Internship - Copywriter for Recruitment

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Internship - Copywriter for Recruitment

Looking for a role to develop and flourish your copy skills? 

Are you ready to inform, engage and excite the world's talent ánd experience through unique copy? Then have a look at this exciting internship 

Full-time · Helmond / Remote

Where: The Automotive Campus in Helmond, part of Brainport, the heart of Europe's innovation, our Utrecht hub or remote, from the comfort of your own home office
Domain: Recruitment
Degree: Bachelor

Working at Lightyear is a unique experience; it’s not often you get to drive such a pure and meaningful mission as a writer. Lightyear’s mission of clean mobility will make a positive and lasting impact on future generations, and it’s your job to get people hyped about being a part of it.

We’d love to hear from you if you:

  • Are currently studying at a Bachelor level education within the field of communication sciences
  • Have relevant copywriting experience and creative storytelling skills
  • Are able to understand the different viewpoints of stakeholders
  • Are a good listener, and can use insight to analyze and conclude
  • Have a basic understanding of SEO 
  • Excellent writing skills with flawlessly written English

What will you do as a Copywriter in Recruitment at Lightyear?
Here’s your copywriting mission, if you choose to take it:

Sitting within the Recruitment team, you’ll apply rich, creative, and inspiring copy to inform, engage and get future employees excited about Lightyear. You will ensure Lightyear’s employment vacancies are worth reading, getting people all charged up to deep-dive into our company and technology. Using your way with words, you’ll make sure that we remain sincere, inspiring, and clear in all of our recruitment-based communication.

Your role will deal with:

  • Telling the story of Lightyear, our products, and our impact mainly via vacancies and corresponding content.
  • Co-creating and sharpening Lightyear’s tone of voice in vacancies, career posts, and related content.
  • Working with our Senior Copywriter to develop and apply our style and specific Lightyear vocabulary to capture our brand’s identity.
  • Writing clear, compelling, consistent, and attractive recruitment copy.
  • Editing and proofreading copy as needed.
  • Creating and placing the right content on our recruitment media such as Linkedin or other platforms.
  • Creating unique layouts for templates used for our Candidate Experience.

In short, being a copywriter at Lightyear is dynamic and exciting. And we empower you to do your best work on your own terms:

  • Choose flexible and near-full remote working.
  • We offer the equipment you’ll need to create the perfect home office.
  • Our ‘work-at-home budget’ could even cover an upgrade to your internet.
  • When you do want or need to head into HQ, you can choose between Helmond, Venray, or our hub in Utrecht. 

A day in the life
What makes our company really special is its culture; the buzz and hum of bright and enthusiastic minds working with passion and dynamism. Expect varied, creative, and meaningful work as standard. Here’s what an average day could look like with Lightyear:

You’ve decided to work from our main HQ in Helmond, where Lightyear’s electric atmosphere is arguably at its best. Here, we appreciate good coffee and fresh fruit on tap, and you grab yourself a cup and a snack as you roll into your morning meeting with a recruiter. You’ve had a bright idea about how to reframe Lightyear’s vacancy text and its imagery, and you can't wait to discuss and put it into motion.

Next up: a series of inspirational LinkedIn posts to promote Lightyear’s latest vacancies. You run the drafts by your colleague, Lightyear’s Sr Copywriter, to ensure they hit the mark in terms of tone. It’s a great chance to bounce ideas off of each other, and you end the chat feeling hyped about developing Lightyear’s unique and sincere brand voice.

Over lunch, you scan a few favorite blogs for inspiration. Something catches your eye, and you decide to share it with the recruitment team once you head back from the campus restaurant. But first, a stroll around the park with a few colleagues. It’s a nice day, why not?

You kick off the afternoon by proofreading a few vacancies, written by recruiters, editing against Lightyear’s brand and tone of voice, and correcting grammar, spelling, and readability along the way. As the day rounds off, you catch up with a member of the recruitment marketing team to review the results of an A/B caption test. It revealed that captions using the first person drive higher engagement than the third person. Nice!

What we’re after
To succeed in the dynamic world of Lightyear, proactivity, professionalism, communication, and adaptability are crucial:

  • You have a high sense of responsibility and a cooperative attitude.
  • You thrive in a fast-paced, collaborative environment with a high-volume workload, but also plenty of fun.
  • You’re able to translate technical info/stories into a broader comprehensible message.
  • You grasp project requirements quickly and offer valuable insight.
  • You are a team-spirited, skilled, and imaginative writer with an eye for detail. Willing and able to grow with the company and in the role.
  • Last but not least, you continually raise the creative bar, writing fresh copy that connects audiences and drives them to action.

Sound like you?
If you’re the friendly, detail-driven, self-starting, network-building copywriter we’re seeking, please get in touch!

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