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April 5th, 2017

Chicago Portfolio School Week – Copywriter Grads

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Nothing MC loves more than posting the portfolio sites of brilliant new copywriters. Ladies and gents, below are links to 9 Chicago Portfolio School Winter 2017 graduating writers (in alphabetical order):

Abby Festenstein (copywriter) – abbyfestenstein.com

Blythe Green (copywriter) – blythegreen.com

Danielle Janota (copywriter) – daniellejanota.com

Greg Garrod (copywriter) – greggarrod.com

Hope Lee (copywriter) – hopeleecopywriter.com

Jack Farrell (copywriter) – jtfarrellcopywriter.com

Jillian Spivak (copywriter) – jillianspivak.com

Kylie George (copywriter) – kyliegeorge.com

Peter Rizzi (copywriter) – peterrizzi.com

March 30th, 2017

Copywriter Wanted: New Honor Society, St. Louis

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Beth Voegtli at New Honor Society in St. Louis is on the hunt for a copywriter. From NHS: “You love to write. You’re good at it. Good enough to get paid for your abilities. But you’re not just a wordsmith, you’re a problem solver. You get as excited about a brand challenge as you do about a killer headline. If this sounds like you, let’s talk.

SPECIFIC DUTIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO:

The Work

  • Tell a compelling story in four words or 4000.
  • Ability to write in every medium: digital, social, print, film.
  • Work alone or with a team to arrive at solutions.
  • Contribute to brainstorms.
  • Follow a brief and ensure work is on strategy.
  • Have high personal standards; “good enough” isn’t good enough for you.
  • Stay on top of industry and cultural trends.

The Team/Culture

  • Be collaborative, flexible and open-minded.
  • Contribute to the cultural dynamics of the agency.
  • Take the work seriously, but don’t take yourself too seriously.

EXPERIENCE/CREDENTIALS:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in related field of study
  • 1+ years of experience as a copywriter across multiple brands, categories and channels
  • A portfolio with a range of work that shows your strengths and your potential for growth

SKILLS/DESIRED TRAITS:

  • Solid writing/spelling/grammatical skills
  • Organization, communication and presentation skills
  • Critical thinking
  • Resourcefulness
  • Conceptual (big ideas, not just executions)
  • Desire to make a mark on the agency and industry at large”

To apply online, click here.

To learn more about New Honor Society, click here.

March 29th, 2017

Clarence Bradley

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Clarence is a copywriter/CD currently freelancing at Apple in London. Since his last post on MC way back on 08.09.2010, he’s taken over the world. So many awesome projects in his portfolio. The first three had MC laughing out loud, including a genius campaign for American Standard, a super hot (not!) spot for Planet Fitness (above), and an amazing video for The Green Party in the UK. Awesomeness.

Portfolio: krop.com/clarencebradley

March 27th, 2017

Copywriter Wanted: RXM New York

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Raul Mandru, Partner/Creative Director at RXM in NYC, is on the hunt for a killer writer with 5+ years experience. From RXM: “RXM is an award-winning creative agency based in New York. We are working with Ray-Ban, Harper’s Bazaar, H&M, Sunglass Hut, and Lokai on integrated campaigns and content.

More about our work and vibe rxmcreative.com and instagram.com/rxmcreative.

Your Experience:

  • You pronounce GIF correctly
  • 5+  years of experience in an agency setting
  • Strong conceptual abilities. You can easily come up with spot-on ideas from content to TV and video scripts, social posts, activations, events
  • Solid writing skills and a knowledge of the current digital, social landscape
  • Strong logic in structuring presentation flow
  • Genuinely interested in cultural trends and you read the likes of Dazed, Paper, Another
  • You can easily name a few artists, photographers, musicians you follow and would like to collaborate with
  • Have been working on similar brands as our client roster (lifestyle, millennial, retail)
  • You’re obsessed with grammar and already found the 3 mistakes in this description
  • You work efficiently, pick your battles and agree that “Real artists ship”
  • You can collaborate with and AD and lead projects independently without a lot of direction
  • You have great presentation skills and are used to present directly to clients
  • Native english only
  • Able to work in the US (Citizen/Greencard/Independent O1)
  • You’re based in New York

Please only apply if the description fits your profile and experience.”

