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Senior Copywriter

JOB TITLE: SENIOR COPYWRITER

LOCATION: MUMBAI, INDIA

OUR STORY:

Saavn is the world’s largest South Asian focused music streaming service with millions of monthly active users. We are 150 entrepreneurs, across New York, California, Mumbai, Gurgaon, and Bangalore, who help music lovers access, discover, and listen to their favorite music across all languages and genres. We blend digital technology, data analysis (which we have affectionately coined Music Science), and a strong, fearless business acumen to reach all corners of the globe.

Through partnerships with Apple, Google, Facebook, Twitter, and Shazam - to name a few - Saavn reaches more music fans than any other South Asian service. Our award-winning mobile products, partnerships, and thought leadership have been featured in some of the world’s leading publications, such as The New York Times, Forbes, The Wall Street Journal, The Economic Times, The Times of India, CNBC, and many more. We are well-funded by some of the world’s most successful institutional investors and global media companies, including Tiger Global Management, Bertelsmann, Steadview Capital, Liberty Media, Mousse Partners, Quilvest, and a number of strategic individuals. Beyond investing, these are advisors and supporters of our vision, our passion, and our collective ability to deliver a revolutionary music experience as the leader in India.

OUR CULTURE:

At Saavn, we ignite passion and performance to work towards a collective goal: building a mobile entertainment ecosystem and the best possible music experience for hundreds of millions of people. From in-office performances by some of the world’s most beloved musicians to opportunities for international travel, Saavn offers a dynamic and unconventional work environment. We believe creativity and technology blend together like sweet melodies. When you choose Saavn, you join a diverse world of high-caliber techies, artists, and inventors, hailing from companies like Yahoo!, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google, Qualcomm, HBO, Microsoft, Flipkart, Amazon, Paytm Quikr, MSN, and NDTV. We are amongst the few digital companies that provide tremendous opportunities for high-tech work in Mumbai, that one would have to otherwise seek in Silicon Valley.  Our value-based, people-first work culture is about empowering every individual on our global team to be a catalyst for change in this dynamic digital world. Every day is an opportunity to bring your thinking to life, and to expand, learn, and grow. No idea is left unconsidered. No voice is left unheard.

ROLE:         

Saavn is seeking a Senior Copywriter who will be responsible for elevating the messaging effectiveness and style on all projects while maintaining alignment with the Saavn Brand.  The ideal candidate is a creative thinker, someone who thrives in fast-paced, real-time creative environment and understands what makes good social and digital content.  You will report to the Senior Creative Producer and will work closely with the Creative Team to create materials for many departments including Sales, Marketing and Editorial.  This is a hands-on position that will include everything from audio and video copywriting to display ads for clients and buyers of media on Saavn. 

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Copy write audio, video, display ads for brand clients and other buyers of media on Saavn
  • Write new concepts or optimize existing client campaigns to best fit Saavn's products and ad platforms
  • Work in conjunction with the Sales, Creative, Marketing and Editorial Teams to promptly and accurately meet client expectations
  • Develop a comprehensive understanding of Saavn's ad sales and ad operations strategy
  • Escalate issues to the team manager when appropriate
  • Assist team manager and Saavn management with special projects when necessary
  • Maintain a professional working relationship with customers and colleagues
  • Work effectively to achieve individual, team and company objectives
  • Provide flexible support for team members and other Saavn teams and foster a positive and motivating environment

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelors’ in Mass Media, Management Studies, Crafting Creative Communications, or a short-course related to copywriting. People with great copywriting chops are also welcome
  • 5-7 years related work experience in leading & working hands on in projects for various domestic & international brands
  • A keen understanding of how the digital medium and advertising at large works
  • Excellent English and Hindi language communications skills including ability to communicate clearly, professionally, both verbally and written at a level suitable for a variety of audiences
  • Knowledge of various Indian languages like Marathi, Tamil, Telugu, Punjabi, etc. a plus
  • Excellent listening skills, inquisitive, positive, team-oriented and enthusiastic approach
  • Possess good leadership, people and project management skills.
  • High on work ethic
  • Friendly, polite and tactful nature
  • Ability to think on one’s feet, cope with multiple projects and deadlines
  • High energy and an entrepreneurial spirit
  • Ability to work effectively both as an individual and in a team environment
  • Be skilled in writing clear, concise and grammatically correct copy
  • Understand the different language styles that appeal to various target markets
  • Have excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • Work well in a team and with a range of creative people
  • Be able to work under pressure and manage workloads effectively
  • Be highly self-motivated and well organised
  • Be able to see other people's points of view and take on board feedback
  • Work within strict budgets
  • Have an eye for detail

BENEFITS AND PERKS:

At Saavn, we blur work and play, and you get all the perks of a global company.  You will get to work with a dynamic group of entrepreneurs, who are delivering results and working zealously across time zones to make a difference in the way the world experiences music.  We love what we do, and we think you will too.

  • Group Mediclaim
  • Fun Fridays
  • Flexible vacation policies
  • Free healthy (and unhealthy) lunches & snacks
  • Saavn-sponsored team outings
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