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Maritz Copywriter - Creative Agency in Fenton, Missouri

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Yes, the copywriter crafts compelling verbal messaging, but Cartwheel writers are so much more. They are masters of storytelling. They are problem solvers and strategists. They build big idea concepts while executing flawlessly through every last detail. They understand the business and have empathy for the audience. They are the voice of the brand, and oftentimes they even create it.

Scope

Develops ideas, owns creative concepts and creates compelling, behavior-driving copy for B2B and B2C clients, across multiple channels, from digital to direct mail to video. Flexes tone of voice and style for multiple clients in several industries, including hospitality, automotive, pharmaceutical and manufacturing. Participates in brainstorms, collaborates with teammates, and proofs and reviews creative for consistency and accuracy. Meets creative and production deadlines. Responsible for maintaining copy style guides for assigned accounts.

Reporting and Working Relationships

Reports to the Creative Director in the Cartwheel Creative Agency. Daily collaboration with the entire Creative Team, including Designers, other Copywriters and Account Service. Other working relationships include Client Success Managers, Account Executives, Clients, Vendors, and other support team members as necessary. No direct reports.

Primary Responsibilities

• 20%

Creative Strategy: Participates in brainstorms, owning the articulation of the concept and tactical approach. Contributes to the development of the communications plan. Helps develop branding, including naming, brand voice and core values. Proactively researches relevant product and category trends, and follows top redeeming brand and industry news, in order to ensure relevant creative.

• 50%

Creative Development: Creates clear, concise and compelling copy that is persuasive, sparks a desired behavior and creates an emotional connection. Collaborates with designers to ensure copy and art are cohesive. Iterates based on collaborative, internal feedback from the Cartwheel team as well as input from extended Maritz team and clients to ensure creative meets the brief from objective, operational and brand perspectives. Maintains consistency of style and tone for each assigned client. Prioritizes and manages workload in a fast-paced environment.

• 30%

Quality Assurance: Reviews own copy for grammar, syntax and brand style. Proofs creative both before it is shared with clients and prior to deployment to ensure accuracy, consistency and completeness. Keeps detailed copy style guides up-to-date for each assigned client to ensure multiple writers are capable of maintaining consistency.

Qualifications

  1. Bachelor’s degree required, preferably in Journalism, English or Communications. Portfolio school a plus.

  2. 3+ years of copywriting experience.

  3. Marketing writing experience is a plus.

  4. Proven written communication and proofreading skills as demonstrated through copywriting experience. Excellent storytelling skills.

  5. Highly efficient, organized and extremely detail-oriented. Execution-focused, proven ability to set and meet aggressive goals/timelines. A self-starter: Ability to work independently with little or no supervision is essential.

  6. Highly collaborative, adaptable, and ability to meet aggressive and changing deadlines.

  7. Must be proficient in Microsoft Office Word, Outlook and PowerPoint.

DISCLAIMER: This job description is designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by associates within this classification. It is not designed to confirm or be interpreted as a comprehensive summary of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of associates assigned to this job.

Maritz will only employ applicants who have authorization to work permanently in the U.S. This is not a position for which sponsorship will be provided. Those who need sponsorship for work authorization now or in the future are not eligible for hire. No calls or agencies please.

Maritz is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability or protected veteran status. We are committed to providing a workplace free of any discrimination or harassment. If you have a disability and are having difficulty accessing or using this website to apply for a position, you can request help by calling 1-636-827-1371 or by sending an email to janice.hite@maritz.com (idisability.administrator@maritz.com) .

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