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Native English Communication
Business writer

At Baxter Lawley Communications, we specialise in providing international businesses with intelligent English-language content, tailored to their audience, across a full range of media – from articles, newsletters and reports to websites, speeches and beyond.

We are looking for one or two experienced business writers to join our growing team of copywriters and communication specialists at our offices in The Hague.

Responsibilities

As a member of our team, your bottom-line, core responsibility will be to support our clients with their communication. This involves not only writing, editing and proofreading English-language content, but also guiding, advising and helping to shape our clients’ communications strategy.

Above all, you will work closely with both technical experts and communication managers to develop English-language communication materials. You will need to understand how to effectively communicate the key messages to a specific stakeholder group – whether that’s employees within a company, a community of experts or investors, or the general public.

Our clients are involved in a wide range of sectors – from technology and science to finance, food and drink, and beyond – so the ability to quickly and confidently understand technical subjects from various fields is key. On a typical day, you could write a press release on powder paint technology, edit a white paper on futureproofing cryptocurrency platforms, and interview an expert on the key trends in the airfreight industry.

Qualifications

  • A hands-on, no-bullshit attitude
  • Strong academic background, preferably with a master’s degree or higher
  • Native speaker of English, with a good level of understanding in at least one other language (ideally Dutch)
  • Good understanding of the international business landscape
  • Be a team player that is willing to go above and beyond, delivering great work while meeting tight deadlines
  • Have a valid work permit for the Netherlands
  • Professional experience in a related field, including journalism, corporate communications, written content creation, or public relations is a bonus

Benefits

We offer the opportunity to be part of a fast-paced, intellectually stimulating work environment at the cutting edge of business communications. We work only with clients that are, in their unique way, having an exciting and positive impact on the world; their success will be your success too. And, of course, we offer a competitive compensation package with a personal development budget.

To apply, please send a copy of your CV as well as a covering letter to info@baxterlawley.com by 31 July.

“Over the years, the Baxter Lawley team has been a pillar of support to Teijin Aramid. They always deliver our English-language content in a quick and efficient manner.”

– LILIAN MICHAELSSON, Senior Marketing Communications Officer, Teijin Aramid

“The Baxter Lawley team provides me and my colleagues with insightful, fast and high-quality execution support and counsel across a whole range of content and communications. I couldn’t recommend them highly enough.”

— MIKE LIGHTFOOT, Chief Corporate Affairs Officer, LeasePlan

“Baxter Lawley Communications does a lot more than just provide my team with ‘good content’. By leveraging their cross-sector experience, they are able to operate on a strategic level, provide crucial insights, and advise us on the ‘big picture’ of communications.”

— INGE MASSEN, Global Director Communications and External Affairs, DSM

“I need to know that my content providers not only deliver excellent storytelling, but that they have the right level of financial and technical literacy. With Baxter Lawley, this is never in any doubt.”

— WILLIAM HARRAGIN, Senior Acquisition Manager, Hutchinson Property Group