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September 30th, 2013

Alex Schaeffer


Alex is a freelance copywriter in NYC. He’s also a magician who recorded himself doing a trick a day for one full year. (Click ‘The Sleight Ascent’ for more about that.) Warning: lots of work on his site for Big Mac. Lots of photos of Big Macs. If you’re hungry, and it’s getting close to lunchtime, and you love McDonald’s fries as much as MC, might want to hold off going through Alex’s site until later.

Portfolio: alexschaeffer.com

September 27th, 2013

UPDATE: Jordan Dontos


Jordan is a copywriter/ACD at Slingshot in Dallas. Since his last post on MC (08.05.2010), he’s got a new Cargo site and all kinds of new work up on it. Including a campaign for Warheads, featuring “The Teeth.” MC imagines what it was like being the set designer, getting that call. “So, like, there’s like this giant mouth, and like, two of the teeth are people, Sour Tooth and Sweet Tooth …”

Portfolio: jordandontos.com

September 25th, 2013

Otavio Barbon


Otavio is a Brazilian copywriter at mcgarrybowen NYC. Ah, to be 24-years old, from Sao Paulo, living in NYC, doing it. That’s good times. Can’t wait to see what Otavio creates at mcgarrybowen.

Portfolio: otaviobarbon.com.br

September 23rd, 2013

Dhruv Nanda


Dhruv is a new copywriter in NYC, having just graduated from Miami Ad School in Brooklyn (congrats!). Hilarious stuff all over his book, including Vines for Easy Cheese, Vocalizer for Halls, App for Airborne, and Advertorial for Animal Planet. Good stuff.

Portfolio: cargocollective.com/hinduheat

September 20th, 2013

CW Wanted: RITTA New Jersey


Koryn Schermer, CEO at RITTA in New Jersey, is on the hunt for a copywriter. From Koryn: “We are looking for a FULL TIME writer to work ON SITE in Bergen County, NJ. You must love automobiles and home appliances and have writing samples to share—great headlines are, well, great … but we need you to keep us reading the long form copy too.

If you’re our ideal candidate, you think conceptually and execute flawlessly. You are an eloquent wordsmith, equally at home crafting ads (especially great headlines), brochures and online content. You are fluent in short, smart (sometimes wry) and insightful POV, and equally adept at keeping long-form copy sizzling.

You understand corporate and product branding, and can write a wide range of content that supports branding and marketing efforts across all media platforms – print, packaging, Web, video, events, etc. You have an affinity for luxury and those brands that exude confidence. Automotive, consumer electronics and home appliance products motivate you.

You want to make an impact at your next agency, to influence how things are done and to make it a better place than it was before you got there. You play well with others. Better yet, you inspire creativity in others.

As our ideal candidate, you are…

  • Able to judge and organize information for idea/concept generation.
  • Able to sell your work, both internally and to the client.
  • Well-read, articulate and express yourself clearly and concisely.
  • Confident and professional.
  • Highly organized, with attention to detail.
  • A self-starter able to prioritize multiple work assignments and meet deadlines.
  • Fluent in InDesign and Microsoft Word.
  • A pro with 2 – 3 years’ experience (a huge advantage).
  • BONUS: Strong in copyediting and proofreading skills.
  • BONUS: Fluent in advanced computer skills, including Adobe Creative Suite Illustrator and Acrobat Pro.”

Apply or more info: jobs@ritta.com

September 20th, 2013

Creative Circus – Fall 2013 CW Grads

Devin McGillivary, Verenice Lopez, Kate Carter, Jarrett Jamison, and Xiao-Wen Mak, new Creative Circus grads (today, congrats!), have put together Circus Adoptions—a site dedicated to landing them jobs. Below is a link to the copy section of that site, featuring 17 graduating CW portfolios.

Circus CW Grads: circusadoptions.com/copy

September 18th, 2013

UPDATE: Jason Corbin


Since Jason’s last post on MC (10/07/11), he’s gone from mcgarrybowen to Razorfish to his current gig, copywriter/ACD at Ogilvy in Atlanta. (Nice.) His site is still Cargo, MC’s fave for CWs, but he’s got all kinds of new work up. Like Change Your Hairitage for Aussie, above.

