Senior Copywriter

Atlanta, GA


OUR IDEAL CANDIDATE

Jackson Spalding is a marketing agency for those with a genuine passion for their craft and a desire for continuous learning to grow personally and professionally. We are looking for an experienced copywriter who possesses the “five Cs” that represent the foundation of our culture: character, class, confidence, chemistry and competency. We need self-starters ready to roll their sleeves up and dive headfirst into the work we create for our clients.

We ask that all applicants provide a portfolio (website or PDF) of work samples and examples of how your work delivered clear ROI to the clients.

ABOUT THE ROLE

We’re looking for an accomplished, highly conceptual copywriter who can adapt to a multitude of channels, generate compelling ideas and craft the language to bring them to life, both in short-form and long-form. The ideal candidate has the ability to coach-up other internal writers and make us stronger as an agency, and must be able to shape raw ideas and turn seeds into redwoods.

The creative team at Jackson Spalding takes great pride in conceiving novel solutions, but we take equal pride in the effectiveness of our work. We want a copywriter who loves consumer insights and solid strategy and appreciates performance metrics that help us learn whether the content is working and how to make it work better. We are doing more and more content marketing so experience writing for conversion-focused accounts is a plus.

This is a client-facing role, so we need a strong and confident presenter who’s able to articulate sound rationale for our creative recommendations. This person must be collaborative and believe that great ideas can come from anywhere. Speed is also an asset. While we cherish the projects where we have time and budget to do deep explorations, many of our clients work at the speed of social and need us to work accordingly.

While our team doesn’t do a lot of television spots, we do a lot of video production so experience writing tight scripts and sharp dialogue is a big bonus. We have our own content-production studio, so being production savvy and understanding small-scale and large-scale production is helpful. This person needs to be a champion of our creative process and a disciplined ideator, with the ability to understand the time, budget and ROI implications of different creative concepts.

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Lead copywriting responsibilities across multiple clients.
  • Develop writing talent on the creative team and in other areas of the agency. We have a lot of former journalists with writing chops but some need help adapting their skills to short, punchier marketing executions.
  • Concept multi-channel, ambitious campaigns while satisfying quick-turn needs.
  • Work in tandem with internal strategy, media, analytics and account teams to produce creative and effective work we can all get behind.
  • Conceive ideas across digital, experiential and traditional channels.
  • Offer input into strategic discussions and deliver against creative briefs.  
  • Manage your workload and accurately track and report hours.

REQUIRED SKILLS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Positive attitude, genuine love for the written word and attention to detail
  • 8+ years of experience
  • Minimum education is an Associate’s degree
  • A strong, independent work ethic, gives clear direction and requires minimal supervision
  • Can deliver and receive constructive feedback
  • Demonstrated ability to foster strong client relationships
  • Demonstrated ability to foster ideas and growth among a team
  • Proficient at managing multiple projects at once
  • Word, Excel, Google Suite
  • Excellent written and oral presentation skills
  • Strong problem solving and consulting skills

 

ABOUT JACKSON SPALDING

Founded in 1995, Jackson Spalding is one of the largest independent marketing communications agencies in the Southeastern United States, serving clients around the world with offices in Atlanta, Dallas, and Athens, Ga. Our clients run the gamut from Fortune 500 companies like Chick-fil-A, Delta Air Lines, Rollins/Orkin and the Coca-Cola Company to professional services firms, banks, colleges and universities, start-ups, and many more. 

We are a low-ego environment. We don’t have job titles but we do have clear roles to play. We emphasize teamwork, collaboration, humility and a leadership style that focuses on service above self. We get excited about creative and entrepreneurial thinking (regardless of role), outstanding client service, high energy and a positive attitude.

 

Jackson Spalding is an equal opportunity employer.

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