October 7th, 2015
Creative Circus Week Wednesday and that means it’s time for the one and only Teddy Solberg. Fun mix of projects on Teddy’s site including Tumi, Lifesaver, Long John Silver’s, and Honest Beer Labels (above, why not?). Don’t miss Teddy’s video “What makes you creative?” which was required as part of his application to … Miami Ad School. Love that.
October 6th, 2015
Joey is a new copywriter at BBDO NY working on Snickers (awesome) after graduating from Creative Circus. Don’t miss his case study for Post-it JotSpot, created with fellow Circus grads Ilana Wolstein and Hilary Smith. Such a perfect idea for Post-it. Such a good thing it doesn’t exist. MC’s 6th-grade daughter would be SO annoyed with unlimited encouraging notes from Dad popping up on her phone everywhere she goes. “At the library? How’d you get so smart? Oh yeah, me!” Or, “In the kitchen? Hey, what’s that smell? You, acing your math test tomorrow!” C’mon, Post-it. Make that app.
October 5th, 2015
Creative Circus Week Fall 2015 kicks off with Hilary Smith, now a junior writer at 72andSunny in Los Angeles. Ever wonder what kind of portfolio you need to land your first copywriting gig at one of the best agencies on the planet? Wonder no longer. Big congrats, Hilary.
October 1st, 2015
Jason Siciliano, Creative Director at SquareTrade in San Francisco (also the guy who runs Modern Copywriter), is on the hunt for a writer to join our ridiculously awesome internal creative team. What does it mean to be a writer at SquareTrade, the best extended warranty-for-tech devices company in the world? You’ll write, of course. But you’ll also be an idea factory, working with Jason and a team of five crazy talented designers to make SquareTrade as amazing as it can possibly be.
For example. In the photo above, Luke Rockhold (#1-ranked UFC middleweight fighter in the world) is kicking the #$?! out of an iPhone in our newest SquareTrade Labs Breakability video, released this morning. (Watch it on Yahoo!: Click here.) See the arm holding the phone? That’s Lawrence, the writer you’ll be replacing. (He wasn’t injured. That’s not the reason we’re looking for a writer.) He helped come up with the idea. He wrote the script. He named and wrote the social campaign. He did a little bit of audio work on the video. He held iPhones while Luke Rockhold kicked them into a brick wall. He’s named in the Yahoo! Tech article. That could be YOU.
Interested? Email your link to Jason at: email@example.com
September 28th, 2015
Derek is a copywriter at McGarrah Jessee in Austin. All kinds of great work on his site (Indexhibit), including tons of quirky awesomeness for Shiner beer, plus YETI, Guitar Center, and Merrick dog food. Don’t miss “Jump” for Merrick. Could watch that all day.
September 25th, 2015
Nitin is a senior copywriter at Interface Communications in Mumbai, India. His site is called Filter Copy, a reference to Filter Coffee—a popular brand you can only get in south India. Love having another portfolio from Mumbai up on MC. So cool to see.
September 23rd, 2015
Shloimy is a copywriter at 360i in NYC. He shares a site with creative partner/art director Chad O’Connell. Together, they’ve launched a real dating app for bacon lovers called Sizzl (Oscar Mayer, client) that’s been getting all kinds of crazy press. It’s hot. It’s fresh. It’s crispy. MC is in love.
September 21st, 2015
Andy Lewis is a senior copywriter in San Francisco. He’s work-married to senior art director Stephen Giem and they’ve consummated the relationship with a joint portfolio site that’s hilarious and all love. It links out to their individual sites, which is a great way to do it. The couple is asking for whiskey or gin in lieu of gifts, which you can send directly to MC.
September 16th, 2015
Stephen is a new copywriter about to graduate from the San Diego Portfolio Studio on September 23rd. (Hello, San Diego Portfolio Studio! Nice to see you on MC.) What a great student book—from a campaign about being watched for the Horror Channel to wild cats for Fancy Feast. Dig it. Can’t wait to see where Stephen lands.
September 14th, 2015
Adam is a senior copywriter at Arnold Boston. Fantastic mix of projects on his site, from a beautiful film for Hilton Curio to Dunkin’ Donuts madness with Julian Edelman. Don’t miss his video for Field Notes celebrating the joy of writing. Just nails it.
