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Your first Jellyfish project as a copywriter
Your first Jellyfish project as a copywriter
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Congratulations on joining the J+ Community as a copywriter. You can now complete project application tests to start creating high-quality content for our commerce clients.


How do I become a copywriter with Jellyfish?

In order to become a copywriter in the J+ Community, go to your J+ Community account, add 'Copywriter' to your disciplines and complete the writer screening test when prompted.

When we're ready to launch a new project or when we're looking to grow the content creator team on an ongoing project, we will publish an opportunity on our platform J+ Community.

An automatic email will be sent to all members of the community whose approved language and discipline match the requirements of the project. See How do I apply to work on projects with Jellyfish for information about the application process.

Copywriter responsibilities

As a copywriter, you will:

  • For any projects you join, attend the webinar on the client’s content brief and complete training consisting of 1:1 feedback given by the Content Quality Lead or Content Manager via J+ Scribe.

  • Use the information provided in J+ Scribe to write content in line with the content brief.

  • Write content that meets ‘subbing standard’ – this means copy editors should only need to proofread and fact-check it, rather than make substantial changes.

  • Meet all deadlines outlined in the project schedule.

  • Complete amendments requested by the copy editor by the deadline specified in the schedule.

A subbing standard piece:

  • Adheres to the topic/inputs

  • Is factually accurate

  • Meets all elements of the brief

  • Has the correct tone of voice

  • Includes logical syntax

  • Has good readability

  • Is well structured

The process for copywriting with Jellyfish

Get all the information you need to start work

  • You will be provided with a content brief detailing the client’s requirements. There may also be extra resources, such as glossaries and style guides, to help you write to the client’s specifications.

  • The Jellyfish team will share with you a project hub which includes key project resources including the schedule. It may also include an availability tracker which you should complete as soon as possible to notify the Project Manager of any holidays or absences. Please see Understanding the project hub and your schedule for details of what is included in this important resource.

  • The Project Manager will allocate tasks to you to write on J+ Scribe. You will receive an email letting you know when you have received new work. Learn more about receiving your J+ Scribe allocation.

  • J+ Scribe will display key product information for each task; this should be used in conjunction with the content brief to write a piece.

  • Once you’ve finished writing your piece, you can submit it to the copy editor on J+ Scribe.

A key part of the process at Jellyfish is amendments (or ‘amends’, as we call them). You should consult the schedule to know when to expect amendment requests and feedback from the copy editor.

  • Complete any amends by the deadline outlined in the project schedule.

  • The copy editor may request up to two rounds of amends.

Apply amends carefully and at scale.


The project manager will share a schedule with you via the project hub, which will include the following deadlines:

Receiving payment

For projects run on J+ Scribe please see the J+ Scribe payment process.

For projects run on J+ Community please see the J+ Community payment process.

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