Massachusetts, United States
08 Oct 2019
End of advertisement period
08 Dec 2019
Contract Type
Full Time

Functional Area: Educational Technology
Department: edX
School Area: Office of Provost
Employment Type: Full-Time
Employment Category: Exempt
Visa Sponsorship Available: No

Working at MIT offers opportunities, an environment, a culture – and benefits – that just aren’t found together anywhere else. If you’re curious, motivated, want to be part of a unique community, and help shape the future – then take a look at this opportunity.

COPYWRITERedX, to create sharp marketing copy (web, email, social, etc.), consult on UX copy for interfaces and site messaging when needed, and help develop a coherent and defined voice and tone. Responsibilities include supporting the creation of various email campaigns and other marketing collateral; collaborating with stakeholders to create an inventory of copy needs (product descriptions, attention-grabbing headlines, emails, etc.); making recommendations on how to address and prioritize needs; developing recommendations for voice and tone for everything from inspirational messaging to navigational labeling; managing and prioritizing multiple projects and stakeholders simultaneously; building out copy development guidelines from the macro to the micro; and working with colleagues as needed to experiment and create great experiences, testing ideas and instincts with solid copy and messaging. 

EdX’s mission is to offer world-class education to everyone, everywhere around the world, allowing them to gain the in-demand skills and knowledge that will lead to career and lifelong success.  It is a nonprofit organization with more than 21 million learners choosing courses from a 2,600+ course catalog. Edx offers courses, professional certificate programs, MicroMasters® programs, and fully-accredited online master’s degrees to fit the various goals of our diverse and global learner base.

Job Requirements

REQUIRED:  at least two years’ professional software/design/digital experience; bachelor's degree in English, communications, writing, marketing, or journalism; a portfolio of at least three varying work samples that showcase your writing skills; project management skills; flexibility; ability to respond to new inputs, business needs, and the occasional emergency; and comfort creating copy that is easily translated and designed for internationalization.  Job #18089-O

MIT is an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, disability, age, genetic information, veteran status, ancestry, or national or ethnic origin.