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Mid-Level Art Director and Copywriter Duo
Onward Search's client, an independent full-service advertising agency is searching for a Mid-Level Art & Copy team to support on a 5-7 day project for a spirits brand client. This role is a freelance assignment beginning on Wednesday, 10/24.Responsibilities:Developing a new brand campaign for an up-and-coming whiskey brand Focus on the conceptual elements to deliver a 30-second video and a print campaign Presenting concepts to internal stakeholders as well as the client Be hands-on with the nuts & bolts, but be able to move into conceptual thinking at any time There's a chance this may extend into a campaign extension and production project following the concepting phase Act as a client facing representative of the creative team Work directly with the Executive Creative Director and the founder Take ownership of your ideas and stand for the work you believe in Other tasks may be requiredExperience:3-6 years of experience of art & copy work (respectively) in an advertising agency setting Spirits experience is preferred Bonus if your portfolio has some mysterious, edgy work in it You are a storyteller that shows through your work Must have experience presenting within a large group and pitching new ideas You must be able to hold your own alongside big-name agency talent and clients Expert understanding of the digital, social and new media technologies and platforms Demonstrate your conceptual creativity both in strategy and execution Expertise with Adobe Creative Suite programs Resume and samples of strategic and creative workDoes this sound like you? Apply today!
Copywriter - 360 Campaigns
Onward Search's client, a premium streaming destination, is seeking a freelance Copywriter to join the marketing team for a 3-month assignment through the holidays. You will report to the Creative Marketing Manager and need the following skills and experience. Responsibilities:Write copy for 360 campaigns across print, digital, social media, video and more. Collaborate with designers and marketing managers to hone strategy and messaging for projects. Contribute to the overall effectiveness of the creative marketing team by adding new ideas and approaches to marketing objectives. Act on relevant marketing metrics to continually refine the copy efforts of the marketing team.Experiene:5-10 years related experience at an ad agency or in-house creative team within entertainment. Strong portfolio showing a variety of marketing executions with a focus on digital. Mastery of standard English spelling, grammar, and style. Strong knowledge of MS Word. Excellent communication skills and the ability to strike a balance between showing initiative and seeking appropriate guidance and input from others. Calm, collected demeanor used to working with cross-departmental teams and stakeholders at a variety of levels. Entertainment or television marketing experience and passion desired but not required. Must be able to strategize & be business savvy being able to take data and feedback to improve each project.Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Onward Search's client, a premium streaming destination, is seeking a freelance Copywriter to join the marketing team. You will report to the Creative Marketing Manager and need the following skills and experience. Responsibilities:Write marketing copy for a variety of placements mainly on email and CRM, along with the banner copy, site copy, promotional communication, and other materials as needed. Collaborate with designers and marketing managers to hone strategy and messaging for projects. Contribute to the overall effectiveness of the creative marketing team by adding new ideas and approaches to marketing objectives. Act on relevant marketing metrics to continually refine the copy efforts of the marketing team.Experience:3-5 years relevant experience at an ad agency or in-house creative team with a strong focus on digital marketing. Strong portfolio showing a variety of marketing executions with a focus on digital, Must have experience with e-mails for a well-known brand or agency. Mastery of standard English spelling, grammar, and style. Strong knowledge of MS Word. Excellent communication skills and the ability to strike a balance between showing initiative and seeking appropriate guidance and input from others. Calm, collected demeanor used to working with cross-departmental teams and stakeholders at a variety of levels.Does this sound like your experience and skill set? Apply today!
