Car & Classic is one of the largest automotive marketplaces in the world. We’re lucky to have thousands of user generated listings submitted monthly with content gems from James Bond’s Aston DB5 to Elvis Presley’s Cadillac. The site is old, launched in 2005 but under new, VC-backed ownership since 2018 and on an exciting triple-digit growth journey to bring classic vehicle transactions online.
Our culture is incredibly important to us. We’re lucky enough to have built the team from scratch with a focus on enjoying the day-to-day, diversity, inclusion and high performance. Despite being an entirely distributed business we build strong connections as colleagues and have created a fun and high performing culture.
We’re looking for full-time writers to write auction listings for our rapidly growing marketplace. These writers will be responsible for translating a basic set of information about cars, vans, bikes, trucks and anything else on two or four wheels into engaging, informative and concise listings.
The Technical Writer will have the ability to turn basic information into a captivating listing and tell the story of a car in a way that makes it irresistible to bidders.
You’ll need good organisational skills and the ability to identify gaps in copy and then interview owners directly to create the fullest description possible. You’ll also need to fact-check and ensure everything is accurate ahead of publication.
Role and responsibilities
Writing listings from questionnaire responses submitted by the vehicle owners
Following up these questionnaires by interviewing customers over the phone
Coordinating with our consignor and customer support team to understand vehicle context
Fact-checking claims made about the vehicle and ensuring accuracy of information
Ability to write consistently to a word limit within tone of voice and style guidelines
Uploading work to our bespoke CMS
Updating in-house systems
The skills, attributes, and experience you must have:
Deep understanding of classic & specialist vehicles
Demonstrable skill in automotive writing
Experience working remotely with little or no supervision
The ability to distil complex topics and scattered information into clear, easy to understand copy
An eye for detail
Strong customer service ethos
Confidence in speaking with a wide variety of customers
Demonstrable experience of working to strict deadlines