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Copywriter (Remote)

SmartBug Media™, a leading digital and content marketing agency, is seeking full-time copywriters. The ideal candidates will have a background in journalism, preferably with experience in B2B, technology, or finance.

Position Overview:

This position acts as the brand journalist on a portfolio of client accounts, working directly with the client and the consulting team to create award-winning content for the client. The copywriter plays a key role in conceiving and delivering clients’ written content and is a core member of the team.  The copywriter is responsible for writing a variety of content including blogs, long-form pieces, emails, landing pages, and other miscellaneous copy.

The Day-to-Day:

  • Utilize your ability to translate client strategy into creative, compelling copy
  • Work within a cross-functional team to ideate  and contribute to the editorial calendar for your clients by conceiving engaging titles and story angles
  • Execute the client’s brand voice, tone, and messaging
  • Create high-quality and differentiated copy in the form of blogs, e-books, case studies, headlines, web copy, emails, social and more
  • Own your clients’ brand voice to ensure it is executed across all tactics
  • Edit freelancer copy for style, grammar, logic, flow, repetition, and to ensure it’s on strategy
  • Conduct in-depth research to learn new subjects or industries as needed
  • Conduct interviews with subject matter experts
  • Support your team to make sure deadlines are met
  • Write in Chicago or AP styles as needed

Experience and Education Requirements:

  • Authorization to work in the U.S. without employer sponsorship is required
  • At least 3 years of experience writing for a publication is required
  • At least 3 years of experience copy editing is required
  • Excellent topic ideation, writing and storytelling skills is required
  • Exacting editing standards required
  • A meticulous approach to grammar, spelling, blog structure, and providing the highest-quality, cleanest, most concise copy possible
  • Ability to research topics and include references and citations
  • An uncompromising approach to hitting deadlines
  • Experience writing about B2B, technology, and/or finance is preferred
  • Positive, team-oriented personality with an internal drive to be great
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and Google Suite is required
  • Experience working remotely in similar roles is strongly preferred

Interview Process:

  • Phone screening
  • Video call with VP of Creative
  • Spec article writing test
  • Reference checking
  • Final video interview with SmartBug’s CEO

Our Extensive Employee Benefits Program Includes:

  • Generous compensation package with performance incentives
  • Health insurance with company contribution
  • Paid maternity and paternity leave
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid time off
  • 401(k) with employer matching
  • Flexible spend plan
  • Company-funded short-term disability and life insurance
  • Long-term disability
  • Annual leadership conference, SmartBugapalooza
  • Training budget
  • The flexibility of working remotely

About SmartBug Media™

SmartBug Media™ is a fully remote globally recognized Intelligent Inbound™ marketing agency that assists businesses in growing revenue through content marketing, sales enablement, web development, marketing automation, and PR. For over 10 years, SmartBug™ has helped businesses increase qualified leads, close customers, and enhance the reach and loyalty of their brands. We are a 100+ person remote company that believes you shouldn’t have to compromise work/life balance in order to deliver great work, and we believe that you can do this from anywhere. SmartBug has been named to the Inc. 5000 4 times, Adweek 100 the last two years, and has won numerous Comparably awards for its culture and leadership. SmartBug is HubSpot’s highest rated partner in the world.

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