Job Description

DriveTime Needs a Copywriter

Headquartered in Tempe, Arizona, DriveTime is the largest privately owned used car sales and finance company in the country! With more than 130 dealerships, 3 operations centers and 15 reconditioning centers across the nation, our 4,000+ employees are focused on getting the right customer in the right car, at the right terms. With over 25 years of industry experience, and our dedication to streamlining the purchase process, we're redefining what it means to buy and finance a used car.

As focused as we are on our customer, we take that same focus on finding the right talent for the right opportunities within our organization. Across the nation, from our home office and operations centers to our retail locations and reconditioning centers, we are looking for talented individuals like yourself to join our ever-growing team!

That’s Nice, But What’s the Job?

In short, as a Copywriter, you will produce the written content for web pages, articles, social media posts, internal & external brand campaigns, emails, and other forms of digital content. Your skills range from the ability to write persuasive headlines that motivate and inspire to harder working body copy that educates. Ultimately, your job will be to engage and motivate our employees through concepts and strategies that are insightful, relevant, innovative, and effective.

In long, our Copywriter are responsible for:

  • Great writing skills (obviously!)
  • Ability to take a campaign message and turn it into employee-first copy that inspires and motivates
  • Help produce blog content for our internal Intranet and external career websites 
  • An intermediate/advanced understanding of copywriting techniques and use of style and grammar
  • A strong pulse on the language and goals of our current and future employee base, and an ability to advocate for the user
  • Ability to be versatile in your writing style to adapt tone of voice across internal & external, as well as the intended author of the piece.
  • Be able to look at your own work from a distance and edit it
  • Advocate for copywriting needs to provide necessary creative insights and project oversight
  • Use search engine optimization (SEO) and keyword knowledge and best practices to optimize company content without compromising grammar and readability
  • Help promote a culture of innovation and teamwork to ensure we have a happy, inventive, curious, and open employee experience 
  • Engage in simultaneous projects from inception to completion, review concepts, receive feedback, and meet expected deliverables
  • Provide daily management of your personal work

So What Kind of Folks Are We Looking for?

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills. The ability to talk and write with confidence, charisma and competence for a wide variety of audiences including management.
  • A mind for the details.  Okay we know "detail-oriented" is on about every job description - but we really mean it! 
  • Operate autonomously.  This isn’t a "hold your hand" kind of role.  We give you autonomy to be creative in your space and do your thing.  We need an individual that is self-motivated to get the work done and get the work done well.

The Specifics.

  • 2+ years of professional writing experience in digital, print, social, and video
  • Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills, including the ability to communicate effectively in small and large groups at all levels
  • Journalism, English or Communications backgrounds preferred
  • Proven track record of developing successful campaigns
  • Strong creative mind
  • Passion for restaurants and the food community a plus
  • Please provide a link or attachment to your portfolio

Anything Else?  Absolutely.

DriveTime was awarded Top Companies to Work for in AZ by for our great culture and one of the Best Places to Work in IT as awarded by PBJ.  Essentially we offer a creative, transparent and fun environment since, well, we work here too.  DriveTime was also voted the Fastest-Growing Private Companies by Inc 5000, and we aren’t slowing down anytime soon!

So What About the Perks?  Perks matter.

  • Medical, Dental and Vision. DriveTime pays a nice chunk of your premiums to keep the cost as low as possible for our employees.
  • 16 days of PTO and 6 paid Holidays. Because who doesn’t love time off?
  • Benefits like 401(k), company paid life insurance, short and long-term disability.
  • Casual Dress. Come dressed in jeans (you’ll fit right in with the rest of us).
  • Game Room. Gimme a break - no, not a Kit Kat ad but we do have a ping-pong table, pool table and Virtual Reality if you ever need a break in your day.
  • Wellness Program and In-House Gym. We want our employees to be the best versions of themselves. That’s why we offer a Wellness Program that includes an in-house gym, B12 shots, teeth cleanings, biometric screenings and much more!
  • Growth opportunities. DriveTime takes a lot of pride in promoting from within.  We have spent the last 14 years growing our team members and taking them on the path to owning their careers!

And when it comes to hiring, we don't just look for the right person for the job, we seek out the right person for DriveTime. Buckle up for plenty of opportunities to grow in a professional, fun, and high-energy environment!

Application Instructions

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