The uncommon agency for the common good

Content Writer (Hybrid)

Job Overview
Responsible for developing written content that is clear, compelling, and tailored for the intended audience. The Content Writer works closely with subject-matter experts and agency staff to develop, write, and edit campaign content, including copy for collateral materials, the website, and other campaign communications as needed. This will include establishing and upholding a voice for campaign content and maintaining consistency of terminology and usage across the campaign. This role reports to the Director of Client Services and partners closely with the Communications, Strategy, and Creative departments.

Who You Are
A great storyteller, an exceptional writer, and a strong strategic thinker with agency experience. Through your expertly crafted sentences and paragraphs, you know how to grab people’s attention, bring ideas to life, and show how a project or campaign has made a difference. You have a proven track record of distilling complex and challenging ideas into crisp and compelling content across multiple platforms. You have boundless curiosity, the ability to find and assimilate high-level information quickly, and a knack for crafting strong, engaging content under sometimes-tight timelines. You are excited by the idea of getting to learn and write about a wide range of topics and the ability to collaborate with cross-functional teams. You are looking to further your career while making the world a slightly better place.

Who We Are: Marketers For Good
Civilian is a different kind of marketing communications agency. For starters, we are a Certified B Corporation, which means we are part of a global network of companies using business as a force for good. We take on clients and projects that align with our mission to improve lives, strengthen communities, and better the world. Our work includes supporting mental health and wellness, preventing youth suicide, and reducing the impact of adverse childhood experiences. It also includes advancing environmental sustainability, promoting the value of education, and driving economic development. We call it “marketing for good.” From our headquarters in San Diego to our offices in Sacramento and Washington DC, we are dedicated to tackling challenging issues and creating positive change in the world.

We are a dedicated group of innovators and problem solvers who come to work every day grateful for the opportunity to make a difference. We support our employees’ professional and personal development with a rich set of benefits, humane working hours, and a culture that rewards embracing challenges and having a great time doing it. The success of our approach shows in our average employee tenure of nearly five years (vs. the industry average of 2.5) and in the number of Civilians that return. We offer a truly unique balance of professionalism and heart—and an office full of free snacks, a dog or two, and the occasional afternoon happy hour.


  • Produce strong, engaging marketing content for clients, including collateral content, website copy, newsletter articles, blog posts, and social media content.
  • Edit documents and collateral material prepared by staff members for content, clarity, and voice consistency, recommending revisions and editorial standards as appropriate.
  • Distill complex concepts into content that is easily understood at multiple levels.
  • Optimize articles for SEO and accessibility.
  • Identify gaps in a client’s existing content library and recommend new topics and formats.
  • Help create style guides for client writing to ensure alignment and consistency.


  • 5+ years of experience in content writing
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Outstanding written, verbal, and presentation skills
  • Problem-solver with excellent attention to detail
  • Exceptional interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Able to cultivate optimal interdepartmental relationships
  • Good listener who includes and engages others
  • Able to manage multiple projects with competing priorities
  • Exhibits professionalism, initiative, and commitment
  • Experience producing well-crafted copy for a variety of audiences, education, and engagement levels.
  • Must know how to use content to connect emotionally with a variety of groups from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to ideate, gather, and organize ideas into carefully crafted stories and content that inspires audiences to take our desired action
  • Expertise using language to change perceptions, build support for causes, and encourage action
  • Ability to write short and succinct copy that keeps the reader engaged
  • Ability to capture both newsworthy angles and commercially targeted content
  • Understanding of spelling and grammar rules and how to construct clear sentences for flow, readability, and sentence variety
  • An understanding of search engine optimization best practices
  • Ability to research swiftly and effectively
  • Ability to write quickly and consistently meet tight deadlines

This position is a hybrid role based in San Diego, California. Remote working options with in-office Wednesdays and biweekly half-day Fridays for collaboration and team building.

Compensation & Benefits
This is a full-time salaried position with a comprehensive benefits package. Salary Range:  $65,000 – $75,000, depending on experience.

  •         Tiered medical coverage, with 100% employer-paid after Year 5
  •         100% employer-paid Medical Option (coming soon)
  •         Company-paid Long Term Disability
  •         Company-paid Life Insurance
  •         Company-paid Accidental Death & Dismemberment (AD&D)
  •         Company-paid Identify Theft Prevention and Legal Support
  •         Dental & Vision
  •         Additional Voluntary Benefits
  •   Short Term Disability
  •   Additional Life Insurance
  •   Hospital
  •   Critical Illness
  •   Accidental Death & Disability
  •   Cancer insurance
  •   Pet Insurance
  •         Great Work-Life Balance
  •         Generous Paid Time Off
  •         Work-Anywhere-In-The-World for a month
  •         Flexible Working Arrangements
  •         Paid Parental Leave (coming soon)
  •         Paid Volunteer Time Off
  •         Annual Cost of Living Adjustment
  •         401(k) Retirement with Employer Match
  •         Company-paid Employee Assistance Program
  •         Professional Development
  •         Educational Assistance
  •         On-site company-paid parking or stipend for San Diego office
  •         On-site Fitness Center
  •         Dog-friendly San Diego office space
  •         Happy Hours and Company events
  •         Monthly Cell Phone Reimbursements

Civilian’s Core Values

  • Seek First to Understand
  • Practice We Over Me
  • Operate With Integrity
  • Rise to the Challenge
  • Make Things Better

Let’s Get to Know Each Other
Are you the one? Are we the one? If this sounds like a fit, let’s talk more. Please email to tell us why we absolutely, positively need you on our team. Don’t forget to attach your resume. And check out and our Glassdoor reviews for more information on how talented, smart, and delightful we are.

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