Copy Lead

Yokohama, Japan

At a Glance:

We're looking for a creative, cross-channel copywriter to lead our marketing copy and storytelling in Japan. You’ll bring a portfolio brimming with fresh (and even awarded) campaigns and editorial content, and a deep understanding of crafting copy to a high standard. You’ll team up with related divisions and also have projects to work on independently, in a category that we have the opportunity to define. You will help us continue to grow our reputation for producing brave creative work in all disciplines and help our business thrive.

Your Team:

You will be based in our Yokohama office, but work closely with the Brand Communications team in Zurich, London and other offices. The briefs and opportunities come thick and fast. At our core, we tell compelling stories about the experiences our brand makes possible. If you’re bursting with original ideas and have the drive and skills to see them realized, this is the team for you.

Your Mission:

  • Lead and evolve brand storytelling and copy for Japan markets.
  • Own the evolution of the brand tone of voice, edit copy and provide actionable feedback to translators and writers to ensure that copy meets TOV expectations.
  • Craft powerful and compelling stories in Japanese and bring it life across all channels.
  • Oversee the transcreation of key brand messaging
  • Write powerful tag lines and positioning statements in Japanese for products and campaigns.
  • Interview athletes, ambassadors and experts for long-form articles.
  • Incessantly deliver original/inventive concepts and distinctive tones of voice for your projects.

Your Story:

  • Native speaker of Japanese, business level in English.
  • A passion for writing, a track record of editing and an understanding of SEO principles.
  • Imagination and creativity, able to question and expand on an initial brief.
  • Demonstrated ability to articulately explain and constructively defend an idea to related teams.
  • You’re an ambitious Creative, with a cracking portfolio and a creative agency background.
  • A passion for all things sports and active living that’s matched only by your love of writing.

What we offer:

We offer a dynamic, challenging and sportive environment that has been ranked as the ‘fastest growing sports company’ of its time. With offices across the globe, we are an international team who is hungry to innovate and build something incredible. We foster an active environment where each individual thrives for excellence and can achieve their full potential. This is where your work matters, you’re hands-on and your team members are amongst the very best in their respective disciplines and fields. 

If you are driven to bring On to the next level, curious about the opportunity and want to be part of our growing team send us your application, and join the ONiverse!

On is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to creating a work environment that is fair and inclusive, where all decisions related to recruitment, advancement, and retention are free of discrimination.