we’re recruiting!


As our in-house team continues to grow, we need enthusiastic, talented, hard-working people who share our passion for supporting our small businesses and lovely customers too. If you feel that you have the drive to be part of our dedicated team, please email careers@notonthehighstreet.com with your CV, 250 words on why you’d like to join us and details of your current salary. Please ensure that you clearly write the title of the position you are applying for in the subject field. Our offices are based in Richmond.

Copywriter and subeditor/proofreader

We are looking for a full-time, in-house copywriter with good subediting and proofreading experience.

Working with several departments across the company, you will be responsible for producing excellent copy in a fast-paced, demanding environment. Writing for both print and online, you will deliver headlines and intros, product captions, welcome copy and general information for our printed catalogues; create witty, well thought-out wording to add to products themselves; work with our marketing team to produce SEO copy according to a specialist brief and, on occasion, produce copy for our weekly customer email newsletters. You will also be required to work with our partner development team to produce communications to our sellers, and will be responsible for creating and maintaining internal staff communication, as well as proofreading all copy.

With a minimum of five years’ copywriting and proofreading experience, you will have a clean writing style as well as an appreciation of our brand and the different styles required by our audiences – customers, sellers and staff. You will have a superb eye for detail, an obsession with accuracy and you will ensure copy adheres to house style rules.

  • I was thinking; your site is very girl-y looking, if you don’t mind me saying (as a boy of 51 years). Probably you have more female buyers than male, but that seems limiting in terms of prospects. I enjoy discovering what you’ve discovered lately, and I’m sure you could have more men like me viewing your site…if it had a different look.

    So…what to do without alienating the regular customers. Why not have multiple front-end brands, with your editing/buying skills as the back end. You could use the current site as female orientated, a different front end (along with products) for males, yet another for teens, or twenties, or seniors. You could really segment this thing out on the front end, without overworking the back end. You’d be the queens of the long tail; an Amazon for niche products.

    I worked in advertising and ad sales for about 22 years, and have seen successful people do well at early stages. Not on the high street seems like a first mover in this sort of space, and you should capitalize on your ideas and hard work. With different marketing segments, it seems your skills could be put to wider use, without much more work.

    I don’t know, just an idea, and I’m sure you’ve thought of it already.

  • Comment by Shelley

    Hi – can you confirm where your office is based? Perhaps I’ve missed it, but I can’t see that mentioned anywhere in the job descriptions above.

    Many thanks.

  • Comment by Julia

    Can you please confirm what the deadline for this job application is?

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