September 10th, 2015
Jake is a new copywriter finishing up at Creative Circus. Next week, he’s going to be visiting San Francisco, meeting with agencies, looking for his first gig. How fun is that? So fun. Go get ’em, Jake!
September 8th, 2015
Aaron is a senior copywriter currently freelancing at Starbucks in Seattle. MC has been a huge believer in internal creative teams for years now, so it’s cool to see Aaron’s LinkedIn journey, which includes a good variety of both in-house and agency experience. It’s getting easier and easier to cross back and forth, from one to the other. That’s a good thing.
September 2nd, 2015
Butchershop in San Francisco is on the hunt for a killer Creative Strategist. From Butchershop: “We’re looking for a writing-focused creative strategist who can produce brilliantly original digital and print ideas. Essentially, we need you to be a thinker. You’ll do a fuck-ton of research, process it and get comfortable explaining what you’ve learned to everyone else. You’ll come up with brand positioning statements. You’ll use your research to develop a brand’s identity, and you’ll work with designers, developers and other writers to prove out how that identity looks, feels, sounds and smells. You’ll mix creative thinking with your savant’s knowledge of digital strategies and technology to create pitches for clients and briefs—and you’ll do this again and again and still be hungry for more of it. You’ll develop a voice for clients and blow it out into website copy, media, headlines, ads, campaigns, scripts, etc.
What you’ll do:
- Devise concepts and strategies that solve problems—creatively, fearlessly, definitively
- Develop brand voice for our clients
- Write persuasive, original copy for different audiences across various media
- Work with clients, designers, developers and creative director to establish creative and business objectives, strategies, tactics and executions
- Critique copywriting and approve final executions
- Set the overall direction for the copywriting team
- Conduct research in workshops, focus groups, interviews and internet scouring
- Participate in and lead presentations with client executives
- Learn and experiment with new, surprising and often irreverent ways in which to solve clients’ problems
- Train and mentor junior writers and interns
- Copyedit and proofread
- Flex your brain muscles for a diversity of clients and industries
What you have:
- 5+ years’ experience creating sharp ideas and campaigns
- Preternatural writing and editing chops
- Record of leading projects, campaigns and brand experiences with measurable results
- Ability to manage multiple creative projects and deadlines simultaneously
- Ability to write in a range of voices and capture different brands’ personalities
- Positive attitude regarding creative direction and feedback
- Low tolerance for bullshit in writing
- Perspicacity: meaning you’re good at identifying holes and filling them
- Willingness to defend your ideas (to the death if necessary)
- Field smarts. You can name your favorite brands, sites, campaigns and writers. You’re up on your trends in design, digital content and technology.
- Bachelor’s degree in English, philosophy, advertising, marketing, business, etc.”
Send your resume, cover letter and portfolio to: firstname.lastname@example.org
August 31st, 2015
Tim is a copywriter in NYC, previously at Big Red in Melbourne, Australia, looking to land his first job in the States. Click on his About page and you find a write-up from Tim about having never won an award in his first three years in the business because Big Red doesn’t enter them. You’ll also find a video below it—a testimonial from Tim Horton (Founder of Big Red) and Campbell Smith (Creative Director of Big Red)—the most glowing testimonial MC has ever seen, period. Who needs awards when you’ve got that?
August 27th, 2015
Blake is a copywriter at Erwin Penland in NYC. Way back on 6.20.11, he was featured on MC during Creative Circus Week 2011. Since then, he’s had quite a four years: Denny’s, LL Bean, Mercedes-Benz, Sweet’N Low, Smart Car—but he’s still rocking one of MC’s favorite portfolio site homepages: faces of Blake. So Blake, in so many ways.
August 25th, 2015
Scott Maney, Chief Creative Officer (and good friend to MC) at Breakaway in Boston, is on the hunt for a killer copywriter. From Scott: “We’re looking for a writer who can actually write. Sounds crazy, but not everything is a visual solution or an idea for an app.
We need someone who thinks like an entrepreneur and is creative like an artist and is a craftsman (or craftswoman) about their work. There’s a shit ton of opportunity here – to build your book, to launch business ideas, to work with cool start-ups, to change big brands. We need honey badgers that don’t care what the medium is, they can crush it whether it’s film or print or digital or packaging or naming or collateral or web. Because we do all those things and so will the writer.
