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Senior Journalist / Writer

Senior Journalist / Writer

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Are you passionate about storytelling as a powerful tool for change? Would you like to help spread the word about the people and initiatives tackling some of today’s most pressing issues relating to the climate crisis and ethical business? Do you get a kick out of using your skills and expertise to drive important conversations forward and boost the impact of others?

If you are a journalist with extensive finance and business experience who is looking for a job with a higher purpose, then you’re just the person we’re looking for.

Senior Journalist/Writer for 5 Media – Conscious Capitalism

About us

5 is a non-profit impact media foundation, connecting thinkers and doers to co-create a more sustainable future. We support sustainability-focused projects, businesses and initiatives with storytelling, resources and funding in order to accelerate positive change. 

5 uses storytelling to support and uplift the work of others, helping them maximise their impact. We publish stories about people and organisations doing positive, constructive things in the areas of the environment and ethical business.

5 launched in June 2020 and has grown steadily since, building a solid team and a flourishing community of engaged people interested in building a better future. Today we have offices in Copenhagen, Amsterdam and California and employ 13 people. 

At 5, our focus is on the following two areas: Nature Calling and Conscious Capitalism. As a Senior Writer with extensive experience within finance, investment and business reporting you will help create content relating to Conscious Capitalism and purpose-driven entrepreneurship. 

Capitalism got us where we are, but it can’t get us to where we need to go – unless we go about it differently. You will be telling the stories of how that is happening.

About the role

This is a great opportunity for someone who wants to join the development of a new initiative in journalism, with a firm focus on solutions.

This is a full-time position for an experienced native English journalist/writer, who shares our ideas and values and wants to contribute to our mission. The ideal candidate has a strong background in finance, investment and business reporting and is passionate about how businesses can be a force for good in building a more sustainable future. You will be working at either our Amsterdam office or our Copenhagen office.

Responsibilities

  • Be a driving force in the core team of writers at 5 Media
  • Write, commission, research and pitch stories for the 5 platform
  • Find experts to contribute stories and content to curate for the platform
  • Protect the copy consistency (English) throughout the entire company; online, print, marketing, internal communications
  • Oversee and manage projects related to copywriting, editing, and translating

Requirements

You should be/have the following:

  • An experienced journalist with strong reporting skills
  • A native English speaker
  • A bachelor’s degree or equivalent working/thinking level
  • Impeccable editing skills with an eye for detail – you know the difference between US and UK English
  • A natural way with words, style, tone, grammar and everything else that goes into ensuring each piece of copy is consistent and captivating
  • An ability to communicate complex ideas in as few words as possible
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Energetic, flexible and helpful attitude

Not required, but a definite plus

  • A strong affinity with working for a charitable organisation and the personal ambition to make an impact.

Perks and benefits

We are an organisation that values people. Every year we organise an international company trip to connect and have fun. You’ll receive 25 paid holiday days along with national holidays, you’ll be enrolled in our company pension scheme, make use of our flexible working schedule with the option to work from home several days a week, receive lunch on us, enjoy our monthly team socials and more!

Learn more about 5

We tell stories

We tell powerful stories about sustainable initiatives through our website, social media channels and newsletter. By elevating sustainable initiatives, bringing awareness to environmental causes and sharing how we can come to action, we inspire and empower our community.

We support impact initiatives 

We partner with future-focused organisations and initiatives working to make a positive impact on our planet. We work to elevate them through storytelling, support them financially, and collaborate with them in various ways depending on their needs, in order to accelerate the change they’re already making. Find out more about our partners here.

We connect people 

We connect people, skills and resources through our community of engaged members who want to take action to make the world more sustainable. We share knowledge and advice, offer tailored events and elevate the needs of our community to our wider audience. The community is open to any and all social enterprises, charitable initiatives, projects, foundations and businesses that have a positive impact on our planet. Find out more about our community here.

We believe that everyone has a role to play in creating a world we all want to live in. Through the power of many, we can shape a more sustainable future – together.

Interested?

Please send your application to jobs@fivemedia.com. We would like to receive your motivation, your CV and two written articles to get a sense of your experience and qualities.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us at jobs@fivemedia.com.

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