Senior Copywriter

| Chicago
Home Chef is building new ways to provide meal solutions that meet a wide variety of customer needs, and shipping locations both online and in store. Our team is a unique mix of creators, chefs, entrepreneurs, and trailblazers and we’re growing quickly. Our customer-first mentality, combined with a zest for supporting our peers, helped us bring home Built in Chicago’s Startup of the Year Moxie award in 2017. If you’re ready to be part of the action, we’re ready to connect with you. There are no limits to where we can go together.

Lead brainstorming sessions:

  • Develop innovative solutions to creative challenges
  • Discover ways to communicate unique messages
  • Plan content strategy for new products and concepts

Interpret creative briefs into content:

  • Write clear, engaging, persuasive and on-brand copy for: marketing emails, retail/POP signage, Home Chef web pages, digital advertisements, blog pieces, social channels, company collateral, campaign videos and other endeavors as needed

Work within a style guide:

  • Own, maintain and evolve the existing brand voice to accommodate the growing needs of the company
  • Maintain a clear record of version changes.

Partner with cross-functional team:

  • Work closely with the design, marketing, retail, and product teams to create content, develop workload efficiencies and collaborate on output

Qualifications:

  • The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability needed for this role. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities.

Writing Skills:

  • Ability to write persuasively in both a formal and social voice
  • Ability to communicate in the Home Chef brand voice
  • Comfortable with multiple formats and lengths
  • Ability to write with engaging, emotive tone as well as a transactional/directive copy tone
  • Proofreading and editing skills

Project Management Skills:

  • Responsible attitude, confidence, autonomy, proactivity, attention to details and the ability to cast ahead for future projects
  • Easily move between solo work as well as team collaboration
  • Ability to complete tasks in a timely manner while balancing time, multitasking and interruptions

Creative:

  • Highly creative and imaginative, and ability to produce innovative and original ideas
  • Experience with 360 marketing campaigns as well as direct and transactional digital channels
  • Openness to receiving feedback

Strategic:

  • Demonstrated ability to synthesize strategic messages and multiple opinions into consumer-friendly copy

Experience:

  • Bachelor's degree from a four-year college
  • 5+ years of experience in copywriting for a brand or consumer-facing company
  • Food industry experience a plus
  • Ad agency experience a plus

Perks/Benefits:
-Candidates can experience Home Chef as a customer - enter promo code PEOPLE30 for $30 off your first 
 order!
-Direct access to senior management – our leadership team works alongside our team members every day
-Comprehensive medical, dental, and vision insurance
-Generous paid time off (PTO) policy
-401k program
-Flexible spending accounts for qualified medical, dependent care, parking, or transit expenses
-Free water taxi, discounted gym membership, and daily bike storage for Wrigley building employees
-Cold brew coffee on tap at no charge
-Employee discounts for Home Chef meal kits
-Free lunch every Friday and snacks and beverages on hand every day
-Casual dress
Home Chef is an equal employment opportunity employer 

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • RubyLanguages
    • ReactLibraries
    • Ruby on RailsFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • OptimizelyAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • SketchDesign

Location

Located in the iconic Wrigley building, our location offers the best of the Loop and River North. Close to transportation, restaurants & shops.

What are Home Chef Perks + Benefits

Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided

Additional Perks + Benefits

Direct access to senior management – our leadership team works alongside our team members every day. Flexible spending accounts for qualified medical, dependent care, parking, or transit expenses. Free water taxi, discounted gym membership, and daily bike storage for Wrigley building employees. Cold brew coffee on tap at no charge (Wrigley office location). Employee discounts for Home Chef meal kits. Candidates can experience Home Chef as a customer - enter promo code PEOPLE30 for $30 off your first order!

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