Job title: Senior Creative Services Copywriter

Company: Pearson

Job description: Company Summary:

At Pearson, we’re committed to a world that’s always learning and to our talented team who makes it all possible. We are bold thinkers and standout innovators who push the boundaries of technology. We create seeds of learning that become the catalyst for the world’s innovations. Pearson’s Virtual Schools division has reimagined K-12 education through our virtual school and curriculum offerings. Our schools, Connections Academy and Pearson Online Academy, provide a best-in-class online learning environment for K-12 students to acquire the skills and confidence they need to adapt and thrive in a changing world. We also support school districts with curriculum, teachers and technology as they make the shift to online. The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced significant disruption and transformation to the K-12 learning market. And as a result, our category has seen explosive growth and our business has experienced enormous increases in awareness and enrollments. This presents an incredible opportunity for our team to chart a ground-breaking path through this shifting environment to achieve continued success.

We value diversity, equity and inclusion. We value the power of an inclusive culture and a strong sense of belonging. We seek to infuse diversity and inclusion in everything we do while promoting a culture where differences are embraced as strengths; opportunities are equal and accessible; consideration and respect are the norm; and all team members are supported in reaching their full potential.

Position Summary:

Are you passionate about copywriting and engaging customers to take action and feel connected to a brand? Then this Senior Copywriter role is for you. This important role on our Creative Services team will work with innovative creatives, content experts, and passionate marketing leaders to fuel audience growth and engagement.

The Senior Copywriter will be responsible for leading the creation of written marketing content for internal clients throughout the Pearson Virtual Schools organization. Reporting to the Creative Services Manager, this person will write and edit copy for our Connections Academy, Pearson Online Academy, and District Partnerships lines of business and manage a team of supporting freelance copywriters.

This person will be writing and editing copy for video scripts, websites, landing pages, direct mail, email, infographics, social media, and more! The ideal candidate will have a passion for the written word and experience copywriting in an agency environment for various Clients ranging from direct to consumer and B2B. The Senior Copywriter will have the exciting opportunity to bring our brands’ voices to life and play a key role in our efforts to educate and engage prospective families and districts about the important benefits of online education.

Primary Responsibilities:

Write winning content that intrigues, inspires, and engages audiences, while also driving results. This copywriter must effectively communicate our brand messaging, positioning, and call to action to our prospects and current customers. They should have a:

Expert ability to write digital content for varying formats and audiences, adhering to best practices and standards of the individual marketing channels, including:

Website copy

Lead-driving landing page content

Optimizing digital content for SEO

Interactive infographics

Effective email campaigns

Organic social media post copy and occasionally paid search and social executions as-needed

Passion to creatively adapt the brand’s voice and tone to deliver on messaging goals throughout the funnel in external communications, including but not limited to the following formats:

Video

Events scripting for presentations and videos, handouts and flyers

Brochures, flyers, posters

Direct Mail postcards and Versioning school-specific information

Enthusiasm for leading team of freelance copywriters in the development of successful content

Assign out projects and provide copy direction

Review draft copy and provide feedback

Ensure thorough understanding of brand(s) positioning, voice, tone, mandatories, etc. through trainings and frequent updates

Thorough understanding of how to effectively communicate with various audiences throughout the funnel to maintain and improve customer experience by:

Drafting and editing internal communications

Drafting and editing customer-facing copy used by customer support team, including call scripts, email templates, etc

Drafting and editing customer-facing enrollment system messaging

Other duties as needed

Assisting and supporting needs of Resource Hub

Proofread copy and design

Ensure compliance with Pearson, Connections Academy, and Pearson Online Academy brand standards and style guide

Enforce and maintain brand standards and style guides

Train out (as-needed) brand standards and style guides to freelancers and partner agencies

Project Management- Ability to self-manage to deadlines and be communicative regarding workload and expectation-setting.

Requirements:

Creative Work Portfolio must be submitted along with resume

Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in English, Journalism, Advertising or Marketing

Three (4) to five (6) years experience writing and editing marketing copy in an agency or agency-like environment

Strong organizational skills and ability to manage and prioritize multiple projects based on business-critical needs and meet deadlines

Some supervisory experience with freelance writers or content creators

Knowledge of and experience with crafting content for SEO

Experience in digital content creation for online experiences, websites, and other digital media leveraging catchy headlines, implementing linking strategies, and optimizing writing for SEO to drive clicks and conversions

Excellent verbal and written communication skills, and ability to handle situations with diplomacy and a professional demeanor at all times.

Preferred Qualifications:

Expert ability to switch branding and tones to cater to D2C (direct to consumer) and B2B (business to business) audiences

Passion for marketing and advertising, constantly seeking out new ideas and trends

Focused on continuously improving skills to meet changing demand of the digital marketing landscape

Pearson Virtual Schools is focused on providing a flexible work environment for its employees, including the ability to work from home on a regular basis in most positions. We believe that flexibility in work/life balance is a critical part of our culture and employee satisfaction, and we are proud to provide our employees with the ability to work from anywhere, anytime. In exchange, we require that employees have the appropriate means to work remotely, including adherence to our work at home policies regarding home office setup, including but not limited to privacy of records, technology standards, equipment standards and expectations.

The following equipment will be provided to you by the company as a full-time employee:

Laptop

Headset

The following equipment will need to be provided by you, as the employee, when working from home:

2nd monitor (recommended)

Mouse (recommended)

Keyboard (recommended)

Colorado-based individuals expressing interest in this position can expect a starting salary range of $75,000-$85,000, and are eligible to participate in an annual incentive plan. Benefits available to eligible employees can be seen at: https://pearsonbenefitsus.com/

Equal Employment Opportunity

Pearson is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and a member of E-Verify. All qualified applicants, including minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

http://www.pearson.com/careers/diversity-and-inclusion.html

Pearson is an Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity Employer and a member of E-Verify. We are committed to building a team that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The more inclusive we are, the better our work will be. All employment is decided based on qualifications, merit, and business need. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, ethnicity, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, national origin, protected veteran status, disability status, or any other group protected by law.

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Job: MARKETING

Organization: North America Connections

Schedule: FULL_TIME

Req ID: 1975

Expected salary: $75000 – 85000 per year

Location: Jackson, MS

Job date: Wed, 22 Dec 2021 01:04:40 GMT

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