Portfolio: cargocollective.com/jasoncorbin

September 16th, 2013

Lyle Shemer


Lyle is a copywriter/ACD at JWT NYC, BBDO and Dentsu before that. Lots of work for big brands like NFL, Listerine, Pepcid, DirecTV, Canon, and Rolaids. Plenty of TV and video, too. But don’t miss Writerly One-Offs, a collection of long copy pieces Lyle’s done over the years. From Lyle’s site: “I’ve always loved long copy ads. But with all the impending doom surrounding the future of print, it seems every year there are fewer opportunities to write ads in this much-beloved genre. In any case, I hope the bunch here are as much fun for you to read as they were for me to craft.” Amen, brother.

Portfolio: cargocollective.com/lyleshemer

September 14th, 2013

CW Wanted: R&R Phoenix


Matt Silverman, VP/Managing Director of R&R Partners in Phoenix, is on the hunt for a copywriter. From Matt: “You: Have a passion for advertising, a strong point of view and want to create work that lives on. Can work fast, juggle multiple projects and personalities. Take deadlines seriously. Eat, sleep and breathe collaboration. Are never boring at lunch/happy hour. Us: One of eight offices with national/international reach. Named one of the best places to work in America. Among the Top 10 Regional Agencies in the country.

Responsibilities Include: Short and long-form copywriting. Working as a team with an art director to concept and produce breakthrough creative for various clients in all media channels. Oversight of copy/concept of creative from inception through completion to ensure a high level of quality. Researching clients’ products/services/image to ensure ability to write accurate, on-target copy/concepts for assigned projects. Working to ensure creative is on brief strategically. Presenting work at client meetings. Assisting in writing proposals, marketing plans, publicity, etc., as requested. SEO/SEM and writing for web a plus. Minimum Requirements: Degree in fine arts, advertising or related field. Minimum three years’ experience conceptualizing and copywriting for advertising campaigns in an agency or corporate environment. Sense of humor.”

Send cover letter, resume and portfolio link: hr@rrpartners.com

September 12th, 2013

Teddy Miller


Teddy is a copywriter at 72andSunny in Los Angeles. Teddy didn’t go to ad school, 72 is his first CW gig, and he’s been there three years. What’s that portfolio look like? Awesome. All kinds of killer work for ESPN, K-Swiss and Carl’s Jr on his site. Love it.

Portfolio: teddymiller.com

September 10th, 2013

Maria Snell


Maria is a new copywriter at Leo Burnett in Chicago, after graduating from SMU last year where she was part of their Creative Method program. (Big ups!) Her book is currently all student/intern work, which MC loves to see. It takes more than a killer book to land a job at a shop like Leo Burnett Chicago, but it all starts with the portfolio.

Portfolio: mariasnell.com

September 9th, 2013

Lori Louie


Lori is a copywriter at MRM // McCann in Salt Lake City, previously a writer in San Francisco, and before that an Officer in the U.S. Army (including combat in Iraq). Just a crazy mix of clients on her site, including Mobil 1, LeviStrauss, Gussies Chicken and Waffles, and, um, Jimmy Jane.

Portfolio: lorilouie.com


September 5th, 2013

Sarah Gatling


Sarah graduated from Creative Circus in 2011 and has been a copywriter at Leo Burnett in Chicago ever since. Her book is a mix of real world and student, which MC always finds super interesting. Don’t miss her retro ad for Mayhem that appeared in the Mad Men issue of Newsweek. Dream assignment, geez.

Portfolio: sarahgatling.com

September 2nd, 2013

Drago Mlakar


Drago is a senior copywriter at Publicis Groupe in Slovenia. (MC’s first portfolio from Slovenia. Yes!) Ever wondered what a awesome book from Slovenia looks like? Wonder no longer. Love it.

Portfolio: cargocollective.com/dragomlakar

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