Copywriter/ Copy Editor

Britton Marketing & Design Group
Fort Wayne, IN 46804
Competitive salary + benefits + 401(k) + PTO
Oct 30, 2019
Metro Area
Full Time

Britton Marketing & Design Group is a boutique marketing agency that was founded in 2006. We specialize in brand development, brand expression, photo and video production, visual identity, strategic planning, audience targeting, in-store collateral and merchandising, email marketing, digital strategy, and web design.

Job Summary

The successful candidate must be passionate about writing and brand storytelling in various forms, including print and digital. Our ideal candidate would be a writer, editor, and creative strategist all in one. Must be adept at creative writing and have experience working closely with creative directors and art directors to transform compelling and imaginative concepts into successful and effective brand stories. You must have the ability to write in a variety of voices and styles for an array of brands and audiences, with a strong focus on lifestyle and fashion/home areas of consumer marketing.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Work with creative counterparts on concepts and copy, with versatility for a variety of clients across all media (print, direct mail, digital, and social)

Think strategically, generating breakthrough ideas and showing an understanding of client marketing needs and consumer attitudes

Work on several assignments simultaneously under pressure to meet tight deadlines; manage workflow efficiently and take responsibility for timing and delivery

Demonstrate strong verbal skills in a professional, comprehensive, and inspiring manner; make presentations to internal team and clients

Edit and proof copy for accuracy, grammar, and punctuation; review final copy for file release

Adhere to client-specific brand standards and/or AP style and to consistent proofreaders’ marks

Education and Experience Requirements

Bachelor’s degree in journalism, communications, or a related field required

3 - 5 years’ experience as a copywriter with an advertising agency (or in a related field) preferred

Knowledge, Skill, and Ability Requirements

Ability to work in a fast-paced environment to support the agency’s creative goals and our clients’ business objectives

Proficiency in Microsoft Word and intermediate knowledge of Excel on a Mac OSX platform

Ability to work directly in InDesign creative files, PowerPoint, and Keynote is a plus

Capability to understand and utilize a variety of agency resources, software, and server protocols

Strong conceptual thinking and highly developed copy writing skills; desire to push the boundaries of creative excellence 

The understanding that content must be enriching, meaningful, and useful to the consumer—should have a way with words and understand the power of a good story

A meticulous writer with an eagle eye for editing and proofing