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Senior Copywriter

Seattle, WA

Relocation expenses: Not paid

Full time
5 - 10 years of experience
Bachelor's Degree
$71,000 to $80,000 per year

Published on 20 Sep 2021

Expires on 20 Sep 2021

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Senior Copywriter

Job Announcement – Senior Copywriter

United Way United Way of King County is committed to working for a racially just community where all people have homes, students graduate, and families are financially stable. We believe that having staff, volunteers, and supporters that represent diverse backgrounds will allow us to better accomplish our mission. We continue to work diligently to ensure that the field of philanthropy is welcoming to diverse communities. We strive to have a diverse staff and particularly encourage Black and Indigenous people, and people of color to apply and be part of our team.

Our culture fosters collaboration, teamwork, open communication, leadership, integrity, and accountability.

Job Summary:

As the Senior Copywriter, chief content strategist, and newsletter editor, the Senior Copywriter leads the effort to communicate and brings to life the United Way of King County value proposition across all marketing platforms and materials. This position writes copy, creates consistent and strategic content for the UWKC website and for electronic communications, printed collateral, and advertising. This individual is the key driver in articulating the vision for UWKC’s racial equity work to become an anti-racist organization.

The Senior Copywriter reports to UWKC’s Communications Director and works closely with the VP of Brand Marketing and Advertising to execute materials in a compelling way. UWKC’s Brand department is a fast-paced work environment that requires a high volume of work product to support our strategic fundraising efforts.

The recruiting salary range is 79,500- $ 84,500 DOE. This position is open until filled; first consideration will be given to applications received within two weeks of posting. 

*Full COVID-19 vaccination is required for this role [proof of   record will be requested during the onboarding process].

Essential Duties:

  • Works closely with the Communications Director on annual communication themes and content planning.
  • Serves as a key player in weekly editorial meetings and maintains familiarity with organizational positions and communication objectives.
  • Writes and edits electronic newsletters.
  • Works with staff and freelance designers to develop and present creative concepts that deliver to the creative brief.
  • Creates and revises marketing material. 
  • Ensures the accuracy and completeness of all communications material for public distribution.
  • Manages style guide and consults and advises staff on writing and editorial issues.
  • Creates content to ensure that UWKC’s racial equity goals and organizational priorities are represented in the appropriate context.
  • Ensures that racial equity is integrated across all communications, printed collateral, and advertising. 
  • Serves as a key driver in articulating the vision for UWKC’s racial equity work to become an anti-racist organization.

DISCLAIMER: This job position performs other assignments and performs other duties as assigned. The contents of this job description may change as deemed necessary by United Way of King County.

Core Competencies:

  • Demonstrated advanced creative, technical, marketing, journalistic, and advertising writing skills.
  • Proven excellent oral communication, interviewing, and grammar skills.
  • Demonstrated intermediate knowledge of collateral and online production processes.
  • Demonstrated ability to plan, implement, monitor, and control project work assignments.
  • Proven strong organizational, negotiation, and conflict resolution skills.
  • Demonstrated ability using discretion and independent judgement.
  • Strong interpersonal and customer service skills.
  • Intermediate Microsoft Office skills. 
  • Experience engaging in difficult conversations with individuals and groups around race, equity, diversity, and inclusion.
  • Solid communication (verbal and written) and interpersonal skills and excels at building relationships in any environment and enjoys connecting with people and diverse audiences. 
  • Demonstrated knowledge of racial justice and cultural differences; an understanding of systemic and institutional racial bias; an ability to demonstrate sensitivity to issues and concerns of BIPOC communities and other diverse groups; and the facility to ensure that racial equity principles is integrated across all areas of work.
  • Ability to thrive in a fast-paced, generative, and multiracial work environment.
  • Demonstrated ability to thoughtfully work with teams and stakeholders to resolve issues, including competing demands, sensitive situations, and conflicts with other groups.
  • Strong commitment to UWKC’s racial equity work and demonstrated interest in social justice.

Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree or equivalent in Communications, English, Marketing, Public Relations, or related field.  At least five years’ copywriting, marketing, or creative services experience.

Experience and understanding of systemic and institutional racial bias. Sensitivity to issues and concerns of communities of color and other diverse groups including working with people from diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic backgrounds highly desired.  Deep passion for creating an inclusive and equitable work environment required.

Ability to speak other languages desired.

UWKC is an equal employment opportunity employer, and all applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristics protected by law.  United Way of King County values a diverse workplace and strongly encourages individuals who identify as Black, Indigenous, and People of Color to apply.

We are an Employer of National Service: AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.

Additional Information:

United Way of King County is an exceptional workplace that can provide you with:

  • Opportunities to work with smart, passionate, and enthusiastic team members and volunteers
  • Ongoing collaboration with diverse staff and other constituents
  • A desirable culture of high-performance expectations and accountability
  • Exciting and challenging work
  • Opportunities to help solve the community's toughest problems
  • Competitive pay that is commensurate with demonstrated successful performance and experience
  • Many other benefits that we are happy to discuss with you

Application Procedures:

Please apply online via the following link. You will be asked to upload your resume and provide a cover letter as well as complete the UWKC application.      

***Applicants MUST apply at the UWKC Career Center to be considered for this position.***


COVID-19 Update:

Protecting the health and safety of our communities is a top priority.  Due to the circumstances surrounding the pandemic, all interviews will be conducted remotely for the time being.  We will provide candidates selected for interviews with all the required instructions.  If you are hired for the position, you will start off working remotely. UWKC employees are working remotely through October 18, 2021.  We continue to closely monitor the evolving situation and we appreciate your understanding and flexibility with any related changes to our hiring process.

*Full COVID-19 vaccination is required for this role [proof of   record will be requested during the onboarding process].