US Copywriter B2C

About HomeAway:

Have you ever had the opportunity to impact the lives of millions of people in a meaningful way and help them enjoy time away with their friends and families building memories?  That is what we do here at HomeAway.com. We are the leading vacation rental website in the world with more than one million online bookable vacation rentals. Our mission is to make every vacation rental in the world available to every traveler in the world through our online marketplace and we're committed to helping families and friends find the perfect vacation rental to create unforgettable travel experiences together. 


About Global Creative Studio:

The Global Creative Studio (GCS) is an international, multi-disciplinary group of creatives with a deep curiosity about the world and an undeniable passion for travel. As part of the Global Brand and Integrated Marketing team, we’re responsible for imagining, developing, and delivering high-caliber, multimedia marketing programs to engage and inform our travelers (B2C) and property owners/managers (B2B). We’re the dreamers and doers behind global and regional marketing campaigns, always-on editorial channels, and technical initiatives that include content automation and scalability. We seek the industry’s best storytellers, visual artists, and technical experts to grow and thrive with us as we tell the HomeAway story around the world. 


Global Copywriter (en-US)

HomeAway’s Global Creative Studio is seeking a wildly talented, highly experienced Copywriter to join the global key accounts team within the global brand marketing group. Native proficiency in English is required, with bilingual or professional proficiency in a second language strongly preferred.  


This role serves as the lead US brand travel copywriter and will work closely with the global copy and design teams; s/he will drive creative, cut-through copy and messaging resulting in enhanced traveler engagement and brand affinity. 


We require a bold, irreverent, articulate, and concise copywriter with style to spare—you know how powerful words can be and the best way to use them for your audience. That you insist on flawless copy is a given; you’re also passionate about writing, branding, brainstorming, and collaboration. 


You should be comfortable working independently, as well as interacting with a variety of creative and marketing team members and agency partners to develop original concepts and iterate on existing campaigns. 


You must have at least six years of experience as a copywriter for tourism, lifestyle, or consumer technology brands within an agency or in-house creative team; mobile and e-commerce knowledge is essential; a love of travel is helpful (and will make the job way more fun)!


Responsibilities:

-Develop and maintain world-class copy for assigned campaigns, brand(s), and language(s)

-Collaborate with global teams and agencies to concept and create copy for consumer and customer creative including emails, landing pages, display ads, print collateral, and other marketing and on-site communications; edit, localize, and proofread copy as needed
-Help build and maintain the HomeAway voice, tone, and cadence across all marketing content and communications worldwide
-Develop and maintain the consistency of messaging across multiple customer targets and channels
-Work closely with marketing and product teams as needed to secure a clear understanding of the objective and demographics of each communication to ensure copy is clear and targeted to the appropriate audience
-Collaborate with marketing and business teams to understand program objectives, and develop customer-messaging strategies for existing and new product offerings
-Optimize messaging based on testing and best practices
-Support localization efforts for global and regional communications and campaigns


Skills and experience:

-A Bachelor’s degree in Journalism, Communications, Advertising or closely-related field
-Must have confirmed experience creating copy for a range of print and digital communications; you will be required to provide verified work samples and detail your role in creating them
-Skilled in writing clear, concise, and grammatically correct copy; ability to vary tone and language based on channel, target audience, and product
-Motivated, highly organized, flexible, and detail oriented, with excellent project management and communication skills
-Must possess strong presentation skills; comfortable in a fast-paced, highly dynamic, rapidly evolving environment
-Experience working with geographically diverse teams


Benefits:

-Great medical & dental plans

-Highly competitive salary

-Target Annual Bonus

-Employee Stock Purchase Plan

-4 weeks paid vacation

-Free vacation rental on a yearly basis (taxable benefit)

-Free drinks & snacks

-Company update talks with our leadership team

-Free listing on HomeAway.com

-Electronic adjustable stand-up desk

-Discounted pass for Metro (Rail & Bus)


Meet Some of HomeAway's Employees

Yaneli R.

U.S. Marketing Specialist

Yaneli showcases HomeAway’s spectacular home rentals from social media to email campaigning—helping family and friends explore new and exciting travel destinations.

Chris T.

Senior Manager, Business Intelligence

Chris powers HomeAway’s Business Team—crunching numbers, developing ideas, and strategizing future goals to make HomeAway the industry’s top selling vacation rental brand.


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