Digital Copywriter

Oakland, California, United States


At XQ, our mission is to fuel America’s collective creativity to transform our public high schools, so every student succeeds. To accomplish that, we share engaging and informative stories of high school innovation; develop free, open-source tools and resources that help educators, students, families, and other concerned people reimagine high schools in their communities; produce cultural events that inspire people to become part of the change; and cultivate new data, information, and knowledge about high school education.

To help us meet our ambitious goals, XQ is seeking a Digital Copywriter (“Copywriter”) to help shape our online brand voice to engage with a mass consumer audience.

The Role

One of our biggest creative challenges is to simplify our work to make it clear, concise, and conversational to a large general audience. We seek a Copywriter who has a strong understanding of how people consume content online and experience in writing across multiple digital platforms, including social media (Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn), newsletters, SMS, and websites.

The Copywriter is a consummate team player who solves problems creatively and has a passion for digital storytelling on every platform. The right person will have the capacity to drive content development in every phase, including concepting, copywriting, and proofing, and will work cohesively with the marketing, content, and creative teams.


Key Responsibilities


Skills and Characteristics of the Ideal Candidate

Our ideal candidate loves to write and has both an eye for simplicity and an ear for the distinctive turn of phrase. The job requires a keen understanding of the nuances of content marketing, consumer-centric copywriting, branding, user experience, and tone. We are looking for someone who can think critically and strategically about creative projects and contribute productively to the work of a fast-moving team. If you are an exceptional, prolific writer with experience in digital media and a desire to connect our brand with a large audience and catalyze a movement to transform public high schools, we would love to hear from you.



To Apply

XQ is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. At XQ, promoting, celebrating, and supporting diversity is a core value. Individuals are considered without regard to race, gender, age, sexual orientation, sexual expression, religion, color, veteran status, disability, marital status, or ancestry.

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