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April 17th, 2015

CW Wanted: Grok NYC


Steve Landsberg, Co-Founder & Chief Creative Officer at Grok in NYC, is on the hunt for a copywriter. From Steve:

“You: A copywriter frustrated with your assignments, layers, and lack of productivity. You have around 2 to 4 years experience in an ad agency. You’re a conceptual thinker, fluent in both digital and traditional. You’re smart, ambitious, collaborative, and nice. You can write insightful headlines for print, and long copy for the web.

Us:  Grok is an INC.500/5000 fastest growing company with integrated assignments from a broad range of clients categories including IT, health &  wellness, medical devices, residential heating & cooling, and philanthropy. We will keep you busy, productive, challenged, inspired, and plied with snacks.”

For more info or to apply, contact Steve at: Steve@groknyc.com

April 16th, 2015

Rich Black


Rich is a copywriter/ACD at Downtown Partners Chicago. Since his last post on MC five years ago (04.03.10, has it really been that long?), Rich has spent time at Cramer-Krasselt as the lead writer on Porsche—I really hope that means he got to drive one for free—and then moved to Downtown Partners. And took his Cayman with him??

Portfolio: cargocollective.com/brightblack

April 14th, 2015

Ana Karina Da Silva


Ana is a bilingual copywriter at mcgarrybowen in Chicago. Don’t miss the very last project on her site titled: “If you want to know about me, chat now with my ex-boss from the previous agency. He’s a bold guy.” MC tried it. Is that cat really responding? Think so!

Portfolio: cargocollective.com/anakarinadasilva

April 11th, 2015

CWs Wanted: DAf, Chile (relocation included)


Who wants to be a copywriter in Chile? On wine and spirits brands? Yes, please! DAf (dafwork.com), a small, independent agency located in Santiago, Chile, is on the hunt for a Junior and Mid-level Copywriter. From DAf: “If you’re a kick-ass, (semi-) bilingual writer who secretly dreams of: living abroad, wine (yes wine …), or both, send us your book! As an agency, we’re fully dedicated to creating content for wine and spirits brands around the globe.


  • The ideal candidate will have a Bachelor’s Degree in Communications or related studies
  • Mid-level to advanced knowledge of Spanish, ideally with a minor or double major in Spanish
  • Minimum of 1 year of copywriting experience in agency, previous internship is accepted
  • Ideally, experience working in print, video and digital


  • Costs for moving to Chile are included by the agency
  • The opportunity to live in one of the best cities of Latin America
  • The possibility to expand the creative boundaries, because we are a hybrid creative agency + production company, and because we work for global brands
  • The privilege of being part of a multicultural team and learn Spanish

Here you can see a portfolio example of an american Creative Director working at DAf: nicksotolongo.com.”

For more info and/or to apply email us: creative@daf.cl

April 10th, 2015

Kim Sheffield


Kim is a new copywriter at FCB Chicago after graduating from Chicago Portfolio School. So cool to see her student portfolio right after graduation—and then get to see it again in a year or two, after some time at FCB. Can’t wait to see what she does!

Portfolio: kimberlyrsheffield.com

April 9th, 2015

Joe Shaner


Joe is a copywriter at Super Top Secret in Salt Lake City. Two and a half years into his copywriting career (without ad school experience), he’s put together a fun portfolio of killer clients like Peligroso Tequila (above), Quicksilver, Powder Mountain, Gold’s Gym, and University of Utah. Good times.

Portfolio: joeshaner.com

April 7th, 2015

CW Wanted: Laughlin Constable, Milwaukee


Adam Fiul, Human Resources at Laughlin Constable, is on the hunt for a writer. Instead of a job description, this is the awesome hashtag he sent MC:



Send your book to: afiul@laughlin.com

April 6th, 2015

Chris Vandersall


Chris is a junior copywriter at GSD&M in Austin. The first project in his portfolio is an adorbs holiday spot for Walgreens called “Cookies For Santa.” MC’s favorite part? The minivan cranking a spinout into its parking space out front of a Walgreens. Which means they had to hire a professional stunt driver to do that. Which is just rad.

Portfolio: cargocollective.com/digitalbriefcase

April 3rd, 2015

Bryan Karr


Bryan is a writer at Venables Bell in San Francisco. Since his last post on MC (4.23.12), he moved to Venables from Leo Burnett Chicago and added new work to his site, including Audi and Skyy Vodka. Love the Audi spot (above). That’s exactly what the world is going to be like once Amazon starts using drones for delivery. Unfortunately, MC only has a Honda. Yikes!

Portfolio: cargocollective.com/bryankarr

March 31st, 2015

Stephen Lundberg


Stephen is a copywriter/CD at Ogilvy in NYC. Since his last post on MC (06.15.10), he moved to Ogilvy from Gotham and added a bunch of new work to his site—including the web series “Always Open” for Denny’s (above, from Gotham) with Dave Koechner, featuring comedians like Will Arnett, Amy Poehler and Sarah Silverman. Dig it.

Portfolio: stephenlundberg.com

March 28th, 2015

Senior CW Wanted: Trozzolo, Kansas City


Trozzolo Communications Group in Kansas City is on the hunt for a Senior Copywriter. (MC can smell the KC BBQ from here. Mmm!) From Trozzolo:

“We build our team into the best by working with the best. Which means finding the best. Specifically, you – the best senior copywriter we need to meet. A talented ad creative with a writer-callused mind and a gift for weaving gold out of creative briefs. You mix strategy, insights and mandatories to produce creative that’s fresh, award-worthy and on-target. You know the difference between conversational copy and term paper grammar. You prefer the former and reject the latter. You have a passion for the business even after seven to 10 years writing in it. You’re self-directed, but take direction admirably. You’re a quick study. You see every project as an opportunity and greatness as its reward. Your versatility rivals duct tape. You can concept and write ads, collateral, broadcast, digital, news articles, content, guerilla and cat. Yes, cat. But you know that cats, while amusing, clog your Facebook feed. So you avoid them. You at least avoid concepting them.

