Marketing Content Writer

Create compelling and thoughtful content – from concept and research through publication.

Merit believes that truth and trust can change the world. Our platform helps organizations create, send and verify licenses, credentials and other people-based statements of truth, known as merits. Members in turn benefit by taking control of their valuable personal information while shaping their future based on the opportunities that they are uniquely qualified for.

 

The Role

We are looking for someone who is passionate about creating compelling and thoughtful content – from concept and research through publication – that supports Merit’s marketing initiatives, including demand generation and corporate communications. If you love writing and have the portfolio to prove it, we want to hear from you.

We are just getting started! We’re looking for someone who can help us define and shepherd our brand voice across many diverse contexts an audience sets. Our ideal candidate has experience researching and writing copy for various channels, such as bylines and op-eds, blog posts, reports, whitepapers, sales collateral, and perhaps even video scripts and social media posts. You’ll be working independently on some projects, and with executives, other marketing team members, and even members of our go-to-market and technical teams on others.

Merit is a startup environment where you will be expected to take initiative, and get creative about finding solutions to challenges. This is a full-time position based in Millbrae, CA (Merit Headquarters). Working remotely up to 50% is also an option once on-boarded.

 

The Responsibilities

  • Write high-quality and engaging internal and external articles, blog posts, long-form guides, and short-form collateral in a timely fashion – and at times under tight deadlines.
  • Develop a firm understanding of Merit’s products and services, as well as the needs of our customers and partners.
  • Contribute to the conversation around what assets should be created and how they should be used.
  • Help define and evolve the voice of our brand, as well as of our executives.
  • Partner with team members across the company to translate their ideas into final materials.
  • Expertly re-purpose content for multiple channels. Our data reports could also be a series of blog posts, and our op-eds could be the start of a whitepaper.

Qualifications

  • A strong, diverse portfolio that includes articles, blog posts, whitepapers, and sales/marketing collateral.
  • Airtight writing and grammar skills.
  • Superior interpersonal, communication, and relationship-building skills.
  • Experience and comfort working directly with executives.
  • Strong organizational and project management skills. and ability to prioritize among competing tasks.
  • Demonstrated self-starter.
  • A passion for Merit's mission.
  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, communications, or a related field – or related marketing experience.
  • 3-5 years of writing experience at a fast-paced professional environment, such as a brand, network, website, or agency.

Bonus Points If You Have Experience With:

  • Social media – to help define our voice and keep a regular cadence of posts.
  • HubSpot – to easily update our website and blog.
At Merit, we don’t just accept difference—we celebrate, support, and value it for the innate benefit of our employees, the competitive advantage of our products, and the strength of the communities we are a part of. Merit is proud to be an equal opportunity workplace. We are committed to equal employment opportunity regardless of race, color, ancestry, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, age, citizenship, marital status, disability, gender identity, or veteran status. We will do our best to accommodate any disabilities or special needs you may have.

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