Job Title: Copywriter
Salary: TBC
Location: Central London 
Basic Hours of Work: 6 month contract: 2 days a week (between Tuesday - Thursday)

Business Overview

89up is Europe's first impact agency. We campaign for great causes, build technology, tackle complex problems and inspire action. 89up was founded with a clear mission: to create a powerful integrated communications agency for the world’s most important causes. In the last eight years, we’ve become one of the Financial Times 1000 fastest growing companies in Europe, and delivered some of the biggest non-profit campaigns around the world. We are now in the top two specialist agencies for the non-profit sector globally. 

Our Advocacy, Insights and Mobilisation team delivers data-driven insights for impactful strategies to mobilise audiences; our Labs team builds innovative websites and bespoke advocacy tools to engage consumers and decision-makers; our Studio team crafts beautiful content from podcasts to animations; and our PR team makes sure our campaigns make the headlines. 

From freeing political prisoners to taking on the banks who fund the climate crisis, to EU campaigns against fossil fuels to PR campaigns for many of Europe’s biggest charities, to global challenges that excite people the world over, there is genuinely never a dry moment at 89up. 

We put a huge emphasis on training and promotions - with promotion and pay reviews twice a year. In 2022 to help combat the impact of inflation we gave a baseline pay increase of 10% across the board with bonuses and promotions on top. Some members of the team have been promoted twice in a single year. You will get a lot of attention from seniors with significant experience helping you to grow in the role. This is a company that is growing quickly, so there’s plenty of room for career development. 

To Apply
Please apply by emailing a CV, covering letter or both to:

Summary of Job

We are looking for someone to join our Editorial team and report to our Editorial Director. This is an opportunity to flex both editorial and creative muscles on a day-to-day basis. 

The specifics:

Creative Abilities

  • Be comfortable working in a creative team to produce conceptual work and tactics
  • Create channel-, message- and tone-appropriate copy for all audiences and media types, from conception to completion 
  • Find stories in business-speak and data and tell those stories in everyday language 
  • Comfortably write copy of all lengths, from UX copy to single-line tweets to long-form articles and reports
  • Create messaging and narrative for our clients that can be used across formats from policy papers to advertising on socials
  • Build effective relationships with your agency team
  • Manage and work independently, under tight deadlines, while juggling multiple projects. 
  • You will prioritise constantly, and in coordination with your team!  
  • Master all nuances of your work and show an ability to think on your feet

Communication Skills

  • Engage with clients
  • Proactively chase internal briefs and manage workflow to ensure you get the time you need to do your best work. 
  • Proactively inform Editorial Director or account leads of account statuses, problems, plans and meetings 
  • Have a voice and a viewpoint when involved in the development of briefs and strategic and tactical plans 
  • Gain a sense of the clients’ marketplaces/audiences, and be able to evaluate work for its suitability
  • Facilitate communication across the teams to achieve the required end product for the client
  • Embrace the spirit of teamwork at all times- collaborating with the account team, the support team and the client


  • A competitive base salary with excellent performance-linked bonuses
  • Gold-plated sickness benefits and life insurance
  • Company-wide bonuses, 2 yearly
  • Enhanced maternity/paternity pay
  • Private GP, private counselling, eyecare vouchers, well-being service 
  • 24 days holiday (with the office closing over Christmas, days taken for this max 4)
  • Day off for your birthday
  • Cycle-to-work scheme
  • Company pension contributions
  • Plenty of scope to develop your career in a fast-growth business 
  • An opportunity to be seen, heard and counted in your contributions, and not get lost in the noise and tangle of a large corporate business

89up is an equal opportunity employer and positively encourages applications from suitably experienced and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, qualifications, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.