As a team member, you’ll report to our executive creative director, who lugs every creative award behind him, from National Addys to CA to One Show to Cannes. He’ll make you better. Your book will thank you.

You team up. Writer/art director partnerships are key here and you thrive in them (you may even have an art director partner we’d consider). Speaking of art direction, you get it and think visually, too. You take a leadership role in the creative process from concept to completion. You care about the flow of your craft, sweating the flavor of every headline, subhead, byline, sentence and paragraph. All while nailing deadlines and strategy. Fast turns and bigger campaigns and projects will fill your plate, so efficiency and time management are key. As is presenting your work, which you do through all phases. Also, you get bored working on the same stuff. You won’t here. Finally, you’ve read every word of this and it was kinda like reading your own bio. Let’s talk.

Trozzolo Communications Group is a marketing communications agency that takes pride in our top talent, strategic thinking and award-winning creative. Our clients are many and we like that. It makes us, and our jobs, more stable. We’re growth-oriented. In fact, it’s all we do. We’ve never experienced a down year in 26 years. Our unique culture is based on relationships and teamwork. We’re a competitive bunch. We work hard to make each other better. Collaboration rules here. Fun reigns. And growth resounds.”

Please send letter, portfolio link and resume to: careers@trozzolo.com

March 26th, 2015

Nick Sotolongo


Nick is a copywriter/CD at DAf in Santiago, Chile. A couple of weeks back, MC featured a copywriter job post for DAf and it included a link to Nick’s site as an example of what an American copywriter can do in Chile. Namely, drink a lot of great wine and do a bunch of fun work. Awesome.

Portfolio: nicksotolongo.com

March 25th, 2015

Yama Rahyar


Yama is a copywriter/acd at Phenomenon in Los Angeles. Since his last post on MC (way back on 06.10.11), he’s worked at a couple of new shops, built a new Squarespace site, and added a whole bunch of new work to his portfolio. Time for an update!

Portfolio: yamarahyar.com

March 23rd, 2015

Janelle Anne


Janelle is a copywriter/editor at Opening Ceremony in NYC. Crazy mix of projects in her portfolio, from Tweets for Warby Parker to photos/posts for Paul Evans (above) to all kinds of social media stuff for others. Sometimes you click through a portfolio and you can just feel good energy bubbling up through the work. Janelle likes what she does, and it shows. Dig it.

Portfolio: janelleanne.com

March 20th, 2015

Tom Mandel


Tom is a freelance copywriter in NYC, previously at Droga5 and BBDO. Lots of good stuff on his site for FedEx, including genius pre-roll spots (above) encouraging watchers to press the skip button. Why didn’t I think of that?!?! Arrrg. NICE.

Portfolio: tommandelismy.name

March 19th, 2015

Mike Lars White


Mike is a freelance copywriter in San Francisco. Since his last post on MC (07.08.11), he’s added Cheetos, Netflix and Comcast to his site, worked at GS&P for a couple of years, and freelanced at Muh-tay-zuhk Hoffer, Cutwater, Heat, and Eleven Inc. (Busy!) Mike’s also written and directed a short film called “Steve’s Problem” which just premiered online after 16 film fests and two “best narrative short” wins. Check it out on the “Film” section of his site.

Portfolio: mikelarswhite.com

March 17th, 2015

CW Wanted: Laughlin Constable, Chicago


Gretchen Conley, HR Manager at Laughlin Constable, is on the hunt for a writer. Instead of a job description, this is the awesome hashtag she sent MC:



Send your book to: gconley@laughlin.com

March 17th, 2015

VP/ECD Wanted: LifeLock


This is a big one. LifeLock is on the hunt for a VP/ECD. They’re looking for someone who loves direct (got to really love it, can’t be #2 after brand) and preferably has some quality in-house experience. People skills are a must. Winning candidate will be working closely with new LifeLock CMO Ty Shay (brilliant CMO, great leader, good friend of MC) to take LifeLock to new heights. To learn more or to apply, visit the link below.

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March 13th, 2015

ACD/CW Wanted: Hub Strategy & Communication


Fabulous San Francisco agency (and good friends of MC) Hub Strategy & Communication is on the hunt for an ACD/writer (open to a senior writer, too). You want this job. From Hub: “We are looking for an ACD/Writer. The slash is in there because we need you to be an amazing creative director and an amazing writer — we can tell the difference.

We work on fun projects with fun clients and fun people. We need you to be one of those people. We also need you to be a person who takes their craft very seriously and is able to bring smart, thoughtful, strategic, and many times funny words to the page. You will be working with the other creative directors at Hub to bring ideas to life. You will be managing a team of talented creatives. You need to be nice to clients, because you will be all up in client meetings. You need to be organized because you’ll be busy. You need to like sandwiches.

If you check out our site (hubsanfrancisco.com), you’ll see that we pride ourselves on our writing and if you see work that feels like the kind of work you want to be doing, give us a shout.”

Send your link to: peter@hubsanfrancisco.com

March 9th, 2015

Justin Ebert


Justin is a copywriter/CD in NYC. Since his last post on MC (07.27.12), he’s gone full-time freelance, put together a new Cargo site, and added a bunch of new work—including the above for Capri Sun. So many killer projects all over his site. Really happy to have Justin back up on MC. Really awesome way to kick off the week.

Portfolio: cargocollective.com/justinebert

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