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Copywriter (contract)

| Chicago
Who We Are
OppLoans is the nation’s leading socially responsible online lender and one of the fastest-growing organizations in the FinTech space today. We’re rapidly building our team and platform as we expand our portfolio of financial products to the underbanked community. Embracing a modern approach to personal finance, we emphatically believe all borrowers deserve a dignified alternative to predatory lending. Currently rated 5/5 stars on Google, Facebook, and LendingTree, OppLoans is redefining online lending through innovative technology, energetic marketing, and caring customer service. 
 
The Opportunity 
We are looking for an enthusiastic copywriter to research, write, publish and assist the Content Team with a particular focus on education-related materials. The ideal candidate will have a background in marketing, journalism, communications or PR. He or she will be responsible for delivering high-quality, publishable content that will contribute to our brand voice and position as an expert, leader and advocate in the socially responsible FinTech sector. 
 
This contract-to-hire position requires the ability to research financial and education news and topics, identify, approach and interview subject matter experts, edit others’ work, and participate in the promotion of this and other content across all our channels and social media platforms. This is an exceptional opportunity for a professional writer and content producer. Journalistic, SEO, video and professional social media experiences are pluses. If you want to roll up your sleeves and create exceptional written content, we want to hear from you.
 
This is a three-month contract position with the potential to evolve into a permanent role. Our office is located in the Chicago Loop close to public transportation. Ideal candidates would be able to work from the office most days, although the nature of the work could accommodate occasional remote work after training is complete. 
 
 *To apply, please submit your resume along with relevant writing samples (to be submitted in place of a cover letter).* 
Our Ideal Candidate  
  • You can write and you can prove it. Serious writing credentials like degrees and publication records are considered and respected. 
  • You are passionate about bringing written projects to life from ideation all the way through publication and promotion. 
  • You can identify appropriate topics, experts, and stories to pursue, and you can craft excellent content from them. 
  • You can write from within (and develop) a brand voice. 
  • You have significant experience blogging, vlogging and/or contributing to social media campaigns. 
  • You have experience developing other forms of content like video, data-driven original research, infographics, and/or landing pages. 
Your Responsibilities: 
  • Pitch and research stories on assigned topics. 
  • Write excellent, engaging articles and content for our audience. 
  • Work with the larger marketing team to review content and supply text for needed assets across all of our channels (landing pages, email, scripts, and more). 
  • Provide quality assurance on all deliverables. 
  • Support and contribute to content updates and web projects. 
Your Experience: 
  • Strong research background (journalists, bloggers, public policy, education backgrounds all encouraged to apply) 
  • Excellent professional writing ability (MFAs, authors, bloggers encouraged to apply) 
  • BA/ BS required 
  • 2+ years’ professional work experience 
  • Strong writing skills 
  • Critical thinking, creativity, and the ability to learn quickly are more important than hard skills
  • Background in marketing, journalism, communications or PR is preferable but not required
Why OppLoans: 
  • Extremely fast-growing company 
  • Great opportunities to influence brand, marketing department, and character of company 
  • Competitive salary & benefits package 
  • Fun, fast-paced work environment 
  • Equal opportunity employer 
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Technology we use

  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • SalesforceCRM

Location

OppLoans is located in the heart of downtown Chicago, adjacent to Michigan Avenue and across the street from beautiful Millennium Park.

What are OppLoans Perks + Benefits

OppLoans Benefits Overview

Fully stocked kitchen with healthy snacks & drinks available.
Subsidized daily lunches.
CTA & Metra benefit program.
Free gym membership.
Free shuttle passes to Metra stations.
Casual dress policy.
Discounted Divvy memberships.
401(k) match program.
Free OppLoans apparel.
Competitive salary and benefits package.
Fun, fast-paced work environment.
Employee and peer recognition program.
Dynamic start-up culture and environment.
Ability to make an immediate impact in a growth stage company.
Flexible paid vacation policy.
Free health benefit options.
Intramural sports leagues.
Weekly office events (happy hours, massages, game nights, private yoga sessions, catered
breakfasts, etc.).
Dual monitors and stand-up work stations.
Convenient downtown Chicago office located in the heart of the city.
Awesome panoramic office view of Millennium Park and Lake Michigan, with rooftop access.
Equal opportunity employer.

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Onsite Gym
OppLoans gym is a state-of-the-art fitness center free to all employees, and provides yoga, kickboxing and pilates classes on site.
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Flexible Work Schedule
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Game Room
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
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