Marketing Copywriter

Job description


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.

Our users include New York Times journalists, some of the world’s largest corporations, and millions of ordinary citizens. The world is adopting our products at an accelerating pace. Whether it’s in New York, or at the front lines of the global struggle for freedom and democracy in Hong Kong, Belarus, and Myanmar, the work we do saves lives and is transforming the world. Our team is diverse and dynamic, representing over 30 different nationalities, with offices in Geneva, Zurich, Prague, London, Vilnius, Skopje, and Taipei, employing people around the world.

Proton is a mission driven company. We’re deeply committed to enabling freedom online and ensuring the internet serves the interests of all people. Our technologies provide trusted ways for people to be secure online and in control of their information at all times. The world is adopting our products at an accelerating pace. Help us bring it from tens of millions of users, to billions of users. We’re creating one of the world’s most impactful tech companies.



Purpose of the role

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 writers with proven experience in conversion copywriting. You understand the power of persuasive writing, including proven best practices for improving digital marketing conversion, and can adapt your skills to Proton’s unique objectives and brand voice.

We prize writers who can quickly grasp difficult technical topics and turn abstract ideas into persuasive, actionable copy. Your writing will be inspirational and help drive conversions and increase clicks. This 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, analyse 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.

What you will do

  • 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 landing pages for search engines to generate leads and increase conversion.
  • Generating and pitching new content ideas on topics relevant 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

  • 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 marketing campaigns, advertisements, and other marketing assets
  • Exceptional writing and editing skills, as well as the ability to adapt your style, tone, and voice according to the goals set together with the team
  • 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


Bonus points for

  • 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.

Proton 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 careers@protonmail.recruitee.com or other addresses on the protonmail.recruitee.com domain.



Proton does not accept unsolicited resumes from any sources other than directly from a candidate. Proton will not pay a fee for any placement resulting from the receipt of an unsolicited offer, even in a situation when the relevant candidate is employed by Proton.