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July 27th, 2015

Copywriter Wanted: Title Nine


Felicia Chan, Creative Director at Title Nine, is on the hunt for a writer to cover for their in-house writer who will be out on maternity leave. You can work onsite if in the Bay Area, or over the web if not, or travel arrangements can be made. From Felicia: “Title Nine is a privately-held, omni-channel retailer that sells women’s athletic apparel and sportswear. We have 23 retail stores, but the bulk of our business is transacted on-line. We are everyday athletes and fitness fanatics passionate about our brands and the impact that sports and the pursuit of fitness have on our lives and our customers. Our offices are in a converted warehouse nestled right next to a park where we often hold boot camp classes.

We are seeking a seasoned copywriter with multi-channel retail experience to fill-in for our Word Wrangler who is going out on maternity leave September 1 – November 30 (and possibly) December 31, 2015.  This freelance Word Wrangler will write Product Copy and Headlines across all touch points (catalog, website, retail signage).

About You:

  • You are a seasoned product copy writer with personal knowledge about the products we sell – performance-driven apparel, swimwear and bras.
  • You are fearless and funny – and your work shows it.
  • You know how to write copy that that SELLS.
  • You have a command of prose and tell a great story – in 10 words or 100.
  • You know how to captivate, motivate and move our customer to action in a simple headline or call to action.
  • You love words and word play.

Interested? Send a cover letter and resume to teamscout@titlenine.com.  Please include links to an exceptional portfolio of work that demonstrates conceptual thinking, strong headlines, product copy and the ability to write for integrated campaigns across print, digital and retail.   If you really want to “wow” us, check out our brand manifesto below, and add to it.”


July 23rd, 2015

Ben Phillips


Ben is a senior copywriter at TBWA\Manchester. All kinds of super imaginative projects on his site, including a late-night TV watching sloth for Sofaworks Gogglebox, evil dandelions for Resolva Liquid Shots, animated riders for First Transpennine Express, and the Foamburst Genies (above) for Imperial Leather Foamburst. What a casting session that must have been!

Portfolio: bennypee.com

July 21st, 2015

Frank Cartagena

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Frank is a copywriter/creative director at Deutsch in NYC. Since his last post on MC (almost exactly five years ago on 07.29.10), he’s gone from junior copywriter at Hill Holiday in Boston, to Arnold, to DDB, to Deutsch, created some amazing projects, and won a billion awards. Don’t miss his work for WATERisLIFE, including HashTag Killer (above). Just awesome.

Portfolio: frankcartagena.com

July 17th, 2015

Senior CW Wanted: Firehouse, Dallas


Greg Hunter, GCD at Firehouse in Dallas, is on the hunt for a Senior Writer. From Greg: “Firehouse is looking for a Senior Writer. We don’t care about the exact number of years you have under your belt, if your resume is full of super sexy, well-known brands or whether you’ve executed in whatever the trendiest medium of the moment is. All we care about is that you’ve been doing this for a while at an enviously high level and you have the work to prove it.

We also care that you haven’t lost the hunger to do great work that got you into this business in the first place. And while it should go without saying, you need to be good with words and have a big ole brain.

Other than that, we like nice people. So if you’re a jerk, please don’t apply.

If you’re interested, email us at creative@firehouseagency.com. And include a link to your work. That’s kind of important.”

More info or to apply: creative@firehouseagency.com

Link to job post on Firehouse blog: Click here

Firehouse’s site: firehouseagency.com

July 16th, 2015

Scott Spooner


Scott is a copywriter at The Richards Group in Dallas. Since his last post on MC (05.15.12), he’s spent time at Goodby and Firehouse, added all kinds of projects to his portfolio, and is now back in Dallas at Richards. Don’t miss his transit posters for the National Cheerleaders Association (above) and his TV spots for Cisco—which explain a complicated product in a simple, engaging way. Awesome.

Portfolio: scottspooner.com

July 14th, 2015

Eric Mayse


Eric is a senior copywriter at Vitro in San Diego. The first project on his site is the Kerri Cannon for Asics and the World Series of Volleyball. It shot a volleyball 65mph with pinpoint accuracy, just like ace volleyballer Kerri Walsh—and could be controlled/aimed by participants over the web. Good times!

Portfolio: ericmayse.com

July 13th, 2015

Zak Stawski


Zak is a copywriter at Lowe Campbell Ewald in Detroit. He’s got a beautiful Squarespace site that shows off a crazy variety of projects for the University of Michigan Health System (above), Zipcar, Federal Student Aid, Indeed.com, the U.S Food & Drug Administration, and a social media campaign for two falcons who laid their eggs on the agency roof. Why not?

Portfolio: zakstawski.com

July 9th, 2015

Bevan Mahaney


Bevan is a copywriter in NYC, on the hunt for her next freelance gig. Since her last post on MC (03.17.14), she’s added a bunch of fun new TV work including the above vid “Sh*t Girls Say About Hair #DitchTheDrama” for Aussie Haircare. (Over 7 million views on YouTube, nice.) Dig it.

