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July 12th, 2017

Nicole Corley

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Nicole is a freelance senior copywriter/ACD in San Francisco after 10+ years at agencies like DigitasLbi and GSD&M. She’s got a killer variety of projects on her site, from bad-ass PlayStation God of War to Zales, John Deere riding mowers to fancy Luchesse Boots (above), Seton Hospitals to eBay. Dig it.

Portfolio: nicolecorley.com

June 23rd, 2017

Copywriter Wanted (Contract), NerdWallet, San Francisco

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NerdWallet is on the hunt for freelance copywriter to join their team in San Francisco. From NerdWallet: “We’re looking for an imaginative and skilled marketing copywriter to join our Brand Studio team on a contract basis. This is an on-site, 40 hour/week contract role based in San Francisco. This person will write compelling, clear and strategic copy that drives business results and supports key marketing initiatives while maintaining the NerdWallet voice and vision. We’re looking for a self-driven, creative problem solver who’s passionate about making personal finance clear and human.

As the marketing leg of our copy team, you’ll work closely with our designers and the Paid Marketing team to craft messaging and copy for digital deliverables.

Where you can make an impact:

  • Working closely with Paid Marketing and Brand Studio designers to create engaging concepts for landing pages, display ads, social and video.
  • Communicating complex financial concepts using punchy, conversational language.
  • Developing collaborative relationships with performance marketing managers to craft campaign and feature-specific messaging, value props and benefit-driven copy.
  • Digesting performance metrics and integrating learnings into creative.
  • Understanding and identifying the nuances between between high-performing copy across various channels.

Your experience:

  • 2+ years of related marketing copywriter experience at an advertising or marketing agency, or in-house creative team.
  • Must have digital experience — especially direct response copywriting.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced environment.
  • Organized and able to reference past projects when needed.
  • A love of storytelling and thinking outside the box to create impactful marketing campaigns and materials.
  • A strong interest in personal finance, and a curiosity to learn more.”

For full job description and to apply: Click here

June 21st, 2017

ACD Writer & Intern Writer Wanted: Edelman SF & LA

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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

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

 

February 15th, 2017

David Roth

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David is a freelance copywriter/ACD/stand-up comedian in San Francisco. Since his last post on MC (11.06.13), David has focused on comedy and comedy projects—and his site totally reflects that. Which is both awesome and once again proves MC’s theory that drummers, surfers and comedians make great copywriters. Killer projects up and down his site, but don’t miss his first link, Stand-Up Comedy. So funny.

Portfolio: seriousboyfriend.com

January 3rd, 2017

Shirley Chan

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Shirley is a freelance copywriter/ACD in San Francisco. She’s got super interesting career experience (LinkedIn here), including Editorial Director at Madison Reed, Copywriter at Fab.com, PM at Random House, and Reporter at the New York Post. Tons of strategy, UX/UI, and brand voice work on her site, too. Dig it.

Portfolio: sh.irleygirl.com

December 21st, 2016

Tracy Silagi

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Tracy is a new copywriter in San Francisco after graduating from Miami Ad School a few months back. Check out her powerful Norton video against cyberbullying (above, whew!). Also, don’t miss her video for Airbnb Arena, which is a super fun idea—minus the cleaning bills. Yikes. Can’t wait to see where Tracy lands!

Portfolio: tracysilagi.com

December 17th, 2016

Freelance Copywriter Wanted: Donnan, NorCal

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Kirk Donnan, of Donnan Creative Strategy in Sunnyvale, CA, is on the hunt for a killer freelance writer based in Northern California. From Kirk: “My virtual agency just landed a big client and I need a high-tech copywriter/designer yesterday. If we can find a stellar writer that has a good design perspective, that would suffice.

First assignment: 20-30-slide powerpoint that the CMO can present to Sales and Marketing departments on Jan. 25, at the annual Sales Kickoff.

This is a very technical company, so I need someone with tech, strategy and creative chops. The job will involve spending quite a bit of time with the CMO over the next few weeks in Santa Clara, CA. So someone based in San Francisco or Northern California is probably best.”

Send your portfolio or link to Kirk at: kirk@donnancreativestrategy.onmicrosoft.com

November 21st, 2016

Derek Edwards

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Derek is an art director/designer/creative director in San Francisco. (MC met Derek in SF two weeks ago, good peeps!) Great mix of art direction and design on his site, include a bunch of projects for Macy’s. Don’t miss his photo art direction page, some really beautiful work (including the photo above, MC wants to live there). Dig it.

Portfolio: derekcreates.com

October 20th, 2016

Sara Iravani

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Sara is a copywriter in San Francisco. She’s got a cool mix of projects in her portfolio, including lots of editorial, fashion and beauty. MC got the chance to meet Sara a few months back and she’s good peeps. If you’re looking to meet a writer in SF with fashion/beauty experience, definitely give her a shout.

Portfolio: sarairavani.com

September 28th, 2016

Tom Gorton

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Tom is a Creative Strategist/Director/Designer in San Francisco. He might have just set a new record on MC with over 50 projects featured on his site for clients like Leinenkugel’s, McDonalds, Kellogg’s, Optima Batteries, Kalahari, and Henry Weinhard’s. So much good stuff.

Portfolio: tomgorton.me

September 5th, 2016

Aisha Hakim

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Aisha is an art director at Venables Bell & Partners in San Francisco. She’s got a great mix of projects for Reebok on her site, including 25,915 Days (the average number most of us live), above. Also, don’t miss her Mercury Awards-winning radio for VOCALiD. Love that the first art director on MC this week has won a Mercury. Dig it.

