Copywriter (6 month FTC)

Roles open in: Manchester

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Department Creative

Employment type Employee

Copywriter (6 month FTC)


Manchester, hybrid 

This role is part of our Personalised Communication team. We create emotive yet conversion-focused ideas, products and campaigns at scale and speed. Our specialty is hyper-personalised, digital communications that change perceptions, shape new behaviours, and shift market share for our clients including eBay, Ancestry, Walmart, and more! 


As a Copywriter, you will join our global Copy Team made up of 25 people around the world. You will write for all digital channels, providing on-brand website copy that drives clicks and engagement.

You will work across different digital channels, developing concepts and providing creative and innovative copy that drives clicks and engagement. Working closely with the Senior Copywriter and our creative team, you’ll find yourself challenged to go beyond your comfort zone. 

This is a 6 month fixed term contract.


  • Create clear, effective, and original copy and content for our clients onsite marketing
  • Develop creative ideas and concepts across various channels where applicable
  • Adhere to clients’ tone of voice and brand guidelines 
  • Research competitors and trends for creative inspiration
  • Collaborate with design and account management
  • Contribute to team creative brainstorms


  • Experience as a copywriter is a must, and a background in agency or brand is preferred
  • Experience in the e-commerce/retail environment is a plus
  • In-depth knowledge of multi-channel digital copy and brand development, especially a background in social media content and copywriting
  • Ability to write compelling marketing and content copy that sells
  • Confidence in  working with other departments and stakeholders such as designers, developers, and clients
  • Readiness to work at a fast pace on large marketing campaigns with many assets
  • An understanding of the importance of consistency across different touchpoints of a user journey
  • Ability to present work to large groups and communicate ideas clearly and enthusiastically
  • A collaborative approach to getting things done


  • Healthcare with Bupa or Medicash
  • 26 days’ holiday exclusive of bank holidays
  • Mental health support 
  • Company pension scheme with The People’s Pension
  • Enhanced family friendly policies
  • A flexible, hybrid working policy
  • Ride to work scheme 
  • Buddy Program: You will be paired with a ‘Buddy’ to help you through your first weeks’ at DEPT®
  • A reputation for doing good. DEPT® has been a Certified B Corp® since 2021 and named ‘Agency of the Year’ at both The Lovies and The Webby Awards.
  • Awesome clients. Whether big or small, local or global — at DEPT® you’ll get the opportunity to work with clients of all sizes and across all industries. And we celebrate all of our successes together!
  • The opportunity for possibility. We want to enable you to do what you do best and help you develop your skills further with training, development and certifications.
  • Annual trip to DEPT® Festival in the Netherlands: a chance to meet other people in DEPT®, see great talks from industry leaders, and have an all expenses paid weekend of fun!
  • Global annual DEPT® Cares Month in which employees come together and donate their skills to support local charities.


We are pioneers at heart. What does that mean? We are always looking forward, thinking of what we can create tomorrow that does not exist today. We were born digital and we are a new model of agency, with a deep skillset in tech and marketing. That’s why we hire curious, self-driven, talented people who never stop innovating. 

Our culture is big enough to cope and small enough to care. Meaning, that with people across 30+ countries, we’re big enough to provide you with the best tools, global opportunities, and benefits that help you thrive. While acting small by investing in you, your growth, your team, and giving you the autonomy to solve our clients problems, no matter where you are in the world.

DEPT® is committed to making a positive impact on the planet and since 2021 has been Climate Neutral and B Corporation certified.


At DEPT®, we take pride in creating an inclusive workplace where everyone has an equal opportunity to thrive. We actively seek to recruit, develop, nurture, and retain talented individuals from diverse backgrounds, with varying skills and perspectives.

Not sure you meet all qualifications? Apply, and let us decide! Research shows that women and members of underrepresented groups tend not to apply for jobs when they think they may not meet every requirement, when in fact they do. We believe in giving everyone a fair chance to shine.

We also encourage you to reach out to us and discuss any reasonable adjustments we can make to support you throughout the recruitment process and your time with us.

Want to know more about our dedication to diversity, equity, and inclusion? Check out our efforts here.


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