Copywriter, F/T or P/T

SendwaveinNew York NY

How you'll help us achieve it

Sending money abroad is intensely personal, and the relationship a sender has with their money transfer provider should be, too. In 2014, when we started Sendwave, we didn't see that in the marketplace. Instead, most senders hated their money transfer provider - they were unresponsive corporations with extortionate fees. We set about building real relationships with our users and tried to treat them like the heroes they are. In the beginning, it was easier to make that personal connection - if we made a mistake that affected a user, our CEO would simply pick up the phone and call to explain and apologize. When we were only serving the Kenyan diaspora, it was easy for users to feel that Sendwave had been built just for them. The personal touch and small scale was nice, but our mission has always been to make sending money anywherein the world as easy and affordable as sending a text. That compelled us to scale beyond one corridor and surpass the size at which our CEO could easily respond to every user query. In this role, your charge will be to help us retain the sense of personal connections we've cultivated with our users as we scale globally and from 500,000 monthly users to 5 million and beyond. You'll write copy for the application itself, for emails, texts, and digital ads, even copy for job descriptions like this one. (Let's be honest, this copy could use some help!) In your first few months, you'll:

  • Ensure Sendwave has a strong and unique voice across the globe, by developing Sendwave's tone of voice and glossary guidelines, working closely with our Head of Brand
  • Develop copy for our first LatAm and Southeast Asian country launches, including reviewing the website copy to move from an Africa-centric brand to a more global one
  • Partner closely with multiple teams, including Product and Marketing, to write and proofread clear, attractive and consistent copy
  • Collaborate with various stakeholders on the growth marketing team to implement multi-channel campaigns.
  • Collaborate with hiring managers to rewrite our job descriptions to more compellingly express our mission and our needs.

Key details

  • Location: Our company is 100% remote- you can be based anywhere in the the United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Germany, Belgium, Kenya, or Senegal
  • We will accept both part-time freelance and full-time contract applications for this role.
    • Part time compensation: Worldwide: $195/day | US: $315/day
    • Full time compensation: Worldwide: $51,000 | US: $115,000


  • 5+ years experience copywriting in response to project briefs
  • Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills
  • Demonstrated ability to work with multiple stakeholders
  • Native-level English
  • Experience working on B2C products

You might be a good fit if you

  • Enjoy working in a fast paced environment
  • Are able to complete hands-on work while aligning closely with a strategic vision
  • Approach writing with a testing mindset
  • Quickly absorb new cultural settings and understand how they impact Sendwave's brand and design strategy

Bonus points if you

  • Write an interesting cover letter
  • Are familiar with the diaspora communities we serve
  • Are fluent in written French, Spanish, Italian, Wolof or Swahili (in addition to English)
  • Have experience using SEO principles to maximize copy's reach
  • Have experience working in C2C environments

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