Freelance Content Manager
Job description

Are you the sort of person who considers stories to be fundamental to who we are? Do you see narratives as the very thing that binds our society together? Do you think tea is the answer to everything? Then you should come and collaborate with Catsnake: The Story Agency.

About us

Catsnake is a story agency for the third sector – we use a combination of storytelling, in depth research, behavioural psychology and rigorous creative systems to produce campaigns, films and strategies for charities and causes, like WWF, the RSPB, Scope, Amnesty, ARUK, the National Trust and Unicef.

Our focus is on telling stories that change beliefs and behaviour. We believe deeply in the power of narratives to engage, entertain, and lead to positive change for our communities, our environment and our collective future.

We have a highly collaborative, relaxed culture, driven by laughter and creativity and fuelled by many, many, cups of tea.

You can see more of our work here: catsnake.com

The Job

Periodically we look to refresh and build our roster of creatives, and at the moment we’re specifically looking for Content Managers, to lead the content creation on regular larger digital campaigns.

This role requires a mix of storytelling knowledge and flair, and strong organisational skills to effectively manage and motivate a group of diverse creatives (herding cats, essentially), and deliver a multitude of content that achieves specific aims, whilst remaining entertaining and engaging in its own right.

Requirements

Interests – A passion for storytelling and a deep understanding of the impact of narrative on beliefs, behaviour and action.

Organisation – Our campaigns often involve large numbers of distinct pieces of content, each with specific requirements for writers to follow. This means it is vital that our content managers have a rigorous and systematic approach.

Research – The ability to consume, condense and critically examine wide ranging research sources. This includes data, academic literature and industry sources.

Critical and Creative Thinking – All our work consists of both a logical and creative phase, so a balance of critical thinking and creative skills is crucial.

Writing/Design – Experience creating written content for third sector campaigns, across a range of media and purposes. Proficiency and experience in scriptwriting/copywriting is a requirement.

Brainstorms – Communal creative work is central to our projects. All projects involve brainstorms with other creatives, so you’ll need to be confident and eloquent in expressing your ideas (even the bad ones) and exploring potentially uncomfortable subject matter.

Curiosity – Curiosity is the only necessity for all our work. We want to be endlessly learning, improving, challenging ourselves and our beliefs, and expanding our perspectives, and we need all our creatives to be doing the same.

Tea – we can’t make this any clearer!

It’s also important to note that, although relevant, academic qualifications will never be a deal breaker for us.

We are looking for candidates who are skilled at understanding stories through the lens of human motivation, and organising and motivating talented creatives, so your background and how you reached this point does not have to be limited to (or even come through) the academic world, if you can demonstrate your abilities in other ways.

Ideally, you would be based in/near London and able to come into the office at Somerset House, but we’re also open to UK-based applicants who can work remotely and attend meetings via Zoom.

The Process

To apply, please email [email protected] with the subject heading as “Content Manager – [YOUR NAME]” and include a CV and a brief cover letter (no more than 500 words, tell us a little about yourself and why you’re interested in the role). Finally, please also state your typical day rate(s) for this work.

The deadline to apply is Sunday 17th October 2021.

We’ll then contact you for an initial interview and obviously a cuppa! Thanks!