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July 24th, 2017

Copywriter Wanted: Kastner & Partners, Los Angeles

KP

Rena Banks, Operations/Resources Director at Kastner & Partners in Los Angeles, is on the hunt for a copywriter. From K&P: “Kastner & Partners is seeking a mid-level copywriter who has an unhealthy obsession of pop-culture to work on Wise Snacks, Brookfield Properties and new business. Do you approach creative through a cultural lens? If so, we want to talk to you. Our mission is to become the most culturally relevant agency in the world, a goal we’ll accomplish through outstanding thinking from individuals like you, who live at the intersection pop-culture and creativity. A few more things we expect from you are below. Want to be a part of something revolutionary? Well, that might be a stretch, but we’re definitely doing some badass work.

DESCRIPTION:

  • Works across all media: print, interactive, video, experiential and beyond
  • Amazing storyteller
  • Sees the crux of a strategy and turns it into a surprising creative concept
  • Brings an idea to life in a presentation that creates enthusiasm
  • Works across any media: print, video, interactive, environmental and beyond
  • Strong design skills with a passion for current and upcoming trends
  • Hits tight deadlines with a can do attitude
  • Interprets feedback to find the best execution
  • Has a passion for learning everything about the clients business
  • Effectively handles multiple assignments simultaneously
  • Ensures highest quality product from start to finish
  • Hunger for creating and winning new businesses

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 3-5 years of related advertising agency experience
  • (Award winning) portfolio of work that proves the above
  • In depth understanding and experience in digital/social media
  • Good understanding of print production techniques and process is a plus

Must submit portfolio for consideration. Portfolio should contain sample of work across all mediums.”

Submit portfolio to: rena.banks@kastnerandpartners.com

June 21st, 2017

ACD Writer & Intern Writer Wanted: Edelman SF & LA

Edelman

Heidi Espejo, Recruiting Manager for Edelman Western Region, is on the hunt for an ACD copywriter to join their San Francisco team and an intern copywriter to join their Los Angeles team. From Heidi:

ACD/COPYWRITER

Edelman is looking for an Associate Creative Director to join its award-winning San Francisco creative team, working on some of the world’s biggest and most exciting brands. Edelman is a great place to grow your talent and hone your craft. You will be challenged to push convention and your own creativity to find the most innovative ways to drive consumer behavior in today’s socially-charged, digital environment.

Edelman is a new kind of agency, at the intersection of PR, Advertising, Social, Digital, and Experiential. We blur the lines between each medium to create smart, innovative, and powerful work that gets people talking and engaging with brands in new ways. We’re passionate, unconventional and driven by a desire to do the best damn work possible. We get results for our clients and have the trophies to prove it. We also laugh a lot Ö and swear a little.

Glimpse life on the inside with #lifeon27 on Instagram.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Serve as the client-facing creative lead for key accounts, providing high-level creative strategy, brand stewardship and executional oversight for all creative programs and deliverables across social, digital and PR
  • Lead (and sometimes execute) projects from concept to completion for a wide range of marketing outputs from short-form video and interactive web experiences to a variety of social content and experiential activations

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • 7-10 years experience in marketing, advertising or social media
  • Portfolio: A body of work that showcases your writing chops across a variety of clients with an innate ability to bring to life the nuances of a brandís unique voice
  • Social fluency and a solid understanding of how to drive conversation and engagement across social channels

Send portfolios to: heidi.espejo@edelman.com

 

INTERN COPYWRITER

As part of this 20+ team of Copywriters, Designers, Creative Directors and Producers, you will be working on some of the world’s biggest and most exciting brands. You will be continually challenged to push convention and your own creativity to find the most innovative ways to influence conversation, perceptions and culture in exciting and meaningful ways.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Assist the creative team with copywriting needs across multiple brand accounts ranging in entertainment, gaming, lifestyle and more
  • Work closely alongside creatives and account teams to help concept ideas and flesh out campaigns, from the initial brainstorm to the final presentation for a variety of creative deliverables
  • Demonstrate hustle and curiosity in expanding your creative skills and overall professional experience in a competitive, evolving and fast-paced environment
  • Stay abreast of industry trends and seek out an understanding of the communications marketing offering from creative to earned media to specialties and everything in between.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • The intern candidate must have a BA/BS from an accredited college or university. Disciplines in English, Journalism and/or Communications are a plus
  • An online portfolio of creative work, with samples of four or more creative projects demonstrating copywriting capabilities
  • Strong conceptual thinking, demonstrating an appreciation for multi-channel storytelling and overarching strategic direction

To apply: Click here

June 7th, 2017

Amanda Abrams

lexus_is_statements

Amanda is a copywriter/CD at Team One in Los Angeles, previously at Red Tettemer and ViTRO. So many cool projects in her portfolio for brands like Lexus, Taylor Guitars, Under Armour, and Planet Fitness. Don’t miss her Lexus LIT IS video (Lexus IS with 42k LEDs on it), or her custom Sriracha Lexus IS. So hot.

