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Copywriter & Editor

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Our client is looking to hire a dynamic Copywriter/Editor for a long-term contract role. The Copywriter is responsible for brand voice, positioning educational products and services, conceptual development and copy deliverables for a wide range of products including advertising, print, online, video, email and other forms of interface design.

Daily Responsibilities:
- Research, create, develop and edit content – print, online, video scripts as well as manage the “brand voice” of the organization
- Develop positioning and messaging for products and services
- Implement periodic reviews, processes and procedures to ensure all available content, both print and online, are accurate, up to date and relevant to users’ and the organization’s needs
- Copy edit and proofread content for print, web, email and social media content
- Maintain a consistent voice throughout all print and online media properties
- Develop, maintain, and enforce editorial style guidelines
- Collaborate with stakeholders throughout the company to maintain relevant content to meet business goals

Role does not include:
- Definition of marketing objectives and strategy.
- Web strategy or implementation beyond providing design, design direction and required assets.
- Media Relations efforts in support of marketing objectives.
- Internal communications.

Critical Relationships for Success:
- Creative Director
- Marcom counterparts and management
- Market Development
- Product Line Management (PLMs)
- Product Development
- Field and Retail Marketing
- Agency relationships and suppliers

Required Experience:
- 5-7 years of advertising/marketing copywriting experience, with at least 3 years interactive experience
- Must have a Bachelor's degree in English, Journalism, Advertising, Marketing or related field from a four-year college or university

Required Skills:
- Experience in creating content for publications, online advertising campaigns, email and video marketing campaigns
- Ability to manage multiple projects/work streams in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment
- Collaborating with creative team members to determine the conceptual and copy direction of branding and advertising initiatives
- Working with art directors and designers to ensure copy tone and style are consistent with visual tone and style
- Interacting with project teams to understand business objectives and audience demographics
- Translating creative direction and copy points from creative briefs into engaging and effective copy concepts
- Maintaining high standards of copywriting and exercising quality control on all copy
- Ability to think critically and organize information
- Strong interest in addressing and advocating for the end-user experience
- Working knowledge of graphic design and information architecture methodologies
- Proven understanding of content management and usability principles and practices
- Excellent copywriting, editing, proofreading and grammar skills
- Strong verbal communication and presentation skills
- Strong collaborative skills
- Experience with technology markets and exposure to education a plus.
- Successful Cross-functional and cross-organizational teaming where influence, rather than control, is required to achieve goals.
- Involvement with formal and informal market research projects and processes relating to communications.
- Proven informal leadership qualities
- Able to work independently with minimal supervision.
- Self-starter someone who can take initiative, develop new ideas, etc.

How Role Will Be Measured?
- Creative writing development and execution
- Leadership, teaming ability
- Creative thinking and new opportunities/ideas
- Meeting schedules and budgets
- Target market feedback on key communications and measurements against goals
-Building and maintaining successful relationships within Marcom and other functional group

The position reports to Creative Director and is located in Dallas, TX. Local candidates only.

Please submit writing samples from a corporate environment.

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