Away is looking for an innovative, thoughtful and highly experienced Director of Copy to join the Creative team. This person will be the creator and guardian of the Away voice and messaging strategy across all brand pillars, including our e-comm and retail experiences, owned and paid marketing channels, and all customer touchpoints. The ideal candidate will be highly conceptual with the ability to see the big picture, but also have a keen eye for execution and detail. 

This role will report into the VP of Creative Strategy, be responsible for a team of copywriters,  and work from our headquarters in SoHo, NYC.

 

What you’ll do:

  • Spearhead and evolve the Away brand voice and messaging through a hands-on approach that inspires and advocates for creative excellence.
  • Oversee strategy and execution for any/all materials requiring copy, including: brand marketing, advertising materials, social channels and community management, customer experience, physical and digital product, e-commerce, retail, and more.
  • Grow, mentor, and lead a team of copywriters, building thoughtful processes and strategies that allow them to successfully execute across all channels and initiatives.
  • Partner closely with other disciplines within the Creative team (including Brand Design, Art Direction, Production, and UX) as well as other key stakeholders throughout Away to ensure cross-functional integration and strategic implementation of the Away voice.
  • Define the ever growing vision for the copy team—looking at every project, no matter the size/scope, as an opportunity to innovate, delight, and bring the brand to life.

Who you are:

  • 7-10 years experience at a creative agency or brand creative team.
  • 3+ years experience in a Senior Manager or Director level role.
  • Creator of a strong and dynamic portfolio that showcases a wide array of integrated experience with both above-the-line and below-the-line initiatives.
  • Able to effectively partner with various key stakeholders and manage multiple projects at once.
  • Excited by and thrive in a fast-paced, ever-evolving, and entrepreneurial environment.
  • Curious and resourceful with a natural ability to solve problems and seek new information.
  • Accessible to all team members and eager to solicit feedback.
  • Work with a "no task is too small" attitude.
  • Love to travel (but that's a given).

You’ll love working at Away because:

  • We travel. We encourage you to take time to recharge outside of the office. You’ll have flexible PTO to explore new places and access to Away products to ensure your travels are seamless. And once you’re here for three years, you’ll earn a sabbatical and a bonus to take a well-deserved trip.
  • We’re not just employees. We’re people. We offer insurance coverage (health, vision, and dental), tax savings plans for retirement, dependent care, commuter benefits, generous and inclusive parental leave, and a kitchen stocked with organic snacks and coffee.
  • We’ll invest in your career. Our company’s growing quickly, and we’ll give you the opportunity to do the same. You’ll have access to a number of professional development opportunities so that you can keep up with the company’s evolving needs.
  • We’re creating an environment where everyone can thrive. Our customers are global and diverse, so we’re building a team that is, too. Through initiatives like our employee resource groups, our new office in downtown Manhattan, and more, we’re building the cultural foundation that gives people the emotional and physical space to bring their best selves to work.
  • We offer competitive compensation packages. We deeply value the talent our team brings to the table, and believe that fair and equitable total compensation packages are part of our commitment to everyone who works here.
  • And so much more. You can bring your dog to work. We’ll give you money every month to grab coffee with coworkers. We have weekly team meals and regular happy hours. We organize ways to give back to our local communities.

 

About Away

Away (www.awaytravel.com) is a modern lifestyle brand creating thoughtful products designed to transform travel.

Since our launch in February 2016, we have become one of the fastest growing consumer brands in the world. We have sold millions of travel products, grown from a team of four to over 250, expanded shipping to nearly 40 countries, opened seven stores across two countries, and launched several new products and experiences that are inspiring more people to travel the world. And we know that’s just the beginning!

In just over three years, we have already been twice named one of Fast Company’s “World’s Most Innovative Companies,” one of TIME’s “50 Most Genius Companies,” and a Forbes “Next Billion Dollar Startup.”  We have also raised more than $156M in total equity funding to fuel our next phase of growth.

Today, we’re expanding into new travel product categories including apparel, wellness and lifestyle accessories as well as investing in the growth of physical retail in the US and abroad--with the plan to open 50 new stores in the next three years. Sound like something you want to be part of? We’re hiring!

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