Copywriter at Home Chef

| Chicago
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Home Chef is building new ways to provide meal solutions that meet a wide variety of customer needs, and shipping locations both online and in store. Our team is a unique mix of creators, chefs, entrepreneurs, and trailblazers and we’re growing quickly. Our customer-first mentality, combined with a zest for supporting our peers, helped us bring home Built in Chicago’s Startup of the Year Moxie award in 2017. If you’re ready to be part of the action, we’re ready to connect with you. There are no limits to where we can go together.

Lead brainstorming sessions:

  • Develop innovative solutions to creative challenges
  • Discover ways to communicate unique messages
  • Plan content strategy for new products and concepts

Interpret creative briefs into content:

  • Write clear, engaging, persuasive and on-brand copy for: marketing emails, retail/POP signage, Home Chef web pages, digital advertisements, blog pieces, social channels, company collateral, campaign videos and other endeavors as needed

Work within a style guide:

  • Own, maintain and evolve the existing brand voice to accommodate the growing needs of the company
  • Maintain a clear record of version changes.

Partner with cross-functional team:

  • Work closely with the design, marketing, retail, and product teams to create content, develop workload efficiencies and collaborate on output


  • The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability needed for this role. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities.

Writing Skills:

  • Ability to write persuasively in both a formal and social voice
  • Ability to communicate in the Home Chef brand voice
  • Comfortable with multiple formats and lengths
  • Ability to write with engaging, emotive tone as well as a transactional/directive copy tone
  • Proofreading and editing skills

Project Management Skills:

  • Responsible attitude, confidence, autonomy, proactivity, attention to details and the ability to cast ahead for future projects
  • Easily move between solo work as well as team collaboration
  • Ability to complete tasks in a timely manner while balancing time, multitasking and interruptions


  • Highly creative and imaginative, and ability to produce innovative and original ideas
  • Experience with 360 marketing campaigns as well as direct and transactional digital channels
  • Openness to receiving feedback


  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize strategic messages and multiple opinions into consumer-friendly copy


  • Bachelor's degree from a four-year college
  • 5+ years of experience in copywriting for a brand or consumer-facing company
  • Food industry experience a plus
  • Ad agency experience a plus

- Direct access to senior management – our leadership team works alongside our team members every day
- Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance – benefits start the 1st day of the month following your start date 
- Company paid life insurance, short term disability and long term disability
- Flexible spending accounts for qualified medical, dependent care, parking, or transit expenses
- 401k program
- Flexible paid time off (PTO) policy, plus sick days 
- Quarterly company-wide “Town Hall” meetings 
- Ongoing professional development opportunities by level and function
- Your choice of Windows or Mac laptop
- Onsite gym 
- Free water taxi for Wrigley Building employees (seasonal) 
- Catered lunch every Friday plus snacks and beverages on hand every day
- Employee discounts through Perkspot
- Discounts on Home Chef meal kits and at Kroger stores
- Casual dress in a fun, friendly and collaborative work environment
Candidates can experience Home Chef as a customer - enter promo code PEOPLE30 for $30 off your first order!
Home Chef is an equal employment opportunity employer 

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • OptimizelyAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • SketchDesign


Located in the iconic Old Chicago Post Office. Plus, the office is easy to get to with various train and bus stops being close by.

What are Home Chef Perks + Benefits

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Pair programming
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Disability Insurance
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K) Matching
Performance Bonus
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Home Chef hosts company outings Semi-annually.
Free Daily Meals
Weekly Fooda credit which equals to one company paid lunch per week .
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Happy hours are hosted at team's discretion.
Recreational Clubs
Professional Development Benefits
Tuition Reimbursement
Lunch and learns
Home Chef hosts lunch and learn meetings once per quarter.
Promote from within
Paid industry certifications

Additional Perks + Benefits

Direct access to senior management – our leadership team works alongside our team members every day. Flexible spending accounts for qualified medical, dependent care, parking, or transit expenses. On-site gym membership, and daily bike storage for Old Chicago Post Office building employees. Employee discounts for Home Chef meal kits. Candidates can experience Home Chef as a customer - enter promo code PEOPLE30 for $30 off your first order!

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