Content Specialist/Copywriter

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M1 is a young, rapidly growing company revolutionizing personal finance. The current tools used to invest, borrow, or spend your money are woefully undershooting what’s possible -- so we have created a new generation of investment and banking tools that will entirely reinvent how people interact with their money. 

Our signature product is a beautiful, one-of-a-kind, free investing platform. People can easily create and automate their investments, borrow against a flexible portfolio line of credit, and soon, use M1 as their bank -- creating a finance experience that is totally new and incredibly exciting. There has never been an easier, more convenient, or less expensive way to control all aspects of your finances. 

We manage more than two billion dollars and are signing up thousands of new customers each week. But we are not done! We have ambitious plans to take on an entrenched, aging industry. Join us and help build the future of personal finance.

Benefits of working at M1 include competitive salary and stock options; medical, dental, and vision insurance; retirement benefit with employer match; commuter benefits; unlimited vacation; office in the Loop near public transit; access to learning and development opportunities; access to game room and gym; and more.

M1 is committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion at all levels of the company. Women, minorities, veterans, and individuals with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Job Description

As Content Specialist/Copywriter, you’ll play an important role in multi-channel communications for M1’s core audience, the Savvy Investor. Your creative writing skills will help drive M1’s mission to empower people to take control of their finances and improve their financial well-being.

Joining the M1 Marketing team is a great opportunity if you thrive in a fast-paced environment and want the responsibility and accountability for leading projects, crafting amazing ideas and driving flawless execution. And if you have a passion for fintech, you need to apply.
Responsibilities

  • Create and edit content for use in a variety of applications, including: website content, emails, newsletters, blogs, app messages, video scripts, social media content, and other marketing materials to promote M1.
  • Maintain a content calendar for M1’s newsletter, The Investor’s Mindset (sent to 500,000+ clients every month). Partner with creative lead and social media strategist to manage content strategy, and write original blog content (both for the newsletter and for other company announcements, such as product launches).
  • Use search engine optimization (SEO) strategies in writing to maximize the online visibility of a website in search results.
  • Translate M1’s creative principles into written word and breathe life into the brand while driving M1’s mission to empower people to improve their financial well-being.
  • Partner with product and marketing teams to develop strategies for new product launches and announcements.
  • Monitor and analyze the performance of key performance indicators (KPIs) to offer suggestions for improvement.
  • Stay up to date on the latest news and trends in finance.

Skills/Qualifications

  • 3-5+ years of experience as a copywriter in an agency or e-commerce/financial services company or relevant publications, showcasing strong conceptual abilities, clear strategic thinking, solid writing skills and a knowledge of the digital landscape.
  • Excellent written communication skills, including the ability to clearly and concisely present ideas and concepts and tailor communication to varying audiences. Must be able to demonstrate a passion for persuasive writing and capturing stories.
  • Experience with SEO tools and Google Analytics is preferred.
  • Knowledge of WordPress and Salesforce Marketing Cloud is a plus.
  • Finance experience is a plus.
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a larger team in a fast-paced environment.
  • Ability to balance and switch between high-level strategy thinking and hands-on execution.
  • Positive outlook and proactive mindset.

Let's see what you've got
Along with your resume, please submit a portfolio (or link to your online portfolio). Your portfolio should include long-form writing examples as well as microcopy. Show us you can write with personality while achieving business goals.

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Location

The M1 office is centrally located in Chicago's Loop, with easy access to public transportation and plenty of bars and restaurants nearby.

An Insider's view of M1 Finance

What’s the vibe like in the office?

Laid back but very energetic at the same time. We're always working on the next product update, the next campaign, and while it can be a bit demanding, every team is good about providing flexibility and we celebrate all successes together.

Catalina

Art Director

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

Open communication and collaboration welcome at all times. We're always looking for ways to harness each other's expertise so that the whole is greater than the sum of the parts.

Patryk

Digital Marketing Specialist

What makes someone successful on your team?

We look for people who are smart, ambitious, hard-working, and friendly.

Steven

VP of Engineering

What is your vision for the company?

M1 Finance should functionally change the way we manage our personal finances.

Steven

VP of Engineering

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

M1 has a mountain to climb, and we are always looking for more solutions. Any person on my team is empowered to come up with those solutions

Steven

VP of Engineering

What are M1 Finance Perks + Benefits

M1 Finance Benefits Overview

A great product is the result of a talented team and strong work culture. At M1, our philosophy is to hire unbelievably intelligent, motivated, high-integrity individuals and promote an environment that enables their best work.

Our company’s culture reflects what creative, intelligent people value in their careers: meaningful and interesting work, a fun environment, and financially rewarding opportunities.

https://www.m1finance.com/about/culture

Culture
Volunteer in local community
M1 sponsors volunteer opportunities in the Chicago community each quarter, which allows us to give back, bond as a team, and spend time doing things that are important to the employees of M1.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
M1 uses a SIMPLE IRA, which is similar to a 401K. It allows us to use the M1 platform for the retirement benefit. M1 will contribute 2%, regardless of the employee contribution, even if that is 0%.
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We provide up to 12 weeks of parental leave for the primary caretaker. M1 also provides 4 weeks of leave for the secondary caretaker.
Flexible Work Schedule
Return-to-work program post parental leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Our mentorship program includes Career mentoring, Leadership mentoring.
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