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Synopsis Writer - Polish or a Sub-Saharan African language

UK Remote
Date:

Overview

Placement Type:

Temporary

Compensation:

up to £45 per hour (PAYE)

Start Date:

01 Jun, 2024

Our client seeks a versatile and deadline-driven writer to join the Creative Writing Strategy team. In this role, you’ll help our client’s members navigate a sea of content by summarizing movies and television shows with concise, creative and engaging product copy, as well as work on promotional text assets. 

This role is perfect for an omnivorous generalist who loves to ideate on language, is passionate about pop culture and thrives on collaborative editing cycles. This requires a writer who can tackle many assignments

with enough creative energy to make each synopsis sing. The ideal candidate is a skilled writer/editor who is an expert on media and entertainment — we are particularly interested in writers who have proven proficiency in writing and editing world-class creative content in English.

This is a 4-month contract role, offering up to £45 per hour (40 hrs a week). This position is UK remote. 

Responsibilities:

● Write synopses about movies and TV shows in English. A typical day might include writing a number of synopses a week — everything from popular action movies to low-budget indie films.

● Work closely with assignment editors overseeing the workflow to ensure that you’re paired with the right titles and that your copy meets the needs of the writing brief.

● Embody editorial principles to create accurate, inclusive and creative synopses that are nuanced enough to resonate with different audiences.

Requirements:

● Full native proficiency in a Central European Language (preferably Polish) or a Sub-Saharan African language, and a professional-level knowledge of speaking, reading, and writing in English

● Knowledge of Arabic or Turkish is not essential but highly desired as an addition to the above.

● Experience writing or editing articles, blog posts, reviews, or feature stories about film and TV

● Mastery of AP style and attention to detail

● Research skills to help you gather context about

titles and quickly synthesize information from a variety of sources

● A selfless approach to contributing to a world-class editorial team

● Eagerness to embrace a culture of candid feedback

Applicants for this position will be asked to complete a short writing exercise.

If the above sounds like you and this role aligns with your future goals, contact Aquent today!

The next steps will be shared with shortlisted candidates by Friday 17th May.

We’re looking forward to hearing from you!

Client Description

Our Client is the world’s leading streaming entertainment service. Headquartered in California, they’re proud of their unique company culture. This organization has offices all over the world, and has continued to grow for almost 25 years. They now play an active role in production and distribution of original and award-winning content.

 

Aquent is dedicated to improving inclusivity & is proudly an equal opportunities employer. We encourage applications from under-represented groups & are committed to providing support to applicants with disabilities. We aim to provide reasonable accommodation for any part of the employment process, to those with a medical condition, disability or neurodivergence.