Senior Copywriter (Seattle based)

Job Terms:
up to $50 hourly (DOE)
Start date:
Posted By:
Elizabeth Bennett

Job Description:

Aquent Studios is seeking a Sr. Copywriter to write concise communications and copy for retail signing and collateral pieces such as [brochures, publications, direct mail and advertisements] that clearly communicate both the client brand, and other specific client’s business needs (as defined by client creative request and brands and style guides standards).  Your client mix will be Aquent and Studios accounts, including a well-known global retailer.

Principal Accountabilities 

• Monitor appropriate messaging of text to meet brand and product requirements. 
• Manage style guides and brand identity management tools for integration of client brands across all marketing media (signing, ads, collateral, direct mail, web, etc.) 
• Establish copywriter standard operating procedures to ensure consistency in approach 
• Utilize workflow process and technology to ensure successful transition and quality delivery of workflow processes and technology on an ongoing basis. 
• Communicate obstacles, and improvement opportunities within workflow processes. 
• Deliver service that meets or exceeds expectations, concerns, and priorities. 
• Improve own performance/knowledge base to exceed standards. 
• Contribute to efforts to improve work processes. 
• Utilize appropriate resources (i.e. technology and training) to ensure quality. 
• Work successfully with team of designers, other copywriters and communications for client brands. 
• Collaborate with the entire creative services team to offer content solutions that increase ROI on creative (i.e. increase market differentiation, increase speed to market, etc.) 
• Participate in formal performance reviews, ensure professional development and set new objectives annually. 
• Use client workflow technology in the creative environment to track workflow metrics. 
• Proficient in requisite desktop applications (Word, InDesign, Acrobat) in order to develop copy and content to be utilized in concepts and design deliverables 

• BA in Communications, Advertising, related field or 7 years equivalent working experience. 
• Minimum 3 years experience in retail advertising, mail, and/or marketing communications industry required. 
• Minimum 5 years experience in copywriting role, managing complex projects from creative brief to production.. 
• Significant knowledge of marketing and design principles and industry current affairs. 
• Significant experience developing copy according to brand style guidelines. 
• Resourceful and efficient approach to research and fact-finding. 
• Has excelled in a corporate Creative Services or Marketing Communication matrix environment. 
• Communicates easily and effectively with all levels of the organization. 
• Portfolio contains samples of content for direct mail, brochures, ads, newsletters, posters (and other large format deliverables) and complex marketing campaign suites—including multiple versioning. 
• Portfolio contains samples of deliverables written according to brand style guidelines on language and tone. 
• Demonstrated creativity and impact of messaging and copy writing. 
• Evidence of creative concepting and/or pitches of multiple ideas and options that are on strategy. 
• Excellent command of the English language including use of metaphors, spelling, grammar, syntax, etc