Rhizome needs YOU!

Posted on February 4, 2016

It’s official. We’re hiring.

There’s something missing at Rhizome Towers, and we’re looking for another bright spark to complete the circuit. “Give me one good reason why I should join the team!” I hear you cry. Well, I’ll give you ten.

What is there to do at Rhizome Media?

1. Learn from the masters

The term ‘guru’ gets thrown around a lot, but the media oracles at Rhizome are the real thing. Formerly of Fleet Street and hailing from such giddy heights as the BBC, the Daily Express and Investors Chronicle, the brains behind Operation Rhizome know their stuff. There’s no one better to teach you the tricks of the trade. And if you’re friendly, they’ll give you the inside scoop.

2. Make the headlines

Author a monthly blog for the Huffington Post, write a comment for a front page splash in the Metro or grace the FT’s pink leaves with your wise words… You’ll be writing on your client’s behalf, but getting coverage in the world’s most-read media outlets (as is our wont) means millions of people will be looking at your copy.

3. Sharpen your mind

At Rhizome, we deal in decent news stories. Sifting through statistics, researching clients and scanning news feeds for golden nuggets that journalists will like soon become second nature. Learn to sort the wheat from the chaff and you’re a winner for life.

4. Settle into the heart of Soho

The scent of fresh dumplings floats on the breeze, Berwick Street Market flogs noodles and salt beef bagels and a frosty post-work pint is right on your doorstep – it’s bad news for your bank account, but our Soho office will see you chomp your way through the best working day cuisine available.

5. Become a jack of all trades

One minute you’ll be crunching data, the next you’ll be whisking up an advice column – at Rhizome you’ll have no choice but to try your hand at everything. Fancy yourself a bit of a Renaissance (wo)man? Come join the party.

6. Ladies who lunch and men who munch

Now this is a good one. Tempting journalists out for media briefings sometimes means lining up some serious bait, so booking a table at one of London’s best restaurants is the way to go. Pick a place and practise your smuggest smile – I guess it’s just part of the job…

7. Show the world you’re an omni-expert

We look after a broad range of clients who work in everything from property and financial services to tech and motoring, so it’s up to us to sound like we know what we’re talking about. Whether you’re writing a feature on the future of UK manufacturing or knocking together tips on how to buy a second hand car, you’ll quickly find you specialise in just about everything.

8. Find your inner grammar-puss

Once you join Rhizome, the clock strikes writing skills-o’clock (and yes, my personal style is a work in progress). Hone your prose, polish your punctuation and build a bank of puns: mastering the art of writing clearly and simply is an accomplishment you’ll value forever.

9. Launch a charm offensive

A busy journalist with a hangover and a hearty sense of self importance will have few qualms about slamming the phone down on you, but pitching to reporters is central to our job. If you can charm them into considering the story, you’re laughing. Sweet-talking is the gift that keeps on giving.

10. Get to know the Rhizome drinks cabinet

Friday afternoon at Rhizome HQ means cracking out the booze. The office fridge is well stocked with fizz and dark & stormies, and we’d hate anything to go to waste.

 

P.S. WHERE DO I SIGN? CHECK OUT OUR CAREERS PAGE FIRST FOR ALL THE DETAILS
P.P.S. IF YOU’RE A RECRUITER, PLEASE DON’T CALL. WE THINK YOU’RE A LOVELY BUNCH BUT WE WON’T BE USING YOU GUYS FOR THIS HIRE.
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