Which?, Researcher / Writer - Sustainability

Initially Remote / London
28 Oct 2020
11 Nov 2020
Job Type
Full Time

We have an opportunity for two great senior researcher / writers to help us deliver a stepchange in our coverage of sustainability - from use of plastics to sustainable motoring; from recycling to green energy.

We have big ambitions to give consumers the information they need to make sustainable choices, while also putting pressure on businesses and policy makers through our findings.

We would love to hear from people who can help us deliver  - if you have a deep interest in sustainability, coupled with research skills to dig beneath the surface and writing skills to bring issues to life through compelling content.

You will be using in-depth primary research techniques to seek out areas of confusion, or demonstrate where there are more or less sustainable choices to make.

You’ll be translating this into online and print articles to help people make the right choices, whether buying groceries, upgrading their tech or considering a holiday.

If you want to make a difference to consumers' lives through the research you do, the detriment you uncover and the advice you give,you'll be working with a team of 35 like-minded colleagues including investigative researchers, data journalists, consumer researchers and market analysts.

These fantastic roles will suit senior researcher/writers with a passion for helping people negotiate the trickiest consumer decisions through great advice.

What we offer

We’re all about working with our researchers to make them the best they can be – including sharing expertise within a hugely experienced team.

We're currently working remotely as an organisation. However, when we're back in the office you'll find it modern, relaxed and friendly (before lockdown we enjoyed fresh fruit, a subsidised canteen, great facilities for cyclists and lunchtime runners, two free healthy meals per week and a roof terrace to enjoy them on). Read our candidate pack to find out more about the amazing benefits on offer!

What you’ll be doing

You’ll be organising original research-based investigations such an assessment of packaging of popular branded groceries, myth-busting ‘green’ claims or analysing data from our testing of cars to expose which cars are poorest for emissions.

You’ll be turning your research into compelling content - for our website and our magazines, and working with teams across the organisation, such as our press team to PR the best stories.

Alongside this, you’ll be delivering fast turnaround responsive news and advice content, to help build Which? as the go-to place for advice on how to be a sustainable consumer.

The quality of your research, analysis and content will play a vital role in upholding our well-deserved reputation for fairness, thoroughness and reliability.

What you will ideally have

You need to have a track record in research and great writing skills, with understanding of writing for a consumer audience.  Ideally you would have experience of writing about environmental issues, but more important than that is a strong interest and enthusiasm for the topic.

These are fixed term positions, with ambitions to deliver a lot over the period of the roles, so you need to be able to confidently get to grips with new challenges and ways of working quickly, and be full of ideas from the start.

We’d like you to have:

  • Experience of managing multiple short and long term projects effectively
  • Strong analytical and research skills and good attention to detail
  • Proven writing skills with the ability to write for a consumer audience
  • Understanding of environmental consumer issues, with ideas for how to translate this understanding for Which?
  • Ability to work effectively as part of a team, and build strong relationships with a range of colleagues quickly.

Please click 'APPLY' and submit an up to date CV and covering letter outlining why you feel this role would be great for you and what you can offer.

At Which? we value diversity and we're committed to creating an inclusive culture where everyone is able to be themselves and to reach their full potential.

We want to receive applications from all regardless of age, gender identity, disability, marriage or civil partnership, pregnancy or maternity, religion or belief, race or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, social economic background etc.

We believe that a diverse workforce helps us to understand and create a positive impact for consumers. We want to ensure that everybody can apply and be part of our recruitment processes, and therefore when required we make reasonable adjustments to accommodate our candidates.

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