The Senior Copywriter (CW) is responsible for concepting, creating and participating in the production of creative work. Working closely with art directors, designers, developers’ videographers, and other creative resources—as well as other agency staff. This CW creates work that solves business problems, commands attention, provokes response, and represents the agency well; all within the appropriate time and budget parameters. This position is based in our Denver office.
- Translates creative brief into ideas, concepts, words and pictures that will engage target audiences and effectively execute on strategy.
- Fills the walls with ideas. Day after day after day.
- Understands business imperatives of clients, and utilizes them as a catalyst for creative work, not a barrier.
- Knows the rules of English grammar, syntax and usage, enabling him/her to break them with grace and authority.
- Takes a holistic view of clients, projects and creative opportunities, to create innovative work that challenges the client, pushes the category, yet responsibly delivers on the strategy.
- Good at finding and using the appropriate “voice” for every brand.
- The CW should be his/her own toughest critic; never settling for the first idea, the safe idea, the obvious idea, pushing and polishing their own work and those of the team.
- Nurtures a pathological dislike for the boring and the mediocre; shoots for spectacular successes and failures (successes preferred).
- Strives to meet assigned schedules and deadlines; is communicative when deadlines are in jeopardy and/or extensions are needed.
- Works closely with Art Director, collaborating, concepting, executing, polishing, arguing, enabling, line dancing, hiding bodies, etc.
- Writes thirty second scripts that actually run thirty seconds.
- Should want to create things that nobody has done before.
- Has a ‘We’ before ‘Me’ mindset.
- Is obnoxiously optimistic. (No Eeyore’s, please)
- Should be engaged in popular culture, art, music, film, etc.
- Should understand that this is a real business which requires doing time sheets, being on time, wearing pants, etc.
- Should solve ten problems for every one she/he creates.
- Must have the ability to argue with others and still stay friends.
- Celebrate other teams’ work as much as her/his own.
- Five to seven years related experience
The following characteristics are expected of each employee of the agency regardless of role or responsibility:
- Fearless: Of course we can do it. Absolutely. No doubt. Doesn’t matter if it’s the first time or the thousandth. We face and embrace and race through a changing world, brave because we have each other.
- Tenacious: Proactive by nature, optimistic by choice. Forward as a way of life. Solve as a mode of thinking. If you believe in something, sink your teeth into it and go, go, go.
- Passionate: Everything matters. Every client interaction. Every comma and every decimal. If it’s worth doing, it’s worth doing to the best of your ability.
- Me & We: What can you do to make your team successful? Find your moment, your specialty, your piece of the puzzle. And then own it for the greater good.
Vladimir Jones is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, protected veteran status, or disability status.
Vladimir Jones is committed to building a diverse staff and encourages applications from minorities.