YMCA of Metro Chicago

The YMCA of Metropolitan Chicago is one of the largest associations of YMCAs in the nation. Our mission is to develop strong children, families, and communities across the Metropolitan Chicago area through academic readiness, character development, violence prevention, fitness, and healthy living. This position and team play a vital role in our ability to execute our mission.

Position Details

Chicago Illinois
Chicago, IL

The Copywriter will be responsible for writing and editing copy for a variety of projects, including print, web, mobile, video, and social media. You will work closely with members of the Brand Strategy & Marketing department to write clear, compelling copy for various mediums (e.g. ads, blog posts, newsletters, marketing and communications collateral, etc.).

Scopes and Responsibilities:

  • Write, edit, and proof promotional copy for channels ranging from email campaigns to websites, events, videos, and marketing collateral 
  • Apply the Y’s brand tone, style, structure, and voice to all copy and content 
  • Assist the Public Relations & Communications team in the development of press releases, op-eds, and other PR materials 
  • Interview company subject matter experts to gain insight into relevant topics and trends 
  • Provide support and assistance in researching for specific projects 
  • Manage time and workflows to deliver high-quality work that meets project deadlines


  • Bachelor’s degree in journalism, English, marketing, communications, or preferred equivalent 
  • Minimum of 2-4 years of related work experience 
  • Exceptional writing and research skills 
  • Proofreading experience and familiarity with standard styleguides

Our staff is the Y's greatest asset. Our teams provide valuable skills, knowledge, and passion that is essential to the contribution and positive impact in our communities, which is why we offer Y employees numerous perks and benefits, including:

  • Comprehensive benefits package for eligible employees 
  • Opportunity for eligible employees to participate in the Y's retirement fund 
  • Be part of a team that is passionate about building and sustaining an inclusive and equitable environment for all staff, volunteers, and members 
  • Do meaningful work and contribute to the advancement of the YMCA vision by meeting the needs of the people in our communities 
  • Complimentary Adult YMCA membership and an employee discount on select programs 
  • Career advancement opportunities - grow your career at the Y!

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