Content Writer


Location: Flexible. Main office is in York, North Yorkshire
Salary: Competitive
Contract: Permanent, full time

Content Writer

We want to improve people’s experiences at work. We need your help.

Ready to take the next step in your writing career? We have a fantastic opportunity for an experienced (4+ years) Content Writer to join our rapidly growing team in York.


Who are we?

Karian and Box is a leading employee engagement consultancy. Through our research, we help our clients understand what engages and motivates their employees and help them to make their businesses even better places to work.

What does that mean in practice? A big part of our work involves innovative research, running employee surveys and asking people in detail about their experiences at work. We analyse their responses and create clear, concise reports for senior leaders. We help them see the people behind the data we’ve gathered and make meaning from it. How are they feeling? Do they enjoy their work? Do they want to stay?

That’s only part of it, though. We also help our clients take meaningful action. That might be with a strategic narrative for ExCo members, a training guide to help managers lead through the pandemic, or an animation explaining what a company is doing to improve diversity. It might even be with a short film about the aftermath of an industrial accident, to get people talking about safety.

In other words, it’s about storytelling. Our clients – including Burberry, Tesco, Nationwide, HSBC, Aviva, and The Co-operative – have stories they need to tell, and they need to tell them now. Those stories need confident writers who can hit the ground running, adapt quickly to changing briefs and work effectively across multiple creative projects.

That’s where you come in.

As a writer in our busy content team you’d be working with colleagues across our business (including our senior leaders) to take the insights from our data and turn them meaningful stories by interrogating briefs, exploring creative options and shaping the stories that will change the daily working experience of people all over the world.


Who are you?

You don’t need us to tell you that stories are a powerful tool for driving meaningful change. Your years of experience and proven track record as a writer have already shown you that. You’re skilled, you understand that agency writing is about the whole team and not your creative ego, and you’re ready for a fresh challenge.

You can come from any kind of writing background, as we’re not looking for specific experience in our area of expertise (although internal comms and employee engagement experience would be a huge bonus!). You just need brilliant writing and professional skills, a creative and analytical brain, as well as the right attitude, and we’ll work with you to help you adapt and grow into the role.

This isn’t a leadership role, but a strong team is at the heart of our success so we’d expect you to share your knowledge with our junior writers and offer them support to help them grow.


Role and responsibilities would include:

Our ideal candidate would:


By joining us, in return for your valued contribution we’ll offer you the following benefits:


Sound interesting?

Please forward your current CV and cover letter, stating your salary expectations to

We also want to see a sample of your writing – send us something that demonstrates your skills as a storyteller. It can be new, old, in any format and on any topic. Surprise us. 500 words max.

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