Send portfolio to: Jobs@rxmcreative.com

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 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 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

February 24th, 2017

Ben Santoriello

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Since his last post on MC a little over two years ago (01.26.15), Ben has gone freelance and added a bunch of new work to his site—including “Amanda Cerny 19th Century Striptease” for Smith & Forge Hard Cider (above). Nice. Ben also does VO work, including national TV campaigns for Old Dominion, McDonald’s, and 24 Hour Fitness. Time for an update!

Portfolio: bensantoriello.com

February 22nd, 2017

Taylor Mullen

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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 17th, 2017

Wanted: Freelance Tech Copywriters, Clique

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Clique is on the hunt for a bunch of freelance tech copywriters. From Clique: “The Clique Team is looking for multiple freelance copywriters with experience writing about Technology, knowledge of Voice Tech is a plus. Ability to source subjects, craft copy, and develop hooks are a must. The copywriters’ primary focus will be writing and editing multiple stories per week to meet the demands of the Clique team’s content calendar.

SPECIFIC RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Complete four, 500 word articles per week for posting on Clique web properties.
  • Source pertinent subjects for articles and blog posts.
  • Receive and respond to edits from the Clique team.
  • Meet demands of Clique team’s content calendar.

To apply, submit your portfolio to the Clique team directly at: writers@communiclique.com

 

About Clique: Clique is the comprehensive cloud-based enterprise CPaaS API that gives one the ability to make voice calls or send text messages directly from any application. Clique enables large enterprises and applications to make phone calls and send/receive text messages with ease to improve user experiences, no matter where in the world the customer is located. High volume communication enterprises such as Federal Express, The Hartford, Staples, and Wilmer Hale use Clique to connect millions of minutes per day of calls. Clique generates recurring revenue in two ways: per minute and via subscription. Clique is an Equal-Opportunity Employer.

**To all recruitment agencies:** Clique does not accept agency resumes. Please do not forward resumes to our jobs alias, Clique employees or any other company location. Clique is not responsible for any fees related to unsolicited resumes.”

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

February 9th, 2017

Freelance Copywriters Wanted

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Dina Mande, a director at Juice Media, is on the hunt for freelance copywriters (can be located anywhere). From Dina: “Director with small production company on the hunt for copywriters to collaborate with to create some beautiful, memorable, heart-tugging, emotional storytelling spec spots. These could be new spots written or unproduced ideas you have laying around and I’m open to dialogue, talking at camera or voiceover ideas. I’m open to types of brands, although food, health and pharma would be a great fit for my reel.

Spots will be directed by me, through my company and I’d like it to be an involved, collaborative process. You will have a full res copy for your reel as well.

Although this is spec work, I’m willing to pay for each script that I shoot.

Interested? Please send intro email with contact info and links to current relevant work.”

Email Dina at: dina@hellojuice.com

To learn more about Dina Mande and Juice Media, click here

February 6th, 2017

Reagan Ward

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Reagan is a senior copywriter/ACD in New York. So many killer projects on her site. Peyton Manning for DIRECTV, “Never Again” for PIXMA, Nexcare Nana vs. Car Wash, and the one and only MC Hammer for Command Hooks (above). Dig it!

Portfolio: cargocollective.com/reaganwrites

February 3rd, 2017

Shelley Barker

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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

January 31st, 2017

Scott Kirkwood

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Scott is a freelance copywriter/editor/creative director in Denver. His portfolio is a mix of words, ideas, art, and design—most of it aimed at making the world a better place. And that, my friends, is what the world needs a whole lot of right now. More Scott Kirkwood, please.

Portfolio: scottkirkwood.work

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