Copywriter (aka “Resident Storyteller”)

New York
Feb 26, 2013
Mar 28, 2013
Ms. Suzannah Kerr
Full Time
The Candidate:

You constantly let your imagination run wild. Your writing and communication style is smart, funny, snappy, imaginative, pithy and irreverent. You can think on your feet and write quick, witty words. You refuse to crack under pressure and thrive in a fast-paced and rapidly changing environment. You admire lifestyle entertainment brands and are a pop culture junkie. You want to put your mark on Quirky’s products and watch the packages fly off the shelves. If you like what you’ve read so far, then please read on because this role may be perfect for you.

The Job:

Serve as internal and external “storyteller” focused on capturing and curating Quirky’s brand voice and telling the Quirky story across multiple brand, inventor and consumer touch points
Collaborate closely with Chief Strategist/CMO as well as Brand, Community, PR, Digital/Social Media, Creative, People & Culture, agency and freelance teams to ensure consistency of brand voice and messaging across the organization
Report directly to Director of Brand Strategy, Whitny Sobala

The Responsibilities:

Write and edit copy for Quirky’s products (descriptions, inventor stories, potential names, packaging, etc.)
Write and edit topically relevant long-form and short-form copy for Quirky’s website, blog posts, weekly email blasts, email alerts, PR pieces, marketing materials, point of sale material, and more
Work closely with Community team to ensure consistent Quirky brand voice across all social media channels including Facebook, Twitter, Pintrest, Tumbler, Instagram, YouTube, LinkedIn and more.

The Qualifications:

You have 6+ years experience writing copy
You have a degree in English, Communications, Marketing, Advertising or related field or you have a really great dropout story
You have an entertainment TV copywriting background (or have a proven track record at a well known creative agency)
You have written copy of consumer goods and/or lifestyle brands before
You demonstrate strong editorial judgment and writing ability
You have the ability to write compelling, accurate, catchy, on brand (smart/funny + mass appeal) and grammatically correct content at a prompt pace
You have a clever, witty, concise and attention-grabbing writing style
You are skilled at writing with a consistent voice across multiple channels, while being able to tailor the message and tone given the audience
You have a good grasp on popular culture and media and have the ability write topically relevant and timely commentary
You have an appetite for products, brands and design
You have proven success in a high growth, rapidly changing environment
You have an unrelenting intellectual curiosity and take pride in doing awesome work
You are a born leader and have a true entrepreneurial spirit
You have a passion for what we are doing at Quirky

The Application:

Check us out at Spend some time on our site understanding what we do. If you like what you see, please continue.
Submit your resume with a customized cover letter addressed to me, Suzannah Kerr, telling me why you want this job and why we should pick you.
In order to be considered, you must either attach a PDF of your portfolio to your application or link us to your portfolio website in the section where we ask for your "Website, Blog, or Portfolio."