It’s not about how much experience you have. Would rather have the right person with a year experience than the wrong one with ten. But if you have leadership skills and can be in front of clients, we’ll give you all the responsibility you can handle and the pay that goes along with it.”
August 24th, 2015
Tina Mainar, Director of Human Resources at GreenRubino in Seattle, is on the hunt for a senior copywriter. From Tina: “We’re looking for a kick-ass senior copywriter/concept guru. The ideal candidate is a master wordsmith and idea generator who knows how to present/sell them to clients and makes nice in the sandbox. Writing TV, radio, print and online film is essential. You’ve likely graduated from an advertising program or possess a Bachelor’s Degree in some form of communications or humanities. At least 5 years experience and a strong portfolio is a huge advantage, but if you’re a recent graduate with an incredibly strong portfolio, we would love to meet you. We also love that you’ve written poetry, but don’t need to see it just yet, if ever.”
Email your link to: Careers@greenrubino.com
August 22nd, 2015
Like beer? (Yes.) Like copywriting? (Yes.) Then Stone Brewing is on the hunt for YOU, senior copywriter. From Stone Brewery: “Stone Brewing Co. is looking for a talented Senior Copywriter to join our Marketing team. This individual develops conceptual ideas and creative writing for new beer release campaigns, the company website, sales, events, and merchandise.
- Work closely with design partner and the marketing team to brainstorm ideas, create unique concepts and develop messaging for new beer campaigns and other materials
- Create portfolio-worthy work that is written from the perspective of the “Stone voice” and upholds the standards of the creative and marketing teams
- Write and edit copy for a variety of mediums including packaging, point-of-sale, print, interactive/web, mobile, video and merchandise
- Regularly present ideas to senior level team members and clients
- Craft beer fan with in-depth knowledge of beer styles and brewing processes and the ability to confidently write about them
- Must have a strong portfolio of conceptual, strategy-based creative work that demonstrates writing talent and originality
- Fast thinker who can generate ideas quickly and is comfortable working in a fast-paced environment
- Confident presenter who is comfortable in front of clients and has the proven ability to pitch and sell ideas
- Regularly reads industry publications and keeps up-to-date with the latest news and ideas in the beer and creative industries”
To learn more or apply: Click here
August 20th, 2015
Laura Allen, HR/Operations Supervisor at Two by Four in Chicago, is on the hunt for a copywriter. From Laura: “Is your brain a petri dish for great ideas? Do they bounce around in your head like pinballs on crack? If so, perhaps you’d like to see them come to fruition as a Great Idea Generator: Copywriter at Two by Four. We’re in the market for a kick-ass writer—someone who not only gets it, but does it. An inventive, surprising, passionate thinker, someone who can take a strategy and conceptually turn it on its ear. A self-motivated, self-aware self-starter, with an understanding of mediums from television to web, print to guerilla—and everything in between. Oh, and did we mention you’ll be doing this at breakneck speed? Buckle your seatbelt. If you think you’ve got what it takes, give us a shout. You may be the right writer for the job.
- Develop fantastic creative concepts, seen through to execution
- Come at things from refreshingly unique angles; don’t just show us the expected stuff: surprise us, excite us, wow us, and make us happy we hired you
- Do create work that makes our clients, the agency and your parents proud
- Don’t be a prima donna; if you are, trust us—you won’t last very long here
- Raise your hand when you’re not busy. Volunteer. Engage. Immerse yourself. Help out wherever you can. Make yourself indispensable. We’ll notice, you’ll benefit.
- Depending on experience level, present work to clients; in any event, you’ll be working towards that goal—we don’t want to go to every client meeting
- Keep track of your hours and do your time sheets on time; yes, this matters
- Oh, and other thing: we start at 8:30; yes, this matters, too—set your alarm accordingly
- Roll up your sleeves, put on your thinking cap and dive headfirst into new business we’ve won a ton of new biz this year alone. Want an opportunity to grow? This is it.
- Stand out, but fit in. This is one helluva fun place to work, with a really cool agency culture. Be a part of it.
Qualifications/Skills Required for this Position:
- Enough experience to let us know that you know what you’re doing.
- A killer portfolio.
- Being a grown-up. We don’t want to have to watch over you all the time, and you don’t want that either. If you can’t work without supervision, this won’t work.
- A general understanding of how things work in advertising, including radio production and TV production, print production, web development, etc.”
For more info or to apply email Laura at: email@example.com