Copywriter - CPG
Onward Search is seeking a Copywriter with 5+ years experience for their leading supplement & natural product client. This company has been around for over 20 yrs, but is starting a new division, so the environment is very similar to a start up. The copywriter they seek will be able to connect to their customer base through multiple channels as well as write product descriptions, concepting on brand names, and much more. An advertising background for print and digital is going to work well here who is also a story-teller.SKILLS & REQUIREMENTS:Experience with: headline/copy, website blogs, testimonials, naming, brand content, emails, presentations, press releases, flyers, and more. Story-teller who can also write clear, persuasive copy for multiple mediums. Provide concepts and strategic thinking to stakeholders. Social media content reflecting brand (multiple brand) voice. Ensure that copy meets legal and regulatory standards as determined by internal teams. Adhere to style guide and corporate brand strategy. Open to proofing and editing. BA/BS degree or equivalent practical experience. 5+ years of experience writing content for digital, print and broadcast channels, agency experience a plus. Specific knowledge in nutritional supplements, condition-based formulas, minerals, botanicals, superfoods, herbs and homeopathic natural medicines preferred. Portfolio of short and long-form content (e.g., content written for the web, whitepapers, and blog postings). Ability to organize, interpret, and express scientific information for a general audience. Superior writing skills, attention to detail, proofreading, and familiarity with basic industry style guide standards a must. Excellent command of grammar. Ability to prioritize tasks, manage deadlines, adapt to changing priorities, and balance short-term needs with long-term strategic initiatives in a fast-paced, ambiguous environment. Solid understanding of SEO concepts preferred.Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Social Media Manager
Our client, financial services and real estate lender, is looking for a Social Media Manager with 3-5+ years of experience.This person will be reporting into the Sr. Director of Publicity. The Social Media Manager will be responsible for establishing and executing a category-defining social presence that connects the brand with our external audiences when and where it makes sense.As the perfect candidate, you will have the right combination of ambition, judgment, creative ideas, and strategic thinking to infuse brand narratives into the marketplace, engage consumers and generate buzz and interest in their product offering. This role will be a key partner to other functions across the organization including, Brand Marketing, Direct and Performance Marketing, Portfolio Management and People.Responsibilities:Build and execute social media strategy through competitive research, platform determination, benchmarking, messaging, and audience and influencer identification. Publish, share and monitor daily content (original text, images, video) that builds meaningful connections and encourages followers to take action. Set up and optimize company pages within each platform to increase the visibility of the company's social content. Create social media calendars that include campaigns, events, themes, product launches and other key programs to increase engagement and drive share of voice. Ensure audience engagement by starting and/or joining trending conversations and sharing high-value content. Update social tracking and listening for use in campaign programs, sales support, and events. Continuously improve by capturing and analyzing the appropriate social data, metrics, insights and best practices, and then acting on the information. Collaborate with other departments including, Performance Marketing, PR, IR, People/Recruiting, Regional Managers and Acquisitions, to manage reputation, identify critical issues and coordinate actions. As needed, shoot, edit and/or produce company and brand video assets as an in-house resource or in collaboration with external resource partners.Experience:BS in Communications, Marketing, Business, New Media or Public Relations preferred Experience working in Social Media, Marketing Communications & PR Excellent writing, editing (photo/video/text), presentation and communication skills Demonstrable social networking experience and social tools knowledge Positive attitude, great sense of humor, detail- and customer-oriented with good multitasking and organizational ability You need to know how to write compelling copy in a variety of different styles for the major social media channels, including Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, and LinkedIn. You need to be knowledgeable about and keep abreast of the fast-changing world of social and digital media. You must also monitor key competitor social media activities.Does this sound like your skill set and experience? Apply today!
UX Editor / Proofreader
Onward Search is looking for a UX Editor/ Proofreader for a freelance, remote opportunity with one of our growing Fortune 500 clients. This candidate will be utilizing the client's CMS tool to input existing copy, editing for length, and scannability.Skills and Requirements:4+ years of experience Copyeditor and typesetter familiar with type styling for mobile viewing HTML experience Portfolios with examples of text styling, copyediting, and layouts for mobile.Does this sound like you? Apply today!
Digital Content Strategist
Onward Search is looking for a Digital Content Strategist to join our State of Georgia client in downtown Atlanta for a long-term onsite contract opportunity!Please Note: Prior experience managing and developing content in Drupal 7 or 8 is REQUIRED for this position.Job Summary:You will help support ongoing initiatives to replatform on Drupal 8 and migrate existing websites to digital platform with better defined content structures You will partner with multiple state agencies to ensure all websites follow best content practices by hosting on the state’s enterprise digital platform You will need to understand the business needs, map them to the end-user needs and work with agencies to create a content strategy for individual websites You will refine and advance our editorial vision and mission and help plan, produce, and analyze written content You will help build our editorial calendar and written guidelines as well as determine sources for content both internally and externally You will create a network of state agency communication personnel and go-to influencers within the state, coordinate content, and show a strategic vision for our digital presence You have experience in Drupal and a passion for writing, content strategy, and promoting content on social media You are a resident content expert that can drive outreach efforts by creating content for existing client channels You will need to be acquainted with web publishing best practices, accessibility, and social media You should keep yourself updated with industry trends and best practices and translate that to how we as a state can lead by example within the realm of web solutions You are a team player and enjoy working closely with others to report, research, and explore solutions to challengesPrimary Responsibilities:Act as a liaison between the organization and multiple external clients Be an active participant in