Job description

Our company 

At Proton, we envision an internet where privacy is the default, and we’re building ways to help all people secure their digital lives and take control of their data.

ProtonMail was founded in 2014 by a group of scientists who met at the European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN). And since its inception, the company has grown at a fast pace and today has over 40 million users. Our principal product, ProtonMail, is the world’s largest secure email service. Our second product, ProtonVPN, is one of the world’s most popular VPN services. Our vision is to build an internet platform for the protection of digital rights, and we are also developing additional products, including ProtonCalendar, ProtonDrive, and more to come.

Proton users include leaders of the Hong Kong protest movement, New York Times journalists, some of the world’s largest corporations, and millions of ordinary citizens from over 180 countries. Our team is diverse and dynamic, representing over 30 different nationalities, with offices in Geneva, Zurich, Prague, Vilnius, Skopje, and Taipei.

Role description

As a member of our Content Team, you will help create copy that inspires people to take steps toward securing their digital lives, engage with our products, and build an internet where privacy is the default.

The Proton Content Team is rapidly expanding and seeking copywriters with proven experience in multiple specializations:

  • SEO content writer — You have the ability to write articles and landing pages that condense difficult tech and privacy concepts into powerful and clear prose, with a deep understanding of search engine optimization and top-of-funnel messaging.
  • UX/UI copywriter — You will learn everything about Proton products and build data-based knowledge about how people use them, then help craft copy and experiences that drive daily engagement.
  • Conversion copywriter — You understand the power of persuasive writing, including proven best practices for digital marketing conversion, and can adapt your skills to Proton’s unique objectives and brand voice.
  • Privacy analyst — You are a strong voice in the world of online privacy, delivering insights and original research that empower internet users to protect their data and build an internet that puts people over profit.

We prize writers who can quickly grasp difficult technical topics and turn abstract ideas into persuasive, actionable copy. The role is more proactive than reactive. You’ll work closely with the Head of Content and stakeholders throughout the company to identify opportunities, develop strategies, analyze results, and deliver clean copy on tight deadlines. Working at Proton requires a strong understanding of what makes our user community tick. You will be an important voice in the transition to a private internet.

When applying for this position, please indicate which specialization among the four listed above you believe you are most qualified for.

For candidates working in our Switzerland, Lithuania and Macedonia offices, this is an employee position. For those working remotely elsewhere, this is a full-time contract position.


  • Researching and synthesizing complex information into easily digestible pieces of content.
  • Writing short-form copy for different digital media, such as video, audio, printed materials, website, and social media.
  • Identifying and proposing growth strategies and tactics for the Content Team and executing these ideas.
  • Optimizing content for search engines, to generate leads, and to increase conversion.
  • Generating and pitching new content ideas on topics germane to the Proton brand.
  • Providing feedback to other contributors and editing other writers’ content.
  • Working with the marketing team on analytical projects to improve blog strategies and tactics.
  • Contributing to the growth of the overall number of visitors, converting visitors into leads, and expanding our blog’s overall reach through delivering quality content.

Job requirements

Minimum qualifications:

  • 5+ years hands-on experience in copywriting, content marketing, journalism, public relations, or a related field
  • Experience with keyword research
  • Experience creating highly effective conversion copy for a large company, including product launches, content marketing, emails, advertisements, and other marketing assets
  • Strong understanding of SEO best practices and experience with keyword research
  • Good understanding to SEO copywriting and ability to write SEO friendly titles, headings, meta descriptions, and other on page elements
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills, as well as the ability to adopt the style, tone, and voice according to the goals set together with the team.
  • A strong understanding of the technology industry and our mission of bringing internet privacy and security to everyone in need
  • Independent, self-motivated, and proactive. You don’t require constant input, and you have meticulous attention to detail
  • An analytical mind and interest in using data to optimize marketing strategies and tactics
  • Flawless written and spoken English

Preferred qualifications:

  • Familiarity with the technology behind Proton products (e.g. encryption, email and VPN protocols, etc.), online privacy, and information security
  • Experience with both B2C and B2B marketing
  • Comfortable working in fast-paced startup environments and distributed workplaces
  • Fluency in other languages

Why should you join Proton?

  • We work on interesting, challenging problems every day. There is never a dull moment.
  • Our startup culture means everyone’s opinion matters. You can have a significant impact.
  • Our rapid growth means there are many opportunities for advancement.
  • The chance to do something meaningful. Proton products protect dissidents, journalists, and activists. Our work saves lives.
  • Be part of something bigger. Millions of people and businesses around the world have embraced our idea of an Internet where privacy and security are the default. Join the privacy revolution that is changing the world.

ProtonMail uses the Recruitee recruitment platform for more effective hiring process and a better candidate experience. Your data will always be kept confidential and is not shared with any third parties. Keep in mind that you will receive emails from the email address or other addresses on the domain.