• Sydney NSW, Australia
  • Full-time
  • Current Square Employee?: Apply via go/jobs with your Square email.

Company Description

Square builds common business tools in unconventional ways so more people can start, run, and grow their businesses. When Square started, it was difficult and expensive (or just plain impossible) for some businesses to take credit cards. Square made credit card payments possible for all by turning a mobile phone into a credit card reader. Since then Square has been building an entire business toolkit of both hardware and software products including Square Capital, Square Terminal, Square Payroll, and more. We’re working to find new and better ways to help businesses succeed on their own terms—and we’re looking for people like you to help shape tomorrow at Square.

Job Description

We're looking for a Copywriter based in Sydney to join the global Payment Squad to help us shape the Square message with maximum local relevance and amplify the Square brand and products, with focus on the Japan market. We make people excited about Square and help them understand how our products work, so you will work on brand, data-driven performance marketing, and growth retention projects alike. You will concept and write everything from web pages and emails to notifications and launch campaigns.You will work on an experienced, award-winning, full-service creative team (which covers a range of disciplines including copy, design, web, photography, production, and operations) and will partner with our Product teams to create work. Someone who has written for the Japanese market at an agency or in-house previously, you will report to the Creative Director in San Francisco.

You Will:

  • Interpret content strategy and contribute with a local perspective, tailoring our approach to provide localized experiences to our Japanese customers.

  • Write web pages, guides, presentations, email campaigns and search ads in addition to integrated launch campaigns.

  • Help set creative strategy for campaigns.

  • Develop original content that speaks directly to our customers in their native language and with the right level of cultural relevance.

  • Transcreate assets to support product launches and ongoing campaigns.

  • Establish a voice and tone for the Japanese market that is consistent with our global brand.

  • Engage in linguistic validation as the expert in the market, upholding a high-quality bar across the asset pipeline.

  • Collaborate with designers, editors, producers, product managers, and marketers to provide an integrated customer experience.


You have

  • Fluency in Japanese and English.

  • Experience in creative writing, asset localization, and message transcreation.

  • Excellent grammar, writing, and editorial skills in Japanese.

  • Experience with local market cultural dimensions and linguistic norms in Japan, and able to apply local cultural knowledge to create localized content.

  • Experience with global brands in a role that produces locally relevant digital and static content for a variety of channels.

  • Experience working with technical and nontechnical teammates.

  • The ability to explain complicated products and processes in simple, human ways to both businesses and consumers.

Additional Information

At Square, our purpose is to empower – within and outside of our walls. In order to build the best tools for the businesses and customers we support all over the world, we have to start at home with a workforce as diverse and empowered as our sellers. To this end, we take great care to evaluate all employees and job applicants equally, based on merit, competence, and qualifications. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, marital status, veteran status, disability status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We encourage candidates from all backgrounds to apply. Applicants in need of special assistance or accommodation during the interview process or in accessing our website may contact us by sending an email to assistance(at) We will treat your request as confidentially as possible. In your email, please include your name and preferred method of contact, and we will respond as soon as possible.


At Square, we want you to be well and thrive. Our global benefits package includes:
  • Healthcare coverage
  • Retirement Plans
  • Employee Stock Purchase Program
  • Wellness perks
  • Paid parental leave
  • Paid time off
  • Learning and Development resources