Who are we?
We are Vinokilo.
We are a growing team on a mission to make secondhand fashion more desirable than new, fast fashion. Why? Because we believe fashion should be stylish and sustainable.
We are based in Bodenheim, a beautiful town in the middle of wine country, 12 km south of downtown Mainz on the edge of the Frankfurt Rhine-Main Region. Our proximity to the airport and our central European location makes us open to the world.
The impact you will create at Vinokilo:
As a Copywriter, you will write clear, compelling copy for various mediums (e.g. ads, events, blog posts, newsletter) for online and offline use. You will join our vibrant marketing and branding team to help communicate our brand personality (in English and German) to the audience and help make secondhand a true alternative for fast fashion. This may seem like a wild statement, but it's more realistic with you on board because:
- You will understand how to engage our audience with your words and storytelling.
- You will collaborate with the creative/branding, e-commerce, marketing and events team to assess needs and help with cohesive messaging.
- You will help us educate our audience.
- You will drive brand consistency across all company communications - internal and external.
- You will refer, implement and further develop new creative concepts and aid this development with verbal/ written content.
- You will build learnings based on data to create better communication as a brand.
- You will help us grow our reach to a diverse audience.
You’ll love this role because:
- You’ll be playing a leading role in the fight against fast fashion.
- You're passionate about sustainability and secondhand fashion.
- Your work will be meaningful, challenging, and will have a tangible impact on the future of Vinokilo.
- You express yourself through your writing.
- You want to be a key part of our growth.
- You’ll get to work with a diverse team of individuals, all passionate about the impact we’re collectively creating.
- It comes with the freedom to be creative and innovative. You'll be constantly testing new ideas, copy, campaigns and more.
- There is plenty of room for growth, for the company and the role.
- We are based in one of the most stunning areas with the beautiful countryside on our doorstep, yet a short hop, skip and a jump away from Mainz, and the hustle and bustle of Frankfurt and its International airport.
- We believe in working flexibly and putting the onus on you to create a schedule that works for you and the company.
What we need you to have:
- Fluency in German and English
- Ability to take on the tone of our brand's voice
- Experience with SEO
- Excellent writing, editing and proofreading skills in both languages
- Team player and problem-solving mindset
NB: We know lots of people, especially woman and minorities, do not apply for roles unless they hit all the requirements listed in the job description — these are normally wish lists. We've tried to simplify this list into what we actually NEED you to have and what would be nice. Either way, if you feel this is your perfect role, we want to hear from you.
We would be excited if you have
- Experience writing copy for fashion and/or sustainability initiatives.
What we bring to the table
Vinokilo offers the opportunity to work with a vibrant and diverse group of people, building a product we all deeply care about, in addition to:
- Learning and Growth: We focus on the growth of each individual and support internal workshops with guest speakers, external workshops and programs to improve our employees’ qualifications and enhance their journey with us.
Wellbeing: We always have a basket of healthy fruits and snacks in the office. We like to outsource our meetings and, whenever possible, enrich them with a balanced breakfast. Our smoothie maker is ready for you to get your daily dose of vitamins.
The train station is approx. a 5-minute walk away. If you have a car, you can also benefit from our free parking spaces.
- Generous time off: 25 vacation days + public holidays. Furthermore, it is important to us to enable each employee to have the opportunity to participate in important holidays within the framework of his or her beliefs or convictions.
- Work-Life Balance: We offer flexible working (based on your team) and our office is dog-friendly!
Sustainability: Need new clothes? Profit from our vintage stock with your staff discount.
You can also prepare your lunch in our kitchen, so you don't have to resort to takeaway/fast food.
We offer a shared wardrobe for our employees, where you can drop off clothes you don't want anymore and pick up items from others.
- Fun: We love to celebrate our successes at Vinokilo. We have amazing winter and summer parties and also host internal employee socials such as quiz night, games night, movie nights and more.
Vinokilo is an equal opportunities employer. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.
Curious? This is your chance!
Please send us a cover letter, video, or any other medium explaining why you want to join us; highlight relevant experience, information and, most importantly, answering the following questions:
- What makes you the perfect member of Vinokilo?
- What inspires you in this department/section?
- What makes you jump out of bed in the morning and why?
- What makes you want to hide under your blanket in the morning and why?
Send everything to firstname.lastname@example.org. We are looking forward to hearing from you!