Use your words to change the world!  

Position details

Job Title: Senior* Copywriter (*dependent on experience)
Job Type: Full-time, 5 day week role
Location: Redfern / remote + WFH
Salary Range: $80,000-90,000* including super.

The branches of our agency are all rooted in the same purpose: to do work that changes the world for the better. We’re at a moment in time where bold solutions and big ideas are needed. At Marlin, we use our talents every day to provide them.

Come and join our purpose-driven, award-winning agency!

  • Spend your working days using your skills for good;
  • Be part of a fun, compassionate and high-performing team;
  • Work with charities that are changing the world through groundbreaking medical research, mental health initiatives, animal welfare, overseas development and more;
  • Be responsible for crafting copy that moves everyday Australians to act.
  • Feel proud to work for a B-Corp, committed to making the world a better place.
  • Our clients include some of Australia and New Zealand’s leading charities including Médecins Sans Frontières, RSPCA, Fred Hollows, Amnesty International and Bush Heritage Australia.

Organisational context for the position:
Charities are a wonderful vehicle for creating change because they empower ordinary people to become advocates and supporters of causes. We created Marlin to help charities get people to join them, and create movements to effect the change we want to see in the world.

As a group of committed people with shared values, Marlin works on these two knotty problems, all day and every day: How do we get people to join charities as advocates and supporters? And how do we keep them?
As a copywriter at Marlin you will be inspiring everyday Australians to change the world around them.


You are a passionate wordsmith, you are driven by your ethics, social concerns and dedication. As a writer at Marlin Communications, you’ll craft authentic, persuasive, and inspiring copy for charities, causes and not-for-profit organisations.

Our clients include many of the world’s top charities, our work is regularly recognised as being the best in the industry, our standards are high because the stakes are high.

We’re here to help people change their world, we create ideas that keep giving, we do this job because this is the best way to use the skills we have.


  • Writing fundraising copy for direct marketing channels, social media campaigns, Instagram posts, emails, and web pages that is sharp, aligns with the brand tone of our clients, and inspires the reader
  • Writing rational, information rich copy and passionate emotional stories to tight deadlines
  • Collaborating with a design partner to create communications that look and sound good
  • Responding to feedback from clients and the Head of Copy effectively and often under pressure


  • At least 5 years’ experience writing and editing copy for a strong brand
  • A diverse portfolio of copy examples including web, print, advertising, email, and social
  • Proven expertise writing both engaging short and long-form copy
  • An ability to adapt copy voice & tone to align with various audiences
  • Incredible attention to detail and ability to multitask
  • Excellent grammar skills and ability to proofread your own work
  • A sense of humor.


  • Experience writing copy for a cause or a purpose-driven brand
  • Experience conducting interviews with case studies.


  • You’re a team player who genuinely loves collaboration
  • You take pride in your work
  • You never stop at the first draft and find the phrase “good enough” personally offensive
  • You’re 100% committed to making a difference in the world.


The Creative team is an experienced group made up of copywriters, designers and a Creative Director, who are all passionate about using their creative skills for good. This job reports to the Head of Copy.

About Marlin

Marlin is constantly working towards making our agency the best place to work, for everyone. We believe that bringing together diversity of thoughts, perspectives and expression is key to creating real and impactful change for social good that the world desperately needs. We encourage everyone who wants to make a difference, to join us on this journey. We value all different types of experiences. If you don’t think you quite meet all of the qualifications, we’d still love to hear from you.

Our team

Marlin is a team of over 40 people brought together by a common set of beliefs and values. Our team of strategists, creatives, project managers, developers and digital experts have all made a conscious decision to specialise in the not-for-profit space.

Our combined experience spans mainstream agencies and in-house at charities. This means we know what it takes to create a global brand, build a high performing website and manage a fundraising campaign from the inside.

We create brand identities, multi-channel marketing campaigns, direct marketing-based appeals, social media campaigns, peer-to-peer fundraising events, donor care newsletters, and digital communications platforms for the for-purpose sector. 

Our culture

We’re a values-driven organisation creating values-led work. Our culture is underpinned by our values and we live them out through our everyday actions and behaviours.

Continuous Improvement Every day is a new opportunity to learn, grow, extend, expand, reveal. When we nurture our ‘constant improvement’ we find solutions, overcome obstacles, and expand into new territories.
Compassion/Empathy Every piece of work we create is inspired by our compassion for people and planet. Every connection we make is enriched by empathy. This inspires the way in which we communicate as Marliners – with our team, with our clients, with the sector. No matter our differences, compassion and empathy are the bridges that bring us together.
Happiness Happiness is an energy. When we nurture our best selves, our most joyful selves, our ideas will flow, our communication will improve, and the relationships that matter to us, will thrive.
Truth Charities rely on integrity, it is essential that as a communications specialist in our field, that integrity and honesty pervade all of our ideas, our communications and the way we work.
Determination There isn’t much water in a desert, but if you keep looking you will find it. (and if you don’t, keep looking, you will find it.)
Purpose When we recognise the bigger purpose of our work – to make the world a better, fairer, more equal place for people, then we can bring that depth of regard and purpose to every aspect of our work.
Respect Treat everyone with the same level of care and respect. We want to be a place that displays its values proudly in every interaction, that is how we affect broader change in our sector and in our society. It all starts with respect.

Our commitment to sustainability 

We’re proud to be a B-Corp which means we have been independently assessed as a business force for good. It is a simple illustration of our values in action.

To achieve this we are required to prove and maintain policies and practises that take care of our team and commit to fair and environmentally-friendly decision making.

We’re also 100% certified carbon neutral reflecting our deep wish to think and plan for the very long term.

Benefits…apart from changing the world of course!

  • Additional annual leave day to celebrate your birthday
  • Social events scheduled throughout the year
  • Annual team development day
  • Access to internal and external Learning and Development opportunities
  • Access to free counselling assistance through EAP
  • Flexible working arrangements
  • Creative office space in the heart of Redfern

How to apply:

If you think this is the job for you, please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected]

Your cover letter must include your experience, and why you want to work with Marlin Communications. Please include examples of your work.

To apply you must have permission to reside and work in Australia:

Applications without a cover letter will not be considered.

Due to the high volume of applications, only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Any questions can be directed to the email address above.

No agency interest, please.