Sr. Manager/Director of Copy & Content Design



San Francisco, CA, USA
Posted on Friday, April 19, 2024

About This Role

Strava is the leading digital community for active people with more than 120 million athletes, in more than 190 countries. The platform offers a holistic view of your active lifestyle, no matter where you live, which sport you love and/or what device you use. Everyone belongs on Strava when they are pursuing an active life.

Are you a master wordsmith with a passion for pushing boundaries and setting trends? Do you thrive in a fast-paced environment where innovation is the norm? If so, we want you on our team. We are seeking an expert and visionary creative leader to join our team as the Creative Director of Copywriting. This role requires a strategic thinker with over 12+ years of experience in creative direction, preferably with a mix of creative studio experience and leading in-house teams at global brands. Ensure that all company creative work is supported and inspired, driving forward the tone of voice work across all of Strava.

This is a hybrid role based in our San Francisco office.

For more information on compensation and benefits, please click here.

You’re excited about this opportunity because you will:

  • Drive creative excellence within the copywriting team, inspiring greatness and fostering a culture of innovation.
  • Collaborate closely with cross-functional teams to ensure consistency and impact across all touchpoints.
  • Push the boundaries of what's possible in the world of fitness and communication, crafting compelling narratives that resonate with our audience.
  • Lead by example, infusing every piece of copy with passion, authenticity, and a relentless pursuit of excellence.
  • Report to the Executive Creative Director and lead the charge in defining and maintaining the brand's tone of voice.

You will be successful here by:

  • Excellent management skills, with the ability to inspire creative teams and empower individuals to achieve their best work.
  • Experience collaborating closely with Senior leadership and drive forward high visibility work with multiple stakeholders.
  • Strong Experience in Brand marketing, Growth, and Content Design for product is must.
  • A strong writing process and experience working across various media channels.
  • Flexible, dependable, and highly organized, with exceptional communication and decision-making skills.
  • Passionate about Strava's mission and purpose, with empathy for both the customer and individuals on the creative team.

We’re excited about you because:

  • Excellent storytelling and written communication skills
  • Strong portfolio with relevant case studies
  • Digital agency experience and/or in-house strong brand background is critical
  • 12+ years of creative direction experience, with a strong background in copywriting and leading creative teams.
  • Bachelor's degree in English, Advertising, Marketing, Communications, or related field. MBA preferred.

About Strava

Strava is Swedish for “strive,” which epitomizes who we are and what we do. We’re a passionate and committed team, unified by our mission to connect athletes to what motivates them and help them find their personal best. With billions of activity uploads from all over the world, we have a humbling and adventurous vision: to be the record of the world’s athletic activities and the technology that makes every effort count.

Strava builds software that makes the best part of our athletes’ days even better. Just as we’re deeply committed to unlocking their potential, we’re dedicated to providing a world-class, inclusive workplace where our employees can grow and thrive, too. We’re backed by Sequoia Capital, TCV, Madrone Partners and Jackson Square Ventures, and we’re expanding in order to exceed the needs of our growing community of global athletes. Our culture reflects our community. We are continuously striving to hire and engage diverse teammates from all backgrounds, experiences and perspectives because we know we are a stronger team together.

Despite challenges in the world around us, we are continuing to grow camaraderie and positivity within our culture, and we are unified in our commitment to becoming an antiracist company. We are differentiated by our truly people-first approach, our compassionate leadership, and our belief that we can bring joy and inspiration to athletes’ lives — now more than ever. All to say, it’s a great time to join Strava!

Strava is an equal opportunity employer. In keeping with the values of Strava, we make all employment decisions including hiring, evaluation, termination, promotional and training opportunities, without regard to race, religion, color, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, physical handicap, mental disability, medical condition, disability, gender or identity or expression, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, marital status, height and/or weight.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment. Please contact us to request accommodation.

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