of the decision-making and planning all the way through to execution.

Emma

Sales Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

MVF has enabled me to grow both professionally and personally by constantly challenging me and the status quo. Full sales cycle responsibility has allowed me to develop and sharpen an entirely new set of skills. Our position as a high growth company has allowed me to take on new leadership roles and have a greater impact on the business.

Sam

Team Lead

How does the company support your career growth?

MVF does a really good job of putting great opportunities in front of you, ideas are welcomed at all levels and here you definitely get to choose your own adventure. I’ve been promoted twice in less than 2 years and I've had the chance to be involved in key road mapping projects & learning and development programs.

Stephen

Senior Account Executive

What are MVF Perks + Benefits

MVF Benefits Overview

MVF offers a range of benefits and perks, ranging from a $1500 training budget to 24 days paid vacation a year. We have free snacks and drinks, as well as industry-leading training programmes and growth opportunities.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
We’re partnered with Central Texas Food Bank, whose mission is to nourish hungry people and lead the Texas community in the fight against hunger.
Open door policy
OKR operational model
Team based strategic planning
Open office floor plan
Flexible work schedule
Remote work program
MVF allows people to work remotely on average two days per week.
Diversity
Dedicated diversity and inclusion staff
Mandated unconscious bias training
Diversity manifesto
Diversity employee resource groups
Our employee-led Networks have had a huge impact and continue to facilitate and open up inclusive conversations. Currently, we have our LEEP, Women’s Network, LGBTQ+ and our Neurodiversity Network.
Health Insurance + Wellness
Dental insurance
Vision insurance
Health insurance
Life insurance
Wellness programs
Team workouts
Mental health benefits
Financial & Retirement
401(K)
401(K) matching
MVF offers a 40l(K) matching contributions of up to 4% of your total earnings.
Performance bonus
MVF has a whole company incentive, this year we're all going to Ibiza!
Charitable contribution matching
Child Care & Parental Leave
Generous parental leave
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation + Time Off
Generous PTO
MVF's vacation policy includes 24 days paid time off, plus an additional day for every 1 year of service up to 5 days.
Paid volunteer time
MVF encourages employees to give back with one day paid time off to volunteer at a charity or organization of their choice.
Paid holidays
Paid sick days
Office Perks
Company-sponsored outings
Free daily meals
MVF offers free breakfast tacos everyday in the office with a variety of choices to suit different dietary needs.
Free snacks and drinks
Some meals provided
MVF provides lunches to the team on a monthly basis in addition to breakfast daily.
Company-sponsored happy hours
Onsite office parking
Recreational clubs
Fitness stipend
Professional Development
Job training & conferences
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Continuing education stipend
MVF offers $1500 per year for programs or courses that help them improve their skill set in a given area. You can use that to develop in sales or even brush up on a new language!
Continuing education available during work hours
Online course subscriptions available
Customized development tracks
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

MVF are well known in the UK as coming 1st in the Best Companies to work for list - and now we're bringing that ethos to Austin!

We offer a range of benefits, including a $1500 training budget, unlimited book allowance and 24 days (plus federal holidays!) vacation per year. We have a great insurance offering too, with 401k matching as well.

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