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WANTED: Badass Copywriter

By | Team Wayward Kind, Uncategorized

Wayward Kind is a digital marketing agency that works with challenger brands who are solving complex social justice issues. Our role is to bring visibility to important issues around race, class and gender equity, and create sustainable growth opportunities for organizations that are doing good.

We are looking for a Copywriter to join our team of marketing experts. Is that you? Let’s find out!

We want to meet you if:

  • You love to write. Like, LOVE love it. We’re looking for a copywriter who thinks about puns in the shower and watches the Superbowl exclusively for the ads. 
  • You have an analysis on social justice issues. We work with companies who are making significant changes in race, class and gender equity. We want to partner with a copywriter who has an interest in these subjects and a solid understanding of them.
  • You are persuasive. You know that the right words can help people make decisions, mitigate hesitation, and share ideas with others. You know how to find and test words until you get the right combination.
  • You understand how humans find information. Knowing the basics of SEO ensures your writing gets read––and you want to get read.
  • You are versatile. You like to write website copy, blog content, email marketing copy, video storyboards, and social media content. 
  • You’ve got receipts. You’ve got examples of your work and you’re proud to show off what you’ve been working on. 

You’ll like working here if:

  • You want to show up as yourself, every day. Black, Brown, queer, differently-abled—we believe a variety of voices and lived experiences brings a richness to our work, and we know that our results are better for it. 
  • You like working with people who are changing the ways the world works. Our clients are pushing the envelope in the areas of race, class and gender equity, sustainable commerce, body positivity and other progressive agendas. If you have been looking for a way to create long-term societal impact through your work, this is the place. 
  • You’re curious and a life-long learner. You have a genuine interest in consumer behavior and digital psychology. You’ve got experience in growing sales through marketing channels, including social media, email marketing, SEO and content. You are a flexible and resourceful problem solver. 
  • You are an ethical marketer. We work with social innovators and change makers. Our clients look to us to develop new tools and methods to amplify their work without relying on manipulative marketing practices.

What You’ll Be Doing

  • Crafting copy for landing pages that drive action
  • Writing SEO-driven blog content for clients and for the agency
  • Writing social media content and email marketing campaigns that drive engagement
  • Editing copy with an eye on the details
  • Working with our web designers and developers to develop conversion-driven copy that makes visitors click.  

What You Need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred, but may be supplemented or replaced with relevant experience
  • Agency experience strongly preferred
  • Professional proficiency in English

Desired Mindset:

  • Committed to anti-oppression work, both personally and professionally
  • Interested in learning about race, class and gender equity as it relates to marketing
  • High integrity and a personal commitment to liberatory practices
  • Ability to balance task-oriented work without compromising relationship building and engaging with diverse people as whole humans

What We Believe In:

As a marketing firm, we are messengers. Our clients trust us to tell their stories and amplify their voices. We have the great pleasure, as well as the significant responsibility, of helping organizations communicate what they believe in.

We approach our work through a social justice lens, and we choose clients, team members, collaborators, and partners who share our core values.

A Few More Details:

  • Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and others who identify as nonwhite, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, are encouraged to apply for this role.
  • Location: Fully remote. We’ll see you on Zoom! If you’re in San Diego and want to work out of the office from time to time, you’re welcome to but it’s not required.
  • Job Type: Full Time, Exempt
  • Job Title: Copywriter
  • Compensation: $45,000 – $55,000 per year
  • Benefits: We provide comprehensive benefits including health insurance, flexible paid time off, a continuing education stipend, paid maternity/paternity leave, and a family friendly workplace. 
  • Business Hours: We generally work from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm PST, Monday through Friday, but these times may fluctuate slightly based on your time zone.

How To Apply:

Does this sound like you? Send your resume and a cover letter to hello@waywardkind.com. In your cover letter, we’d love to hear how you align with our core values.

Wayward Kind Crew Ethical Digital Marketing Agency

We’re Hiring! Director of Strategy

By | Team Wayward Kind, Uncategorized

Wayward Kind is a digital marketing agency that works with challenger brands who are solving complex social justice issues. Our role is to bring visibility to important issues around race, class and gender equity, and create sustainable growth opportunities for organizations that are doing good.

