Copywriter

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Copywriter

Position Purpose/Summary

The copywriter is responsible for the conceptualization and creation of marketing/advertising copy, often teaming up with design professionals as well as in collaboration with other agency staff. The copywriter also serves as a content-creator as necessary to support client needs.

The copywriter will produce copy for promotional brochures, advertisements, newsletters, postcards, billboards, catalogs, emails, websites, scripts, whitepapers, research documents, social media posts and other materials to support our client marketing efforts.

Flexibility, adaptability and the ability to learn quickly in various technical and creative environments, while delivering quality work by tight deadlines, are key attributes of a successful candidate.

  • Exempt Status Qualifications. The Copywriter position has Exemption Applicability under the Salary Basis Test and Professional/Creative provisions of applicable FLSA regulations. This position exceeds the minimum salary requirements for exemption and requires highly advanced knowledge/education. He/she is a creative and artistic professional.

Curious Jane Conformance Statements

All Curious Jane employees are expected to conform to the following Core Values, regardless of position:

  • Expect Excellence by making customers priority #1, meeting deadlines, and always presenting a positive and collaborative approach to our work.
  • Carry the Ball by taking ownership of goals and tasks while seeing every project to completion. Anticipate and identify problems and solutions, follow through and communicate clearly and efficiently.  Every employee is empowered.
  • Commit to Growth by developing professionally and evolving with the company and the times. Be innovative and seize opportunities while helping clients grow their businesses and contribute to their bottom line.

Principle Duties and Responsibilities

  • Contribute original ideas, strategy, tags and slogans for ad campaigns
  • Produce concise and compelling copy as well as informative and relevant content, all with grammatical and material accuracy
  • Following input from the senior copywriter, the copywriter sees work through to its production
  • Must also be able to work productively and harmoniously with designers who share the responsibility on the given assignment
  • Participates in and contributes to the new-business activities of the agency
  • Maintain and update assigned client styles guides
  • Proofread and apply style guides to all materials
  • Serves as a de facto editor/proofreader on content generated by others
  • Works to foster innovative solutions regarding writing as well as other areas impacting the agency, clients or industries
  • Works closely with upper management to identify and suggest innovative solutions to a variety of issues
  • Keeps abreast of AP updates, current writing trends and the latest technological advances that impact our work

Qualifications

  • Highly creative and imaginative, as well as curious about clients’ needs, products or services
  • Skilled in writing clear, concise and strategic copy
  • Able to generate engaging content, including necessary research
  • Understand the different language styles that appeal to various target markets, including the subtleties between B2B, B2C and content
  • Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills
  • Works well in a team and with a range of creative people
  • Able to work under pressure and manage workloads effectively
  • Highly self-motivated and well organized
  • Able to see other people’s points of view and take critical feedback
  • Works within strict budgets, both time and monetary
  • Understand the fundamentals of layout/design and able to collaborate with design team
  • Fundamental grasp of website content SEO
  • Outstanding written and oral communication skills
  • Desire and willingness to work in a collaborative, innovative, flexible and team-oriented environment
  • Ability to self-manage projects and work within time deadlines
  • Ability to identify, recommend and promote new opportunities for the agency and our clients, including new business prospects, emerging technology and trends
  • Execute other projects and responsibilities as assigned by senior copywriter and creative director or other executive leadership
  • University degree in communications, advertising, marketing, English, creative writing or other applicable area
  • 2–3 years relevant experience, agency environment a plus
  • Must have the ability to read, comprehend and occasionally create: instructions, short correspondence and memos; research and become an “expert” regarding our clients’ businesses; write reports and research summaries; speak effectively before groups of clients or agency employees.
  • Can field and offer criticism in a constructive and professional manner. Open to receiving input from diverse group of clients and coworkers with a wide range of background, experience, education and skillsets.
  • Mac-based environment; fluency in Microsoft Word is essential, with a high familiarity with PowerPoint, as well as a functioning understanding of Excel and Adobe InDesign. Broader software skills, such as HTML, are a plus.

Reporting Relationship Reports directly to the Creative Director

Work Requirements & Conditions

  • Ability to remain seated for extended periods of time;
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced multiple tasking environment with frequent disruptions;
  • The position requires some lifting and filing of documents;
  • Sensitive records will routinely be handled and/or observed in this position;
  • Occasional attendance after normal working hours will be required.

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