Copywriter - Creative Lead
- Älmhult, Sweden
IKEA Marketing & Communication
What if your work could help make everyday life just a little bit better?
The IKEA vision is to create a better everyday life for the many people – and we’re always searching for new and better ways to do it. We gather insights about life at home, learning about the needs and dreams of people all over the world. And we use our home furnishing knowledge to create products and solutions that will enable more people to live the life they want.
At IKEA Marketing & Communication, we create world-class creative communication based on real needs, and help the IKEA brand reach and inspire more people. Located in Älmhult, Sweden, we’re a melting pot of many different nationalities and cultures – because in order to make things better for the many, we want to involve people from all parts of the world. But of course, we never forget our Swedish roots, which means our workday is sprinkled with words like “tillsammans” and “fika”.
We’re looking for a senior-level copywriter to join the Ideation & Design team at IKEA Marketing & Communication. The Ideation & Design team is made up of Copywriters, Art Directors, and UX Designers. We’re a bunch of people-centred creatives, who like to make great stuff but leave our egos at the door. Now we need more like-minded idea generators, critical thinkers, and doers - people who want to understand the everyday problems in people’s lives and use communication to help solve them.
As a copywriter in Ideation & Design, your projects could range from the launch package for a new collection, to conceptualising seasonal campaigns for IKEA.com and social media, to planning and creating content for our corporate site. Depending on the project, you may be expected to play a creative lead role, which means leading other creatives and making sure that the communication is on-brief, strategically on-point and has creative height.
Who you are:
You’re a wordsmith that can master the IKEA brand voice, and adapt it to a variety of topics and channels. You’re comfortable working in – and leading – creative teams and processes, turning strategies and briefs into innovative communication concepts. You’re a skilled presenter and can sell-in your team’s ideas to internal stakeholders.
As an experienced creative, you can juggle multiple projects, manage your own workload, and meet your deadlines. But you’re also willing to lend a hand to other team members and copywriters when needed. Curiosity about people’s everyday lives and needs is a must, and if you also have an interest in sustainability, design, and home furnishing, that’s even better.
What you need:
- Native (or near native) English language skills.
- Substantial (5+ years) copywriting experience, in-house or at an agency.
- A solid portfolio that demonstrates your ability to write clear and clever copy for a variety of subjects and channels.
- Digital marketing and advertising experience. Content strategy is a plus.
- Up-to-date knowledge of today’s platforms and the multi-channel landscape.
Sound like a fit? Want to make the world a little better with us? Then we want to hear from you!
Älmhult is an inspirational working environment, based on creativity and innovation, which gives you the opportunity to work and interact with people from all around the world. This is a place where you can focus on doing what you love. There are no dress codes or closed offices. No day is ever the same. All ideas are welcome. Everyone tries to pitch in when needed, and failures are seen as a way of learning. When you enter our workplace, we want you to feel that you can inspire billions of people all over the world.
Are you ready to make the world a little better, together? We want to hear from you!
We look forward to receiving your application, in English.
This role is a permanent position in the Ideation & Design team, based in Älmhult, Sweden. This is not a remote position, but if you're up for an adventure, we do offer re-location support.
This ad was published on the 3rd of June and will be open during two-three weeks. Apply when you are ready but do not wait too long. The recruitment is an ongoing process so if we find the right candidate, we might close the possibility to apply earlier.
For candidates outside Sweden we provide mobility support, for you to be able to join us in Älmhult.
If you have any questions regarding the recruitment process please contact hiring manager [email protected] or Recruiter Jonas Levin at +46 72 886 53 84.