Technical Copywriter

Type: Part-time/Contract

Location: Fully Remote

Compensation & Benefits: We invest in first-rate people and pay top-of-market salaries for most positions, factoring in experience and talent. Professional Development & Excellent Benefits for employees.


Do you love being involved with content and messaging strategies for clients in a variety of industries while simultaneously working with a crew of creatives, researchers and executives? Are you fascinated by emerging research in the science of how the brain makes decisions? Just how much of a dopamine rush do you get when you tick off another clump of to-do’s?

At Next Step, you’ll be a part of a fast-growing, Behavioral Science-driven marketing agency. You’ll assist with our clients’ content and marketing communications needs such as creating taglines, messaging decks, blog posts, newsletter content, press releases and more.

Take a look at the following personality traits. Do they sound like you?

You’re constantly seeking to learn. High energy plus an eagerness to enhance your writing skills means there’s no stopping you from always taking your talents to the highest levels.

You tend to look at situations and things you see in a unique way, constantly seeing the beauty and feeling inspired to be creative by what you see every day.

You’re able to handle delicate situations with grace. You have an interest in working with social impact groups who are making our world a better place, and are eager to help them grow and succeed.

Your positive attitude is contagious. Clients and internal team alike love interacting with you. You’re easy, competent and are constantly looking out for other people’s best interests.

You would need to:

  • Support our client success team with a variety of copywriting projects, with each client having their own unique needs
  • Produce eloquent and error-free content that adheres to a client’s style and voice guidelines
  • Typical projects include:
    • Developing messaging deck for clients (unique value propositions, taglines, mission statement, etc.)
    • Creating content for websites
    • Developing content to enhance or maintain strong online SEO performance
    • Writing a variety of marketing communications pieces such as social media posts, press releases, newsletters, brochures, etc.
    • Creating multiple variations of copy to be used for user research

You should have:

  • Bachelor’s degree in Writing, Creative Writing, or related field
  • Experience in content creation and editing for B2B companies (minimum of 2 years). Experience working with financial, technology, and healthcare companies a big plus.
  • Proven ability to multitask, proactively solve problems and cheerfully meet deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills (listening, negotiating, writing and presenting)
  • An excitement around psychology and marketing (we realize Behavioral Science is an emerging field so we’ll invest in educating you on the fundamentals)
  • Knowledge Google Drive, Google Docs, Google Slides, Microsoft Powerpoint

Benefits? What benefits? Daily cheer, plus all the normal good stuff.

  • Flexible work from home opportunities
  • Team happy hours
  • Quarterly Celebrations
  • Team breakfasts once a week
  • (For employees) Health, vision, dental
  • (For employees) 401k
  • (For employees) Profit-sharing
  • (For employees) Paid time off

So, that’s you... Now what about us?

Next Step is a Behavioral Design Agency with offices in San Francisco and Boston. Instead of the traditional Mad Men way of marketing— equal parts instinct, gin, and siloed surveys— we’ve got a research-based model, run by a healthy mix of behavioral economists, strategists and creatives. Our team develops custom research, marketing & product experiences that help companies connect with and motivate their users.

Curious what Behavioral Science is all about? Check out our Huffington Post article on how we use it to compensate & retain key employees.

We’re fascinated by human behavior. Curiosity drives every interaction, from initial meetings to sparking a connection with customers. We use science to drive behavior in a positive and responsible way. With every project, we hold ourselves accountable for the welfare of our clients, our team, and society at large.

We get a thrill out of putting powerful tools to good use. That’s why we seek mission-driven companies, ones that are creating a meaningful and measurable impact on the world, from making communities around the world safer with real-time alerts of illegal gunfire to education programs that lift students out of poverty and onto a solid career path.

At every stage of the project, we use best practices to deliver better, more timely results.

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