Portfolio: amandaabramscopywriter.com

May 8th, 2017

Regan Kline & Jason Tisser

onenightstrand

Regan (copywriter/CD) and Jason (art director/CD) are a freelance team in Los Angeles. All kinds of great projects up and down their joint site, including work for Allstate, Hefty, Hornitos, and a hilarious campaign for Neato Robotics (above). Dig it.

Portfolio: tisserkline.com

May 3rd, 2017

John Dolab & Chip Kettering

chip

John (copywriter/CD) and Chip (art director/CD) are a freelance team based in Los Angeles. Their portfolios are loaded with big-name clients like Farmers, Chevy, Kaiser Permanente (above), and Wells Fargo, along with some cool surprises like Thomas + Friends and the Institute on Aging. Psyched to have them up on MC.

John’s portfolio: johndolab.com

Chip’s portfolio: chipkettering.com

March 3rd, 2017

Wanted: Interactive Copywriter, Fuse, Laguna Beach

fuse

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

February 22nd, 2017

Taylor Mullen

panda

Taylor is soon to be a freelance senior copywriter in Los Angeles (moving March 8th), previously at Maxwell in Boulder where she was lead writer on accounts including Justin’s, Cobram Estate, and P.J. Clark’s. Lots of super positive vibes running throughout the projects in Taylor’s portfolio. The world can use a little more of that right about now. Dig it.

Portfolio: taymullen.com

February 3rd, 2017

Shelley Barker

hotwheel

Shelley is a freelance senior copywriter/ACD in Los Angeles. All kinds of cool projects on her site for clients like Office, Hardee’s, Carl’s Jr, and MS Office, but don’t leave without watching Hot Wheels for Real. The kind of project that makes kids want to grow up to be race car drivers copywriters. Love it.

Portfolio: shelleybarkerwrites.com

November 23rd, 2016

Jeff Erin

mapquest

Jeff is a copywriter/creative director in Boulder, CO, who is looking to move to Los Angeles, CA. Don’t miss his crazy fun spots for MapQuest, including “your way of out hell” (above). That’s how Jeff is going to feel every day on the 5 in LA. Kidding! (Not kidding.)

Portfolio: jefferin.com

September 26th, 2016

Matt Elhardt

cnet

Matt is a freelance writer/CD based in Malibu, California. Holy smokes has he worked everywhere good: Apple, Wieden+Kennedy, Fallon, 180la, Leagas Delaney, Goodby Silverstein & Partners, Media Arts Lab and Crispin Porter + Bogusky. At those shops, he’s done killer work for Apple, Nike, Netflix, Subaru, adidas, HP, Coke and CNET—including the classic spot above. So awkward. So genius. One of MC’s all-time faves.

Portfolio: mattelhardt.com

September 20th, 2016

Newton Cox

vwbeth

Newton is a copywriter at Deutsch in Los Angeles. Before ads, he was a TV writer—including a stint with Jimmy Kimmel. Don’t miss his “Re-Voiced” calls (on his Jimmy Kimmel page). So funny.

Portfolio: cargocollective.com/newtcox

September 7th, 2016

Josh Weiss

jump

Josh is an art director at Saatchi in Los Angeles. Tons of projects for Toyota on his site, including a series of influencer videos for 4Runner. Don’t miss “The Last Jump” by Chris McNamara (above), which shows what can happen when base jumping doesn’t go as planned. (Gulp.) Cool use of YouTube’s annotation feature for this project.

Portfolio: joshdweiss.com

May 25th, 2016

Catharine Ogletree

Castle

Catharine is a freelance copywriter in Los Angeles (formerly at Omelet and Deutsch). So many killer projects for Target on her site, including The Dollhouse for Threshold and Best Snowday Ever in Los Angeles (above). Love it.

Portfolio: catharineogletree.com

May 23rd, 2016

Ben Tom George

Stance

Ben is a copywriter/ACD at Zambezi in Los Angeles. Check out his site for Stance special edition Star Wars socks—which allowed fans to use the force when shopping without touching their screens. Awesome. Ben also wrote the tagline for Words With Friends, “May the best friend win.” If you’re a WWF junky like MC, that’s tagline rock stardom. But is Ben any good at WWF, you ask?! MC challenged him to a game (actually three), and can confirm: yes. He’s very good.

