San Jose, CA | Freelance | Job ID #58952 |
Posted Last Month

Onward Search is seeking an experienced Copywriter for a long-term contract position working with one of our clients in the bay area. The ideal candidate is adept to writing long form content with some short-form sprinkled in. You are a storyteller who can take an idea and pitch it in a creative fashion. Apply now to learn more!


  • Write and edit text for multiple formats (e.g. features, blogs, reports, website copy, voiceover scripting and newsletters)
  • Ensure written content meets best practices in search engine optimization (SEO)
  • Strong editing and copyediting skills: Can take rough copy from employee contributors or stakeholders and rewrite/shape into cohesive, compelling narrative
  • Identify and pitch potential storytelling opportunities in our corporate communications materials and channels
  • Experience writing in a corporate tone, ghostwriting for executives and with AP Style is a plus
  • Run all corporate approvals as needed for written content, and manage key external and internal stakeholder partnerships to develop tailored content for owned corporate channels
  • Other duties as assigned

Key Qualifications:

  • Exceptionally strong writer, editor and storyteller. Newsroom experience is a plus
  • Journalism background/experience with newspaper, magazine or blog strongly preferred
  • Highly organized, process oriented and project-management driven
  • Superb verbal, written, storytelling and editing skills, including driving engaging and consistent messaging across global communications channels, both internally and externally
  • Energized, creative, proactive and enthusiastic - willing to take initiative with confidence, detailed follow through
  • Flexible, agile and quick worker and writer; fast ramp-up time will be essential
  • Proven experience of building and maintaining positive and productive relationships with internal and external stakeholders
  • Strong content creation skills: creative, visual and editorial point of view
  • Technology savvy. Familiarity with tech writing and editing
  • Able to harness new media effectively with a keen understanding of all types of owned and earned media/channels
  • Demonstrated success collaborating and influencing diverse business partners in a highly matrixed organization
  • A strong team player, who thrives in a collaborative setting and works well within a global, matrixed environment
  • Minimum 5 years professional experience



Employer Details:

  • Onward Search is an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in an employment with regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, veteran status or any other classification protected by federal, state and local laws and ordinances. Candidates must be at least 18 years old to be considered for employment. EOE/M/F/D/V/SO.
  • In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.
  • The client is unable to support 1099 / Corp-to-Corp or Independent Contractor arrangements at this time. All freelancers will be paid as W2 employees.
  • Onward Search is a drug-free workplace.


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About Onward Search

Onward Search helps connect creative, marketing, and technology talent with top jobs at the nation's most recognized companies and digital agencies. We offer a full range of recruitment and staffing solutions to include freelance / contract, temp-to-perm, and permanent placement.