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March 24th, 2017

Copywriter Wanted: VML Memphis

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Cassandra Ondich, Talent Acquisition Manager at VML, is on the hunt for a copywriter to join their Memphis office. From VML: “At VML, it’s not just the job you want — it’s who you are that matters. We’re looking for visionaries. Planners. Dreamers. Because VML is a place that’s all about putting everything you are into everything you do. And we believe in the thought that if it doesn’t exist, it can be created.

Yes, technically we’re located in Kansas City. And New York. And Chicago. And Seattle. But if you need to find us, we suggest visiting somewhere that can’t exactly be pinpointed on a map. Look for us where dreamers thrive. And ideas, too. In a place where limits are pushed and pulled and stretched. Because VML is a full-service digital advertising agency that thrives where the blue sky of possibilities intersects with grounded solutions. We know this is a great place, and others know it too. In fact, we’ve been voted as one of the 25 best places to work in America three times and have partnered with brands around the world. And with two decades under our belt, you’d be correct to guess our trophy case is pretty full as well.

VML is seeking a Copywriter for a government client based in Memphis. Project work requires US citizenship.

What we’re looking for:

  • Good client presentation skills demonstrating a clear vision of how the work addresses the client challenge
  • A desire to take on new challenges, grow and learn every day
  • Ability to work collaboratively as part of a larger team in a fast-paced environment
  • Savvy with social media
  • Passion for creating online advertising that busts through banner blindness
  • Writing talent that makes people take notice and take action

Required Experience:

  • A bachelor’s degree, English or writing emphasis preferred
  • Three-plus years of experience in an agency setting, with strong conceptual abilities, solid writing skills and a knowledge of the digital landscape

VML is a M/F Disabled and Vet EEO/AA Employer.”

Apply here or email Cassandra at: Cassandra.ondich@vml.com

March 22nd, 2017

Chris Baker

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Chris is a freelance senior copywriter in NYC, previously at Figliulo & Partners and Pereira & O’Dell. He’s written spots for the Sprint Framily Frobinsons and World of Tanks (with Steven Seagal, above), improvised on a we-are-in-a-foreign-country-and-don’t-have-a-permit-for-this-everybody-be-cool digital campaign for Skype, and has made everything in between for brands like Macy’s, Virgin Atlantic, AC Hotels, Seabourn, and Mattel. He’s also optioned a TV pilot with Caviar Content in LA about Guardian Angels. Awesome.

Portfolio: thechrisbakery.squarespace.com

March 20th, 2017

Jon Arnold

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Jon is VP/CD/AD at BOHAN in Nashville. Since his last post on MC (09.17.14), he’s got all kinds of cool new work up on his site: Coolville. As a writer, one of the first things MC looks at in designer portfolios is typography. Don’t miss Jon’s typography page in the design section of his site (awesome). But there’s great type all over his site, including in his Mars One project (above, featured under art direction). Take me, please.

Portfolio: thecoolville.squarespace.com

March 17th, 2017

Upaasna Rajaram

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Upaasna is a new copywriter who just graduated from Miami Ad School Mumbai. Check out her project “Prep Trump.” In Upaasna’s words, “Made by four immigrants on zero budget, we wanted to give the world a chance to have some fun with the ridiculousness of this man. Visited by over 2500 people in 48 hours, this microsite was a personal project that I had the most fun with.” So ridiculous. So fun. Dig it.

Portfolio: upaasnar.com

March 15th, 2017

Mike Weidner

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Mike is a freelance copywriter in Atlanta, GA. The work on his site is broken out into four categories (Consumer, B2B, Digital & Social Media, Recruiting), plus a page called Marcia & Me (Marcia Brady!), Awards, and Contact. Some cool projects on his Digital page, including NCAA Final Friend for AT&T, which looks fun, but also a possible nightmare—rejecting 63 Facebook friends. Yikes!

Portfolio: mikeweidner.com

March 13th, 2017

Matei Curtasu

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Matei is a freelance copywriter/CD working in NYC and Berlin. Since his last post on MC (way back on 12.10.12), just after graduating from Miami Ad School Hamburg, he’s taken over the world. His portfolio includes projects for Google, Nike, adidas, AT&T, CNN, and Hornbach, for agencies including heimat Berlin and Havas NY—and Matei is now teaching at Miami Ad School. Time for an update!

