edX: Copywriter
141 Portland Street
Cambridge, MA 02139

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At edX, our mission is to offer world-class education to everyone, everywhere around the world, allowing them to gain the in-demand skills and knowledge that will lead to career and lifelong success. We are a non-profit organization with more than 21 million learners on our platform, choosing courses from our 2,600+ course catalog, from one of our 140+ university and institution partners - including Harvard, MIT, Oxford, and Microsoft. We offer courses, Professional Certificate programs, MicroMasters programs, and fully accredited online Masters Degrees to fit the various goals of our diverse and global learner base.

edX is looking for an experienced, collaborative copywriter who:

  • Is a versatile writer, creating sharp marketing copy (web, email, social, etc)
  • Can consult on UX copy for interfaces and site messaging when needed
  • Helps develop a coherent and defined voice and tone

What your day-to-day looks like

  • Support the creation of various email campaigns and other marketing collateral
  • Collaborate with stakeholders to create an inventory of copy needs (product descriptions, attention-grabbing headlines, emails, etc)
  • Offer up your recommendations for how to address and prioritize needs
  • Develop recommendations for voice and tone - think everything from inspirational messaging to navigational labeling
  • Manage and prioritize multiple projects and stakeholders simultaneously
  • Start building out copy development guidelines from the macro to the micro
  • When needed, work with colleagues to experiment and create great experiences, testing ideas and instincts with solid copy and messaging

What youll bring

  • At least 2-4 years of professional experience in the software/design/digital world
  • A portfolio of at least 3 varying work samples that showcase your writing skills
  • Project management skills to manage a few streams of work (and their stakeholders) and deadlines at any given time
  • A flexible mindset - you roll with changes and can respond to new inputs, business needs, and the occasional emergency
  • Bachelor's Degree in English, Communications, Writing, Marketing, or Journalism, a combination of education and work experience, or equivalent professional experience
  • Comfortable creating copy that is easily translated and designed for internationalization

Must be willing to work in our Cambridge, MA office. Sorry, no Visa sponsorship available.


Employee Testimonials

Sherisse Viray
Sr. Accountant

“What I enjoy most about edX is the people. They are so friendly and often reach out to learn more about what each other's interests and hobbies are outside of work (IE world travel, hiking and skiing/snowboarding).” 

Julia Henderson
Manager of Learner Support & Operations

"I am thrilled to be working at a company where my bias to action is appreciated and encouraged. I feel truly empowered to make important decisions, and know we'll reflect and adjust our ideas continually, so we can provide great resources and a high level of support for our learners and partners."

Carol Tong
Principal Tech Writer

“I love working at edX. The work environment is diverse, open, and collaborative. I’m inspired by edX’s mission, as well as by the fact that it’s open source and a nonprofit.”