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Purpose // strategy consultancy, creative agency & incubator
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Purpose builds & supports movements to advance the fight for an open, just, & habitable world. We use public mobilization & storytelling to help leading organizations, activists, businesses, & philanthropies engaged in this fight, & we create campaigning labs & new initiatives that can shift policies & change public narratives when it matters most.

To do this, Purpose brings together world-class talent from the world of creatives, content development, storytelling, campaigning, grassroots organizing, & political strategy to build new creative campaigning models.

Guided by smart strategy & powered by participation, our work reframes issues, engages new audiences, shifts public discourse, & ultimately drives targeted action & creates lasting impact. Join the team that made all this work!



As a Copywriter at Purpose at the Associate tier, you will balance big-idea thinking with solid self management & impeccable creative execution.

You will collaborate with talented designers, strategists, & campaigners, working on projects for positive, lasting change. You will be a champion of words, crafting language in support of our campaign efforts, & giving powerful & appropriate voice to ideas. Your ability to translate complex, strategic concepts into approachable narratives will open doors on big issues, helping people to understand a given issue & know exactly how to take action. 

Your strong presentation skills will position you to land ideas with internal & external audiences, making you a trusted & indispensable resource for colleagues & clients.

This role is a full-time role at the associate tier, with a salary range of $60,000 - $72,000, based out of our New York or Seattle office , & reports to our Senior Copywriter. We are working remotely for the moment due to the pandemic, but will be moving to a hybrid structure in the future. 


  • Contribute to creative projects from ideation to delivery
  • Set the concept & narrative vision for brands & campaigns, providing direction & copy that incites participation & engagement. Work will include naming & branding, voice & tone guidelines, sample brand messaging, tagline development, narrative development & issue framing, campaign concepting & execution, & copy for video (treatments & scripts), digital (websites, social posts, emails), & print assets
  • Collaborate with project management & strategy teams to manage creative deliverables & ensure deadlines & budgets are met
  • Support the professional development of other team members
  • Participate in winning new business
  • Present creative deliverables internally & externally, guiding teams & clients to solid creative solutions


We believe you will be a successful candidate if you have:

  • 1-3 years work experience writing & concepting in a fast-paced agency or start-up setting
  • A proven ability to guide copy & concept direction & communicate a projects creative vision to internal collaborators & clients in a compelling way
  • Strong presentation and client-facing skills
  • Experience in creating brand voice, developing both short & long form narrative pieces in support of a brand or creative campaign
  • Experience working closely with strategy team & delivering creative based on strategic insights
  • A passion for issue-based or political activism
  • Poise under pressure, maintaining quality & attention to detail under real-world deadlines, while working on multiple projects simultaneously
  • A positive attitude & collaborative nature
  • A commitment to diversity, equity & inclusion. You have demonstrated your commitment through professional and/or personal experiences. 
  • Excitement about working with global teams & people from diverse backgrounds
  • Eligibility to work in the US

If these are the things that get you up in the morning, we want to hear from you! Please submit your resume & a cover letter that gives us insight into your passion & qualifications for the role.


Purpose is an equal opportunity employer. Purpose takes on some of the biggest challenges in the world, which affect people of different identities & backgrounds in different ways. We believe we are stronger & most effective with a diverse team leading the charge. People of color, women, LGBTQ individuals & people with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.

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