We are looking for a Director of Strategy to join our team of marketing experts. 

Are you the person we are looking for? Let’s find out!

We Want to Meet You If:

  • You are a problem solver. The Director of Strategy owns the vision for all strategic aspects of our work. As Wayward Kind’s lead problem solver, you will set the strategic direction for the agency’s marketing, as well as the marketing strategy for our clients. 
  • You spot marketing gaps and opportunities. If you’re the right candidate for this role, you will be able to listen to our clients, identify their challenges, come up with solutions to help them grow and scale. 
  • You love people. In this role, you’ll be guiding a team of copywriters, social media strategists and SEOs to execute on the strategy you design. We want to meet you if you have experience leading a team and enjoy helping people grow in their career. 

Why You’ll Like Working With Us:

  • You want to show up as yourself, every day. Black, Brown, queer, differently-abled—we believe a variety of voices and lived experiences brings a richness to our work, and we know that our results are better for it. 
  • You like working with people who are changing the ways the world works. Our clients are pushing the envelope in the areas of race, class and gender equity, sustainable commerce, body positivity and other progressive agendas. If you have been looking for a way to create long-term societal impact through your work, this is the place. 
  • You’re curious and a life-long learner. You have a genuine interest in consumer behavior and digital psychology. You’ve got experience in growing sales through marketing channels, including social media, email marketing, SEO and content. You are a flexible and resourceful problem solver. 
  • You are an ethical marketer. We work with social innovators and change makers. Our clients look to us to develop new tools and methods to amplify their work without relying on manipulative marketing practices.

What You’ll Be Doing:

  • Oversee strategic direction of all internal and client-facing operations for Wayward Kind
  • Develop strategies and actionable marketing plans for all clients
  • Oversee marketing for Wayward Kind
  • Produce comprehensive campaigns that remain within clients’ budgets while producing results
  • Lead the Strategy Team providing training, guidance and coaching
  • Conduct discovery, market research, and competitive analysis for clients
  • Provide regular education for the team on trends and best practices for digital strategy
  • Support leadership team in creating outstanding company culture and leading by example
  • Lead strategic sessions to identify new clients and prospective sales opportunities 
  • Provide status and results reports for client marketing campaigns
  • Supervise the Strategy Departments daily workflow, assign project workload and monitor deadlines and budgets.
  • Create measurable value and ROI for clients.

What You Need:

  • Bachelor’s Degree preferred, but may be supplemented/replaced with relevant experience
  • Agency experience preferred
  • Professional proficiency in English

Desired Mindset:

  • Committed to anti-oppression work, both personally and professionally
  • Interested in learning about race, class and gender equity as it relates to marketing
  • High integrity and a personal commitment to liberatory practices
  • Able to balance task-oriented work without compromising relationship building and engaging with diverse people as whole humans

What We Believe In:

As a marketing firm, we are messengers. Our clients trust us to tell their stories and amplify their voices. We have the great pleasure, as well as the significant responsibility, of helping organizations communicate what they believe in.

We approach our work through a social justice lens, and we choose clients, team members, collaborators, and partners who share our core values.

A Few More Details:

  • Black, Latinx, Indigenous, and others who identify as nonwhite, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQIA+ community, are encouraged to apply for this role.
  • Location: Fully remote. We’ll see you on Zoom! If you’re in San Diego and want to work out of the office from time to time, you’re welcome to but it’s not required.
  • Job Type: Full Time, Exempt
  • Job Title: Director of Strategy
  • Compensation: Commensurate with experience
  • Benefits: We provide comprehensive benefits including health insurance, flexible paid time off, a continuing education stipend, paid maternity/paternity leave, and a family friendly workplace. 
  • Business Hours: We generally work from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm PST, Monday through Friday, but these times may fluctuate slightly based on your time zone.

How To Apply:

Does this sound like you? Send your resume and a cover letter to hello@waywardkind.com. In your cover letter, we’d love to hear how you align with our core values. 

