Direct Response Copywriter at SamCart

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Online shopping has changed. Today’s eCommerce runs on selling products, not brands. SamCart is the first e-commerce platform built from the ground up for direct-to-consumer brands. By focusing on the product level, and not the store level, our customers can create beautiful sites that showcase their products, convert visitors into customers, and increase the value of each purchase.

SamCart is looking for a talented Direct Response Copywriter to join our team. We’re a company founded and run by marketers. Great content and clear communication is integral to who we are and how we operate. In true startup fashion, you’ll produce a range of assets for all channels and audiences in our growing network. Our ideal team member is an awesome four-way smash-up of fresh ideas, clear communication, prolific production, and an orientation toward urgency and action.

Requirements

Ideal candidates should have professional experience in the following:

  • Writing with a purpose—you understand the business goals behind the gold you type up, and are able to adjust easily between tasks
  • 1-3 years of experience writing with deadlines and deliverables
  • Writing great copy in both short and long form
  • Experience with direct response copywriting in internet marketing or similar landscape
  • Translating big ideas and complex issues into crisp and enjoyable text
  • Technical writing is not the core focus, but a useful skill for this role
  • This role is based in either Austin, TX or DC/Maryland. Relocation at your own cost, post Covid, will be expected.

Nice to haves:

  • SEO experience is a plus—understanding the importance of intentional content and how it plays into a larger content strategy
  • Experience using project management tools like Asana, Click Up, or Monday.com is a plus

Responsibilities:

  • Write whiz-bang copy for landing pages, blog posts, marketing emails, thought papers, press releases, webpages, social posts and more
  • Own and honor the SamCart voice
  • Live on the bleeding edge of buzz—stay current on marketing and eCommerce trends and topics
  • Collaborate with others in crafting campaigns and ideas
  • Analyze content performance and establish content best practices
  • Edit and improve copy written by others

Benefits

Here at SamCart, we are startup veterans, marketing savants, experience experts, and eCommerce bosses. Our goal is to build the industry-leading direct-to-consumer eCommerce platform. Our team works hard, supports each other, and enjoys these awesome perks.

  • Stock options
  • Unlimited PTO policy, including a 14 day minimum
  • Flexible work schedule
  • Cool offices with cool people
    • (Covid Update: Currently Working From Home)
  • Free snacks and drinks
  • Regular happy hours and other fun stuff

With the above stated, we are open to candidates of all backgrounds and encourage you to apply if interested! SamCart is committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive team.

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Location

We are located just around the corner from The Domain at the Arboretum with awesome amenities like Trader Joe's, Whole Foods, and Restaurant nearby!

An Insider's view of SamCart

How would you describe the company’s work-life balance?

Great and exactly what you make of it. SamCart is a fast-growing start-up, so you have to work hard but everyone on the team is valued and trusted to get their Sh!t done. . I have a young daughter and am able to make time for her after daycare, which I love!

Sophie

Chief of Staff

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

At a company with so much growth, collaboration is crucial! As a support team member, I collaborate with other teams to ensure our customer’s voice is heard and to resolve any customer-facing issues that may arise efficiently

McKenna

Customer Succes Specialist II

How has your career grown since starting at the company?

During my time at SamCart, my career has grown more than I could've imagined. My peers have been able to give me the mentorship and guidance to push me further than I thought possible. I've had the chance to work on so many different projects which have taught me so many invaluable skills. I honestly can't imagine myself anywhere else.

Harrison Tran

Full Stack Engineer

How do your team's ideas influence the company's direction?

At SamCart, our culture in itself encourages new ideas and innovation. We do this by hosting weekly All-Hands, having active slack channels, viewable product boards, and an open-door policy with anyone on the leadership team

Brian

CEO/ Co Founder

What makes someone successful on your team?

What makes some successful at SamCart is not taking themselves too seriously. They have to see themselves reasonably and create propensities at work that reflect their genuine capacities.

Freddy

People Operations Specialist

What are SamCart Perks + Benefits

SamCart Benefits Overview

This is what you’ll love about SamCart:

Diversity adds value to everything we do - We hire from and for a wide range of backgrounds and experiences to allow the team to bring their own unique ways of thinking and working to each project

We have unlimited PTO with an encouraged 14-day minimum to empower our team members to maintain a healthy balance in their day-to-day lives. (Live your best life!)

Yay, we have 401K!

Health Insurance premiums are covered 100% by SamCart for you +1, be it a significant other or child.

Supportive Parental leave policies for all parents

Career growth and development are essential here at SamCart and we want all team members to build a sustainable, future-proof and adaptable approach to the management of their careers.

Self-Care is important, which is why we offer a monthly wellness credit.

Culture
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Daily sync
Open door policy
Team owned deliverables
Team based strategic planning
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Diversity
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Mean gender pay gap below 10%
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
At SamCart we want our employees to prioritize their wellbeing and self-care. Our Wellness Program offers a monthly stipend that can be used towards Health & Wellness Apps or In-Person Programs.
Onsite Gym
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
401(K)
SamCart's 401k retirement plan offers a wide arrange of date target and diversified asset funds to invest in. Whatever your appetite is for investing, there are options to match.
Company Equity
SamCart offers employees stock options, including vesting over a four year period.
Performance Bonus
SamCart's performance bonus plan includes cash rewards, increased stock options, gift cards, and more when employees meet targets set by their direct managers.
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
We are beyond excited to offer Parental Leave benefits! We offer 12 weeks of fully-paid maternity leave and 4 weeks of fully-paid parental leave.
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
SamCart has two remote work days built into each and every week. While our office is always open, each Tuesday + Friday gives you the option of working remotely.
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Generous PTO
Yes, unlimited PTO with a 14-day minimum!
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Our employees are trusted to take the days they need.
Perks & Discounts
Casual Dress
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
SamCart's kitchen is always full of different snacks, coffee, tea, soft drinks, and more.
Happy Hours
Company sponsored Happy Hours happen once or twice each month.
Parking
There is free on-site parking for all employees, so you can keep more of your paycheck in your pocket.
Fitness Subsidies
Professional Development Benefits
Cross functional training encouraged
Promote from within
Online course subscriptions available

Additional Perks + Benefits

SamCart's environment is full of startup veterans who love to win. Our team balances having plenty of personal and professional freedom with being accountable to aggressive goals. We love rewarding team members, providing opportunities to develop new skills, and cultivating a work/life balance that rivals any company in the market.

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