Writer (Brand Writer) at Smule
Los Angeles, CA, US / Chicago, IL, US

The leading music community where you can sing or collaborate with music fans around the world. We believe that music is much more than just listening— it's about creating, sharing, discovering, participating, and connecting with people. It is the original social network with the power to break down barriers, touch souls and bring people together from all over the world.

In 2008, we set out to create apps that enabled anyone to create, discover, love and enjoy music. Today, 1.5% of the world's population (that's 125 million people and counting) have used Smule's apps. And they are creating communities, meeting new like-minded friends, and having fun making music together on Smule. 

So if you wake up humming, play a mean air guitar or anything in between, then Smule is for you―anyone can do it, no previous experience required.

You

We're looking for a Brand Writer to concept and execute all things Marketing. You're just as comfortable teaming up with stakeholders to ideate and support Go-To-Market plans as you are flying solo, writing paid social ads or marketing blog posts. You'll manage your own projects and timelines and partner closely with marketing and product stakeholders. This role will also require you to oversee the organization's messaging, ensuring its consistency with our communication guide.

We need someone who thrives on project variety to take ownership of writing assignments - big and small. Whether it's turning around a quick banner ad or supporting a comprehensive brand campaign – you're a self-starter who loves the challenge of upleveling basic briefs into relatable, engaging executions.

This is a contract role; however, we are looking to expand it to full time. 

What You’ll Do

  • Sit on the Marketing team and lead copywriting for the organization, focused on paid social, ASO, product marketing, and CRM
  • Deliver copy that reflects Smule’s value proposition, positioning and executes on the strategy, shared by key stakeholders 
  • Work closely with marketing/product stakeholders and/or designers regularly and be comfortable in a writer-designer partnership
  • Manage your own projects – create schedules with your marketing/product/design partners, negotiate timing and tradeoffs with stakeholders, and ensure projects stay on track 
  • Manage the copy pipeline - develop and create compelling copy including, but not limited to: new product features, product launches and updates, blogs, case studies, emails, newsletters, promotional materials, video headlines/text/captions, training materials, press releases, product features, bios, social media, and advertisement

About You

  • 4+ years writing professionally at an agency or in-house
  • A strong portfolio that demonstrates strategic thinking, creativity and impressive writing chops
  • Results-driven content strategy experience a plus
  • A reliable self-starter who can handle multiple projects with minimum supervision
  • Great presentation skills with the ability to explain your creative vision and listen to feedback
  • You’re supportive, collaborative, empathetic and thrive at a start-up level pace

Required

  • 3-5 writing samples
  • Product, advertising and social writing and strategy test

Bonus

  • Experience with Jira
  • Have a passion for hip-hop and all things music
  • Writing fluency in other languages (please include in your cover letter)
  • Experience interviewing subject matter experts and collaborating with team members to draft intelligent, compelling content to support product and marketing across multiple platforms
  • Working knowledge of social media platforms and best practices in writing marketing content and using hashtags