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Sr. Copywriter

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Top video game and publishing company is looking for a Sr. Copywriter to add to their team. You’ll report to the Creative Director, and you’ll work on a wide range of projects from naming and copy for packs, trailers all the way through to creating broadcast led campaigns.

You’ve concepted and written for television, print, packaging, websites, and everything else in between. You write. You think. You make names for things that need them. You love entertainment, you love video games, and you’re always looking for the next Big Idea. You realize there’s much more to being a successful writer than just cranking out words. Oh, and you love working with talented Art Directors.

In addition to leading creative development for your own projects, you’ll oversee external agencies and vendors on a variety of projects for your internal clients. In partnership with the traffic team, you’ll ensure the projects are delivered on time and on budget.

Ideal candidate MUST have extensive videogame category experience and preferably also have experience in the film/entertainment industries. 10+ years of experience in an ad agency or video game company is required. Bachelor’s Degree or equivalent experience preferred.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

Advertising Concepting & Copywriting:
• In partnership with the Creative Director, Strategic planner, Art Director(s), Illustrator and freelancers – develop strategic buckets for campaigns on brands. Concept and execute compelling consumer facing broadcast spots that bring the strategy to life. Support the campaign idea with cross functional examples that tie in and support the strategic direction.
• Present those campaigns to Brand Management clients, revise as necessary, and see the campaigns through to execution/completion.
• Oversee external agencies and vendors as needed.

Video and trailers;
• Write and present video and trailer options for various games

Marketing Writing:
• Write and present naming options for various games
• Write and present packaging copy
• Write and present copy for websites, promotions, banner ads, interviews, PR fact sheets, and other applications as needed
• Write or revise internal communications targeted at employees

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS;
• An inspiring, memorable portfolio
• A successful creative writing track record with at least 10 years’ experience in either an ad agency or in-house creative department
• Awesome conceptual skills
• Strong strategic thinking that really gets our 18-24 core consumer and can write in their voice
• Understanding of brands and products, and the ability to articulate them
• The ability to write great headlines and copy for all types of media
• The ability to work efficiently under tight deadlines
• The ability to collaborate with a wide range of internal teams – clients, Project
Managers, Broadcast Producers, Editors, Motion Graphics artists, Copy Editing, Production, freelancers and external vendors
• A mature, professional attitude, combined with a desire to have fun
• Enthusiasm for videogames is a definite plus

This is a temp-to-hire position.

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