Senior Manager, Copywriting at Affirm

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Affirm is reinventing credit to make it more honest and friendly, giving consumers the flexibility to buy now and pay later without any hidden fees or compounding interest.

We’re looking for an experienced copywriting manager to lead Affirm’s copywriting team as we transition from startup to household name. This is an opportunity for you to shape and evolve our brand, our voice, and our messaging—as well as our approach to both B2C and B2B audiences. And it’s an opportunity to provide leadership and mentorship to a team of talented copywriters. This role lives within our broader Content Strategy team that also includes content marketing, UX writing, and technical writing. The Content Strategy team in term is part of our Brand Team, which also includes our talented team of brand designers.

Our copywriting team is responsible for every word our users read in a marketing context, and so the stakes are high! Execute our copy with the right amount of creativity, polish, and discipline, and we can transform Affirm into the most beloved brand in financial services. We’re going to depend on you to take Affirm to these new heights, so you’ll have a high degree of autonomy to lead and shape the direction of the team.

What you'll do

  • Editing, strategic, and managerial oversight of our small but growing copywriting team
  • Constantly pushing our creativity, campaign concepting, and discipline in how we bring our content and our brand to life
  • Facilitating the rollout of a refreshed brand through powerful and consistent messaging and voice
  • Bringing to life and evolving the way we tell our story to both B2C and B2B audiences
  • Fostering consistency in voice, messaging, and style at every customer touchpoint
  • Partnership, close collaboration, and joint ideation with our Creative Director and brand design team
  • Providing creative direction to our partner agencies
  • Helping build out robust messaging frameworks
  • Cultivating continuity with the work of the rest of the content strategy team
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What we look for

  • 6+ years copywriting experience
  • 3+ years managing a team
  • Strong portfolio
  • Experience building strong brands
  • Strong point of view on copywriting and messaging, grounded in principles
  • Ability to clearly, effectively, and consistently articulate rationale for copy decisions
  • Experience concepting and executing integrated campaigns centered around big ideas
  • Experience collaborating with designers
  • Experience working in a highly regulated, complex industry is a plus
  • Ability to provide mentorship and coaching to team members, and to help them grow
  • Ability to take complex concepts and simplify them for a consumer audience
  • Detail-oriented
  • Strong editor
  • Highly creative
  • Motivated to make Affirm the powerful brand it can be
Location
 
We’re excited to announce that Affirm is now a remote-first company! This role can be located anywhere in the U.S. and Canada (with the exception of Quebec). Remote based employees may occasionally travel to an Affirm office for meetings or team building events. Our offices in San Francisco, New York City, Pittsburgh, Chicago, and Salt Lake City will remain operational and accessible for anyone to use on a voluntary basis.
 
Please note that visa sponsorship is not available for this position.
 
Check out our remote-first approach to learn more about the new ways we work.
 
If you got to this point, we hope you're feeling excited about the job description you just read. Even if you don't feel that you meet every single requirement, we still encourage you to apply. We're eager to meet people that believe in Affirm's mission and can contribute to our team in a variety of ways – not just candidates who check all the boxes.
 
At Affirm, "People Come First" is a core value and that’s why diversity and inclusion are vital to our priorities as an equal opportunity employer. You can read about our D&I program here and our progress thus far in our 2019 D&I report.
 
We also believe “It’s On Us” to provide an inclusive interview experience for all, including people with disabilities. We are happy to provide reasonable accommodations to candidates in need of individualized support during the hiring process.
 
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Technology we use

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Location

Affirm's office is located in San Francisco's Financial District with close access to great coffee, restaurants, and bars.

What are Affirm Perks + Benefits

Affirm Benefits Overview

We’re excited to announce that Affirm is now a remote-first company! The majority of our roles can be accomplished anywhere in the U.S. and Canada (with the exception of Quebec). While most Affirmers will have the option to choose a remote-first accommodation, our offices in San Francisco, New York City, Pittsburgh, Chicago, and Salt Lake City will remain operational and accessible for anyone to use on a voluntary basis.

For this new way of working, we’re thrilled to introduce a dynamic and competitive compensation model and total rewards package that complements our remote-first work style. Affirm’s 2021 benefits will allow flexibility for Affirmers to customize their experience by selecting benefits based on their individual needs and preferences to be successful from almost anywhere -- continuing to lean into our value of “People Come First”.

Culture
Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Affirm Cares is a 501(C)3 employee foundation dedicated to supporting nonprofit causes in our communities.
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Our Diversity and Inclusion Council is comprised of Affirmers from across all organizations and levels working together to build towards a more diverse and inclusive workforce.
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Diversity manifesto
Someone's primary function is managing the company’s diversity and inclusion initiatives
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Affirm supports paid parental leave for periods of disability and for baby bonding.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Family Medical Leave
Affirm provides leaves of absences for eligible employees under the federal Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and California Family Rights Act (CFRA).
Adoption Assistance
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Tuition Reimbursement
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Continuing Education stipend

Additional Perks + Benefits

Check out Affirm's 2020 DEI Report here: http://bit.ly/affirmdei2020

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