Welcome Omar Morales, Wayward Kind’s Creative Director

Welcome Omar Morales, Wayward Kind’s Creative Director

By | Team Wayward Kind, Uncategorized

2020 brought us so many exciting new additions to our team, and we are thrilled to introduce you to our Creative Director, Omar Morales! 

As a designer, Omar has held a wide variety of roles, and his work has been influenced by interactions with researchers, designers, engineers, printers, stakeholders, and executives. At the heart of his experience and creative approach is collaboration and empathy.  

Check out our Founder Jules Taggart’s interview with him! 

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Jules: Who has influenced your body of work? What did you learn from them? 

Omar: The cliche design leader is Jony Ive of Apple. Most designers would probably find incredible inspiration from his design aesthetic but what draws me to him is his career trajectory. 

He moved from designer, to creative director, to entrepreneur. He manifested change in his life, envisioned this push and pull of form and function. His very life is the embodiment of his design inspiration, the Bauhaus tradition. 

Secondly, I admire his amassment of knowledge and his ability to work so fluidly with the fast paced nature of technology. Over the course of his career he has molded the idea of ‘beauty’ to fit the most prominent spaces of modern life: web design, household items, workplace aesthetics. 

Jules: As Creative Director at Wayward Kind, what opportunities do you see for our company’s growth? 

Omar: I want to cultivate a pool of talent that elevates our team not just with their well established skills, but with their capacity to generate ideas, innovative forms, and new processes. Design moves so quickly with the incredible pace of technological development, so we are in constant demand for new ideas. 

The pool of talent I want to bring to Wayward Kind must have diversity: in experience, in education, in life. And because design is a fast-paced element of our industry, this team has to be collaborative, and open to learning from, and teaching one another. 

Jules: What are you nerding out on right now? 

Omar: Oh, trying to find that balance of the best operational, leadership, and management frameworks that honor both time constraints and creative needs. How can we set the capacity and measure the work that needs to be done for each client creatively while establishing an iterative process? 

Jules: How are your personal values aligned with Wayward Kind’s core values? How does this impact your work?

Omar: I come from a multicultural, nuclear family. A very diverse and inclusive family. And that experience informs my designs, my approach to user experience, my leadership style. But I reached a point in my career where I wanted and needed my work to have impact. I love helping organizations convey the change they are seeking to make in a visual medium. 

Jules: One of the things I love about your work thus far, is your ability to build culture, and to build a team that loves what they do, feels challenged, and is constantly learning. How do you go about doing that and what do you love about the team you’re building? 

Omar: Empowerment. I strive to make sure my team feels they have the ability to go outside of their discipline and feels secure in knowing that curiosity is a core strength. I am constantly asking myself how I can feed and nurture my team’s curiosity. How I can help my team members get to where they need to go, both in their present work and their professional lives. 

Jules: What are you excited about in 2021? 

Omar: Cultural iconography is changing. Groundbreaking icons become trends, and for so long the cultural images have been too narrow. In 2020, a Pandora’s box of new forms was unleashed in which we can see ourselves, and it widened the horizon of perspectives from which we can see and empathize with the world.

Design will follow that democratization of perspective and knowledge. And because of the response the majority of the world had revelations brought to light, we have made space for marginalized perspectives to become trends, which then become normalized. 

We are living in a space of infinite opportunities to design for the diverse world with which we live in. 

Lightning Round: 

Jules: Do you have any rituals? 

Omar: Practicing mindfulness and presence. Focus is important for me to cultivate during the work day and in my personal life. The apps I use for this are Headspace and Calm. 

Jules: What is your favorite way to start the morning? 

Omar: I like to set my intentions for the day. I clear my head and set an agenda and goals for each day. I like the feeling of completion. 

Jules: What is your favorite way to end the day? 

Omar: Holding my wife’s hand. 

Welcome to Wayward Kind Omar, we are so happy you’re here. 

Looking to re-brand? A website update? Get in touch with us to see how Omar’s creative vision can take your ideas and turn them into reality.