Portfolio: bevanmahaney.com

July 8th, 2015

Alice Crippa


Alice is a copywriter/creative technologist at Leo Burnett in Milan, Italy. She’s made a beautiful site featuring a bunch of killer technology projects for Samsung, including the Smart Play-Board, Smart Bike, and Maestros Academy. Very cool. Love having an Italian writer on MC again.

Portfolio: alicecrippa.com

July 6th, 2015

Nick DiLallo


Nick is a copywriter/ACD at McCann in NYC. His book is loaded with great social projects and campaigns for Chex, Cuervo, Wendy’s, Lucky Charms, and a jump-on-it special delivery for Questlove from Nature Valley. Well done, sir.

Portfolio: nickdilallo.com

July 2nd, 2015

Jack Emery


Jack is a copywriter moving to Amsterdam in late July, and he’s on the hunt for a new gig there. His portfolio is loaded with retail projects from his time at Big Red in Australia. Don’t miss his “People’s Class” campaign for JetStar, Australia’s #1 low-cost carrier. Super fun.

Portfolio: jackemerycreative.com

June 30th, 2015

Josh Gordon


Since his first post on MC (04.11.14) right after graduating from Miami Ad School NYC (and University of Oregon before that, go Ducks!), Josh has worked with R/GA, Barker DZP, and RICG. He’s also got a whole new site with projects for SlimFast, IDB Bank, Alcoholics Anonymous, Miele, Mercedes-Benz, and others. Time for an update.

Portfolio: jgocreative.com

June 29th, 2015

Team Arnie


Copywriter Austin Campbell (USA) and Art Director Axel Spendlingwimmer (Austria) have joined forces after graduating from Miami Ad School Hamburg to form Team Arnie. As in, Schwarzenegger. They’re currently looking for their first gig in Germany, London, Paris, or Amsterdam. Turn on your volume before visiting their site (above). It’s ridiculous.

Portfolio: teamarnie.com

June 25th, 2015

Mitchell Quesada


Mitchell is a surfer/director/new copywriter in Los Angeles. He’s got a super cool/interesting portfolio of spec and produced work for Taster’s Choice (above), Diamond Matches, Carhartt, Critic’s Choice, and the city of Los Angeles. Good times.

Portfolio: mitchellquesada.com

June 24th, 2015

Dani Bell


Dani is a freelance copywriter in Seattle, previously at Hornall Anderson Design Works. She’s got a cool variety of projects in her portfolio, including packaging for Lay’s Wavy Potato Chips, Emerald & Spruce Ice Cream, and Stark Raving Pizza (above). So hungry now.

Portfolio: danibellcreative.com

June 22nd, 2015

Creative Director: Wells Fargo, Bay Area/Charlotte


Wells Fargo is on the hunt for a Creative Director to join their in-house Enterprise Creative Group in either the Bay Area or Charlotte (your choice). From Wells Fargo: “As we continue to build upon the successful evolution of Wells Fargo’s internal agency, we need an enthusiastic, passionate creative leader with a skilled eye for the work to lead and motivate the team of 50+ creative professionals. In terms of scope, we develop and produce over 3,000 deliverables per year.

Some of the foremost qualities and experience that we seek in a candidate for this role include:

  • Be an Integrated Thinker – fully versed at leading Business, Strategy, Design and Development
  • Be a Maker – Consumer – live in the space and infuse energy through intimate understanding and building followership
  • Be Solution Neutral – prioritize purposeful experiences over specific platforms and processes

Key accountabilities:

  • Oversee creative direction for Wells Fargo clients’ initiatives.
  • Participate and lead creative strategies that help solve business challenges.
  • Work and communicate effectively with creative and digital teams you supervise to enhance the creative effectiveness of creative solutions for direct mail, e-mail, and web.
  • Ensure work is customer focused, on brand and meets business objectives.
  • Partner with Enterprise Marketing organization to execute and adhere to the Wells Fargo brand standards.
  • Work collaboratively, within a fast-paced environment.
  • Lead from the Front: supervise, manage and grow co-located creative team.”

For more info or to apply contact Wells Fargo Executive Recruiter Karen May at 704-715-5136 or email: karen.w.demay@wellsfargo.com

June 21st, 2015

CW Interns Wanted: CTP Boston & Phear NYC


Who’s ready to write this summer?!?! From Conover Tuttle Pace in Boston: “Are you looking for a chance to work alongside senior creatives writing campaigns and potentially seeing your work get produced? Our copywriting internship gives you an amazing opportunity to build a book and learn a lot about our business. Oh, and it pays.

The CTP internship program educates participants in all aspects of our industry. Through observation and practical experience, interns will act as integral members of the project planning process from the concepting stages to creation and execution.