Portfolio: bentomgeorge.com

May 16th, 2016

Dan Hofstadter

paper

Dan is a freelance copywriter/CD in Los Angeles. Over the past 10+ years, he’s worked and freelanced everywhere good: BBDO, Goodby, Leo Burnett, CP+B, 72andSunny, Facebook, EVB, David+Goliath, sheesh. As one might expect, he’s got the portfolio to show for it. Just fantastic. Don’t miss The Great Paper Airplane Project for the Pima Air & Space Museum. Genius.

Portfolio: danhofstadter.com

April 6th, 2016

Chris Mead

Amanda_Bed_Print

Chris is a senior copywriter at Saatchi & Saatchi Los Angeles, previously at EVB. Since his last post on MC four years ago (03.01.2010, just after graduating from Miami Ad School), he’s been busy. Cool projects on his site for Toyota, Orbit, Skittles (don’t miss Badass Rainbows, so funny), and The Amanda Foundation (above). Way past time for an update.

Portfolio: cwmead.com

 

March 24th, 2016

Casey Beck

bmw

Casey is a copywriter at RPA in Los Angeles. All kinds of killer projects for BMW on her site from her time at kbs+ in NYC. Don’t miss her new 360-degree music video for the Honda Civic featuring Moses Sumney (great track). NOTE: You need to watch it on Chrome or Firefox to get the 360-degree-ness. So fun.

Portfolio: writecaseywrite.com

February 29th, 2016

Jeff Gorman

la

Jeff is a freelance copywriter/director/CD in Los Angeles. (Yes, this is Jeff Gorman of Johns+Gorman Films.) His site is a library of one “that was one of my favorite commercials ever” after another. His client page lists out the following: “Nike, LA Eyeworks, Pioneer Electronics, Moulinex, Independent Life, ABC, Little Caesars Pizza, Staples, Lexus, Kia, Bud Light (one of which was the USA TODAY’s #1 spot in the ’04 Super Bowl), American Express, Truth Anti-Smoking, Sprint, Capital One, Fox Sports, ESPN, Geico, Sony Playstation, Sprite, Holiday Inn, Toyota, Jeep, Coke, Boars Head, Mercedes, Haggar, Burger King, McDonalds, Stanley Tools, National Car Rental, Energizer, Lays, Ikea, Sealy, NFL, Best Buy, KFC, Bell South, Coors Light, Jiffy Lube, 7-Up, Alaska Airlines, to name a few. He also directed the pioneering campaign for Sunkist California Pistachios which initiated the Mocumentary style which became an industry-wide trend.”

Good grief. Top off a glass of whatever you’re drinking, kick back and enjoy this one. Good times.

Portfolio: jeffreybgorman.com

February 18th, 2016

Senior CWs Wanted: 160over90, CA & PA & FL

160

160over90 is on the hunt for senior copywriters to join their Philadelphia, Newport Beach and Gainesville offices. From 160over90: “Guess who’s writing this copy? That’s right, a senior copywriter! That’s like a regular copywriter, except with a minimum of two years experience! Fortunately, most of our senior copywriters rarely find themselves mired in the depths of agency website copy, instead focusing on crafting stories for everything from 64-page viewbooks to billboards to television scripts. You’ll work alongside designers to build new brands or further develop established ones. And you’ll get to present your own work to clients. It will be fun, I promise.”

For all positions, contact their creative recruiter Alyssa at: akasal@160over90.com

For a detailed job description: click here

February 8th, 2016

Senior CW Wanted: Zambezi, Los Angeles

Zambezi

Stephanie Ramos, Creative Manager at Zambezi in Los Angeles, is on the hunt for a copywriter. From Stephanie: “Zambezi is an independent, full‐service creative agency based in Los Angeles, CA. We are looking for a Senior Copywriter to join our team.

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop fully concise and strategically thought-out concepts
  • Contribute new ideas & solutions across all media outlets
  • Editing & proofing all materials during project phases
  • Production oversight, working closely with digital & broadcast producers

Requirements: 

  • Minimum 4 years experience in an agency environment
  • Must have TV production experience

Automotive experience a plus.

The ideal candidate is a team player, proactive, hard working, organized and resilient.

Zambezi offers full benefits, unlimited PTO, a fun environment with good people in a dog-friendly office.”

Please send portfolio/resume to: stephanie.ramos@zambezi-la.com

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