Digital Content Writer

Novolink Communications (Melbourne VIC, Australia) 24 days ago
Remote Friendly Copywriting Oceania Internship

The Role: Digital Content Writer

We are seeking a digital content writer to join S&P Global Ratings in our Sydney or Melbourne office. The role will involve ghostwriting or narrative editing of thought-leadership commentaries, taking an article from ideation and through to all stages of publishing. You will also edit rating actions and comments on credit events, ensuring clarity, precision and brevity. The position will further involve crafting compelling headlines, media releases, and social media posts that highlight our insights and maximize their reach.

Grade Level: G10 (For internal reference only)

The Location: Sydney or Melbourne

The Impact: The quality of your work has a direct correlation and is critical to S&P Global Ratings' mission to provide transparency and accountability to financial markets. The quality and accuracy of our credit opinions are essential to our reputation as the foremost provider of market intelligence and analytical insight. The essential information we provide powers the future of the markets and accelerates progress in the world.

The Career Opportunity: This is an exciting time to join the editorial team at S&P Global Ratings as our content evolves for the digital age. You will be our first writer based in the Pacific region, helping to broaden outreach, and lift quality standards and timeliness. You will also gain wider geographical exposure by working on writing/editing assignments with analytical and editorial colleagues across Asia-Pacific and around the world. Your focus on digital content will position you at the forefront of next-generation publishing. We have a culture of continuous learning and are committed to career development.

The Team/Business:

S&P Global Ratings Editorial team consists of about 100 staff in offices around the world and is part of our Ratings Operations division. You will work closely with editors and analysts throughout Asia-Pacific and globally to produce credit analysis of financial institutions, corporations, and governments. We operate in an exciting, diverse, and dynamic environment, with a company that is committed to putting its people first. We support a work-life balance, and offer the ability to work remotely when needed.


  • Work with analysts to refine article ideas, draft outlines, and manage pipeline.

  • Apply the principles of writing for the digital age through ensuring structural coherence of articles, clarity of thought, and brevity.

  • Highlight insights through crafting effective key messages, topic sentences, headlines, media releases, and social media posts.

  • Explain concepts and terminology in plain English, ensuring grammatical accuracy.

  • Pay strong attention to detail and processes to ensure error-free articles under tight deadlines that comply with regulatory standards.

  • Perform production tasks, ensuring all articles conform to global publishing standards in terms of format, style, and branding specifications.

  • Conceptualize graphics for data visualization and infographics.


  • Bachelor's degree holder in digital journalism, communications, or a related discipline.

  • Proven writing ability, with minimum of 3-5 years' experience in financial research or business media.

  • Excellent written and verbal English communication skills.

  • Sound knowledge of terminology and concepts used in financial markets; familiarity with credit research an advantage.

  • Good interpersonal and decision-making skills.

  • Ability to adapt in a fast-paced and pressured environment.

  • An advantage would be an interest in developing data visualization skills using Microsoft Office suite, Adobe Illustrator, or specialized infographic software.

About S&P Global:

S&P Global Ratings is the world’s leading provider of independent credit ratings. Our ratings are essential to driving growth, providing transparency, and helping educate market participants so they can make decisions with confidence. We have more than 1 million credit ratings outstanding on government, corporate, financial sector, and structured finance entities and securities. We offer an independent view of the market built on a unique combination of broad perspective and local insight. We provide our opinions and research about relative credit risk; market participants gain independent information to help support the growth of transparent, liquid debt markets worldwide.

S&P Global Ratings is a division of S&P Global (NYSE: SPGI), which provides essential intelligence for individuals, companies and governments to make decisions with confidence. For more information, visit [...] Global is an equal opportunity employer committed to making all employment decisions without regard to race/ethnicity, gender, pregnancy, gender identity or expression, color, creed, religion, national origin, age, disability, marital status (including domestic partnerships and civil unions), sexual orientation, military veteran status, unemployment status, or other legally protected categories, subject to applicable law.


20 - Professional (EEO-2 Job Categories-United States of America), EDTGRP202.1 - Middle Professional Tier I (EEO Job Group)

Job ID: 258348
Posted On: 2020-12-21
Location: Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

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