Freelance Copywriter

Date Posted: 12 days ago
Salary: £130 a day

Job Description

Coast and Country Cottages, part of the wider Sykes Cottages family are now seeking our newest Freelance Copywriter to join our talented and creative Regional Marketing team.

Remote position - applicants must be based in Devon with regular travel to our Salcombe offices.

As our latest Freelance Copywriter, you will join our friendly and passionate Regional Marketing team, supporting blog content creation for our Coast & Country Cottages brand in South Devon, producing content for both our successful holidaymaker and property owner blogs. You will also support with content across our other brands in Devon and Cornwall when required: Helpful Holidays, Cornish Cottage Holidays, John Bray Cornish Holidays and Carbis Bay Holidays.

This is an exciting position for a passionate and driven Copywriter to make their mark within a growing team involved in a whole host of exciting projects. We are now seeking our newest Copywriter with the following key skills:
Essential Experience:

  • Experience in copywriting for blogs
  • Knowledge of SEO
  • Use of Google keyword planner
  • Experience of WordPress
  • Excellent spelling, punctuation and grammar skills
  • Confident proofreading skills
  • Ability to diversify written style and tone tailored to specific audiences and brands
  • Able to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Proficient in using Microsoft Word and Google Sheets
  • Positive, forward thinker with a “can-do” attitude
  • Strong knowledge of the South Devon region, including Salcombe and Dartmouth

Desirable Experience:

  • Strong knowledge of Devon and Cornwall
  • Ability to provide new content suggestions
  • A keen eye for detail
  • A great researcher, finding out information for content across a range of different topics
  • Photography skills and use of a camera

Our newest Freelance Copywriter will report directly into the Regional Marketing Manager for the South West and will be responsible for the following areas:

  • Planning and copywriting for holidaymaker focused blog content, to help drive traffic to our Coast & Country Cottages blog.
  • Planning and copywriting for property owner focused blog content, to help drive new owner leads through our Coast & Country Cottages blog.
  • Use of Google Keyword Planner and other SEO tools to plan blog content with targeted keywords, titles, meta descriptions and content.
  • SEO optimised copywriting for our transactional landing pages.
  • Work with the wider SEO team at Head Office and our Regional Marketing team, to ensure our Coast & Country Cottages website is ranking for all relevant key terms.
  • Working with local businesses to create guest blog content, and work on external link building opportunities for each brand.
  • Support the Regional Marketing team with content when required for the five brands in Devon and Cornwall.
  • Edit and proofread copy as needed.

Note: This Role Profile reflects the present requirements of the post. As duties and responsibilities change and develop the role profile will be reviewed and be subject to amendment in consultation with the post-holder.

Please note: This position will cover 2 days a week to be flexible. This position is remote however we require someone to be based in the Devon area and available to travel regularly to our Salcombe offices.

Job Types: Part-time, Contract

Salary: £130.00 per day


  • Holidays
  • Monday to Friday
  • Weekends


  • Copywriting: 1 year (preferred)

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