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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

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 20th, 2017

Wanted: Creative Director (Design), NatureBox, CA

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Kenny Kim, VP of Marketing at NatureBox in Northern California (and good friend of MC), is on the hunt for a creative director/designer/art director to help them dominate the delicious snacking universe. From NatureBox: “We’re looking for a Creative Director to oversee our internal creative team, external creative agencies, freelancers, and the entire creative process at NatureBox. We need a leader, a mentor, and overall creative genius. Working with the VP of Marketing, this person will play a key role in the evolution of the NatureBox brand, guide our internal creative team to greatness, and direct compelling and memorable design campaigns that solve our business- as well as our creative-goals. S/he will be a proven people leader with expertise in all aspects of graphic and interactive design. The Creative Director oversees creative needs for the Acquisition, Product, Retail, Engineering and Customer Service teams across all marketing channels including, but not limited to, the website, packaging, in-store collateral, advertising, social media, print, and content.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Partner with the VP of Marketing to drive the overall creative direction for the NatureBox brand.
  • Lead creation of all online, offline, and retail marketing efforts (e.g. packaging, digital advertising and social media, print advertising, video, content etc).
  • Manage, and mentor the internal creative team.
  • Serve as a strong, collaborative partner to our external agency partners and freelancer network, managing process, work, budgets and personnel.
  • Collaborate closely with VP of Marketing, Product and Engineering on design elements of the member experience (e.g. website, iPhone app, etc).
  • Set product and brand photography direction and provide creative direction on all internal and external photoshoots (both still and video).
  • Help ensure consistency across all creative executions.
  • Direct the creative function ensuring that the team, culture, capabilities, tools and processes support NatureBox’s strategic objectives and brand.
  • Establish scalable creative development and review process, to ensure that the creative team operates in a highly efficient manner while maintaining the highest quality standards.
  • Manage the evolution of the team’s technology needs, developing streamlined systems to manage workflow and leveraging external tools when necessary.
  • Drive continual improvement in NatureBox’s creative quality, thinking and capabilities.
  • Champion innovation by introducing new ideas and stimulation to the team.
  • Develop strong relationships within Marketing and across the organization.
  • Estimate, flight and manage annual design and photography budget.

Requirements & Qualifications

  • Bachelors of Graphic Design or Fine Arts; additional business degree preferred.
  • Minimum 2+ years of managerial experience in a design or art department, 3-4 years of relevant consumer brand experience preferred.
  • Exceptional aesthetic sense and intuitive understanding of design principles.
  • Ability to develop strong relationships and work with senior level executives.
  • Strong business acumen with the ability to link creative to revenue-driving behavior.
  • Significant experience art directing photo and video shoots.
  • Project management experience in a design environment.
  • Exposure to design team tools like web request system, project archival systems, etc.
  • Strong communication/organizational/presentation skills are a must.
  • Proven ability to work with cross-functional teams. Ability to respond quickly to multiple projects and superb time management skills.
  • Advanced skills in Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign as well as basic office and organizational software.
  • Experience in food a plus

To learn more or to apply, click here: linkedin.com/jobs/view/239178125

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: cargocollective.com/ShelleyBarker

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

January 27th, 2017

Copywriter Wanted: Response, New Haven, CT

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David Klineberg, President/Partner at Response Marketing in New Haven, Connecticut, is on the hunt for a great writer. From Response: “Hi, we’re Response and we’re looking for a copywriter to join our small, but mighty team.

This role is not for the faint of heart – they’ll be asked to traverse a wide range of both traditional and digital copy related challenges including campaign concepts, social media content, banner ads, website copy, long-form articles, strategic manifestos, email campaigns, video scripts, OOH posters and much more. Copywriters play an active role in our creative department and will be expected to brainstorm and concept with other designers for new and current business initiatives.

We’re looking for someone who can think both creatively and strategically; someone who can produce exceptional work and constantly thinks about how they can elevate our creative output.

We’re based in downtown New Haven, CT, steps from great food, drinks, art, and Yale.”

For full job description and to apply: response.agency/careers/copywriter 

January 26th, 2017

Daniel Lobatón

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Daniel is a copywriter/creative director at VML in Kansas City, previously at LatinWorks in Austin and Young & Rubicam in both Paris and Lima. Since his last post on MC (12.16.13), Daniel has been busy. From #FREEZERDIG for Wendy’s, a fresh way to promote fresh burgers (sorry, had to), to a scary good Snickers spot (above). Dig it.

