Senior Copywriter

| Greater NYC Area
We’re looking for a Senior Copywriter to join our internal brand creative team! The first in this role, you’ll be a leader in establishing our brand voice, writing to engage our community, and translating our mission to every touchpoint in the user journey. We will look to you to bring our brand to life in words.
Ideal candidates will have a strong portfolio of creative copywriting; experience creating and evolving brand style guidelines; and comfort in a fast-paced, collaborative, and creative environment. You should love words and crafting approachable, human, and engaging copy across both marketing and product channels. Experience working in a high-growth startup environment, and/or affinity for the creative and design communities, are both a plus.
Most importantly, in this role, you’ll join a smart, kind, creative team championing our mission to connect lifelong learners. The team is excited to see how you can share your talents to drive impact with our community, company, and mission at large.

What you'll do:

  • Brainstorm and develop creative strategies to accomplish brand goals
  • Refine and evolve our voice, tone, and style guidelines
  • Edit written materials for brand consistency
  • Write effective, engaging, human copy for marketing assets (such as campaign slogans, landing pages, emails, paid ads, social media)
  • Partner with product and design teams to create effective copy that shapes a superior customer experience (such as homepages, microcopy, and onboarding flows)
  • Create systems and processes that empower all teams (marketing, product, community, original content) to communicate in a clear, compelling, and on-brand voice
  • Take ownership of improving processes over time, using both data and judgement to achieve new levels of excellence, beauty, and effectiveness

What you'll need to be successful:

  • An impressive portfolio of consumer-facing, creative copywriting, ideally demonstrating range across agency, startup, and content work
  • Exceptional writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Ability to own, improve, and execute against creative briefs
  • Working knowledge of basic marketing and SEO best practices
  • Superior organization and communication skills
  • Superior attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal effectiveness in collaborating across teams, editing others’ work, and championing brand consistency

Why you're excited about us:

  • Impact: You’ll build an authentic, engaging relationship with our community of 7 million+ creators.
  • Growth: You’ll have the opportunity to wear many hats and take on more responsibility over time.
  • Our team: We have a passionate, talented team that is a lot of fun to work with.
  • Our mission: We’re doing work that matters – connecting lifelong learners around the world and empowering them to pursue their creativity.
  • Flexibility: We believe that doing your best work means living a full life. That means different things for everyone, so we optimize for trust, invest to support remote teams, have an unlimited vacation policy (with a required minimum!), and encourage work-life balance.

Skillshare is an online learning community whose mission is to connect curious, lifelong learners everywhere – and, in so doing, build a more creative, more generous, and more prosperous world. Today, our community has grown to millions of members who come to Skillshare to learn creative and entrepreneurial skills, network with peers, and even teach a class themselves. We are backed by Union Square Ventures, Spark Capital, Amasia, Spero Ventures, and Burda Principal Investments.
Skillshare is committed to building a diverse team that reflects a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We work to ensure a consistent interview process, fair compensation, and inclusive work environment for all.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PHPLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • SqlLanguages
    • TypescriptLanguages
    • SASSLanguages
    • jQueryLibraries
    • ReactLibraries
    • WebpackLibraries
    • Backbone.jsFrameworks
    • Node.jsFrameworks
    • TensorFlowFrameworks
    • YiiFrameworks
    • MySQLDatabases
    • RedshiftDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • MixpanelAnalytics
    • OptimizelyAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • ZeplinDesign
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • TrelloManagement

Location

Our office is located in the heart of Flatiron (close proximity to 4,5,6,L,N,Q,R,W). The team loves exploring new lunch spots & taking coffee walks.

An Insider's view of Skillshare

What’s the vibe like in the office?

We balance being both focused and flexible in our office. In this kind of fluid environment, we can seamlessly ease in and out of individual heads-down time to group sessions; from meditation to collaboration; from desk to the lounge. The vibe lends us the freedom to play to our strengths and value our differences in working styles.

Jenni

Senior Product Designer

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Cross-team collaboration is frequent and organic at Skillshare; we foster a uniquely friendly atmosphere of openness and shared purpose. Through cross-team threads, project-based meetings, comments on RFC's, pull request reviews, Q&A sessions, and, of course, simple conversations, collaboration commonly happens across a table or across time zones.

Justin

Engineering Manager

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

Skillshare has supported my career growth and trajectory tremendously. I started here 3 years ago on the Community team, but after discovering a passion for coding, Skillshare provided me with a mentor and on the job time to learn. It's been two years since I switched careers, and I'm so grateful that I get to come in and keep learning every day.

Callan

Software Engineer

How do you make yourself accessible to the rest of the team?

As a management team, we strongly believe in making ourselves accessible. This includes: 1:1s with direct reports, skip-level meetings, team-wide meetings, coffees with people across departments, and attending team events. More broadly, we apply the same foundational rule we all learned in kindergarten: treat people the way you want to be treated.

Sabrina

VP, Operations

What kinds of technical challenges do you and your team face?

We're in an exciting position - we have a product that we believe in and a community that believes in us. The question we face is: how can we build a platform which works for the Skillshare of today, but will scale to the needs of the Skillshare of the future? It’s not enough to keep up with growth; we must build for where our growth will take us.

Samantha

Director of Engineering

What are Skillshare Perks + Benefits

Skillshare Benefits Overview

Paid Parental Leave (Non-Gendered), Unlimited PTO, Remote Work Program, Learning & Development Stipend, Documented Equal Pay Policy, Paid Sabbatical, Catered Lunches, Company Events, Diversity & Inclusion Trainings, Health/Dental/Vision, 401(k), Equity

Culture
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Documented equal pay policy
Unconscious bias training
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Sabbatical
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Relocation Assistance
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Skillshare creates professional development opportunities by offering an annual budget to attend external conferences, in addition to ongoing internal learning programming.
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Customized development tracks
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