Portfolio: aishamadeit.com

August 22nd, 2016

Writer Wanted: SquareTrade, San Francisco

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SquareTrade in San Francisco is on the hunt for a mid-level or senior writer to join our awesome internal creative team. What does it mean to be a writer at SquareTrade, the best electronics warranty company in the world? You’ll write, of course. But you’ll also be an idea factory, working with a team of crazy talented designers on a mission to make SquareTrade as amazing as it can be.

For example, in the photo above, Luke Rockhold (champion UFC fighter) is kicking the you-know-what out of an iPhone in a SquareTrade Labs Breakability video. You’ll be thinking up stuff like that—in addition to writing projects for almost every major retailer in the US, mobile carriers across the EU, social, radio, environmental, you-name-it. It’s a little bit agency. It’s a little bit in-house. It’s a whole lot of fun.

Unfortunately, we’re currently looking for local candidates only. 

Interested? Email your link to Jason (SquareTrade CD) at: jason@squaretrade.com

July 5th, 2016

Ryan Overhiser

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Ryan is a freelance copywriter in San Francisco. The first project on his site is a cologne for a gas station, Burnt Rubbér by Sunoco. Which, apparently, smells awesome. (Duh.) How do you follow that up? With LaserHam for Dietz & Watson, featuring the laser cut face of Michael Ian Black on a ham. (Yes, it’s real.) Doesn’t get better than that.

Portfolio: ryanoverhiser.com

April 13th, 2016

Senior Copywriter Wanted: Eleven Inc., San Francisco

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Lindsay Vriavas, Director of Recruiting at Eleven Inc. in San Francisco, is on the hunt for a senior writer—and she’s written the post herself. (Love it.) From Lindsay: “Hi. I’m Lindsay. I’m an agency recruiter, not a copywriter. You’re going to have to forgive my lack of eloquence and poor attempts at snarky copywriting antics in this post. I don’t get paid to write. I get paid to find the people that can write. That can write waaaaay better than that other writer at that other agency. So we here at Eleven Inc can be the best at writing ads and creating awesome work.

Enough about me, lets talk about you.

You are a Senior Writer with, like, 6-7ish years of experience. You are someone who can think up ideas that transform brands. Someone who likes crafting and playing with words. You are able to own a room and present to clients, and dangit, you really like what you do! You play well with others; you can work in a dog friendly environment; you can see yourself (or already are) living in San Francisco; you want to work in an agency where you have a voice and a visible platform; you thrive off working across media agnostic campaigns; and ultimately are most interested in telling stories and making prodigious branding and campaign messages.

Eleven is a good agency with good people. We have design in our roots, tremendous strategy chops, media in our toolkit, and genuinely like our people to have a life outside of the office.

Ask around, you’ll hear good things. … and PS, we work on some great clients too. i.e. Apple, Citrix, Dignity Health, Oakley, Virgin America and more …

Please send books and interest (and lasagna recipes) directly to me: lindsayvriavas@eleveninc.com

January 25th, 2016

Brad Meyers

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Brad is a VP/CD/copywriter at DigitasSF. Since his last post on MC (way back on 09.06.12), he’s added all kinds of awesome work to his site including projects for Taco Bell, Playstation, and a bunch of comedy writing. If you’re one of the few who haven’t seen Taco Bell Blackout (above), don’t miss it. One of the smartest, bravest social media stunts ever. Just fantastic.

Portfolio: cargocollective.com/bradleymeyers

December 10th, 2015

Hugh Gurin

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Hugh is a freelance copywriter in San Francisco (and a good friend to MC). Really dig the writing in his portfolio. Smart, sharp lines, video and radio up and down his site for brands like EAT24, Personal Capital, Oakland A’s, Dropcam, and Blue Shield. Good stuff.

Portfolio: hughgurin.carbonmade.com

November 5th, 2015

Freelance CW Wanted: Viewstream, San Francisco

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Kiko Villarán at Viewstream in SF is on the hunt for a freelance copywriter. From Kiko: “Viewstream is looking for a talented freelance/project-based Copywriter to join our Marketing team. We are an amalgam of artists, designers, strategists, writers and technologists who believe in group collaboration. Seventeen of the Fortune 100 companies, including Microsoft, Intel and Honeywell, and sixteen of the top one hundred software companies, including Adobe, Autodesk and Blackboard trust us to deliver their message, and we take great pride in it.

You:

  • You have the ability to think conceptually as well as write creatively and informatively
  • You love what you do, be it digital, print, stories, presentations, etc.
  • You want to create award-winning work
  • You know how to write copy that that SELLS
  • You are resourceful
  • You have a command of prose and tell a great story – in 10 words or 100
  • You participate authentically and enthusiastically in brainstorms and briefings
  • You have a passion for storytelling that can inspire and motivate
  • You have the ability to approach every assignment with a fresh perspective
  • You are realistic, optimistic and enjoy hard, purposeful work
  • You love what you do and love to have fun doing it

Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the marketing team to brainstorm ideas, create unique concepts and develop messaging for new campaigns and whatever other materials are needed
  • Write and edit copy for a variety of mediums including packaging, point-of-sale, print, interactive/web, mobile, video, merchandise and whatever we night throw your way
  • Present ideas to senior level team members and clients
  • Others as needed”

For more info or to apply, email Kiko at: kvillaran@viewstream.com

October 8th, 2015

Circus Week Fall 2015: Phil Fattore

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Phil is a new copywriter at barrettSF in San Francisco. So many student campaigns are based on dating life, or going on benders, or surviving the day after going on a bender, or pest control, or snacks, or booze. But you don’t see a lot of campaigns for vitamin supplements targeting the 50+ crowd. Phil’s SilverFox Force Active Figures are so funny, and so stupid, and so perfect.

Portfolio: philfattore.com

September 21st, 2015

Andy Lewis & Stephen Giem

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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.

Portfolio: stephenandandyforever.com

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