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About the Role
Strava is seeking a Copywriter to address a wide range of our creative needs. Like the rest of our writing team, you’ll have a cross-functional position that will make an impact and build worthwhile experience across the company – from brand to product marketing, BD to UX, local to international. The right person for the role is quick and curious, capable of addressing a problem with many different approaches and then adapting based on what they discover. If the job sounds fun and up your alley, please apply! We're excited to read your work and learn about you.
- #### Write in the voice of Strava for campaigns, activations, experiences and ads
- #### Adapt your work for all of our channels, like blogs, emails, UX and in-app communications
- #### Present concepts, works in progress and final creative to diverse collaborators and partners
- #### Help other brands find their voice and audience when they work with Strava, like in our Sponsored Challenge communications
- #### Collaborate with our Growth team to write subscription offers, onboarding flows, feature education and other tests that help the whole company understand how we can best serve athletes
- #### Partner with more senior creatives on major go-to-market and brand campaigns
- #### Proofread anything and everything that crosses your path
- #### Listen and adapt to feedback from your colleagues and athlete research
- #### Believe in the Strava brand and constantly look to inject our values into the work and advocate in the interests of the athlete
- #### Collaborative and egoless. We list this first because we really mean it. You’ll be part of a kind and generous team that will be completely committed to your success, and we expect the same in return.
- #### 2-4 years of professional copywriting. That said, it’s not all about how many years you’ve been working – it’s also about your maturity as a creative.
- #### Eager and curious. This is fun and dynamic writing that requires an appetite for trying new things and never becoming too attached to the outcome.
- #### A writer’s writer. We’re looking for someone who loves the craft and is passionate about writing, rather than a candidate who wants to zoom out and focus more on strategy or concept.
- #### Strong grasp of the athlete’s lexicon and an informed understanding of what makes them tick. You have to know how to motivate athletes.
- #### Hard-working and autonomous. You’ll be creating meaningful work with little supervision.
- #### Thick-skinned and dependably optimistic. You can balance your desire for perfection with a sense of humor and resilient spirit.
- #### Your tolerance for spelling errors and bad grammar is inspiringly low.
- #### Intellectually curious and globally minded. We serve all kinds of athletes from all kinds of places. We are particularly interested in cultivating anti-racist mindsets and writing craft and expect you to join us in this pursuit.
Candidates must author an original and compelling cover letter to be considered. Have some fun and show us what you got!
Strava is Swedish for “strive,” which epitomizes who we are and what we do. We’re a passionate and committed team, unified by our mission to connect athletes to what motivates them and help them find their personal best. And with billions of activity uploads from all over the world, we have a humbling and audacious vision: to be the record of the world’s athletic activities and the technology that makes every effort count.
Strava builds software that makes the best part of our athletes’ days even better. And just as we’re deeply committed to unlocking their potential, we’re dedicated to providing a world-class, inclusive workplace where our employees can grow and thrive, too. We’re backed by Sequoia Capital, Madrone Partners and Jackson Square Ventures, and we’re expanding in order to exceed the needs of our growing community of global athletes. Our culture reflects our community – we are continuously striving to hire and engage diverse teammates from all backgrounds, experiences and perspectives because we know we are a stronger team together.
In light of the global pandemic, Strava is currently working in a fully remote capacity. As always, we remain committed to fully supporting our employees, especially their mental health and wellbeing, through these challenging times. Despite challenges in the world around us, we are continuing to grow camaraderie and positivity within our culture and we are unified in our commitment to becoming an antiracist company. We are differentiated by our truly people-first approach, our compassionate leadership, and our belief that we can bring joy and inspiration to athletes’ lives — now more than ever. All to say, it’s a great time to join Strava!
Strava is an equal opportunity employer. In keeping with the values of Strava, we make all employment decisions including hiring, evaluation, termination, promotional and training opportunities, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical handicap, mental disability, medical condition, disability, gender or identity or expression, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, marital status, height and/or weight.
We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.
Strava at a glance
Strava focuses on Mobile, Hardware, Internet, Sports, and Fitness. Their company has offices in San Francisco and Denver. They have a mid-size team that's between 51-200 employees. To date, Strava has raised $41.85M of funding; their latest round was closed on October 2014.