Copywriter at Imperfect Foods
San Francisco, CA, US
Imperfect Foods was founded in 2015 with a mission to reduce food waste and build a better food system for everyone. We offer imperfect (yet delicious) produce, affordable pantry items, and quality meat and dairy. We deliver them conveniently to our customers’ doorsteps and pride ourselves on offering up to a 30% discount compared to grocery store prices. Our customers can get the healthy, seasonal produce they want alongside the grocery staples they rely on, without having to compromise their budget or values. We’re proving that doing the right thing for the planet doesn’t have to cost more, and that shopping for quality ingredients can support the people and resources that it takes to grow our favorite foods.
We're headquartered in San Francisco with operations all over the country. Check our website to see if there is an Imperfect near you!
We're looking for folks who are positive, motivated, and ready to change the world. If that sounds like you, drop us a line!
How we are protecting employees from COVID-19
At Imperfect Foods, employee health and safety is our top priority. We have implemented processes and precautions to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in our facilities. We provide gloves, masks, and hand sanitizer to all essential employees who must report to work. Before entering our warehouse, employees have their temperatures checked. In addition, we take great care to ensure frequently touched surfaces are sanitized throughout the day and all warehouses are fully sanitized weekly.
We have also implemented an Emergency Sick Leave policy providing full-time and part-time employees 2 additional weeks of paid time off and up to 26 weeks paid leave if they have a confirmed case of COVID-19.
About the Role:
Imperfect is looking for a talented and passionate copywriter to join our in-house creative team, The Greenhouse. This individual will be tasked with making our unique brand voice and charm come to life across a variety of different mediums. They’ll also work collaboratively with other members of the creative team, bringing copy to life through creativity, conceptualization, and wordplay. We’re looking for someone with exceptional writing and communication skills and experience working cross-functionally with other teams to meet their creative needs effectively and deliver results for our larger business objectives. 
If you like the sound of working with a quirky team of pun and food enthusiasts to inspire people to cook more and waste less, we want to meet you!


    • Create compelling, effective, and on-brand copy for our social media channels, blog, email campaigns, paid ads, and other mediums as needed
    • Work collaboratively with our in-house creative team on campaigns big and small that tell stories that matter to our customers and deliver key business results 
    • Edit copy from other departments to ensure it is on-brand 
    • Assist with creative campaigns and content as needed to help our ideas come to life

Skills and Qualifications:

    • Minimum of 1-2 years of experience in copywriting, with a preference to B to C companies or food/lifestyle brands
    • Experience writing copy for social media, blogs, paid ads, and email is preferred
    • Degree in English, journalism, or a related field is ideal
    • Extreme attention to detail
    • The ability to juggle and prioritize projects in a fast-moving work environment
    • Familiarity with google suite, Squarespace, Wordpress, and other content and communications mediums

About You:

    • You love writing and thrive on the challenge of telling a good story
    • Your writing delivers a sense of humor, expresses personality, and consistently delights people. 
    • You have an instinct for picking the right words, tone, and transitions and focus required for a given copywriting project
    • You notice the small details of punctuation, spelling, and grammar and take them seriously. 
    • You’re passionate about food and Imperfect mission to eliminate food waste and create a better food system for all

Details of the Position:

    • Full-time, exempt position, reporting to our Associate Creative Director
    • Position based out of our San Francisco Headquarters in the Bayview district 
    • Salary and employee stock options commensurate with experience
    • Competitive benefits package including health care, paid vacation, 401K, paid parental leave, and recurring credit towards your Imperfect account!

Physical Requirements:

    • Sedentary work; involves sitting most of the time
    • Occasional movement around the office may be necessary
    • Regular work with computers, including keyboards, mouses, and screens
    • Standing desks and / or other ergonomic accommodation is available upon request
    • Regular use of mobile devices, including smartphones and tablets
Individuals seeking employment at Imperfect Foods are considered without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, marital status, ancestry, physical or mental disability, veteran status, or sexual orientation.
U.S. E-Verify Notice: Imperfect Foods participates in E-Verify in the United States. Imperfect will provide the U.S. Social Security Administration (SSA) and, if necessary, the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS), with information from each new employee's Form I-9 to confirm work authorization.