planning and conducting content migrations for websites migrated from legacy system to the new digital platform Collaborate with identified agencies to create a content strategy and playbook the agency content managers can follow Conduct training for organization content managers using content training materials and framework Determine and manage sources for content creation, both internally and externally Serve as an exemplary writer, consistent with organization tone and mission Write clean, concise, well-polished content that includes factual pieces, articles, blogs, and social media updates Edit and proofread content produced by teammates, including conceptualizing the projects upfront and copy-editing prior to publishing Stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends, content performance metrics, and customer challenges in order to build a more effective editorial calendar Manage content and social media presence for the organization website Collaborate effectively with multi-disciplinary vendor teams to evaluate ongoing content enhancements in the face of technical constraints Participate in customer requirements gathering and discovery meetings Support the acquisition team in presenting content strategy to stakeholders and executive leadership and gain buy-in on proposed approachMinimum Qualifications:5+ years of experience of content strategy and management preferably in either government, public sector, or nonprofit organizations Knowledge of web-based content management systems, specifically experience with Drupal 7 and 8. Self-motivated with a proven track record in customer requirements gathering and documentation. Organized and analytical, adept at working in a team environment, able to implement a project schedule, and able to handle multiple priorities in a fast moving environment Knowledge of industry best practices in writing for the web Proven experience in plain language writing Proven experience participating in large projects with cross functional content, design, and development teams Strong presentation skills Ability to create content models and work with design and development teams Excellent interpersonal, written, and verbal communication skills Strong team player with significant collaborative work experience Familiarity with Agile (Scrum) project methodologies Excellent communication, interpersonal, and analytical skills including the ability to present content concepts clearly and persuasively to colleagues, partners, stakeholders, and especially to senior executives Familiarity with Social Media platforms and developing and managing content across social channels Familiarity with JIRA or similar product management tools preferred Experience conducting field studies preferred Understanding of common software project management and development practices strongly preferred A portfolio demonstrating your ability to research, write, and strategize content is required and should be submitted at time of application
Associate Creative Director and Copywriter
Onward Search has an exciting opportunity for an ACD, Copywriter to at a world-class advertising agency in SF! The ACD, Copywriter will assimilate a broad range of skills and experience in order to drive a team to develop superior creative solutions that will live across forms of media. A successful ACD, Copywriter will confidently and independently lead brands, invent tactics, mentor juniors, and manage the day-to-day progress of a project from start-to-finish.Responsibilities:Ability to write across a broad range of media Elevating the work of juniors and challenging them to push beyond what’s expected Maintaining a high level of motivation with juniors while keeping them positive, focused and on track A willingness to roll up her sleeves and write when necessary Provide constructive feedback and clear direction to junior members, but also lead by example Empathetic and strong leadership and mediation skills-enjoys mentoring and fostering growth and success in junior team members Partner with clients and senior team members across departments to heighten a brand’s significance and performance Being self-motivated, hard-working, well organized, and resilient to ever-changing timelines, requests, and deliverables Keeping the work on brand and on strategy—while astounding us with new thinking Creation and development of concepts through execution Participate in brainstorm and ideation sessions both internally and externally with high profile network and production partners Ongoing curiosity about new technology and how it can be used in intelligent ways to elevate our clients’ brands and win business Work closely with strategic planning and account teams to drive creative campaign development Someone who has the personality and intelligence to engage our clients, listen carefully, have reasoned and persuasive answers, be passionate without being strident, and earn trust and respect Some travel for shootsQualifications:6+ years of experience / 2 of those acting as a Sr. Copywriter Experience in global and corporate advertising a plus Participation and success in client pitches Dynamic presentation skills A positive attitude and a great sense of humor Must love to write and have the ability to understand and internalize a brand voice and use it to spin out words that will cover a vast range of topics Previous mid-level client contact Reports to CD
Onward Search is searching for a Junior Copywriter for our locally based agency client. You’ll work to create, edit and proof clear and concise advertising copy that could be used across all device platforms including web, tablets, and mobile phones.Every day, you’ll also work with creative, marketing, sales and product development teams to source and find opportunities for new content.Skill Set:Exceptional writing, editing, and research skills Ability to create clear copy that fits the brand Ability to write in different voices and across mediums Ability to work with many different teams, take feedback from these teams and turn it into compelling contentRequirements:1+ year of experience as a copywriter Bachelor’s degree (preferred in marketing or English) Up-to-date resume and portfolio that demonstrates versatility Experience creating content in the digital spaceDoes this sound like you? Apply today!
Onward Search is on the hunt for a Bilingual Copywriter to join the growing team of a multicultural ad agency.Responsibilities:Writing and editing copy for multiple clients across multiple verticals Ideating and executing copy for print (headlines, brochures, cover wraps, ads, etc.), direct mail (postcards, mailers, letters), broadcast, digital (landing pages, websites, email), multimedia (scripts, presentations), and press releases Developing a variety of concepts for each projectRequirements:Bachelor’s degree and 4+ years’ experience writing copy at an ad agency Must be fluent in Spanish but write primarily in English Possess copyediting / proofreading skills Experience in digital is a plus
I want to say thank you so much for everything. First of all for getting me into this role, I’ve loved it so much and grown a lot. It definitely changed my life for the better. And secondly for being so helpful all along the way with anything I’ve ever needed. I’ve really had such a positive experience with onward search and wouldn’t have done anything differently.
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