Copywriter - 12 Month Contract

Marketing · Richmond, Victoria
Department Marketing
Employment Type Contractor - 99d
Minimum Experience Mid-level
  • Parental leave cover - 12 month fixed term contract
  • Full time
  • Remote and People first role


I am not a writer, yet here I am, writing copy for a Copywriter role (oh the irony), I had no idea what makes a great writer until chatting with the wildly talented Copywriter (& Mumma to be) here at 99designs. According to her, a great writer is a great listener, a tonal chameleon, a constructive critic of their own work and has a strong level of curiosity – does this sound like you?


99designs by Vista is the world’s global creative platform that makes it easy for clients and designers to work together to create designs they love. Since 2008, our freelance community has brought more than one million creative projects to life for thousands of genius entrepreneurs, savvy small business owners, and brands with big ideas. As part of the Vista family, which includes VistaPrint and VistaCreate, 99designs helps small businesses thrive with expert design at their fingertips.


A bit about the role:

As the Copywriter for 99d you will be a leading figure in the Creative Team. You will understand and take ownership of the brand voice and be the evangelist for it across the business. You will inspire and provide expertise to suit a variety of formats across the 99designs platform (website), email, video, media articles, print ads and marketing campaigns.


You will be a writer, editor and ideas machine with a keen eye for detail. It will be your responsibility to drive consistent, on-brand messaging across 99designs as well as developing creative ideas and strategies that support business objectives.


This is a fantastic opportunity to work with a super creative team full of incredible humans who are pushing the boundaries to produce quality, creative and engaging content that serves a real purpose for the design community, users and the 99ers themselves.


A bit about you:

So apart from encompassing all of the aforementioned traits of a great writer, you also need to be a great leader and team player. You will work with all parts of the business as well as leading a talented junior copywriter, so being a strong communicator and collaborator is going to be really important here.


To thrive in this role you will have experience writing from a number of viewpoints and for different audiences – one day you might have your “trendy, super-helpful barista that takes their craft seriously” hat on and the next it might be the “global citizen who has experienced many different cultures” hat. But regardless which hat you are wearing, being able to think creatively, write strategically, and say a lot in a few words are going to be key for your success here.


There is a lot to like about working at 99designs. But one of the things I hear the most is “you are always given the space and time to do your best work, there is no pressure, priorities are managed” – this is just the way it is at 99designs. We have a culture of learning, where all ideas are supported and encouraged. Something that makes us 10/10 in my view.


Why 99designs by Vista?

As 99designs continues to scale as part of the Vista family, we are committed to building an inclusive and diverse team that reflects the communities in which we operate. We want people to feel like they belong and can bring their whole selves to work. Our aim is to continue to foster a collaborative environment with a keen focus on innovation, growth and ownership. Below are just some of the things we do to support our people:

  • Career development and learning in whatever way suits you! Think paid R&D days, courses, formal and informal mentoring, conferences… however you learn best 99d has got you covered.
  • Culture of workplace flexibility and wellness. Study? Parent juggling? Everyone has different needs and the business will support you in the best way we can. Some people work remotely, some with flex start and finish times...the common thread is it’s all about your individual needs. With annual wellness bonuses of $605 + annually refreshing your WFH space with $300, you'll be supported to do your thang.
  • Support for working parents. 18 weeks paid parental leave policy for all parents (we don't distinguish between a primary and secondary carer), which can be accessed part time or any way you want it over the first 18 months, which you can access from day 1 of joining us. We also pay superannuation for paid and unpaid parental leave for 18months!
  • Support for the community. In addition to 99nonprofits, 99designs provide one paid volunteer day a year for you to support a charity and the community as you see fit!
  • 99d are also a proud Code Like a Girl Gold Partner, host of Girl Geek Academy hack days, & maintain popular open source projects, and support a range of other community groups. It’s in our DNA.


Sounds like your jam? Apply below.

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  • Location
    Richmond, Victoria
  • Department
    Marketing
  • Employment Type
    Contractor - 99d
  • Minimum Experience
    Mid-level