Please be sure to include sample work or a link to your online portfolio as part of your application.”

To learn more and apply: Click here



From Phear Creative in NYC: “Our copywriter intern will learn through hands-on experience by working on all of our active initiatives at the agency. You won’t be grabbing coffee. Instead, you’ll be a contributing member of a larger team.

Some highlights of our internship program are:

  • 360 Agency Education: Weekly lunch sessions led by senior leaders from every agency department
  • Mentorship: Each intern will be assigned a mentor that can help give them a broader perspective & answer any questions they have during the program
  • Intern Project: A creative cumulative assignment that will combine all the skills and learnings gained through the internship program‪

If you were here right now, you’d be working on an episodic TV series starring a famous New York City chef, a fully blown-out social media plan and series of 6 documentaries for a well-known spirits brand, the launch and development of a spirits brand of our own, a pro-bono initiative to clean the water of New York Harbor and Long Island Sound, and a new album launch for one of the biggest rock bands in the world. And that’s just this week.


  • Duration: 6 weeks (Monday, July 6th – Friday, August 14th)
  • Part-time paid internship (3 days/week: Tuesday – Thursday)


‪Qualified applicants may be rising juniors or rising seniors, or may have graduated in 2014 or 2015. Creatives MUST include a portfolio link within their resume.”

To learn more and apply email: info@phearcreative.com

June 20th, 2015

Keith Saunders


Keith is a freelance copywriter/ACD in NYC. He’s got a crazy mix of projects in his portfolio, including the above National Geographic-inspired video for DSW. Which is exactly how MC feel shopping for kicks there. (Nailed it.) He’s also included a page for his Quarter-Career Gap Year, which is just a brilliant idea for all writers. Love it.

Portfolio: keithjsaunders.com

June 18th, 2015

CW Wanted: Mediabrands Publishing, NYC


Carrie Herron, Recruiting Lead at Medianbrands Publishing in NYC, is on the hunt for a copywriter. From Carrie: “Mediabrands Publishing helps brands define, redefine and cultivate their own media channels with big, fresh creative ideas and executions. We are a social content agency. Meaning we specialize in content and experiences that are designed to be shared. That can take many forms, from long form or episodic films to stunts and events to the day to day posts on a brand’s social channels. Mediabrands Publishing has creative, production, social media and content experts around the world and works with dozens of Fortune 100 companies.

The copywriter will be partnered with a designer/art director and will work on a specific account (or accounts).

Key Duties:

  • First and foremost – big, creative ideas.
  • Help concept creative platforms for brands’ always–on content strategies
  • Write daily content that delivers on a platform level idea
  • Contribute compelling on-brand concepts and copy for:
    • Online and social video content
    • Sites and mobile apps
    • The next new thing
  • Work with account, strategy and production to deliver content in line with editorial calendars
  • Contribute ideas and copy to new business pitches
  • Contribute copy for our own sites and social feeds
  • Keep abreast of client and category objectives, trends, competitive advertising
  • Push and help evolve Mediabrands Publishing to remain innovative and forward-thinking

Preferred Experience/Attributes:

  • A robust portfolio of work for a broad range of clients
  • A track record of creating ground-breaking work in digital, social and experiential channels
  • A desire to set new trends and work in new media channels
  • Comfortable not making TV spots or print ads

To apply: Click here

For questions, contact Carrie at: carrie.herron@mbww.com

June 16th, 2015

Junior CW Wanted: A Big Idea Group, Charlotte, NC


Alex Trevisan, copywriter/ACD at A Big Idea Group in Charlotte, is on the hunt for a junior copywriter. From Alex: “So you’re fresh out of school with the beginnings of a killer portfolio and a love for advertising. Or maybe you’ve been in the industry for a few years and are looking for a change of scenery. You see a lot of cringe-worthy ads out there, and long for the day when you can make them better. You see good ads out there, and still would like to make them better. If so, we’d like to talk.

We’re big. But not that kind of big. We are a full-service ad agency located in Charlotte, NC with a variety of accounts ranging from a global cruise line to a Chilean olive oil brand. We feature big agency talent in a small agency package. And we could use a hand.

We are currently hiring a Junior Copywriter. If you’re looking to advance your advertising career and work on a range of projects including TV, print, direct mail, and digital, and you have a convincing work ethic and the creative ability to match, you could be just who we are looking for.


  • 1-2 years of agency experience preferred (but if you’re a recent grad with a promising book and can convince us you have the chops to thrive in this industry, we’re listening).
  • Ability to think conceptually as well as write creatively and informatively.


  • Ability to work on global accounts as well as startup brands.
  • An environment that actually encourages work-life balance. No, really.
  • Opportunity to get in on the ground floor of a fast-growing agency.”

Please shoot your resume and portfolio to: alex@abigideagroup.com

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