Copywriter

| Evanston

Are you passionate, collaborative, energetic and an inquisitive thinker? If you answered yes to any of those questions, we’d like you to become an integral part of our team! As the leader in online memorialization, Legacy.com collaborates with more than 1,500 newspaper and funeral homes in North America, Europe, Australia and New Zealand to provide ways for individuals to express condolences to their loved ones.

With more than 40 million unique visitors per month, Legacy.com is a top 50 U.S. domain as measured by Quantcast.

Over the years we have created a successful, growing business all while nurturing an organization that makes social contributions. If you have a big brain, big ambitions and a big heart, we want you! We value individuals who take their work seriously, but value time away to spend with family, friends, and communities. 

Legacy.com is expanding their marketing team by hiring a copywriter who will report directly to the Director of Marketing. The copywriter will be responsible for creating well-crafted, compelling, and on-brand copy for a wide range of projects and initiatives across the department and company. Writing assignments include copy for print, digital, and online media in both short and long form. The ideal candidate is a team-spirited, skilled and imaginative writer with an eye for detail.

Responsibilities

  • Develop targeted phrases to be used in ads, captions, emails, social media posts, marketing materials and website copy
  • Revamp existing online copy presence where needed
  • Write copy that creates action in others
  • Help drive ecommerce by using content strategically and make recommendations about possible enhancements, as necessary
  • Write emails, articles, features and interactive content that grows the Legacy brand
  • Co-develop and co-maintain copy guidelines for use across company
  • Focus on using copy to help grow new and existing direct revenue
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of Marketing
  • Requirements

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate and work with all levels of the organization
  • Highly creative and imaginative
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Interest in new advertising trends and techniques
  • Strong fact-checking and proofing skills, with an inherent attention to detail
  • Ability to manage a high-speed, high-volume workload in a quickly evolving business environment
  • Non-profit experience is a plus
  • Benefits

    Legacy.com offers a very generous and comprehensive salary and benefits package, including:

  • Medical, Dental, and Vision Insurance
  • Life & Accident Insurance
  • Short and Long Term Disability
  • Parental Leave
  • Paid Time Off
  • 401k plan
  • Medical, Dependent Care, and Transit Flex Spending Plans
  • Wellness Program 
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Casual dress
  • Daily, company-provided coffee, tea, soda, and snacks
  • Friendly, team-oriented, open environment
  • Application Process 

    If you have the above skill sets and believe you will be an amazing addition to our growing team, please make sure to provide a cover letter, resume, as well as three (3) creative work samples. The work samples must include a description on the outcome the work had for the company/project/job.

    Please Note: Applicants who do not submit work samples will not be considered.

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    Location

    820 Davis Street, Evanston, IL 60201
    820 Davis Street, Evanston, IL 60201

    Perks of working here

    401(K)
    Casual Dress
    Commuter Benefits
    Dental
    Health Benefits
    Vision
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