Copywriter (freelance)

Marketing Chicago, Illinois Chicago, Illinois


Position at SteelSeries

Do you ever write something and say to yourself, damn, somebody should pay me for this gold? Well, then consider yourself wanted – by us.

Our small and growing marketing team in the SteelSeries Software unit, is looking for an experienced, freelance copywriter that can help us market our software services to gamers around the world through email, social, landing pages and more.

This opening is for a 3-month period of 30 hr / week with potential to extend into a full-time position. US timezone only.

What you'll do

  • Write thumb-stopping (yeah, we just did that) captions for social media posts. Both organic and paid
  • Compose email drip sequences that onboard users of our new gaming clip software, Moments, to reduce churn
  • Work with cross-functional teams and agency partners to create killer landing pages with copy that converts
  • Create short video scripts and captions that our Motion Designer can turn into engaging social media video
  • Work with our product team to create small, magical moments throughout various points of engagement within our software
  • Work with the product team to translate technical software features into easy-to-understand and entertaining-to-read blog content

What you've got

  • An understanding of gaming culture
  • 3-5 years of experience as part of a marketing team at an agency or in-house
  • You must know how to write direct response copy that gets people clicking. If you don't know who Robert Cialdini is, this probably isn't your gig.
  • Shifting between different styles of writing is just like deciding between wearing a t-shirt or something a bit more formal. You rock both and you know when to suit up or dress down.
  • Ability to manage your time effectively and communicate proactively to the team in the rare event that a deadline slips.
  • You know how to analyze the results of your creative and iterate toward greater impact
  • Coachability and willingness to improve

The details

  • Our office is in Chicago but open to remote
  • US time zone only
  • 3-month, 30 hour freelance position
  • Opportunity to go full-time

Please note, SteelSeries US employment is contingent on proof of vaccination.

About Us

Gaming? Check. Esports? Check. Hardware? Check. Software? Check. We could go on and on.  The point is we've been helping gamers get better since 2001.  In fact, esports pros have won more money using SteelSeries products than any other brand and we're just getting started. Esports and Gaming are multi-billion-dollar industries, and we're going to continue supporting them through innovative gear and software gamers need and love.  We believe in being true to the gaming community, which means being true to ourselves. We create products that help the best of the best be better, and products that help the not-so-good feel not-so-bad.  Most of us are gamers, but you don't have to be, we promise!  Just don't be surprised if you become one within a few weeks of starting!

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