Portfolio: daniellobaton.com

January 23rd, 2017

Steve Grimes

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Steve is a copywriter/creative director at The Richards Group in Dallas. All kinds of killer projects on his site, from “Nothing good happens after midnight. Except Denny’s.” to “Hacker” for Motel 6 (so perfectly relevant at the time of this posting!). Don’t miss his terrifying “Termites are monsters” spot for Terminix (above). Yikes!

Portfolio: stevegrimescreative.com

January 19th, 2017

Matt Johanning

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Matt is an art director/creative director in Madison, WI, on the hunt for his next gig. All kinds of smart, beautiful campaigns on his site, including “You deserve a decent sandwich” for Milio’s (above). Dig it.

Portfolio: mattjohanning.com

January 17th, 2017

Sr & Jr CWs Wanted: Two by Four, Chicago

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Laura Allen, HR/Operations Supervisor at Two by Four in Chicago, is on the hunt for a Senior Copywriter and a Junior Copywriter (also open to a junior team). From Laura:

SENIOR COPYWRITER

Are you overflowing with brilliance? So much so, that you feel compelled to share your genius with others? Then maybe you’re just what we’re looking for. Two by Four is in the market for a Great Idea Generator: Senior Copywriter. One who not only routinely generates unbelievably great ideas, but can show others how to hone that skill as well. Someone who’s one helluva writer—and one helluva leader. If you translate strategy to concept in surprising ways, move smoothly and suavely in account/creative/client circles, live to nurture up-and-coming newbies, and feel most comfortable working at light speed, boy—do we have the job for you.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop fantastic creative concepts, seen through to execution
  • Come at things from refreshingly unique angles. Don’t just show us the expected stuff: surprise us, excite us, wow us, and make us happy we hired you
  • Do create work that makes our clients, the agency and your parents proud
  • Don’t be a prima donna. If you are, trust us: you won’t last very long here
  • Oversee and guide one (or more) creative teams on any given project
  • Present work to and develop relationships with clients
  • Keep track of your hours and do your time sheets on time: yes, this matters
  • Oh, and one other thing: we start at 8:30 (Yes, this matters, too—so set your alarm accordingly)
  • Dive headfirst into new business
  • Stand out, but fit in—this is one helluva fun place to work, with a really cool agency culture…be a part of it.

Qualifications/Skills Required for this Position:

  • 7+ years experience
  • A really nice body of work
  • Leadership and management chops—people are going to be looking up to you
  • An expert understanding of how things work in advertising, including radio and TV production, print, web development, etc.

For more info or to apply email Laura at: lallen@twoxfour.com

 

JUNIOR COPYWRITER

Is your brain a petri dish for great ideas? Do they bounce around in your head like pinballs on crack? If so, perhaps you’d like to see them come to fruition as a Great Idea Generator: Junior Copywriter at Two by Four. We’re in the market for a kick-ass writer—someone who not only gets it, but does it. An inventive, surprising, passionate thinker, someone who can take a strategy and conceptually turn it on its ear. A self-motivated, self-aware self-starter. Oh, and did we mention you’ll be doing this at breakneck speed? Buckle your seatbelt. If you think you’ve got what it takes, give us a shout. You may be the right writer for the job.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Develop fantastic creative concepts, seen through to execution
  • Come at things from refreshingly unique angles; don’t just show us the expected stuff: surprise us, excite us, wow us, and make us happy we hired you
  • Do create work that makes our clients, the agency and your parents proud
  • Don’t be a prima donna; if you are, trust us—you won’t last very long here
  • Raise your hand when you’re not busy. Volunteer. Engage. Immerse yourself. Help out wherever you can. Make yourself indispensable. We’ll notice, you’ll benefit.
  • Keep track of your hours and do your time sheets on time; yes, this matters
  • Oh, and other thing: we start at 8:30; yes, this matters, too—set your alarm accordingly
  • Roll up your sleeves, put on your thinking cap and dive headfirst into new business we’ve won a ton of new biz this year alone. Want an opportunity to grow? This is it.
  • Stand out, but fit in. This is one helluva fun place to work, with a really cool agency culture. Be a part of it.

Qualifications/Skills Required for this Position:

  • A killer student portfolio.
  • Being a grown-up. We don’t want to have to watch over you all the time, and you don’t want that either. If you can’t work without supervision, this won’t work.

For more info or to apply email Laura at: lallen@twoxfour.com

January 11th, 2017

Creative Circus Week – Copywriter Grads

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New copywriters! Nothing MC likes better. Ladies and gents, below are links to four Creative Circus December 2016 graduating writer portfolio sites:

Jessica Hartman (copywriter) – jessicadawnhartman.com

Sydney Langway (copywriter) – sydneylangway.com

Dan Lemaux (copywriter) – danlemaux.com

Estephania Martin (copywriter) – estephaniamartin.com

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