Editorial Copywriter

Zurich, Switzerland

At a Glance:

On is seeking an experienced Editorial Copywriter to join its growing Copywriting Team. The ideal candidate has a background in journalism, ideally with sports and/or fashion publications. Bringing a proven ability to sniff out a story, you’ll identify opportunities for compelling storytelling content from our rapidly growing communities of athletes, artists and innovators – and beyond. With a keen ability for understanding audience needs, you’ll craft engaging long-form pieces for our online and offline channels – including OFF Magazine. No stranger to deadlines, you’ll feel at home in a fast-paced, constantly evolving environment, and confident creating high-quality editorial content to tight deadlines. 

Your Team:

The Brand Communications team is one of the most exciting places in the business to be. We’re always striving to find innovative ways to evolve our campaigns and storytelling across multiple channels – and we’ve won a ton of awards in the process. Members of the team are based in London, Zurich, Berlin and Portland, but we do a good job of staying connected across the timezones. 

Your Mission:

  • Ideate, research, and write stories for the On website and OFF Magazine

  • Track down opportunities for culturally relevant editorial content that supports the On mission

  • Work closely with colleagues across On to get ahead of story opportunities emerging from brand campaigns and our partners and communities

  • Identify and commission specialist freelance writers, providing a clear brief and guidance throughout the editing process

  • Work with the Brand Design team to ensure art and design maximize the impact of written content

Your Story:

  • Native English speaker 
  • Minimum four years experience as a journalist, ideally for sports and/or fashion media or a sports, lifestyle and/or outdoor brand

  • A confident long-form writer with a varied toolbox of narrative devices, you have an understanding of how to take company communications and evolve them into engaging storytelling

  • An experienced interviewer, you’re able to obtain fresh angles and standout soundbites from conversations with athletes, artists or the On leadership team

  • An understanding of online and offline journalism – and the considerations for each

  • You’re creatively minded, solution oriented and excel in a fast-paced, collaborative environment

  • You have an editor’s eye and excellent grammar skills

  • You’re confident working with senior stakeholders from multiple departments

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!

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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.