Copywriter

| Austin
Who We Are
Bestow is a digital life insurance company built on full stack technology and AI. In a world in need of greater financial resilience and protection, Bestow democratizes access to smart financial products and powers some of the world’s leading consumer platforms. We are reimagining and rebuilding a 400-year-old, $7 trillion industry to create a brighter future for millions of families. And we’re just getting started.
The Bestow team is a diverse band of first principles thinkers on a mission to do good. We’re fortunate to be backed by leading investors and partners including Valar Ventures, NEA, 8VC and MunichRe.
The Job
We’re looking for a writer’s writer. A curious storyteller. Both conceptual and tactical. A thinker who sweats the small stuff. A person who finds themselves shouting at the TV news or a bus bench ad, “C’mon, words actually mean things.”
Someone who knows the big idea is the Whole. Darn. Thing. And the medium is just a set of specs. We’re building a brand from the ground up, after all. 
A creative who could labor over a video script for weeks, but can whip one into presentation shape in a day. Same for a tweet. Or an email. Or a.... you get the idea.
Someone willing to roll up their sleeves, no matter the task - and in a start-up, there are plenty of tasks.
This person must exhibit confidence presenting work to senior stakeholders and defending it. Have both humor and humility.
If you’re looking to bring your voice and talent to a mission-driven company in ways that help it to grow and expand its reach, you’re the candidate we’re looking for. 
If you’re thinking of how you’d have written this job description differently, just stop reading and apply already. 

A Little About You

  • 5+ years writing for an agency or brand
  • Amazing creative work in a less-than-sexy product category
  • Graduate of a portfolio program or a portfolio that fools us
  • Experience writing for all media, including video, print, social media, websites and more
  • Online portfolio with recent work samples
  • Bonus points if you can tinker in Adobe Creative Suite 
  • Clear, concise written and verbal communication
  • Initiative and motivation to make big things happen 

What We Can Offer to You

  • Competitive salary
  • Generous PTO
  • Flexible schedule and work/life balance
  • 100% company-paid health, dental, and vision insurance for yourself and family
  • Choose your own computer setup (Mac or PC)
  • Office snacks and weekly team breakfast tacos and lunches
  • Team building events and activities

We are an equal opportunity employer and value diversity at our company. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, or disability status. 
Bestow does not currently sponsor applicants for work visas.

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Technology we use

  • Engineering
  • Product
  • Sales & Marketing
    • GolangLanguages
    • JavascriptLanguages
    • PythonLanguages
    • Python 3Languages
    • ReactLibraries
    • ReduxLibraries
    • FlaskFrameworks
    • PostgreSQLDatabases
    • Google AnalyticsAnalytics
    • SegmentAnalytics
    • IllustratorDesign
    • InVisionDesign
    • PhotoshopDesign
    • SketchDesign
    • AbstractDesign
    • BasecampManagement
    • ConfluenceManagement
    • JIRAManagement
    • WordpressCMS
    • HubSpotCRM
    • SendGridEmail

Location

209 West 9th Street, Ste. 200, Austin, TX 78701

An Insider's view of Bestow

What’s the vibe like in the office?

The vibe can be hectic at times and mellow at others. I feel I am in the good company of others that are trying to create something significant; no one is ever too busy to allocate time in their day for your comments or concerns. I consider a good office atmosphere, one where healthy discourse is encouraged and Bestow Austin has it in spades.

Mikhail

Software Engineer

What makes someone successful on your team?

Success is delighting people in unexpected ways. For example, we had someone apply but wasn’t eligible. Our team researched a company that might fit their specific case and helped them apply even though it wasn’t with us! This person was literally brought to tears because they were so grateful. We made a difference for someone. That’s success.

Grant

Director, Customer Experience

How do you empower your team to be more creative?

Engineers are most engaged when they have the autonomy to make decisions on how things get built. We provide an environment where they can propose ideas, validate them and safely get to production with minimal friction. We don't micromanage decisions. We give people freedom to bring their good ideas to reality.

Brian

Vp, Engineering

What does career growth look like on your team?

At Bestow, you are not only free to define your own career path, but encouraged to step outside the boundaries and think outside the box on a daily basis. There are no limits placed on your work and you are entrusted with the responsibility and freedom to identify what problems need to be solved and how to solve them.

Lexie

Senior Analyst

What are Bestow Perks + Benefits

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily stand up
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Open office floor plan
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Caring for our own by covering 100% of employee medical insurance.
Life Insurance
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
Company Equity
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Generous PTO
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Parking
We offer employees a parking subsidy.
Professional Development Benefits
Lunch and learns
Promote from within
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