Job Details

Marketing Copywriter, temporary

Metro, 600 NE Grand Ave, Portland

Job - Government

Close Date: 04/07/2019

Deadline to apply: March 27, 2019 at 5:00 pm PDT
Salary: $28.42 Hourly

Review of applications will begin the week of April 8, 2019. This is a temporary position. Temps may work up to 1,040 hours per 12-month period.

Metro's Diversity Equity and Inclusion (DEI) team is looking for a dynamic, versatile, self-motivated copywriter and collaborator to increase awareness and excitement inside the organization and across communities in greater Portland about Metro's diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives.

It's time to lift up the voices of staff and community members and to make sure that more people of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and others who have been left out in the past, feel welcome at Metro and are supported at all levels. There are a lot of untold stories to tell, events to promote and connections to make.

The ideal candidate has a strong writing voice that can flex between marketing and journalism and across channels and products. We're looking for a hands-on marketing copywriter attuned to strategy who can grab and hold people's attention with an engaging headline and compelling call to action. You should feel as comfortable producing talking points and hammering out an executive summary as you do drafting a social media post or crafting a substantive Metro News story that reaches people from different backgrounds in an authentic and meaningful way. We're looking for someone who's adept at uncovering the human connection that brings a story to life.

Working under the general direction of the DEI program director, this position reports to the media and marketing manager in the Communications Department. The marketing copywriter will work as part of a collaborative team led by the internal communications coordinator and including the DEI organizational impact program manager, engagement staff and in-house design staff.

Interested in joining our team? Read on for more details about the marketing copywriter job. Apply at

Responsible for conceiving and developing concepts for materials and digital content that support DEI employee engagement and community relations. Ensures that the key message ladders to a strategy and is clearly communicated, well-crafted and consistent with Metro's brand and voice. Creates copy with layout and user experience in mind and diversity and inclusion at heart. Marketing products may include but are not limited to short-form articles for internal and external use, social media posts, web content, brochures, posters, flyers, postcards, displays, presentations, videos, and publications.

About us
Metro brings people together to shape the future of greater Portland and provides parks, venues, and services that work best across cities and counties. Led by an elected council, this unique government ensures Oregonians have a voice in land and transportation planning, water and wildlife conservation, garbage and recycling decisions, and arts and event venue management. Metro destinations include the Oregon Zoo, Oregon Convention Center, Portland Expo Center, Portland'5 Centers for the Arts, and Blue Lake and Oxbow regional parks.

At Metro, we are dedicated to shaping a better future for the greater Portland region. And because our work spans parks and nature, land and transportation, garbage and recycling and arts and events, there's plenty of opportunity for problem-solvers, planners and innovators to dig in and make a difference. To learn more about the opportunities and benefits of working at Metro visit

Diversity, equity and inclusion
Metro and the convention center are committed to hiring and supporting staff who reflect the diversity of our communities, and to creating welcoming workplaces. We know diverse voices make the region better and help us fulfill our public mission. Learn more at

Bachelor's degree and/or four years of experience in a directly related field or any combination of education and experience that provides the applicant with the desired knowledge, skills and abilities required to perform the job.

Experience should include a minimum of two years of experience as a copywriter in an agency or in-house team environment. Minimum one year developing content for web/social media.

To apply: visit for the complete job announcement and a link to our online hiring center. Metro is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer.

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