Portfolio: matei.nyc

March 8th, 2017

Shaton Winston

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Shaton is a freelance copywriter/ACD/experiential designer in NYC. Huge variety of media platforms represented on his Behance site, from Moleskin notebooks to service design to Citi on Apple Watch (above). Is it time for MC to finally pony up for an Apple Watch? Hmm.

Portfolio: behance.net/shatonwinston

March 6th, 2017

Brian Powers

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Brian is an art director/designer/CD in San Francisco, previously at start-up Madison Reed in SF and DigitasLBi Chicago, Ogilvy Chicago, and Doner Detroit before that. He’s got a beautiful Squarespace site that shows off six brands/projects for Madison Reed, Bumble & Bumble, Dove, Interface, Jim Beam, and BP Stations. Dig it.

Portfolio: pwrs.me

 

March 3rd, 2017

Wanted: Interactive Copywriter, Fuse, Laguna Beach

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Trey Ho, ACD/Copy at Fuse Interactive in Laguna Beach, CA is on the hunt for a mid-level interactive copywriter. From Fuse: “Fuse Interactive is currently seeking an exceptional Mid-Level Copywriter to join our award-winning team in beautiful Laguna Beach, California.

The ideal candidate has a major passion for writing and advertising, with the ability to adapt a strong voice towards a variety of audiences. He or she is able to hit the ground running, write compelling copy that spans across broadcast, digital, CRM, production, strategy and more. Lastly, he or she is able to thrive in a fast-paced environment, collaborate effectively with a strong team of producers, account managers, project managers and more.

Objectives and Responsibilities:

  • Concept and collaborate with an award-winning creative team, including other copywriters, designers, art directors, and programmers.
  • Write compelling and grammatically clean long-form web and brochure copy, as well as effective, short-form headlines, taglines and body copy.
  • Write in multiple styles, tones and formats that span digital, video and even tech.
  • Ensure concepts, tactics and tone are on brand and strategically sound.
  • Deliver high-quality work under tight deadlines.
  • Present work to internal teams.

Skills and Qualifications:

  • At least 3 years of copywriting experience in advertising and/or digital media. Experience creating mass-market advertising materials in an agency environment is a must.
  • Familiarity with the world of motorsports is a major advantage, but you don’t have to be an expert (yet).
  • Ability to manage multiple projects/tasks. A positive and proactive attitude, a willingness to take initiative and think ahead.
  • A strategic mind. Copywriters at Fuse participate heavily in strategic development prior to execution. Strong strategic thinking is a must.
  • Must be able to show innovative and inspiring solutions to marketing challenges across a variety of mediums.
  • The ability to collaborate, take constructive criticism and respond positively to feedback.
  • A strong desire to build brands, sell products and create award-winning work that you can be proud of.
  • A keen marketing sense and an interest in helping develop campaign platforms that can work across multiple channels.”

For more info or to apply, contact Trey at: crjobs@gofuse.com

March 1st, 2017

Wanted: Junior Copywriter, GKV, Baltimore

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Ken Dennison, ACD at GKV in Baltimore, is on the hunt for a junior writer. From GKV: “GKV Baltimore is looking for a junior writer with the talent and the nerve to challenge the status quo. You’d be working on digital and social, some long form and maybe some broadcast, for a variety of CPG clients. Must be a strategic thinker and a tireless worker. Egos are welcome, as long as you back it up. If you’re a recent ad school graduate with great student work, we want you. If you’ve been working for a year or two but you’re not growing, we want you. GKV is a fun, collaborative, supportive environment. Unless you’re a Steelers or Yankees fan.

Specifics:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Ad School grad or 1-2 years at an agency
  • Will pay reasonable moving expenses”

For more info or to apply, email Ken at: ken.dennison@gkv.com

Or snail mail to: Ken Dennison ACD, GKV, 1500 Whetstone Way, Baltimore, MD, 21230

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